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Grenadine

Nopalitos

SIDE ONE

Mexico Big Sky
Steely Daniel
Puddle
What On Earth Has Happened to Today's Youth?
Not In His Pocket
Hell Over Hickory Dew


SIDE TWO

Speeding
Roundabout on a Tuesday
Drama Club
The Barnacle
Snik
This Girl's in Love with You


Compact Disc (CD) ($14,44)

4-page booklet,
jewel case with black tray.

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GRENADINE Fillings 7 inch vinyl 45
GRENADINE Goya album
GRENADINE Don't Forget the Halo 777 7 inch vinyl 45
GRENADINE Christiansen 7 inch vinyl 45
Teen-Beat Zenith solid state stereo console
hollAnd I Steal and Do Drugs album
THE SISTERHOOD OF CONVOLUTED THINKERS Better Days Coming Now album
VERSUS tee-shirt
Teen-Beat book of numbers
AIR MIAMI Pucker 12 inch vinyl single
GRENADINE Nopolitos  album
GRENADINE
"Nopolitos"
LP jacket


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Robert Christiansen, drums, guitar, vocals

Mark Robinson, vocals, 10-string guitar, drums, coconut

Jenny Toomey, vocals, guitar


RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY

Warren DeFever,

in Livonia, Michigan, USA


MASTERED BY

John Loder,

at Southern Studios, London, England


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Rob Christiansen,

Mark Robinson,

and Jenny Toomey

(collectively known as Grenadine)


PHOTOGRAPHY

Charles Steck


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

All songs written by Grenadine.
except "This Girl's in Love with You" written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally performed by Herb Alpert.

Excerpts from the song lyrics are included in the CD booklet.

RECORDING NOTES

"This LP was recorded in my basement sometime ago, I forget. I can't remember exactly how I got roped into engineering but the whole thing was pretty friendly Now that I look back and can no longer remember the 'little problems' we had, the 'disagreements' over things I have long forgotten, I listen to the LP and it takes me to another place, a place where details are fuzzy, truth becomes half-truth, facts are mixed up, and old friends are lost forever in the great memory-lapse, or whatever.

A while ago, somewhere, I don't know when, I was watching a movie with a friend, and I got tho thinking about a few things important to me and how they related to the new Grenadine LP. Since livestock in a mixed farming community such as Livonia consisted of cattle, horses, hogs and sheep, it was done in the West. As a result, most animals were ear-marked and the marks were registered at the clerk's office. In this manner stray cattle could be identified and the owner notified. Upon payment of a fine, the animals were returned to the owner.

Some of the marks used by owners are produced below:
Lucian's Nobel's mark is a square crop off the left ear and a slit on the same.
George Everitt's mark is a slit in the end of the right ear and a half penny on the upper side of the left.
Martin Frasier's mark is a square crop off the end of each ear.
Harvey Dufree's mark is a half-crop off the underside of the left ear.
Rifa Morden's mark is a slit in the end of each ear.

To me, Grenadine's mark would be to take a coconut, slice it in half, and use it.

One of the other things that make Grenadine great is the many qualities that they share with the original and great Amish. When an Amish man experiences the loss of a barn by fire, all of his friends, neighbors and relatives join together to rebuild the structure at a barn-raising. Although it is often reported that at such barn-raisings a barn is built from start to finish in a single day, actually much preparatory work must be accomplished before the friends and neighbors gather together to erect the timbers, siding, flooring and roof, and much of the finish work usually remains after they leave, but it is a unique example of cooperation in our present competitive world. During the recording of this LP at my house in Michigan, one of my neighbors houses' burned down, and Grenadine led the crusade with an Amish-style house-raising.

