Love Tara

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Love Tara
Album Love Tara cover.jpg
Studio album by Eric's Trip
Released November 9, 1993
Recorded April - June, 1993
Genre Indie rock, lo-fi, grunge
Length 37:00
Label Sub Pop
Producer Eric's Trip, Bob Weston
Eric's Trip chronology
Julie and the Porthole to Dimentia 7" EP
Love Tara
Warm Girl 7"
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Love Tara is the first full-length album by Canadian indie band Eric's Trip.

It was their first release on Seattle's Sub Pop record label, their second not independently released, and it was the first time a Canadian band was signed to Sub-Pop. The album was self-recorded in three months and reflects Sub-Pop's shift to lighter, more melodic music. Though the lo-fi quality of the record threw many listeners and critics off, it was still very well received in both Canada and the United States.

In Chart's Top 50 Canadian Albums of All Time polls, Love Tara ranked 35th in 1996, and 37th in 2000. It was also ranked 39th in Bob Mersereau's 2007 book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

Influence on other musicians[edit]

Sloan covered the song "Stove" in the 1993 compilation album DGC Rarities Volume 1, which combined "Stove" into a medley with "Smother", a non-album track that Eric's Trip recorded for the Never Mind the Molluscs compilation.

The title of the album was referenced in The Tragically Hip's song "Put It Off", from their 1996 album Trouble at the Henhouse: "I played Love Tara/by Eric's Trip/on the day that you were born".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Behind the Garage" – 3:13
  2. "Anytime You Want" – 1:19
  3. "Stove" – 2:54
  4. "Follow" – 2:37
  5. "Secret for Julie" – 2:50
  6. "Belly" – 3:18
  7. "Sunlight" – 3:22
  8. "June" – 1:14
  9. "To Know Them" – 1:07
  10. "Spring" – 3:00
  11. "Frame" – 2:10
  12. "May 11" – 1:18
  13. "My Room" – 2:40
  14. "Blinded" – 3:56
  15. "Allergic to Love" – 2:02