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Velveteens - Tall House (EP)

Format: 12"
Label: World Record Corp. WRC1-4417, Ransom Records
Year: 1985
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Genre: electronic, new wave
Value of Original Title: $25.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email
Release Type: 12"
Websites:  No
Playlist: New Wave Post Punk Wave, 1980's, British Columbia


Side 1

Track Name
Tall House
Love as a Rule
Tired of the Beat

Side 2

Track Name


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Tall House (EP)



Quartet from B.C. playing swirling, melodic guitar pop which sounds like early Buffalo Tom via Vic Chesnutt.

The Velveteen's latest album is a solid, versatile offering:
The Velveteens couldn't have picked a better time to begin a three-night stand at the National Hotel tonight. Their recently released mini-album, Tall House, is a Top 10 hit on the CJSW-FM, meaning fewer Calgarians now are likely to associate The Velveteens with processed cheese (i.e. Velveeta). "We're heading out on the road since every band that tours comes back a better band," singer Lawrence Clayton says in a telephone interview. "Yeah, and we're going to be the exception," guitarist Larry Lechner quickly adds.

The group may fool around in an interview but its recently released five-song disc 'Tall House' is no joke. It's a solid offering ranging in style from the serious Love as a Rule, with its Echo and The Bunnymen overtones, to the tongue-in-cheek Moonwork, which features one of the year's best lines in: "I'm not gay, I just don't want to hold your hand." "It's a great line but you should try standing up in front of a gay crowd some night and singing it," says Clayton. The Velveteens were formed more than two years ago. "I was on my way to becoming the next Bryan Adams and then Larry came along. I decided then that I didn't want to be famous," says Clayton.

Instead, the group opted for an independent and original route where variety is the spice of life. "Because our songs sound different, some people tell us we're out of focus," says Lechner. "People today want to know what your sound is. That way if you like one song by Glass Tiger, you know you'll like 'em all because they're all the same," Clayton says sarcastically. Future plans for The Velveteens include a video we can't tour everywhere in Cana da," says Clayton) and another record by early '87.

Like many independent Vancouver-based bands, The Velveteens are feeling optimistic thanks to the signing of Vancouver's 54-40 to the Reprise label out of Los Angeles. "It's encouraging because if one former independent Vancouver band can get some recognition, it can't help but shine a light on the other groups," says Clayton.
-Calgary Herald, June 26, 1986

Lawrence Clayton: vocals
Larry Lechner: guitar
Adrian James: bass
Michelle Garuik: drums
Mark Chalecki: keyboards
Vanessa Richards: additional vocals on 'Tired of the Beat'
Michael Blake: saxophone on 'Tired of the Beat'
Gay Olsson: drums on 'Tired of the Beat'
The students of Lord Tennyson Elementary School

Produced by The Velveteens, Dave Ogilvie, and Greg Reely
Engineered by Dave Ogilvie and Greg Reely
Recorded at Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mixed by Michelle Garuik at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, British Columbia


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