| U.S. MAPLE |
Long Hair In Three Stages (Metal Sleeve LP -No Die cut)
Label : Skingraft Records
Year : 1995
Format : LP
Style : Rock / Math Rock
Availability : Out of stock
|Description :||Long Hair In Three Stages is the debut album from Chicago's US Maple. The one that 'Rocks'. Some history: US Maple's beginnings strike in Chicago, early 1995. Al Johnson and Mark Shippy (formerly of Shorty) and Todd Rittmann and Pat Samson (fresh out of The Mercury Players) meet at the corner of Grand and Western Avenues to devise a working method to reorganize rock and roll, while keeping what the members feel are its key core elements. Practice ensues. Shows are performed and initially, audiences are polarized throughout America. Europe is more understanding.
'Long Hair In Three Stages' was recorded in 1995 by Jim O'Rourke at Solid Sound Studios in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This was Jim's first legitimate recording session with a rock band, and he had a cold. Today, the ex-pat O'Rourke is an esteemed and highly sought after producer. The recording was originally released on both CD and vinyl formats, the latter packaged in handmade aluminum jackets. This edition of 1000 LPs sold out during its first week of release. Today it is a rare, collector's item, fetching ridiculous prices. This limited edition vinyl re-release will bring the price back down to earth for those who missed out the first time around.