Ric Menck

Ric Menck, The Ballad of Ric Menck (Download)

Last night I drove to my parents' house to pick up old W-2's (tax season!) and to give my dad a copy of Big Star's In Space, because Drew and I had been listening to it in the car the other day and I couldn't get over how much it sounded like something my dad would like. Then I drove home, sat down in front of the computer, and saw that Alex Chilton had passed away just days before Big Star was slated to reunite for SXSW. I was planning on posting some songs from In Space yesterday, because they seemed like perfect underrated spring time jams -- good for driving around in tentative windows-down weather, but now it seems sort of weird to do that.

Instead, I'm posting Ric Menck's classic The Ballad of Ric Menck. Ric Menck was a member of the Velvet Crush & now plays with a power pop super group called Magic Christian. Ric Menck's work is one of the things that came to mind while Drew and I were listening to In Space. The Ballad of Ric Menck collects 11 of Menck's non-Velvet Crush singles, including the songs he released with the Springfields for Sarah Records.

If you download this & like it, I definitely suggest that you check out the Velvet Crush's album, Teenage Symphonies to God (which has one of my all-time favorite album titles & covers) as well as Menck's work with Magic Christian.

Ric Menck, The Ballad of Ric Menck (Download)


L said...

Oh thanks so much for this. I love music with that Byrds vibe in it.

Tinsel Heart said...

Thank you for this nice compilation. Ric Menck is great! Have you heard another comp titled Hey Wimpus which collects Ric's and Paul Chastain's stuff? ...or Paul Chastain's Halo LP which is very rare?

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