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Sweet American Music

by Dave Rave & the Governors

More Tough Pop from Canadian Punk Legend Dave Rave and his Minnesota band The Governors. Written and recorded at Sparta Sound on The Iron Range. Produced by Rich Mattson and Craig Teiken.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Sweet American Music
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2. Always Something There
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3. Queen of the Tambourines
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4. Pullman, Washington
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5. Purple Velvet Valentine
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6. Lindsay
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7. Trapped
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8. You Take What's Yours
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9. Night School
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10. Walking Down Mainstreet
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11. Black and White
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Album Notes
Dave Rave returns with The Governors for the follow up to 2013's debut "Ashtray Makeup". For those who don't know, Dave Rave has been on the scene for decades with the likes of The Shakers, and Teenage Head. He has worked with Daniel Lanois, Alex Chilton, Jack Douglas, Andrew Loog Oldham and countless others. Dave started coming to Minnesota in 2007. It was after several stops over many years that he was convinced to go up to Rich Mattson's Sparta Sound on the Iron Range of Minnesota. And what better time to do it than January? The songs are written and recorded on the spot. This record saw the addition of Edie Rae on vocals and Keely Lane on drums. Regular drummer Tom Cook was on paternity leave. The routine is as follows: The Raver flies in on a Monday and rehearses the band that night. On Tuesday, whoever can make it drives three hours north to Sparta Sound and writes and records until playing gigs in Virginia, Duluth, and Minneapolis. The band also follows the same routine in June for a week. Work on the third record will start in January of 2015.



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