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Three Minute Hercules

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All Music Guide - Michael Frey
Consisting of the Posies former rhythm sectionMike Musburger and Dave Fox, as well as primary songwriters Gavin Guss and Brian Naubert, Tube Top represents a gathering of Seattle power pop veterans. The quartet's debut album, Three Minute Hercules, which contains two tracks produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and was mixed by Posies singer/guitarist Jon Auer, provides 12 refreshing bursts of guitar pop that will please fans of Velvet Crush and Fountains of Wayne. "Passes for Love" captures the spirit that made the former's Teenage Symphonies to God a classic '90s power pop album, while "Erika Smiles" would clearly mesh well among the tracks on the latter's Utopia Parkway. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Frey
Consisting of the Posies former rhythm sectionMike Musburger and Dave Fox, as well as primary songwriters Gavin Guss and Brian Naubert, Tube Top represents a gathering of Seattle power pop veterans. The quartet's debut album, Three Minute Hercules, which contains two tracks produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and was mixed by Posies singer/guitarist Jon Auer, provides 12 refreshing bursts of guitar pop that will please fans of Velvet Crush and Fountains of Wayne. "Passes for Love" captures the spirit that made the former's Teenage Symphonies to God a classic '90s power pop album, while "Erika Smiles" would clearly mesh well among the tracks on the latter's Utopia Parkway. Though Tube Top is probably just a one-album project, tunes such as "Full Bloom" and "If I Were You" will no doubt leave listeners wanting more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1997
  • Label: LAUNDRY ROOM RECORDS
  • UPC: 614053970625
  • Catalog Number: 606

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Full Bloom (2:22)
  2. 2 Erika Smiles (2:50)
  3. 3 Passes for Love (2:07)
  4. 4 M.I.A. (4:28)
  5. 5 Bleeder (3:37)
  6. 6 With You (3:02)
  7. 7 What You See (2:34)
  8. 8 If I Were You (3:02)
  9. 9 Once Upona China (3:21)
  10. 10 Oceans Cracked (2:52)
  11. 11 Weight of the World (2:52)
  12. 12 Rules (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tube Top Primary Artist
Jon Auer Background Vocals
Dave Percussion
Scott Martin Drums
Mike Musburger Drums
Scott Percussion
Dave Fox Bass
Gavin Guss Organ, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Trudeau Percussion
Jon Percussion
Brian Naubert Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals
Max Vlahovich Background Vocals
Barrett Percussion
Technical Credits
Jon Auer Producer, Engineer
Peter Buck Producer
Craig Montgomery Engineer
Mark Guenther Mastering
Tim Gabor Art Direction
Tyler Vlahovich Cover Art
Tessa Chasteen Cover Art
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