Expanded reissue of The Textones second album includes bonus live set.
It would be three years before The Textones followed up their acclaimed debut, Midnight Mission. But, it was well worth the wait.
Cedar Creek appeared in 1987 on a new label, Enigma Records, and Carla Olson, George Callins, Joe Read, and Tom Junior Morgan were joined by new drummer Rick Hemmert—and they didn’t miss a beat.
Produced this time by Michael Stone and the band, Cedar Creek features 9 originals, including a co-write with original Textone Kathy Valentine, who left the group in 1981 and found fame with The Go-Go’s. And, much like its predecessor, legendary contributors like future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ian McLagan and Howie Epstein make appearances.
In addition to the original album the oft-bootlegged 1987 performance from The Catalyst in Santa Cruz gets an official release. The blistering 8-track set features songs from both of the band’s albums. According to Olson in the new liner notes, “I don’t wag my tail much about this, but the Catalyst show is one of the best examples of how well I can sing when it all works. It’s some of the best singing I’ve ever done.”
Cedar Creek reappears in the market along with their 1984 debut, Midnight Mission (also containing unissued bonus material.)
If you’ve never experienced The Textones, it’s time to get your feet wet in Cedar Creek.
Not Afraid Every Angel In Heaven Another Soul Searcher One Love Austin Gotta Get Back Home You Can Run Cedar Creek(For Mother’s Father, Robert Fulton Hodler) We Can Laugh About It Gotta Get Back Home Not Afraid No Love In You You Can Run Austin Upset Me Every Angel In Heaven Standing In The Line