Friday, March 06, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of the Day-Econoline Crush

Artist:Econoline Crush
Song:You Don't Know What It's Like
Album:Surefire: The Best Of

Econoline Crush had success in their native Canada in the late 90s. They had some success in the US but never really broke through to the mainstream. You Don't Know What It's Like was their final Canadian hit in 2001. The band was formed in 1992 when lead singer Trevor Hurst moved from his hometown of Brandon, MB to Vancouver and answered an ad in a Seattle newspaper. The other constant member was guitarist Robbie Morfitt. The band has gone through several bassists and drummers. They signed with EMI Canada and released the EP Purge in 1994 and their full length debut CD Affliction in 1995. Econoline Crush had mainstream success in Canada after they signed with manager Bruce Allen in 1996 and they decided to go in a more mainstream rock direction with the 1997 CD The Devil You Know. The single All That You Are reached #12 on the RPM chart in Canada. It would turn out to be their biggest hit. Most of Ecomoline Crush's success was on the alternative music charts and also touring. They signed with Restless Records in the US and continued to tour. For their 2001 CD Brand New History, Morfitt left and was replaced by Ziggy Sigmund. That album was produced in Los Angeles by Bob Rock. And though You Don't Know What It's Like charted in Canada, the album just didn't do well enough and Econoline Crush split up shortly after. You can get all their hits on this comp. Hurst intended to go solo with his new band Hurst. But instead he revived Econoline Crush and released the 2008 CD Ignite. Morfitt returned to the band in 2010. They released an EP in 2011 but it appears that Econoline Crush is no longer active. Here's the video for you Don't Know What it's Like by Econoline Crush.

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