Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The Cupid Car Club, M.P. - Join Our Club...
Cupid Car Club, M.P. Join Our Club... 7" (Kill Rock Stars, 1993)
This was one enormously popular 7" at the time of its release, enjoying props from both the garage rocker and Grrrl camps. The garage folks dug it for the hooks and the tunes, the Grrls for who was in the band, I guess. It's essentially a Nation of Ulysses (or the Make Up) lineup, with Kim Thompson of Delta 72 onboard. All the songs benefit from the tossed-off nature of the presentation, and since the Cupid Car Club wasn't intended to be anyone's 'serious' touring group there is a morbid playfulness on here that seems to be absent from NOU and their successor outfits. All the songs on it are, like, rad. So rad that KRS kept it in print continuously for almost a decade, so it shouldn't be too hard to track one down.
This was their only vinyl other than a song on the Rock Stars Kill comp. Usually there is some wicked rare cassette floating around with this kind of project...but nope. There is a fan site (!) for this band that you can visit if you are some kind of sickie: http://www.angelfire.com/bc/cupidcarclub/joinourclub.html -Ryan W.
nou were good, the best they did was the embassy tapes stuff and the track on fear of smell. They took some chances especially in those days, but i find those 2 albums near impossible to listen to now.
MU sorta blew live i thought, and that rhythm section couldnt be more soul-less.
If you don't take them too seriously, they're actually a lot of fun.
But living in Oly I started going to more shows, and started buying records obsessively and really started to dig into the NW's own musical heritage... and in some way this record helped start it, along with some others at the time.