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Cop and Speeder
Cop and Speeder
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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1994 album for Portland based indie rock act featuring Elliott Smith.


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All Artists: Heatmiser
Title: Cop and Speeder
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Frontier Records
Original Release Date: 9/20/1994
Release Date: 9/20/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018663106328, 018663106342, 790168105463


Album Description
1994 album for Portland based indie rock act featuring Elliott Smith.

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Just get it.
bluelight | Bonetown, LA | 01/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The comparisons with Elliott's solo stuff are inevitable but beside the point. Though there are obvious common threads that span his entire body of work (his great voice, tuneful sensibility, and sincere perspective), this must be said with emphasis: When I want a Heatmiser album, nothing else will do it, and (IMHO) this is tied for #1 with 'Mic City Sons' (Heatmiser's final album, *not* a precursor to 'Cop and Speeder' as mentioned in a previous review). Everything about this LP is classic: The sequence of songs is fantastic, the band is tighter than hell, the production has real crunch, the performances are passionately executed, the arrangements are constantly throwing you curveballs (without sacrificing cool structures that get under your skin fast), the lyrics are tough and honest and catchy ("Your smile wraps around your head so you don't have to turn to show off your good side"), ... and there's not a bad tune in the whole bunch, not even close. This is one of those albums that, over the years, I've just never tired of, and keep going back to when I need a good fix of gritty, smart rock and roll. And if you like the sound of this one in particular, then the 'Yellow No. 5' EP will turn your crank too. Oh, they're all good, just get em all. But get this one first."
Elliot smith = pop genius
Tex Clark | Columbus, OH United States | 07/16/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"hey if you like elliot smith but hankered for something a little more rockin', this is the CD for you. Great rhythyms, great lyrics, and good energy. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was because the record lacks the searing originality of his solo work. But definetely worth getting."
White knuckles on the wheel...
G. Sawyer | UT, USA | 08/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first Heatmiser album I had was actually Mic City Sons. Since I knew it was their last album together, I figured, this one is probably as good as it gets. I might've been wrong.

If you listen to the thirty second samples of each of these songs, what's great about them might escape you. And like most of my favorite CD's, this takes a few listens to really appreciate it. But then sure enough, one day, after getting accustomed to all the songs, I was like, "I get it!" And now I think I like this album more than Mic City Sons.

Actually they're both great albums (I've yet to still purchase Dead Air). But they're both greatin their own respects. But what I love about Cop and Speeder is how solid these rock songs are. They're catchy tunes, and it's excellent music for rolling down your windows and playing it really loud."