Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Jeff Williams | Schwenksville, PA | 05/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Did you ever know a band which was realtively obsure, but really, really good? A band that was your little secret that you only shared with your closest friends, who in turn also fell in love with the band? And didn't it break your heart when the band broke up...just when they were getting ready to break out? Sadly, Velocity Girl will always be THAT band for me. I was admitted to the small, yet close-knit family of Velocity Girl fans when I picked up 'Copacetic' on a whim in the spring of 1993. I knew nothing about the band, but I heard good things (a "buzz" if you will) about them, plus they had a cool name, and the record store clerk recommended them. It turns out that Velocity Girl was the BEST BAND that I just "happened" upon, and Copacetic ranks as my all-time best impulse buy. So it broke my heart when they broke up after their 3rd full album. Pity us.'Copacetic' was released during the height of the Sub-Pop grunge movement in the early 90's, but Velocity Girl was really an alternative pop band masquerading as a grunge band. The raw, garage-band sound that was present on their first album made it particularly charming however. The styles are broken up into the noisy, static-filled guitar numbers which barely cover signer Sarah Shannon's delicate voice (such as "Pretty Sister" and my absolute favorite VG song "Catching Squirrels") & the light alternapop songs (like "Pop Loser" and "Audrey's Eyes") which would come to highlight their later albums.I don't know how much longer their torch will burn and the band known as Velocity Girl will remain in people's memory. Perhaps in 10 years, a great artist will emerge and list Velocity Girl amongst their influences (such as Kurt Cobain did with the Raincoats) and somebody will cover "Zealous Hearts" and make this band a little bit well known beyond the song used in the Volkswagon ads. It would be a tragedy if I had never bought up this album. It will be even worse if all of the potential VG fans out there don't pick it up either."
Like a worn out pillow case you never want to part with
Leonard G. Rizzolo | Philly | 08/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this record in 1993 when I was 13, that was thirteen years ago, and I still listen to it all the time. It's fuzzy, poppy, rough, loud, soft and beautiful. I still come to realize lyrics after all this time, and "Catching Squirrels" ranks as one of my favorite songs ever. People have compared it to Medicine or The Swirlies, but I honestly have never come across a record quite like it. Buy it."