ARTIST: The Hang-Ups
TITLE: Comin’ Through
YEAR RELEASED: 1993
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: It was an EP
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Nah
LINEUP: Brian Tighe, Jeff Kearns, Stephen Ittner, John Crozier
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Melodic, pleasant power pop from Minneapolis that released this EP as a teaser for their first album.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: The Hang-Ups were a product of art school (have you heard that story before) in Minneapolis. Instead of driving forward with Husker Du / Replacements / Soul Asylum noise, they decided to go towards a power-pop approach with melodies and harmonies.
This EP is five songs (only one on their debut record – and in a different recording) and it’s a pleasant teaser for the band. It’s not essential, and it’s not streaming (I wouldn’t expect it to be) but I think you can find it on iTunes or other digital purveyors.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: The cover of “Eight Miles High” was originally recorded for a Husker Du tribute.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.
GRADE: B: It won’t change your life but there are worse ways to spend 15 minutes or so.