Sammy

Long Island’s Sammy was a Pavement inspired collaboration between guitarist/bassist Luke Wood and singer/guitarist/pianist Jesse Hartman. That influence dominates both 1994’s Debut Album (aka Sammy) and Kings Of The Inland Empire, released by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on his Smells Like Records.

On 1996’s Tales Of Great Neck Glory Sammy substitutes the influence of Pavement with the influences and sounds of 25 years of Punk; beginning with the 60’s Velvet Underground (Lou Reed in particular) and concluding with mid 1990’s highly influential Sonic Youth. 

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums:

Debut Album (aka Sammy) (CD, LP) Fire Records 1994
Debut Album  (aka Sammy) (CD, MP3) Smells Like Records 1994
Debut Album (CD) Time Bomb Records 1994
Tales Of Great Neck Glory (Cass, CD, LP) Fire Records 1996
Tales Of Great Neck Glory (CD, LP, MP3) DCG / Geffen 1996

Singles & EPs:

Babe Come Down (7") Smells Like Records 1993
Babe Come Down (7") Fire Records 1994
Kings Of The Inland Empire (CD EP) Smells Like Records 1994
Kings Of The Inland Empire (7", CD EP) Fire Records 1994
Hi Fi Killers (7", CD EP) Fire Records 1994
Majik Man Fire (7", CD Single) Records 1995
Chili Lite / Kohut (Little Darlings) (7") Hep-Cat  1995
Encyclopedi-ite (7", CD Single) Fire Records  1996
Neptune Ave. (Ortho Hi Rise) (7", CD Single) Fire Records 1996
Leopard Skin Swatch (7", CD Single) Radiation Records 1996

Appears On:

Albums:

"Encyclopedi-ite" Buy-Product 2: Brief Encounters (CD) DGC  1996

Compilations:

"Hi Fi Killers" The Day We Exhumed Disco (CD) Caroline Records (Spain) 1994
"Neptune Ave. (Ortho Hi Rise)" Swag Volume 1 (CD) MCA Records (Canada) 1996  
"Possibly Peking" CMJ New Music June – Volume 34 (CD) College Music Journal 1996
"Babe Come Down" I Wouldn’t Piss On It If It Was On Fire (2xCD) Fire Records 1998

Writing & Arrangement:

"Room N° 8" Mini-Krautrock (Cass) Mini-Drivers Records 1999 

 

Tales of Great Neck Glory (1996)

Playing Time: 42:45

1. Possibly Peking (4:14)
2. Encyclopedi-ite (3:06)
3. Slim Style (4:34)
4. Neptune Ave. (Ortho Hi Rise) (3:55)
5. Buckle-Up Sunshine (4:02)
6. Blue Oyster Bay (4:43)
7. Chilling Excerpts (4:18)
8. Red Lights Flashing (2:32)
9. Anything (3:30)
10. Horse or Ballet? (3:15)
11. Kings Pt. vs. Steamboat (4:36)

Tales of Great Neck Glory (Part 1) (Part 2)

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