Tidal Wave (The Apples EP)

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Tidal Wave 7"
Tidal Wave EP front cover.jpg
EP by The Apples
Released June 1993
Recorded February–April 1993
Genre Garage rock[1]
Length 18:32
Label Elephant 6 (E6 001)
Producer Robert Schneider
The Apples chronology
Tidal Wave 7"
Hypnotic Suggestion EP
(1994)Hypnotic Suggestion EP1994
Side Two of Tidal Wave on green vinyl.

Tidal Wave 7" is the debut release by The Apples (later known as The Apples in Stereo). The EP, released in 1993, was the first official release under the Elephant 6 Recording Co. label.

The EP's six tracks were later re-released on 1996 compilation album Science Faire, after the release of the band's debut full-length LP Fun Trick Noisemaker.

800 copies of the album were pressed; 500 on green vinyl, 300 on black. 50 of the green vinyl copies were released with full color xerox covers.

The band's earliest material, it is also the most roughly recorded, produced on four-track cassette by Apples band-leader Robert Schneider. The first Elephant 6 Recording Co. catalog (Summer 1993) lists the EP as, "Dense, chiming classic pop. Layered with guitars and soaked in fuzz...." Guitarist Chris Parfitt would later describe it as "quirky lo-fi pop... with big fuzz/noise guitar atop."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Schneider except where noted.

Side One

  1. "Tidal Wave" (R. Schneider/C. Parfitt) – 2:32
  2. "Motorcar" – 3:37
  3. "Turncoat Indian" – 2:22

Side Two

  1. "Haley" – 3:47
  2. "Not The Same" (R. Schneider/C. Parfitt) – 2:52
  3. "Stop Along The Way" (J. McIntyre/R. Schneider) – 2:40




Tidal Wave 7" was produced by Robert Schneider, recorded from December 1992 to April 1993 on a 4-track. "Haley" was culled from boombox practice tapes and overdubs. Art for the album's 12-page booklet, stickers and poster was created by Will Cullen Hart. The album was mastered at Aardvark Records in Denver, Colorado with the aid of Paul Brekus.


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