Ballad of Ric Menck [Bonus Tracks]

Ballad of Ric Menck [Bonus Tracks]

by Ric Menck
     
 
A much-needed and well-assembled compilation of the artist's non-Velvet Crush material, The Ballad of Ric Menck collects 11 sparkling indie single sides, all of them rendered with master pop craftsmanship. Perhaps most notable are the half-dozen cuts Menck recorded with Paul

Overview

A much-needed and well-assembled compilation of the artist's non-Velvet Crush material, The Ballad of Ric Menck collects 11 sparkling indie single sides, all of them rendered with master pop craftsmanship. Perhaps most notable are the half-dozen cuts Menck recorded with Paul Chastain and friends under the name the Springfields for the legendary Sarah Records label, among them beautifully jangly originals such as "Sunflower" and "Wonder," as well as covers like the Hollies' "Clown" and Matthew Sweet's "Are We Gonna Be Alright." As with the pair of Choo Choo Train tracks leading off the disc, this is all essential material that has been out of print for far too long -- a tip of the hat to Summershine for finally making it available again. [In 2004, Menck's own label, Action Musik, reissued the album with improved sound, expanded liner notes, and five bonus tracks, one of which -- the demo for "Scatter Good Friends" -- was previously unreleased.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
Label:
Action Musik
UPC:
0795306510826
catalogNumber:
108

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ric Menck   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
Michael Freeman   Track Performer
Michael Hausman   Track Performer
Buddy Judge   Track Performer
Wes Lachot   Track Performer
Rick Rizzo   Track Performer
Paul Chastain   Track Performer
Eric Peterson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Syd Barrett   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
Matthew Sweet   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Allan Clarke   Composer
James Joyce   Composer
Susan Charnley   Composer
Michael Freeman   Engineer
Michael Hausman   Engineer
Tony Hicks   Composer
Wes Lachot   Composer,Engineer
Ric Menck   Composer,Producer
Jeff Murphy   Engineer
Eric Peterson   Composer
Paul Chastain   Composer
Willie Wells   Engineer

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