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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CRUSHSTORY (PRESSURE BUILDING E.P)

I always thought this sounded like that pop punk band that was around in the 90's called Zoinks. The first track, Pressure building has a different feel to it. It's a catchy tune that does remind me a bit of Elvis Costello. I think its the organ. I must admit I wasn't aware they put out an album. I just bought one . I guess better late than never. Go check them out. Crushstory formed in February 1997 as a project between two guitar playing songwriters, Jim Bowers and Zac Damon, in Reno Nevada. The band played its final show in May 2002, also in Reno. In between they played all over the western United States and in Japan. The band is survived by three 7" singles and one full-length album, "A+ Electric." The album was recorded in the winter of 1999-2000 and was released in February 2001. It's a warm-sounding mid-fi analog recording that many reviewers compared to Big Star, XTC, The Jam, and Elvis Costello.
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REFERENCES - MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/crushstory 702 RECORDS.COM http://www.702records.com/crushstory
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702 RECORDS 1998
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1. PRESSURE BUILDING
2. SPOOK-OUT
3. TRIAL AND ERROR
4. CRACK THE WHIP
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***DOWNLOAD***

8 comments:

Noland said...

they sound like zoinks! because Zac Damon is the frontman for Zoinks!

FRANK MILLER said...

Being that I kind of suspected it, you would think I would have checked that out.Anyway, thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Hey that's me on drums! -Kirk

FRANK MILLER said...

Hi Kirk, are you playing with anyone currently ?

Anonymous said...

Frank...I have not been playing as of late because I went back to school. Hope to be back at it soon. After CS, I played in a Los Angeles band called Service Group. Zac played in Screeching Weasel for an LP & EP. Zac lead Big in Japan for 2 albums and an EP. He now has a new band in Reno called Miracle Drugs. Jim played in the Red Lights (San Luis Obispo) and now plays guitar in Love Grenades (LA). Jen has been doing solo and various projects since. -Kirk

FRANK MILLER said...

Thanks for all of the info Kirk.I didn't know Zac was with Screeching Weasel. All the best

Anonymous said...

FYI: There is another, more polished, version of 'Trial and Error' on Big In Japan's LP "Who Needs a Heart Anyway?" -Kirk

FRANK MILLER said...

Thanks Kirk I'll have to check that out.