The Technical Jed – Southern States – Vinyl Record
Southern States is an album by the American alternative rock band The Technical Jed, released in 1994.
Southern States by The Technical Jed is a notable release in the alternative rock and indie rock genres. The band, led by singer-songwriter Jedediah Parish, is known for their melodic and guitar-driven sound, characterized by introspective and poetic lyrics.
The Technical Jed was a rock band from Richmond, Virginia. The band started when Daniel Bartels and David Bush, who were working together at an oriental carpet store, asked Clancy Fraher and Steve Brooking to join them. Fraher taught Bartels some open tunings on his new telecaster, then promptly left the country to explore Europe for a month.
When Fraher returned, Daniel had begun creating his own musical vocabulary that was later crucial in setting this band apart from the typical 2-guitar bands of the day. Many reviewers likened them to Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd of Television.
The band did a couple of songs with David Lowery at Sound of Music Studios and sent out 6 demo cassettes to a select group of indie labels. The New York based SpinART Records heard the cassette and signed the band to a 2-record deal. The first record, Southern States, was mostly a compilation of singles and material that had been released previously. It was a broad collection of rock flavors stirred over a few years. The album peaked at 43 in the CMJ chart.
The album features a mix of alternative and indie rock tracks that reflect Parish’s thoughtful and sometimes melancholic songwriting. Southern States includes songs like “Dance Of The Lollipop Faeries” and “Rocket Science,” which exemplify the band’s ability to craft melodic and emotionally resonant music.
The Technical Jed’s music is celebrated for its heartfelt and sincere approach to songwriting. Southern States is a significant release in their discography, representing their contribution to the alternative and indie rock scenes of the early 1990s. It is appreciated for its evocative lyrics and melodic sensibility.
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic seal
Spin Art Records 1994 spart 41
Dance Of The Lollipop Faeries
Phillips’ Bastard Son
Gina (Fix Yourself A drink)