Green Sprouts Music Week 1993

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Green Sprouts Music Week 1993
Live album by Rheostatics
Released 2012
Recorded April 12–18, 1993
Ultrasound Showbar, Toronto
Genre Indie rock
Label Zunior
Producer Darrin Cappe and Noah Campbell
Rheostatics chronology
Calling Out the Chords, Vol. 1
(2005)
Green Sprouts Music Week 1993
(2012)

Green Sprouts Music Week 1993 is a live album by Rheostatics, released on Zunior Records in 2012. From April 12 to April 18, 1993, The Rheostatics played their first of many Green Sprouts Music Weeks. Over the course of 8 shows in 7 days the Rheostatics performed over 175 unique renderings of songs at Ultrasound Showbar in Toronto, considered by many of the musical luminaries of the 90's Toronto scene to be the greatest venue.

Following on the heels of their iconic Melville and Whale Music albums, the Rheostatics were road-testing material that would ultimately be recorded for their most varied and daring album; Introducing Happiness. At the time of this run of shows they were playing many of those songs, some of which were still in the developmental stage. They were not yet aware that a girl named Claire and a soundtrack to the Whale Music Movie would precede the recording of that album.

Featured on this set are not only embryonic versions of songs bridging the gap between mythology and history for fans, but 7 unreleased songs, some of which have not been heard by anyone since the spring of 93. Written at the zenith of the bands creative peak, many who are not familiar with the quality of work which was released in that time period, will be left scratching their heads in amazement at the songs left by the shoreline. Two of the shows took place in the afternoon starting the tradition of at least one all ages show at some point during their GSMW/Fall National residencies. The 1993 shows also featured a host of guest musicians including Chris Brown and Gene Hardy of The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Lewis Melville, Dave Allen and Kevin Hearn who at that time was still in The Look People. Bob Snider and The Inbreds were the opening acts throughout the week. Dave Ulrich of The Inbreds would go on to start Zunior.com.

Artwork[edit]

The cover is a mixture of Martin Tielli's Prairie Grouper painting with the name script taken from an unused T-shirt concept. Title font added to match the style of the Rheostatics name. Additional artwork was conceived and produced by Darrin Cappe and Noah Campbell using the Prairie Grouper image, scanned setlists and Ultrasound Calendar from the original shows provided by Dave Clark, Now Magazine articles, and an original ticket stub. The artwork includes 3 Disc Images, a 2 panel "Ransom Note" Setlist, 2 panel Front Cover, CD Back Cover, 2 panel Calendar with images, and 2 panel Articles insert.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Northern Wish" – 6:23
  2. "Who?" – 3:12
  3. "Crescent Moon" – 3:31
  4. "Ditch Pigs" – 4:49
  5. "Delta 88" – 3:49
  6. "Lying's Wrong" – 3:26
  7. " " – 3:58
  8. "Green Sprouts" – 11:11
  9. "Pigeons" – 1:22
  10. "Ebbs And Flows" – 3:59
  11. "Row" – 4:10
  12. "Rain, Rain, Rain" – 4:43
  13. "Cephallus Worm/Uncle Henry" – 5:27
  14. "No Smoking" – 0:39
  15. "Palomar" – 4:21
  16. "Saskatchewan" – 9:20
  17. "Onilley's Strange Dream" – 5:36

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Self Serve Gas Station" – 5:49
  2. "Dope Fiends and Boozehounds" – 7:05
  3. "Beerbash" – 3:53
  4. "Woodstuck" – 2:59
  5. "The Headless One" – 3:31
  6. "Record Body Count" – 3:04
  7. "Seems Like" – 2:54
  8. "Fish Tailin'" – 4:14
  9. "Legal Age Life At Variety Store" – 2:54
  10. "King Of The Past" – 4:36
  11. "Full Moon Over Russia" – 4:59
  12. "California Dreamline" – 5:51
  13. "Canadian Dream" – 5:51
  14. "Higher And Higher" – 4:08
  15. "Aliens (Christmas 1988)" – 4:42
  16. "It" – 5:57
  17. "When Winter Comes" – 8:41

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Christopher" – 5:02
  2. "Shaved Head" – 6:20
  3. "Judy Warned" – 4:30
  4. "Good On The Uptake" – 6:20
  5. "Sickening Song" – 4:49
  6. "What's Going On Around Here?" – 6:47
  7. "OK By Me" – 3:16
  8. "Margaret Atwood" – 2:57
  9. "Fan Letter To Michael Jackson" – 4:31
  10. "RDA" – 3:04
  11. "Horses" – 6:56
  12. "Soul Glue" – 4:15
  13. "Queer" – 10:46
  14. "Circles" – 1:14
  15. "Jesus Was Once A Teenager Too" – 3:14
  16. "One More Colour" – 5:33

Band Members[edit]

Dave Bidini
Dave Clark
Martin Tielli
Tim Vesley

Additional Musicians[edit]

Dave Allen - violin
Chris Brown - keyboards
Gene Hardy - saxophone
Kevin Hearn - keyboards
Lewis Melville - pedal steel
Michelle Rumball - backing vocals

Credits[edit]

Recorded live by Gary Stokes at Ultrasound Showbar in Toronto, Canada April 12–18, 1993
Artwork by Martin Tielli, Noah Campbell and Darrin Cappe
Germinated, Edited and Post Produced by Noah Campbell and Darrin Cappe
Thanks to Michael Phillip Wojewoda for consultation on mastering

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