From Lance's original J Church website: "Probably our
best release. Our first proper recording with Reed on drums. Basically
one song is a tirade against college students, one against people
dissing every band I've ever been in and a cover of a Nick Lowe
tune. Nifty cover is a spoof on Cheap Trick and the label itself
is a take off on Stiff Records (one of my fave old labels)."
Although the words above date from 1995, that 'best release' comment
has also appeared in much later interviews. Band You Love
To Hate was inspired by touring with Beck, which Lance
did as his guitarist around this time. The title track may have
been inspired by the year that Lance lived in College Station, Texas
(an experience which also led to another song, named after the town).
Marie Provost is a cover of a song by the British
singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, a real-life story of a silent movie
star who couldn't make the transition to the 'talkies' and who killed
herself, locked in her apartment with her dogs...
I don't know how many copies exist on white vinyl but most were
undoubtedly on regular black. The creases on the sleeve picture
above are (unfortunately) real ones from the scanned copy, not part
of the design. Finally, the inner sleeve features the declaration:
"No synthesizers ever!"