Copacetic (Velocity Girl album)

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Copacetic
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Studio album by Velocity Girl
Released 1993
Recorded Memphis, 1993
Genre Indie rock, Indie pop
Label Sub Pop
Velocity Girl chronology
Velocity Girl
(1993)
Copacetic
(1993)
Simpatico
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 1.5/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (neither)[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
Lime Lizard (neutral)[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
Spin (mixed)[7]
The Washington Post (mixed)[8]

Copacetic is an album by Velocity Girl, released in 1993. It is their first full-length album and features the singles "Crazy Town" and "Audrey's Eyes," both of which were given music videos. The album's title derives from an American slang word meaning "everything's ok".[9] Its sound is heavily influenced by shoegaze, a subgenre of indie rock. Kelly Riles described the recording of the album: "We mixed the album in a very different way than people would have expected us to—it's very rough sounding. It's a deliberate move away from the lighter production on the singles".[9]

A review in Lime Lizard at the time of its release drew comparisons with My Bloody Valentine, stating "this could be the rejected demos for Isn't Anything".[5]

The album was listed among "75 Lost Classics" in the Spring 2007 issue of Magnet.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Sister" (4:59)
  2. "Crazy Town" (3:47)
  3. "Copacetic" (3:41)
  4. "Here Comes" (4:42)
  5. "Pop Loser" (2:24)
  6. "Living Well" (3:06)
  7. "A Chang" (5:48)
  8. "Audrey's Eyes" (3:02)
  9. "Lisa Librarian" (2:18)
  10. "57 Waltz" (2:49)
  11. "Candy Apples" (3:07)
  12. "Catching Squirrels" (5:42)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve "Copacetic Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation, retrieved 24 October 2009
  2. ^ Margasak, Peter (1993-05-13). "Velocity Girl Copacetic (Sub Pop)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Velocity Girl". www.robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  4. ^ Ali, Lorraine (1993-04-09). "Copacetic". Entertainment Weekly. 
  5. ^ a b Grundy, Gareth (1993) "Velocity Girl Copacetic", Lime Lizard, May 1993, p. 59
  6. ^ Diehl, Matt (1993) "Album Reviews: Velocity Girl - Copacetic", Rolling Stone, Issue 658
  7. ^ Aaron, Charles (1993-04-01). "Records". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 96. 
  8. ^ Jenkins, Mark (1993-03-26). "'Copacetic' Hits a Decent Velocity". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  9. ^ a b Bonner, Michael (1993) "Velocity Girl: Cop This", Lime Lizard, May 1993, p. 74
  10. ^ Magnet Magazine's "75 Lost Classics": We Found Eight of Them (SubPop Records) Archived 2009-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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