Soon my thoughts turned to Grenadine and human anatomy. the over-secretion of the hormone epinephrine, caused by the abnormal stimulus (indirectly) from the rock and roll beat, results in a shift in the blood calcium. the calcium content decreases. This so-called ionic calcium is of the utmost importance in maintaining a smooth action of the nervous system. When it is too low we have a condition known as Tatany, in which the muscles tend to go into spastic contractions. This leaves the body very weakened, exhausted, in a negative balance, and extremely susceptible to demons, which at that moment may take complete control. The demon may continue to demand further energy loss to manifest her/his activity and thus complete a total nutritional bankruptcy and absolute exhaustion almost to the point of physiological death.

It is difficult to analyze scientifically the psychological effect of music. What, after all, is music? Melody? Rhythm? Timbre? Overtone? It's all this and more. So are reactions to music. They must be classified quantitatively and qualitatively. But one thing is certain: the psychological reaction to rock music constitutes highly unnatural behaviour. This fact in itself implies that something is wrong. Let me therefore relate some emotional reactions to music with which I am acquainted.

I remember one piece spoken from that platform that one day. This was by another small boy, but one for more self-contained than the other. With a rather defiant bearing he stepped to the front and delivered his piece. 'When I were a little boy, my mommy kept me in. But now I am a big boy, fit to serve a king. I can shoulder a musket, and I can smoke a pipe. And I can kiss a pretty girl at ten o'clock at night.' This is all I can remember of the occasion except that cakes were served as refreshment, after-which the rain on such occasions beginning, all went home.

When I was a kid growing up in Ontario, I would often visit friends in Superfun, Michigan when I had a day off from working in the cornfield. One funny incident recalls me and Grenadine in the early days...

We all got out of eatables, and us boys, I, and Grenadine and the Durfee boys (all Livonians), got as hungry as wolves, and we did no know what to do, so Mark and I and Durfee thought that we would go on the double-quick, ahead and see if we could get something to eat, and we went ahead two or three miles and stopped at a house, and we saw pigs, turkeys, and lots of stuff to eat and we went to the house, and there was a woman that came to the door, and we told her that we were very tired, hungry, and wanted something to eat, and she said that we could have nothing, for she was pooor, and she gave many other excuses...and so we went back into the woods and unslung knapsacks, and the rest of our load, and loaded our guns, and went back to the house, and the old woman came out roaring. We made for a turkey, but could not get one, so we ran back to the hen roost, and broke the door in. Durfee went in, I held back the woman until he got two, his got away, but I held fast to mine, and I ran. We went on, and we thought that would make a small meal for so many. So we went along until we saw a nice hog, and I leveled on him, and was satisfied."
- Warren DeFever with Davin Brainard, Livonia, 1994


REVIEW

GRENADINE, Mark Robinson, Jenny Toomey, Rob Christiansen

RELEASE DATE

October 31, 1994


FORMAT

compact disc
vinyl L.P.


LENGTH

CD:
45 minutes, 55 seconds

LP:
45 minutes, 55 seconds


CO-RELEASE WITH

Simple Machines


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 155


SMR-023


DETAILS

LP

? pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
full-colour.


LABEL:
green ink on white paper.


CD

? pressed.


INSERT:
4-page folder and tray card (one side colour and one side black and white).


JEWEL CASE:
with black tray.


LABEL:
green and gold.


LP:

Mastered by
Jon Loder, Southern Studios, London, England.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Fillings / Gillen
Don't Forget the Halo
Christiansen


ALBUMS

Goya
Nopolitos


COMPILATIONS

Wakefield: Volume 1
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set


ALSO

Teen-Beat Zenith Solid State Stereo


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SONGS

The Barnacle
Cherishino
Decca
Decca Reprise
Demarest
Don't Forget the Halo
Drama Club
Fillings
Gillen
Gillen (Except Sometimes)
Goya
Hell Over Hickory Dew
I Only Have Eyes for You
In a World Without Heroes
Jingle Bells
Mexico Big Sky
Not In His Pocket
Philco
Pinky Tuscadero
Puddle
Roundabout on a Tuesday
777
Snik
Snuck
Speeding
Srew
Steely Daniel
This Girl's in Love with You
Ticket
What On Earth Has Happened to Today's Youth?