Indiepop Does Indiepop: Velocity Girl & Glo-Worm
Velocity Girl's "Crazy Town" covered by Glo-Worm.
Well I managed to skip a whole two weeks of it, but INDIEPOPdoesINDIEPOP is totally back, dudes! After D.C. Slumberland babies Velocity Girl made the move to SubPop Records in 1993, they released their first LP Copacetic. On this record appeared a song – the best song they ever wrote IMO – called "Crazy Town". It wasn't until about three, maybe four years ago that I actually consciously started listening to Velocity Girl, but the more I listened, the more I could remember hearing some of their songs, "Crazy Town" included, on the radio (99.1 WHFS to be exact) in elementary school, which I think is pretty neat. Teeny bits of nostalgia aside, the song was slightly later covered by a different set of D.C. natives, Glo-Worm. Glo-Worm were Pam Berry, Dan Searing, and Terry Banks, all of countless other bands before and since. It appeared as the second-to-last track on Glimmer, a Glo-Worm compilation released by K in 1996. Both versions hold their own respective special places in my heart, but whenever I watch Velocity Girl's original video for the song, I have to admit, I get a little giddy for those guitars, and Sarah's voice, and for elementary school again.
[MP3]: Velocity Girl :: Crazy Town
[MP3]: Glo-Worm :: Crazy Town
Mind the tracking! Haha...