Science Faire

by The Apples in stereo

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Uncool S
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Uncool S luv the apples!!!!! Favorite track: Touch The Water.
pylon_girl
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pylon_girl Bought this for my husband Bob for Christmas from Chunklet. He was very happy to get it. Insane packaging.
SailorNomad
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SailorNomad Every artist has a beginning, some have a rough start and some hit their stride right away. The Apples not only hit the ground running with these early recordings, they hit the ground at the speed of light, with sugary-sweet gritty rocket blasts of psychedelic pop, they took of for the moon... and landed on another world! Favorite track: Motorcar.
Mikey Roberts
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Mikey Roberts What a gorgeous, lovingly put together set of 7 inch vinyls and memorabilia this is! And the music: well it's Robert Schneider and the Apples, so of course it's great. Thank you Chunklet! Favorite track: Motorcar.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes various reproduced inserts, Elephant 6 catalogs and stickers from 1993 and 1994 which are only available via mail order (and the inserts for each order will each be different!).
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9 USD  or more

     

  • Limited Edition 3x7" Box Set
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes various reproduced inserts, Elephant 6 catalogs and stickers from 1993 and 1994 which are only available via mail order (and the inserts for each order will each be different!).

    Also includes The Apples on either CLEAR or GREEN vinyl (with colored tip-on illustration), the Hypnotic Suggestion EP on either CLEAR or RED vinyl and the Time for Bed EP on either CLEAR or BLUE vinyl. Not available anywhere else but right here! Each version limited to 100 copies worldwide.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Science Faire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Time for Bed EP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Just a few bits and bobs left here in the office.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Science Faire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Hypnotic Suggestion EP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Got a few left just floating on their own. Various vinyl colors.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Science Faire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • The Apples EP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A verbatim reissue of their first single. Again, just a couple bits and bobs here in the warehouse. Don't even bother asking what color the vinyl is.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Science Faire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Warehouse Find 7" Box
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Didn't have so much as a stitch of this left here, but our distributor had five left! The sleeves are very slightly scuffed (credit shipping for that), but otherwise in pristine shape.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Science Faire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
Tidal Wave 02:57
A foot in the street and a foot in the gutter: one foot in the morning rain. Just round the corner a hole full of water and hot dog! it’s a holiday! Splish splash in a pool or puddle don’t trip up on a tidal wave-- you’ll crash in a murky muddle and THEN YOU’LL KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO KNOW YOU’RE NOT REAL. Went for a walk and I climbed up a tower-- it seemed like a thousand years ‘til I reached the top, oh, and I picked a flower that grew through the stratosphere. Drop down to a cloud or jetstream don’t trip up on a weathervane-- you’ll drown in a world or wet dream and THEN YOU’LL KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO KNOW YOU’RE NOT REAl
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Motorcar 03:39
I know who you are dressed up as a motorcar. I know where you’ve been, you’ve been drinking gasoline. I SEE THE COSTUME COME OFF IN THE BEDROOM. I SEE THE PEEPSHOW GOES ON IN YOUR WINDOW. I know where you’ve been, saw it in the magazine. I know who you are, you were with a movie star. I SEE THE COSTUME COME OFF IN THE BEDROOM. I SEE THE PEEPSHOW GOES ON IN YOUR WINDOW. Everybody knows you, everybody loves you, everybody wants to find out who you are. They don’t know where you hide, you are on the inside and people on the outside won’t look in that far. I SEE THE COSTUME COME OFF IN THE BEDROOM. I SEE THE PEEPSHOW GOES ON IN YOUR WINDOW.
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Haley 03:50
Haley, though you don’t want me daily you come to haunt me-- even though I lock the door you come in right through the floor. Haley, though you won’t see me I believe that you still need me-- even though you never call I still hear you in the walls. NOBODY ELSE WOULD EVER LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY-- NOW SOMEBODY ELSE HAS COME AND CARRIED YOU AWAY. Haley, though you won’t touch me I can see that you still trust me-- even though you’re never there I still see you in the air. NOBODY ELSE WOULD EVER LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY-- NOW SOMEBODY ELSE HAS COME AND CARRIED YOU AWAY.
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Not The Same 02:54
