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International Pop Overthrow

Material Issue Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000001FZT
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,744 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Valerie Loves Me
2. Diane
3. Renee Remains The Same
4. This Letter
5. Out Right Now
6. Crazy
7. Chance of a Lifetime
8. International Pop Overthrow
9. Very First Lie
10. Trouble
11. There Was A Few
12. This Far Before
13. A Very Good Idea
14. Li'l Christine

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure pop heaven 11 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Discovered this band when seeing them play live at a music festival in the US. Blew me away with the sheer simplicity and perfection of their catchy guitar pop songs, which were usually about girls. Lead singer Jim Ellison sadly committed suicide in '96, but he certainly left a legacy of touching pop songs behind. Opener 'Valerie Loves Me' is one of those songs that everyone needs to hear, however this is far from a one song album. Pretty much everything on here is worthy of your hard earned on its own merits. Buy a copy and make a discovery that will delight you in the way it delighted me back in '94 when I first encountered them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Chicago classic 28 Sep 2005
By C. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Material Issue may have been the best pure band out of the Chicago scene that spawned Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, and Urge Overkill, among many others. It's great three minute, three chord rock and roll, wearing Jim Ellison's heart and influences on its sleeve. Contrary to one of the other reviews, MI did not disband. Ellison killed himself, a tragic loss for pop music. But that is not why to buy this album: buy it for the life that courses through Ellison's songs and his band's performances, not for the sad way his life ended.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars unsung heroes 3 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Having grown up in Chicago and seeing this band develop (along with the usual local suspects as Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Urge Overkill, etc.) - I can only say how sad it was when they had to disband. MI never got the credit they deserved, and one can only hope that they'll eventually get their due as time passes. A truly great and original band, and they've got the chops to prove it.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Power Pop from the early 90's 30 April 2003
By J. C. Darling - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album Waaaaaayyyyy back in early 1991 when it was first released. And, although I haven't listened to it in a long time (I traded it in a while ago for some foolish reason that I can't fathom at the moment), all I remember is being blown away by how catchy EVERY track was. Of course "Valerie Loves Me" is great... and the fact that I had a major crush on a girl named Valerie, at the time of this album's original release, made it all the more memorable for me. But many other tracks like "The Very First Lie" are also excellent.
My wish to re-purchase this CD has brought me to Amazon.com..... and this little customer review down memory lane. Find this CD and buy it, ASAP, if you are a fan of melodic power pop with attitude.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DOESN'T THE ALBUM'S TITLE JUST SAY IT ALL? 1 Oct 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Never heard of these guys? Never heard "Valerie Loves Me"? Well, until recently, I hadn't either, but I'm so very glad I did. Not only is "Valerie.." a brilliantly catchy tune, the rest of this album is just as wonderful and infectuous; and for some reason, I just love the album cover as well. I also can't get enough of "This Far Before" the ultimate song for unrequited love. It's very tragic that Jim Ellison is no longer with us, because who knows how far this wonderful band could have gone? Buy this album. You won't regret it. It's also a wonderful CD to pop in if you have a long drive-the ultimate CD to sing at the top of your lungs while driving down that lonely road... of life...........
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one for the time capsule folks, a must have. 29 July 2005
By M. Tillman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Influences (Cheap Trick, etc) aside, this album is filler free, which makes it better than anything previously put out by a power pop act. Thus this is the definitive power pop album of all time. It's a shame MI never got their just due. A power pop act in the midst of the over indulged 'grunge' movement sealed their fate. I saw them in Atlanta in '94 or '95 and remember I was 1 of maybe 50 people. That's the stupid ugly side of the music biz folks, be part of the new craze or be pushed aside. Nearly every song on this disc is memorable, with Very First Lie, Valerie..., and Crazy among the many gems on this album. Sadly, Material Issue's frontman and soul left us. I thank him for leaving us a part of him and hopefully many others will find their way to this much unheralded music.
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