20 July 2013

CRASH VEGAS Red Earth 1989



Red Earth 4:06

Down To The Wire 2:59

Sky 3:39

Smoke 4:20

I Gave You My Heart 3:15

The One That Keeps Me Running 4:58

Moving Too Fast 3:31

Inside Out 3:50

Julia Rain 3:17

It's Not Funny Anymore 3:45

Bury Her 4:06

 Artist Biography by Rudyard Kennedy

Crash Vegas was launched in 1987 as a side project by guitarist Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, a fan of rootsy Toronto singer/songwriter Michelle McAdorey who wanted to give McAdorey a chance to front her own band. McAdorey and Keelor went about recruiting ex-Martha & the Muffins bassist Jocelyne Lanois and drummer Ambrose Pottie into the CV lineup, and started gigging regularly in and around Toronto during lulls in Blue Rodeo's schedule. Within a matter of months, however, Crash Vegas was too popular an attraction for Keelor to maintain his commitment to both bands; he bowed out on amicable terms, and was replaced by Colin Cripps, formerly of the Spoons. Quickly signed to Blue Rodeo's Risque Disque label, Crash Vegas recorded their first album, Red Earth, in 1989 with some help from Keelor on guitar. The album spawned the single "Inside Out," a Top 20 hit in Canada, and received positive notices in the U.S. and Canada for its winning combination of folk-rock influences, as well as for McAdorey's powerful, youthful vocals.

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