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Eggs

Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder

Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder Let's Go
Why am I So Tired All the Time?
Erin Go Bragh
Music Without Keys no. 3
Ampallang
March of the Triumphant Elephants
Claire's Snares
A Pit With Spikes
Evanston, IL
Willow, Willow


Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder How're You Doing?
Minestrone
Saturdays Cool
Maureens's Beans
Rebuilding Europe
Conchita
The Obliviist, part 3
Rollercoaster
Music Without Keys no. 1
Salsa Garden
Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder Bye! Bye!


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EGGS Skyscraper / Ocelot 7 inch vinyl 45
EGGS Eggs Bruiser LP album
EGGS t-shirt
EGGS A Pit With Spikes 7 inch vinyl 45
EGGS Genetic Engineering 7 inch vinyl 45
EGGS Morning Blend Coffee
EGGS How Do You Like Your Lobster? album
ANDREW BEAUJON A Raw-Boned June album
THE SISTERHOOD OF CONVOLUTED THINKERS Better Days Coming Now album
TALK IT  Cluck-Cluck album
EGGS Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder vinyl LP album
EGGS
Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder
LP jacket


EGGS Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder CD album
EGGS
Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder
CD cover


EGGS Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder CD album back
EGGS
Eggs TeenBeat 96 Exploder
CD booklet back
painting: Mike Woods


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Andrew Beaujon, guitar, vocals, Rhodes

Rob Christiansen, trombone, drums, guitar, vocals, synthesis

Evan Shurak, vocals, bass, synthesis


GUEST PLAYERS

Eric Ashman, mixing, trains

Jeff Carey, sampler

Chris Faer, drums

Pat Gaugh, drums

Eric Grotz, drums

John Rickman, drums


PRODUCED BY

Eggs,

and Geoff Turner.


RECORDED BY

Eggs,

at McKinely Hall, The American University, Washington, D.C., USA


MIXED BY

Eggs,

and Geoff Turner.

at Inner Ear, Arlington, Virginia, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Eggs

©1994

Bretov Swayed Music (BMI)


except

"Willow Willow" written by Arthur Lee.

and

"Rebuilding Europe" written by Wimp Factor XIV.


COVER DESIGN

Andrew Beaujon


COVER PAINTING

Jane Buscher


CD BOOKLET PAINTING

Mike Woods


BAND PHOTOGRAPH

Pat Graham


TACTICAL SUPPORT

Evan Bittner


REVIEW

One would not expect to use the word opus when discussing the mid-'90s D.C./Virginia indie pop scene that revolved around the Teenbeat and Simple Machines record labels. This was a scene that fed on 7" records and four-track cassette-only releases. With Exploder, Washington, D.C.'s Eggs proved that their four-minute pop excursions could come together to form a cohesive double album by combined the familiar Beatlesque melodies with raucous post-punk noise and tongue-in-cheek quirkiness.

Unlike Eggs' debut album, Bruiser, which was in essence a solo project for singer/guitarist Andrew Beaujon, Exploder was created by a more permanent ensemble, including bassist Evan Schurack and guitarist/trombonist Rob Christiansen (the lack of a permanent drummer is comically addressed in an entire page of the liner notes). The result is a much more confident and diverse performance. "Why Am I So Tired All the Time" delivers a professional version of the "we just wrote this five minutes ago" style, while "Salsa Garden" makes a case for just how dramatic and full sounding a shoestring indie band can be. "Saturday's Cool" is a garage band's shot at '70s rock bombast, complete with ridiculous harmonies and an a Yes-inspired synthesizer solo.

The finest moment on the album comes at "Evanston," an exquisitely written song which lacks any sly referential treatment. Dispersed between the complete songs is the occasional 30-second sound collage. The CD release even contains one-minute silent tracks to mark the breaks where the listener would have to flip the sides of the vinyl version. Mixed at Inner Ear Studios, best known as the recording home for D.C.'s other great musical leaders, Fugazi, Eggs clearly intended to raise the bar on the quality of records coming from themselves and their peers. They succeeded by creating one of the most outstanding and timeless albums to come out of that scene.

- Joshua Glazer, All Music


ET CETERA

'Thanks to everyone who's helped us out.'

'Eggs's coffee by Kofi-haus 102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Residents of the contiguous United States can send $10 for a half pound of Eggs Morning Blend ppd.' (Since closed). See Teen-Beat 138.

'Thanks y'all.'


EGGS, Andrew Beaujon, Evan Shurak, Rob Christiansen, John Rickman

RELEASE DATE

February 14, 1994


FORMAT

double vinyl L.P.

compact disc

cassette


LENGTH

CD:
66 minutes, 5 seconds

24 tracks

2xLP:
63 minutes, 3 seconds

21 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 96


DETAILS

CD INSERT:
8-page booklet, tray card, (one side colour and one side black and white).


LP JACKET:
full colour single-sleeve jacket.


Cassette INSERT:
full colour.


CD LABEL:
red and yellow ink.


LP LABELS:
orange and blue ink on yellow paper.


Manufactured by Southern Studios.

Made in France.

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Skyscraper / Ocelot
Government Administrator
split single with Aurora Paralysis
split single with Whale
Jade Tree E.P.
Working Holiday, April [split with Jonny Cohen]
A Pit with Spikes
Genetic Engineering


ALBUMS

Eggs Bruiser L.P.
Teenbeat 96 Eggs Exploder
How Do You Like Your Lobster?


COMPILATIONS

Teen-Beat Fifty
Teen-Beat 100
The Machines
Monsters of Rock II
Wakefield: Volume 1
Working Holiday [box set]
We're All Normal and We Want Our Freedom
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
Give Me the Cure
Slow Children At Play
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
Rough Trade Shops' Indiepop 1
Teen-Beat 20th Commemorative


ALSO

EGGS Tune Mass Damper tee-shirt
Teen-Beat's Ninth Anniversary
EGGS Morning Blend coffee
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary


RELATED

Andrew Beaujon
Scaley Andrew
The Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers
Viva Satellite!
William & Vivian


SONGS

A Pit With Spikes
A Pit with Spikes (Ruined by Robinson Re-Mix)
A Sparkling Mix
Ampallang
The Argument
Baked Alaska
Bruiser
Catch
Claire's Snares
Conchita
Cushion
Ebenezer
Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder Bye! Bye!
Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder How're You Doing?
Eggs Teenbeat 96 Exploder Let's Go
Eggs W.H.F.S. Theme #2
Erin Go Bragh!
Evanston, IL
Fever
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineers
The Government Administrator
Hippie Purple
In State
It's Hard to Be an Egg
John's Bar Mitzvah
Love With a Tumblin' "O"
March of the Triumphant Elephants
Maureens's Beans
Minestrone
Music Without Keys No.1
Music Without Keys No.3
The Obliviist, part one
The Obliviist, part two
The Obliviist, part three
Ocelot
Ocelot (Party Mix)
Opener
President
Rebuilding Europe
Roll Away the Stone
Rollercoaster
Salsa Garden
Saturdays Cool
Sexual Tension
Side Division [1]
Side Division [2]
Side Division [3]
Skyscraper
Spaceman
Sugar Babe
Theme from Bob
This Party Never Ends
Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
Willow, Willow
Words