You won't have noticed, but I haven't typed out a post in a long while now.
It's also ten months ago.
So there is that.
1987 - the Big Maybe
One of the nice things for you is that following a nearly a month of Peter Jefferies this and Peter Jefferies that I'm switching gears with a whole new batch of shit that I've been obsessing over.
I've got boatloads of new stuff I want to post. I think I'll start with this.
I've been a fan of Velvet Crush since the first time I heard the "One Thing Two Believe" single on Bus Stop. I played "In the Presence of Greatness" over and over. I sought out other records on the label which introduced me to the Elephant 6 Recording co and those bands and all sorts of stuff that defined my musical life in the 90's.
The main dudes in Velvet Crush, Rick Menck & Paul Chastain have been collaborators for eons and through multiple projects. All of which I quite enjoy.
Here is an early one with Nick Rudd who had been in a band called Weird Summer.
I also discovered another previously unreleased song on Youtube called "A Lesson Learned"
That same year, Mr. Menck put out the first record as the Choo Choo Train without Mr. Chastain, who would join on subsequent releases.
This wonderful fucking pop record was also inexplicably left off of the alleged "Complete Recordings" (as well as a song that appeared on a UK flexi) I guess, the makers of that now rare and expensive compact disc have a very different concept of what constitutes "complete"
Doesn't matter. I have it. You can listen to it. All is good.
Anyway, if you scroll back to August one of the other Choo Choo Train records is there.
You need some more pop in your diet.
(Meanwhile, I still need to find a copy of the Drats! "Fashion Con" double 7" in my bid to secure a complete discography. Life is always a series of challenges....)