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Old 12.06.2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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They were around mid-90s I believe. Someone did me a tape years ago which I loved. I never found out much information about them.

I just saw The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. They really reminded me of them.
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Old 12.06.2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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Old 12.06.2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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Versus had some solid records and are a decent enough band for how cheap their records are, but nothing really special IMO. Their records, while not bad, are mostly forgettable I think. Been a while since I've listened to them, so maybe my thoughts are different.

Despite them taking their name from the Mission of Burma record, I think Versus and Burma sound nothing alike really.

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Old 12.06.2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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Great band. My favorite album they released was The Stars are Insane, but their entire '90s output was really good. They've been on hiatus for quite some time, occasionally reforming to open for Mission of Burma or some other one-off, but they're back together now and planning on releasing an album on Merge next year, produced by Nicholas Vehrnes.
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Old 12.07.2009, 02:46 AM   #5
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Did they have a male and female singer? I had a look at the discography and don't recognise any of the songs. Did they have a song with 'spastic' in the title? I remember that.
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Old 12.07.2009, 05:44 AM   #6
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Did they have a male and female singer? I had a look at the discography and don't recognise any of the songs. Did they have a song with 'spastic' in the title? I remember that.
Yep, Spastic Reaction, off Two Cents Plus Tax. But that was probably my least favorite album they put out.
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Old 12.07.2009, 06:47 AM   #7
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Oh brilliant!!! Thanks very much. I love that album do much. I'll have to check out their other stuff. I've only ever heard that one album.
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Old 12.07.2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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I only know them from a split 7" I own. I like the song
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Old 12.14.2009, 02:28 PM   #9
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up through _Secret Swingers_ they were excellent.

then they stopped being excellent.
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Old 12.16.2009, 11:32 AM   #10
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the Bee Gees were a million times better
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Old 12.16.2009, 01:45 PM   #11
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I remember the movie "Versus".
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Old 12.16.2009, 02:36 PM   #12
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One of my favorite bands from the 90's for sure. A little on the pop side of things but still good. Glad to hear they are recording again.
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