Velvet Crush – Hold Me Up —-Powerpop Friday

This song released in 1994 was on the album Teenage Symphonies to God. It has everything you would want out of a power pop song. They got the name of the album from something Brian Wilson said… “I’m writing a teenage symphony to God,”

The  Velvet Crush formed in Rhode Island in 1989, although vocalist/bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck first met and began performing together in Champaign, Illinois. There Menck founded his own small label, Picture Book, on which he and Chastain recorded solo material as well as singles under various group names like the Springfields, Choo Choo Train, the Paint Set, and Bag-O-Shells.

The band broke up in 1996 but re-formed in 1998 and has continued to record, releasing their most recent album in 2004. Vocalist/bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck are the band’s core members and they share singing and songwriting duties. Their debut album In the Presence of Greatness was produced by Matthew Sweet,

Hold Me Up

Dead on the phone
One is too alone
Suffer as the days
Linger on and on
Miles and miles away
Hold me up when I’m gone
Hold me up when I’m gone

Time down the road
Nothing much to show
Suffer as the days
Linger on and on
Miles and miles away
You hold me up when I’m gone
Hold me up when I’m gone

Touching down and out of sight
And being found to be alright

Life on the phone
Wasted space at home
Suffer as the days
Linger on and on
Miles and miles away
You hold me up when I’m gone
Hold me up when I’m gone
You hold me up when I’m gone

 

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet_Crush