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Once Upon A Time Called Now

by Longstocking

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anabolic squirrel Can you actually make a better song than Teenage Angst? It's riot grrrl attitude with queercore hooks. It's the first track for a reason: to prime a great album! Favorite track: Teenage Angst at 27.
Wesley Meier
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Wesley Meier I was so excited to see this album available on vinyl. Before the internet was quite so large a friend got this CD and we would listen to it over and over again. The music sounds fresh to this day and the lyrics still resonate with me at 43 as they did at 21. Favorite track: Teenage Angst at 27.
Los Angeles Loves You
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Los Angeles Loves You The fact this album still sounds fresh and exciting 20-something years after its release says all you need to know about how great Longstocking was. Favorite track: Teenage Angst at 27.
Dale Johnson
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Dale Johnson I love every single song on this album, but I have to say that the ones that mean the most to me personally are "Teenage Angst at 27", "Goddess" and "Radio Agony". Tamala Poljak is really one of the unsung great songwriters of the 1990's...it's about time that this album is getting reissued and given the attention it deserves. Much love to her and the rest of the band. :-) Favorite track: Teenage Angst at 27.
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Autobarb 02:54
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Radio Agony 03:57
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Not A Jerk 03:30
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Equator 02:56
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Oscar Nite 02:41
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Bus 03:49

about

Secret treasure of the queercore/riot grrrl era, Longstocking’s Once Upon a Time Called Now was, ironically, the recording with perhaps the broadest commercial appeal. It leaps from the speakers, thanks to the immediacy of guitarist/lead vocalist Tamala Poljak’s pop songcraft and the sharp angularity and surging energy of the four-piece’s rock musicianship. Remastered for turntables, Longstocking’s debut is a record of 1997 with 2020 vision. In fact, the title couldn’t be more accurate: Once Upon a Time… is ready for right now.

credits

released February 5, 2021

Once Upon a Time Called Now was recorded, mixed and mastered by Bill Sanke, Downtown Los Angeles, June 1997.
We recorded and mixed it in 5 days on a budget of $2000.

Donna Dresch released the first edition of this recording on CD on her label Chainsaw Records in 1997.

Remastered for vinyl by Bill Sanke. Lacquer cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl. Art by Nathan Paul Rice. Hand-lettering by Arrington de Dionyso.
Band photo by Jennifer Roper. Layout by Tamala and Rob.

Longstocking is:
Tamala Poljak • vocals and guitar
David Gomez • bass
Sherri S. Solinger • drums
Woody Stevenson • guitar and backing vocals

All lyrics written by Tamala Poljak.
All songs written by Tamala Poljak and Longstocking.
Natalie Woodlawn co-wrote the lyrics on Jehu on a Rollercoaster.

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