Betti-Cola

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Betti-Cola
Betticola.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 1993
GenreIndie pop
Length53:33
LabelMint Records
Cub chronology
Betti-Cola
(1993)
Come Out Come Out
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.0/10) link

Betti-Cola is the 1993 debut album from Canadian twee pop group Cub. Originally released in fall of 1993, the album was remastered and re-released with bonus tracks in 2007 by Mint Records.

The album features tracks taken from various 7" EP's as well as a handful of covers. A 12-song double EP 7" called Betti Cola, with similar cover art, was released at roughly the same time as the CD.

Cover art is courtesy of Archie Comics cartoonist Dan DeCarlo.[1]

Recording[edit]

Cub recorded Betti-Cola primarily with microphones and a Digital Audio Tape machine. The album was recorded in various locations including Olympia, Washington and CBC Television.[1]

Track listing[edit]

(all songs written by Cub, except where indicated)

  1. "Go Fish" – 2:00
  2. "What The Water Gave Me" – 1:14
  3. "Motel 6" – 2:21
  4. "A Party" – 1:18
  5. "Flying Carpet" – 2:38
  6. "My Chinchilla" – 1:23
  7. "Electric Chair" – 2:33
  8. "Nicolas Bragg" – 1:56
  9. "Pretty Pictures" – 1:38
  10. "They Don't" – 1:40
  11. "A Picnic" – 1:24
  12. "It's True" – 1:28
  13. "Someday" – 1:44
  14. "Cast A Shadow" (Beat Happening cover) – 2:12
  15. "The Day We Met" – 1:34
  16. "Surfer Girl" (Beach Boys cover) – 1:33
  17. "Little Star" – 1:13
  18. "My Assassin" – 1:51
  19. "Tell Me Now" (Daniel Johnston cover) – 3:00
  20. "Lucky 7" – 1:46
  21. "Through My Hoop" – 2:25
  22. "Leapfrog" – 2:10
  23. "Backwoods" (Windwalker cover) – 3:14
  24. "What The Water Gave Me" (NFA covers Cub) – 3:45

2007 Bonus Tracks:
25. "Chico" – 1:15
26. "Sweet Pea" (Tommy Roe cover) – 1:24
27. "Summer Samba" (Astrud Gilberto cover) – 1:41
28. "Hello Kitty" – 1:33
29. "Wipeout!(live)" (unlisted) - 0:20

Tracks 1-4, 25 are from the Pep 7" EP
Tracks 5-8, 27 are from the Hot Dog Day 7" EP
Tracks 9-13, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 28 are from the Betti Cola double 7" EP
Tracks 14-16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29 are unique to this compilation, though alternate versions of 14, 15, and 21 appeared on the Volcano, Pep, and Hot Dog Day vinyl 7" records, respectively.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barclay, Michael; Jack, Ian A.D.; Schneider, Jason (2011). Have not been the same: the CanRock renaissance, 1985-1995. ECW Press. p. 20. ISBN 9781550229929. OCLC 702799226.