6 Song Compilation

Velocity Girl

6 Song Compilation

SLR 23 » released February 1993

formats » CD
status » out-of-print


1. I Don't Care If You Go  [mp3] 4. Why Should I Be Nice To You?
2. Always 5. Not At All
3. My Forgotten Favorite  [mp3] 6. I Don't Care If You Go (Acoustic)

What can we say about these classic songs? Velocity Girl were one of the founding Slumberland bands, and it's safe to say that the US indie-pop scene would hardly exist without the immense influence exerted by the Forgotten Favorite 7" single. That single and their subsequent releases on Sub Pop truly set the tone for the gradual shift towards pop that marked US indie music throughout the 90's.

The tracks from the I Don't Care If You Go single are also of great interest. They feature the original Velocity Girl line-up, which sported Bridget Cross (later of Unrest fame) on bass and vocals, plus college friends Berny and John on bass and drums. It's super stuff, and easily recognizable as laying the groundwork for the classic tunes that followed.

Notes:

Tracks 1 and 2 from Slumberland 7" single, DRYL 004
Tracks 1, 5 and 6 from Summershine 7" single, SHINE 006
Tracks 3 and 4 from Slumberland 7" single, DRYL 010

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