Wish you could walk away, you’d see the forces and naivete that swerve you. Here comes another day to read the writing on the cellophane unnerves you. YOU’RE NOT THE SAME, YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME, NO, NO, NO. I’VE SEEN A CHANGE, YOU’RE NOT THE SAME, NO, NO, NO. What have you realized? Or did you try to grasp it, but your eyes confound it? Wish I could understand, wish you could see the world and close your hand around it. YOU’RE NOT THE SAME, YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME, NO, NO, NO. I’VE SEEN A CHANGE, YOU’RE NOT THE SAME, NO, NO, NO.
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From the treetops to the ground to the rooftops of this town-- the direction of our need got us here, now we can’t leave things alone-- we see things in stone. WE’RE (HEY) HERE TODAY BUT NOT HERE TO STAY-- ON OUR WAY, TODAY IS JUST A STOP ALONG THE WAY. From the rooftop to the pond, we can see there and beyond-- when the shadows cut the trees we could dance, but they won’t leave us alone-- they see us in stone. WE’RE (HEY) HERE TODAY BUT NOT HERE TO STAY-- ON OUR WAY, TODAY IS JUST A STOP ALONG THE WAY.
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Hey, now, I’ve been running in circles doing handstands and cartwheels to try to catch your eye for days now, and from every direction I can’t get your attention no matter how I try. WHAT CAN I DO TO SHAKE OR SOOTHE THIS ACHE I’VE FOUND? CAN YOU BELIEVE THE WAY SHE’S RUNNING ME AROUND? I know it’s a sad situation and a mad occupation that’s wearing my soles thin fueled, oh, by a churning emotion and a burning devotion to something I can’t win. Sorry if I tried to pursue you, didn’t mean to unglue you or make you feel stalked, and I’m sorry that I don’t really know you or know what to show you to make you want to talk.
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There are words we have not heard, that go unsaid or whispered. And there are sounds we have not found, in our heads, underground. THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CANNOT MENTION BUT THERE’S A CONNECTION HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION. There’s a place deep in space between the eyes and the face Where there’s a mind you will not find, fills you in from behind. THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CANNOT QUESTION SO MAKE THE CONNECTION HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION.
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Touch the water and watch them fall over, tell your mother he's as sharp as a flower-- tell your mother he's as sharp as a flower. Touch the water and watch them take cover, tell your mother he's as thick as an oyster-- tell your brother he's as sharp as a flower. Father, dear, I'm getting older and the room it seems so awful golden tell your mother he's not a kid any more... Touch the water it's as soft as a feather, tell your mother he's as hot as the weather-- tell your brother he's as sharp as a flower. Father, dear, I'm getting older and the room it seems so awful golden tell your brother he's not a kid any more... Father, dear, I'm getting older tell your mother that she's lost her soldier-- tell your brother he's not a kid any more...
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Glowworm 02:42
Put a penny in the pot, put a nickel in your pocket-- Every nickel that you’ve got is a nickel in the slot. You just had to spend it all, every hour, every second-- you had to make it all wonderful, beautiful. YOU LIVED TO BURN, YOU WERE A GLOWWORM. YOU LIT THE SKY, YOU WERE A FIREFLY. I remember you in sparks, keep your picture in my locket-- little image in my heart I can wear everywhere. I could never give it up, I could never live without it-- I just want to live it up like you did, and you did. YOU LIVED TO BURN, YOU WERE A GLOWWORM. YOU LIT THE SKY, YOU WERE A FIREFLY. YOU LIT MY EYE, YOU WERE A FIREFLY. YOU LIVED, I LEARNED, I AM A GLOWWORM.
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Come on, baby, are you ready? I’m too sleepy for this party. Everyone seems so bombastic-- I’m just grumpy, I can’t help it. TIME FOR BED FOR SLEEPY HEAD. THERE’S TOO MUCH NOISE FOR SLEEPY BOYS. Everywhere I look is hazy-- feel so tired, feel so lazy. All day long things seem so drastic-- hit the bong, long to hit the sack. While everyone is having fun I’m dreaming of a star above me... IT’S TIME FOR BED FOR SLEEPY HEAD. THERE’S TOO MUCH NOISE FOR SLEEPY BOYS. While everyone is having fun I’m dreaming of a star above me...
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Rocket Pad 03:09
Calling all the kids in the city, come around, check out our pad. We’ll be in the house getting ready-- it’s better than the place we had, here the drums don’t sound so bad. Calling all the kids in the city, find the room that spins around. You’ll step inside, out into orbit as the place lifts off the ground, into space with our new sound. OH, I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT! OH, I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA FLIP OUT! I FEEL SO AT HOME IN ORBIT-- OUR OWN ROCKETSHIP!! Calling all the kids in the country, come along and hear us play. Jump the fence, come on Jack,be nimble. Meet you in the field today-- pick you up, up, and away. OH, I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT! OH,I KNOW YOU’RE GONNA FLIP OUT! I FEEL SO AT HOME IN ORBIT-- OUR OWN ROCKETSHIP!! Calling all the kids in America, bring along your Moms and Dads. They still love to turn up the stereo, think about the fun they had-- and did the kids turn out so bad?
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about

