Songs You May Have Missed #673

Velvet Crush: “Save Me a Place” (2002)

On their aptly-titled fifth album Soft Sounds, Velvet Crush strip down their usual power pop bluster to reveal a more mature side with a collection of thoughtfully-produced originals and well-chosen covers.

“Save Me a Place”, in this writer’s opinion at least, actually betters Lindsey Buckingham’s original Tusk album track.

See also: Songs You May Have Missed #220 | Every Moment Has A Song (edcyphers.com)

Songs You May Have Missed #220

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Velvet Crush: “#10” (1994)

Velvet Crush’s second album, Teenage Symphonies to God, was named for Brian Wilson’s description of his aborted-then-resurrected Smile album. It’s an apt title, as the band shows a keen Beach Boys influence. Big Star is another name that comes to mind for comparison.

This ballad is the album’s most mellow and melodic moment.

See also: Songs You May Have Missed #673 | Every Moment Has A Song (edcyphers.com)

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