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Versus

Secret Swingers

SIDE ONE:

Lose That Dress
Yeah You
Glitter of Love
Ghost Story
Use as Directed
Double Suicide (Mercy Killing)


SIDE TWO:

Jealous
Shower Song
Angels Rush In
One Million
A Heart Is a Diamond


This Is Not Currently Available

VERSUS The Stars are Insane album
VERSUS Big Head On NITA 7 inch vinyl 45
VERSUS Dead Leaves album
VERSUS t-shirt
VERSUS Dead Leaves coffee mug
VERSUS Deep Red 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 Secret Swingers CD album
VERSUS
Secret Swingers
CD
VERSUS Secret Swingers vinyl LP album
VERSUS
Secret Swingers
LP
VERSUS Secret Swingers promotional CD album
VERSUS
Secret Swingers
promotional CD
VERSUS Glitter of Love CD
VERSUS
Glitter of Love
CD single
VERSUS Glitter of Love CD label
VERSUS
Glitter of Love
CD single label
VERSUS Yeah You CD label
VERSUS
Yeah You
CD single

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Ed Baluyut, drums

James Baluyut, guitar, drums

Richard Baluyut, vocals, guitar, organ

Fontaine Toups, vocals, bass guitar


RECORDED BY

Nicolas Vernhes,

at Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, New York, USA
on to 2" 16-track analogue tape running at 15 inches-per-second.


PRODUCED BY

Richard Baluyut,

with Nicolas Vernhes

and James Baluyut


MASTERED BY

Fred Kevorkian,

at Sear Sound, New York, New York, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Versus,

© 1996


COVER STARS

Richard Baluyut,

and Fontaine Toups


CD DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew Bordwin


LP JACKET DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

The EP Deep Red is the companion piece to Secret Swimngers.


Teen-Beat manufactured and distributed the vinyl LP. Caroline Records manufactured and distributed the compact disc and audiocasssette.


The Teen-Beat logo is on both the LP and CD, as well as the audiocasssette. The Caroline logo is only on the CD and audiocasssette.


The Chanel logo appears on the LP and CD labels.


Caroline released two CD single in the United Kingdom to promote the album. "Glitter of Love" and "Yeah You" were the A-sides.


REVIEW

The addition of second guitarist James Baluyut brings a new, more intricate dimension to the Versus sound on Secret Swingers, a superbly textured set more consistent and eclectic than anything else the band has done to date. While the Deep Red EP suggested that Versus had painted itself into a songwriting corner, each track here -- from the taut "Glitter of Love" to the shimmering "Jealous" -- sounds fresh and invigorated. Additionally, the group has learned the value of subtlety: the ethereal "One Million" is lovely, while "Ghost Story" achieves the haunting atmosphere promised by its title. Better still is the majestic "Angels Rush In," in which the point/counterpoint vocals of Richard Baluyut and Fontaine Toups stand firm against a slow-building but ultimately monolithic sound.

- Jason Ankeny, All Music

VERSUS, James Baluyut, Richard Baluyut, Fontaine Toups

RELEASE DATE

July 30, 1996


FORMAT

compact disc
vinyl LP
cassette


LENGTH

46 minutes, 54 seconds

11 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 222

CAR 7533 (CD)


DETAILS

LP

August 20, 1996

2,000 pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
full-colour on standard coated stock.


LABELS:
cyan and magenta ink on white paper.


Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania


CD

July 30, 1996

? pressed.


INSERT:
8-page full-colour folder and tray card.


JEWEL CASE:
with white opaque tray.


LABEL:
metallic gold ink.



Pressed by
EMI manufacturing.


CASSETTE

July 30, 1996

? pressed.


INSERT:
8-page full-colour folder and tray card.


BOX:
standard clear cassette box.


SHELL:
?.

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