Beat Happening reach into their bag of goodies and pull out a winner. One of their most requested songs is seen in a new light. This version of "Crashing Through" was recorded in 1986, produced by Patrck Maley at Yo-Yo studio in Olympia, Washington. The mix is by Jim Meyering, who worked with several Seattle bands in the '80s, including Danger Bunny (featuring members of The Beakers, Danger Bunny released music on early K cassettes). This mix of "Crashing Through" was recently discovered on a reel of mixes Jim Meyering made of several Yo-Yo Beat Happening recordings forgotten in the K archive. It was deemed worthy of seeing the light of day, as you'll surely agree.
“Crashing Through” was re-recorded in 1987 by Steve Fisk for the second Beat Happening album Jamboree.
The B side of this single, “The This Many Boyfriends Club”, is also an earlier, alternate to what appeared on Jamboree. This version of the song was recorded at a live performance in Corvallis, Oregon, early 1987 by Rich Jensen.
Cover art by Beat Happening member Heather Lewis.
This is the International Pop Underground Volume CXLVII