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Green Velvet Electric: A Compendium 1983-1997 - The Steppes

Green Velvet Electric: A Compendium 1983-1997

Born amidst the hype of the ‘Paisley Underground’ in LA in the early 1980s the Steppes were always the real deal, yet received less attention than lesser contemporaries such as The Rain Parade and Long Ryders. In the main a vehicle for the songs of the Irish American Fallon brothers, the Steppes earliest recordings received praise in Melody Maker who made comparisons with The Beatles and The Jam. By 1986 the band had achieved its classic line up; John and Dave Fallon were augmented by the ‘John Cippolina meets Jimmy Page’ guitar work of Tim Gilman and ‘John Densmore vibed’ drumming of Jim Bailey.

In 1986 this truly psychedelic quartet unleashed the timeless ‘drop of The Creature’ an album described by The Times in 1997 as "one of the greatest debuts ever”. An innovative mixture of trippy, fluid, west-coast acid rock, folky-Celtic romanticism and sharply observant pop-psychedelia, ‘Drop’ set a template that the band improved upon right up until their untimely demise in the midst of the acid house explosion - when playing a guitar was momentarily deemed unhip by the fickle masters of cool. The Steppes sound is as catchy as it is hallucinogenic and between 1983 and 1997 they recorded an astonishing body of work including the albums ‘drop of The Creature’ ‘Stewdio’ ‘Enquire Within’ ‘Harps and Hammers’ and ‘Gods Men and Ghosts’.

The best of this catalogue can be found on this two disc set. Both ahead of their time and outside of it The Steppes legacy is now in focus revealing just what an important band they really were.

  • NME "A lost talent that should be discovered as soon as possible”
  • The Times "Unsung Britpop forebears stifled in their day by Acid House and Transatlantic Air Fares”
  • Shindig "This is a band that should have achieved so much more and been massive. A very needed anthology”
  • Q Magazine "A Strange but rather fascinating brew”

Available 28/10/2013

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Code: CDBRED595
Weight: 200
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1. KATHY MAGUIRE
2. I THINK I'LL GO
3. NO NAMES YET FOR HENRY
4. A PLAY ON WORDSWORTH
5. SOMEBODY WAITS
6. HOLDING UP WELL
7. SKY IS FALLING
8. MAKE US BLEED
9. CUT IN TWO
10. SEE YOU AROUND
11. LAZY OL SON
12. BIGGER THAN LIFE
13. BLACK FOREST FRIDAY
14. MORE THAN THIS
15. THE ONE THING
16. LIVING SO DEAD
17. WHOLE WORLD ON YOUR SHOULDERS
18. DO YOU THINK IT'S RIGHT
19. TOURISTS FROM TIME NOT YET
20. A PRAYER FOR YOU
21. WE MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
1. MASTER JAMES
2. THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS
3. TIME GOES BY
4. LET ME LOVE YOU
5. THE LAND OF HOPE
6. SCARE YOU OFF
7. PANIC ATTACK
8. HEY GIRL
9. KEY TO MY HEART
10. PRETTY DEBRIS
11. SAMHAIN
12. I CAN'T TRUST YOU
13. CORNUCOPIA
14. RECKLESS FEARLESS, HOPELESS
15. CAN'T COME BACK
16. LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
17. ALANNA
18. CHICAGO ORATORIO
19. CHANCES
20. POTTER'S WHEEL

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