The Elephant 6 Collective’s family tree is beyond diverse. The first seed to take hold was E6-001, the 1993 self-titled EP by The Apples in Stereo (referred to by fans as the "Tidal Wave" EP), then known simply as The Apples. It was recorded and produced on four-track cassette by Elephant 6 co-founder Robert Schneider, who would soon apply his genius to the records by Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Minders, Beulah, and countless others in the E6 pantheon.

In 1994, the renamed Apples in stereo released a subsequent EP on the Bus Stop Label along with a peppering of 7" split singles before their first full length, Fun Trick Noisemaker, came out in 1995. The band has consistently stated that vinyl is the primary medium for, in the words of the Summer 1993 E6 catalog, their "dense chiming classic pop... soaked in fuzz." 

Long out of print, Science Faire collects these earliest recordings in the original format that they were released, and were meant to be heard: on seven-inch vinyl! Complete with posters, stickers and books, Science Faire has been lovingly reproduced. Each side has been stretched to the sonic limit with maximum music per side, just as with the originals. 

And as with the original 1996 pressing of this collection, there is never-before-seen artwork (for the "Time for Bed" single) from the early 90's by Elephant 6 co-founder W. Cullen Hart of The Olivia Tremor Control. As a bonus, the track “Onto Something” is included here which wasn’t included on the original Science Faire release.

All three singles are housed in a special package created by Chunklet’s in-house designer Henry Owings.

Edition of 500. 

credits

released December 14, 2016

This album is a collection of EPs and singles by THE APPLES in stereo, released between the summers of 1993 and 1995.

“Touch the Water” & "To Love the Vibration..." lyrics by J. McIntyre.
All other lyrics by R. Schneider.

Recorded between various four-track tape machines at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., 1993-1994.
The Apples EP originally released on Elephant 6 Records, 1993.
The Hypnotic Suggestion EP originally released on The Bus Stop Label, 1995. Thank you so much, Brian.
TIME FOR BED EP collects the following recordings:
“To Love the Vibration of the Bulb” (1993) was recorded for the APPLES EP, but wasn’t included in the release.
“Time For Bed/I Know You’ll Do Well” was originally released on a 7” split EP with The Olivia Tremor Control (Small-Fi Records, 1994). Thanks, Ben.
“Rocket Pad” was originally released on a flexi-disc split with The Heartworms (Wurlitzer Jukebox Records, 1995). Thanks, Keith.
“Onto Something” was originally released on a 7” split EP with Sportsguitar (100 Guitar Mania Records, 1995). Thanks, Furu.

Exquisite hand-drawn artwork by W. Cullen Hart.
Collage art by Robert Schneider.
Package design by Henry Owings.
Thanks to KLPI-Ruston,LA for the cover photo.
The Songs: “Tidal Wave” and “Not The Same” by R. Schneider/C. Parfitt.
“Stop Along The Way” by J. McIntyre/R. Schneider.
“Touch the Water and “To Love the Vibration of the Bulb” by J. McIntyre.
All other selections by R. Schneider.
All compositions © 1993, 1994, 1995 The Elephant 6 Publishing Co. (ASCAP).
Thanks to our families, our friends, our kitties, spinART, and Henry Owings.

This compilation under exclusive license from The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
Chunklet Industries 1694 May Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316 U.S.A.

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