Ivy League College

Ivy League College 7" cover

Release Notes:

Broken Rekids, 7", 1995. Some copies on white vinyl.

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals), Gardner (bass), Reed (drums)


Ivy League College
Band You Love To Hate
Marie Provost

More info:

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!"