Drivel

The Stand GT

Drivel
Performed By The Stand GT
Album UPC 778631413024
CD Baby Track ID TR0001073736
Label The Stand Gt
Released 2000-04-01
BPM 139
Rated 0
ISRC usx9p1415998
Year 2000
Spotify Plays 59
Writers
Writer Chris J Page
Pub Co Chris J Page
Writer Doug A MacPherson
Pub Co Doug A MacPherson
Writer Glen Wallace
Pub Co Glen Wallace
Writer Colin Majid
Pub Co Colin Majid
Composer Chris J Page, Colin Majid, Doug A MacPherson, Glen Wallace
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country Canada

Description

Rollicking power pop with one foot in the garage, a record that is just as much The Replacements as it is Neil Young and Crazy Horse when they plug it in and crank it up.

Notes

The Stand GT have a storied underground history. The band’s legacy is etched into the wood bar railings throughout North America, their numerous record releases on many record labels are lovingly tucked into record collections throughout the world. In the pre-internet, pre-cell phone DIY indie rock world of the mid-90s, the band held a solid, hard-touring road warrior reputation.

The band’s humble beginnings started in an abandoned chicken coop in eastern rural Ontario in the late 80s. Their first taste of wax came when they snuck a track onto the legendary “It Came From Canada series, Vol. 5” on the iconic OG Records. It was at one of their famous ‘Voodoo BBQs‘ where the band met Ripcordz leader Paul Gott and it wasn’t long before The Stand GT began cranking out 7s for his thriving Montreal label, En Guard Records.

One of the band’s most celebrated releases came out around 1992 on En Guard, the result of a blistering, power-pop session in Montreal session with Rob Martins at the helm (if you listen closely, you can hear members of the Ripcordz on gang vocals!). The result was ‘Blur Your Cool‘, a cassette-only release that catapulted the band well out of their hometown and onto the international stage.

With relentless touring, and on the strength of Blur Your Cool, the band travelled to Seattle in 1994 to record their first album at EGG Studios with guitar-rock-hero, Mr. Kurt Bloch of the fantastic Fastbacks and Young Fresh Fellows. ‘They’re Magically Delicious’ was released in the US on Top Drawer and in Spain on Munster Records.

Not long after that, another celebrated record, ‘Apocalypse Cow’ came out on Lance Rock records in Canada and on Get Hip in the US. A powerhouse of a record recorded in Montreal with Rod Shearer, many cite Apocalypse Cow as their absolute favourite in the band’s discography.

Tours continued throughout the 90s and so did the singles. The band’s final record, the criminally under-rated LP ‘Good On The River‘ came out in 2000.

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