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Cor-Crane Secret

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"Polvo is still doing what they do best" —Under the Radar

"Replete with intricate rhythmic changes, buzzed-out, melodic guitars, and aggressive, lo-fi vocals, the track recalls Polvo’s earlier material, and rocks pretty hard." —Stereogum, "Total Immersion"

"With the fluid, streamlined “Siberia,” however,[Polvo] have ... Read more in Amazon's Polvo Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Aug. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B0000019ME
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "dhimmels" on 2 Sept. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Polvo's debut is a great introductory record as while this has plenty of their trademark wirey dissonance it is also filled with friendly pop hooklines. Admittedly some of it sounds a little dated but generally it's leagues ahead of the majority of today's guitar bands. Tracks like "Can I Ride" and "Vibracobra" possess sprawling innovation, beautifully intricate guitar lines and catchy refrains in equal measure proving that they weren't just Sonic Youth copyists.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By on 5 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard Polvo I was immediately attracted to their originality.
To the casual listner the tracks are misconstrued, but on listening more closely you begin to appreciate the intricacy of the song structures and guitar riffs.
I bought both 'Cor-Crane Secret' and 'Todays Active Lifestyles' . If you're a first time Polvo buyer go for Cor-Crane Secret. It's the most easily accessible of the two. Once you've had a dose of that, you'll be ready to fully appreciate Today's Active Lifestyles.
Pity they split in '97 but then again, all good thing must come to an end.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
First full-length from underappreciated geniuses 2 Aug. 1999
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Format: Audio CD
Perhaps some will think I am using the word "geniuses" loosely, but I'm not. Polvo are a truly incredible band. At first, one's ear may hear the dissonance and nothing else, but with time the underlying melodies come through, the non-structure reveals its structure, and what at first seems like chaos becomes an enjoyable listen. This album is classic Polvo - great melodies, guitar work to blow the mind of any six-string geek, and a sense that these guys really care about what they're doing. It's a shame that these guys are no longer around. Do yourself a favor and buy this album, along with all other Polvo releases. It's a higher quality of music.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant 26 July 2000
By C Cronin - Published on
Format: Audio CD
When i first heard this album i didn't quite understand it, but it seems that polvo have totally broken the rules when it comes to making music. The guitarists never play the same guitar line as each other and their arrangements are very strange. They do (strangely) have a strange sense of melody and the songs are very good. I think that this album will be appreciated most by those who play guitar as it will broaden their horizons. There is only one problem with this album, it's not long enough - but maybe that adds to the mistique.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
brilliant 23 Aug. 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Cor-Crane Secret find's everyone's favorite out of tune indie band giving us another masterpiece. This is the type of record you put on and leave on, not skipping any songs. Every song is amazing and the intro to vibracobra is sure to pull you in. Unfortunately, this band is no longer with us but great albums like this and their other early work will always remain as fresh and important as when they were initially released.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Product of North Carolina 11 Dec. 2007
By J. Darwin Ashworth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This band is notoriously overlooked. I've never met anyone else who listened to them. So I made it a point to show all my friends Polvo. No one was disappointed. They sound like Middle Eastren-Punk Rock cooked on a plate of fried rice. And your eating it while Thurston Moore sets his chia pet on fire. That the best way I can describe it. Unique to atmosphere of the time. I think they formed in 1989-90? Not sure. Polvo's hometown is Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Other notable bands from their area are Picasso Trigger and Superchunk. But anyway, I picked up all their records. Even got a copy of Cor-Crane Secret on vinyl. It was worth it. I even found their debut ep in a used cd bin. It's great. Too bad people sell it on here for $100. I got it for $5. Lucky buy. Anyway, Cor-Crane Secret is their second record, their first full length. It's an essential piece of my music collection.

Polvo is the exemplar of 1990's indie rock. Noisy, intricerate guitar work that uses loopy time signitures with a groovin backbeat. I also enjoy how they encorporate alternative tunings. Very interesting.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
i hate amazon, but that's not your fault. 19 Feb. 2006
By mark twain - Published on
Format: Audio CD
polvo is like watching arabian kids play soccer with an impressive amount of skill, even though you're not really a soccer fan.
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