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Crash Vegas


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Folkrock

Status:

Band dissolved in 1996. Final release, Aurora (1995)

See also:

Wikipedia's entry on Crash Vegas

All Music page for Crash Vegas

Comparisons:

Weeping TIle

Covers/own material:

Own, some covers

General comments:

I've decided I like this band more than I ever realized and now plan to buy the rest of their catalogue. I should have known, since I like Weeping TIle so much, and the two bands sound very similar to each other. (carnivore@bigfoot.com)

This Canadian band has some great hooks. (colford@chlotrudis.org)

Comments about live performance:

Their performance was fabulous. Vocal harmony was perfect, with the highlights being "Lodestar (On and On)," and "You and Me," which wrapped up the set. (9/95, carnivore@bigfoot.com)

five or so years ago, i caught the last two songs of a crash vegas gig at woody's in nyc and had been kicking myself ever since for being late to that show. this time, i wasn't as thrilled by them—they've stripped down the band and rocked up the music and the live performance is kinda rock-starish. it was okay, but not as good as i hoped. (7/95, woj@smoe.org)

Recommended first album:

Red Earth

Recordings:

  • Red Earth (1990)
  • Stone (1993)
  • Aurora (1995)

Stone

Release info:

1993—Polygram

Availability:

Canada and U.S.

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of countryish/folkish rock

Group members:

Michelle McAdorey—vocals, backing vocals
Colin Cripps—acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
Ambrose Pittie—drums, percussion
Darren Watson—bass

Guest artists:

Bill Dillon—guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, slide guitar
Steve Marker—guitar, keyboards
Ian McLagan—Hammond organ, Wurlitzer
Dave Pirner—backing vocals
John Porter—guitar

Produced by:

Crash Vegas, Butch Vig, John Porter, Steve Marker

Comments:

Actually, this wasn't a keeper for me, though there were a couple of songs I liked a lot. (Neile)

A good album I keep forgetting to mention. (vickie@enteract.com)


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