Tidal Wave (The Apples EP)
|Tidal Wave 7"|
|EP by The Apples|
|Label||Elephant 6 (E6 001)|
|The Apples chronology|
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."
All tracks written by Robert Schneider except where noted.
- "Tidal Wave" (R. Schneider/C. Parfitt) – 2:32
- "Motorcar" – 3:37
- "Turncoat Indian" – 2:22
- "Haley" – 3:47
- "Not The Same" (R. Schneider/C. Parfitt) – 2:52
- "Stop Along The Way" (J. McIntyre/R. Schneider) – 2:40
- Chris Parfitt – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Jim McIntyre – bass guitar
- Hilarie Sidney – drums
- Robert Schneider – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, keyboards, melodica
- W. Cullen Hart – backing vocals
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.
- Layman, Will (October 4, 2009). "The Apples in Stereo - #1 Hits Explosion". PopMatters. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Optical Atlas - 6 Questions with Chris Parfitt of Vince Mole and His Calcium Orchestra
- Album art and liner notes at Optical Atlas