Release date: 10/08/2013
Verna Brock made some of the sweetest indiepop of the '90s; you probably heard her voice in Holiday Flyer or Rocketship, but Beanpole was her solo project, consisting of herself and her four-track. Though she enlisted the help of a couple friends later down the road, she excelled at multi-tracking her guitars, vocals (oh, the wonderful harmonies!) and the occasional drums and flute. She recorded many songs during this time, releasing them on labels such as Blackbean, Cher Doll, Papercut and Goodbye Virginia. This disc compiles every song she ever released, as well as some songs that never strayed from the original handmade demo tapes, making for a very comprehensive collection indeed! Oh, and did I say she was really sweet?
RIYL: Holiday Flyer, Rocketship, Rose Melberg, Glo-worm, sweet female-led indiepop.
(1) Champagne Dancing Party 7" compilation, Cher Doll
(2, 13) beanpole 7", Goodbye Virginia
(3, 12, 15, 19, 23) beanpole 12" ep, BBPTC
(4) Something Cool cd compilation, Cher Doll
(5, 11, 14) beanpole In A Muddle 7", Goodbye Virginia
(6, 10) beanpole + Holiday Flyer split 7", Papercut
(7) A Plastic Spoon Invasion w/Big Jim 7" compilation, Big Jim
(9) Pop American Style cd compilation, March
(18) BBPTC's Coffee Shop lp compilation, BBPTC
(20) It's A Blackbean and Placenta Christmas lp compilation, BBPTC
(21) Pop Goes The World 7" compilation, Catch That Beat/Love Me Not
(22) In And Out Of Love 7" compilation, Motorway
(8, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26) previously unreleased
1. You're Flying, 2. Toss & Turn, 3. I Should Know By Now, 4. Destination, 5. In A Muddle, 6. Never Again, 7. Some Other When, 8. Being You + Me, 9. I'd Know You Anywhere, 10. 120 Seconds, 11. Secret Crush, 12. You're Such A Tool, 13. Our Life, 14. Hooked On You, 15. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You, 16. Nowhere To Go, 17. I Didn't Know, 18. Upstairs Downstairs, 19. So I'm Gone, 20. Let It Snow, 21. Now I Know, 22. Things Turn Out Okay, 23. Very Strange, 24. It Wasn't Meant To Be, 25. Far Away From Anywhere, 26. Wonder Why
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