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Versus

Dead Leaves

SIDE ONE:

Astronaut
Forest Fire
Insomnia
Venus Victoria
Another Face
Bright Light
Merry-Go-Round


SIDE TWO:

Tin Foil Star
Cross the Street
Crazy
Sunburned
Flax


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VERSUS The Stars are Insane album
VERSUS Big Head On NITA 7 inch vinyl 45
VERSUS t-shirt
VERSUS Dead Leaves coffee mug
VERSUS Deep Red album
VERSUS Secret Swingers album
VERSUS Two Cents Plus Tax album
VERSUS Wallflower / Oriental American 7 inch vinyl 45
VERSUS Let's Electrify album
VERSUS On the Ones and the Threes album
VERSUS
Astronaut
7" cover
(LandSpeed/Saltpeter)
VERSUS
Bright Light
7" cover
(Pop Narcotic)
VERSUS
"Another Face"
from Stars Kill Rock
(Kill Rock Stars)
VERSUS
"Tin Foil Star"
from Working Holiday
(Simple Machines)
VERSUS
"Sunburned"
from Why Do You Think They Call it Pop?
(Pop Narcotic)
VERSUS
"Crazy"
from A Day in the Park
(Now Sounds)
XXX Xxx album
VERSUS
Dead Leaves
CD
XXX Xxx album
VERSUS
Dead Leaves
vinyl LP

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Ed Baluyut, drums, tracks 11-12

Richard Baluyut, vocals, guitar

Robert Hale, drums, tracks 1-10

Fontaine Toups, vocals, bass guitar


1-10 RECORDED BY

James Baluyut,

at Quadrangle, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
February, 1992


11-12 RECORDED BY

Dave Auchenbach,

in his basement, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
February, 1993


PRODUCED BY

Richard Baluyut


MASTERED BY

Adam Lasus


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Versus,

© 1992, 1993, 1995


COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Rubenstein


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

Almost all tracks were previously released except for "Venus Victoria", "Merry-Go-Round", "Cross the Street", and "Flax".


REVIEW

"One of New York City's great meat-and-potatoes indie-rock bands of the '90s, Versus spawned a bunch of other Teenbeat bands, including +/- {PLUS/MINUS} (with James Baluyut and Patrick Ramos, occasionally alongside members of True Love Always or Tuscadero), The Fontaine Toups (bassist Toups's band), and the Pacific Ocean (with Ed Baluyut). Dead Leaves is technically a singles-and-comp-tracks collection, but it's actually more or less their first demo tape, from 1992 - the era in which they were working out their fascination with Mission of Burma, discovering how singer/guitarist Richard Baluyut's voice could mesh and contrast with Toups's, and writing haunting, stinging songs like 'Tin Foil Star' and 'Forest Fire' that would become their standards."

- Douglas Wolk, eMusic


VERSUS, Richard Baluyut, Fontaine Toups

RELEASE DATE

May 5, 1995


FORMAT

compact disc
vinyl L.P.
audio cassette


LENGTH

44 minutes, 35 seconds

12 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 162


DETAILS

vinyl L.P.

May 5, 1995

1,500 pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
full-colour on standard coated stock.


LABELS:
? ink on ? paper.


Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania


FIRST CD PRESSING

May 2, 1995

4,500 pressed.


PACKAGE:
full-colour 4-panel cardboard digipak with standard finish and white tray.


LABEL:
brown ink.


Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania


SECOND CD PRESSING

January 11, 1999

546 pressed.


PACKAGE:
overages from first printing.


LABEL:
brown ink.


Pressed by
Nimbus, Ruckersville, Virginia


DANISH CD EDITION

May 22, 1995

1,000 pressed.


INSERT:
?


JEWEL CASE:
with standard black tray.


LABEL:
red ink.


Printed and pressed via
Cloudland Records, Copenhagen, Denmark


audio cassette

May 5, 1995

1,000 pressed on black vinyl.


INSERT:
?.


CASE:
standard clear plastic cassette case.


Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Astronaut
Bright Light
split single with Scrawl
Frog
Big Head On
Glitter of Love
Yeah You
Oriental American/Wallflower
split single with Unwound
Drawn and Quartered
Shangri-La


ALBUMS

Let's Electrify
The Stars are Insane
Deep Red
Secret Swingers
Two Cents Plus Tax
Afterglow
Hurrah
On the Ones and Threes No.1
On the Ones and Threes No.2


COMPILATIONS

Stars Kill Rock
Wakefield: Volume 1
A Day in the Park
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
A Means to An End, The Music of Joy Division
Venue Compilation '95
Ear of the Dragon
Yoyo a Go-Go
Project Echo
How Low Can a Punk Get?
CMJ New Music Vol.36
1996 Teenbeat Sampler
1997 Teenbeat Sampler
Selector Dub Narcotic
1998 Teenbeat Sampler
More of Our Stupid Noise '98
CMJ New Music Vol.59
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
Old Enough 2 Know Better
Teen-Beat 20th Commemorative
Joy Division
Score! Twenty Years of Merge Records
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler


SOUNTRACKS

Half-Cocked


ALSO

Versus tee-shirt
Teen-Beat's 10th Anniversary
Dead Leaves porcelain coffee mug
Teen-Beat's 11th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 13th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 15th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary Commemorative
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition
UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary


RELATED

Containe
Flower
The Fontaine Toups (T.F.T.)
The Pacific Ocean
+/- {Plus/Minus}
Whysall Lane


SONGS

A Heart is a Diamond
All In Doubt
Angels Rush In
Another Face
Astronaut
Atomic Kid
Be-9
Big Head On
Blade Of Grass
Blue Again (F.T.)
Blue Again (Ricardo)
Bright Light
Cicada
Circle
Crashing the Afterglow
Crazy
Crazy Maker (I'm Still in Love With Your Eyes)
Cross the Street
Dead City
Death Ray
Deep Red
Deseret
Double Suicide (Mercy Killing)
Dumb Fun
Erstwhile
Eskimo
Frederick's of Hollywood
Fallow
Flax
Forest Fire
Frog
Ghost Story
Glitter Of Love
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Gone to Earth
Hacienda
I'll Be You
I Love the WB
Insomnia
Into Blue
Invincible Hero
Jack & Jill
Janet
Jealous
Knead
Know Nothing
Let's Electrify!
Linus
Lose That Dress
Lost Time
Mercury
Mermaid Legs
Merry-Go-Round
Mirror Mirror
Morning Glory
Mouth of Heaven
My Adidas
Neither Nor
Never Be OK
N.I.T.A.
Noogie
Nu Skin
Off The Hook
Office Rocker
One Million
Oriental American
The Ones and Threes
Out in the Streets
Pink Valhalla
Play Dead
Radar Follows You
Raining
Reveille
River
Said Too Much
Santa Maria
Saturday Saints
Sayonara
Scientists
Sea Girl
Seaweed Rising
Shangri-La
Shangri-La [E.L.O.]
Shangri-La [Kinks]
She's So Lost
Shooting Star
Shower Song
Silver Vein
Solar Democrat
Spastic Reaction
The Spell You're Under
Sunburned
Sunlight Flier
That Girl's Gone
Thera
Tin Foil Star
True Believer
Twenty Four Hours
Underground
Underground (Gallery Redux)
Use As Directed
Venus Victoria
Walkabout
Wallflower
We Got the Missles
White Power Porch
Wind Me Up
Yeah You
You Should Call Me
You'll Be Sorry