Just when I was about to write off this Highland Park, NJ as a heretofore forgotten, mid-90s delight, I discover that not only am I no longer their sole admirer in the universe, they even had a video for this ep's leadoff cut, "Alfa Romeo," that garnered a spin or two on MTV's 120 Minutes.So far as I know, this ep was their only release. Borrowing their name from an anatomical term given to the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder (or so says Wikipeida). You Tube's Rotator Cuff bio enlightened me
Rotator Cuff created a buzz following the release of an EP with the single "Alfa Romeo" on Park N Ride Records out of San Francisco. The Video for Alfa Romeo was featured on MTV's120 Minutes and the music on House of Style, The Real World and Unfiltered. The band featured Joe Woelf, Gary Kaplan, Rob Farrell and Dave Turov. Gary and Rob both are currently in the bands The Fletchers and The Anderson Council, respectively.
Playing chiming, indie guitar pop, Rotator Cuff's unassuming sound was heightened with a mild downer vibe that kept the procedings that much more intriguing. The ep was produced by Kramer of Shimmy Disc Records fame. If you enjoyed my previous Edsel post, Rotator Cuff are sure to entice.
01. alfa romeo
04. your fault or mine?
05. 2nd friend