Material Issue

Material Issue

Profile:
Illinois based band consisting of Jim Ellison, Ted Ansani & Mike Zelenko. After playing the Chicago circuit, Material Issue released a series of singles in 1987 on small labels. Their first major label release through Mercury Records "International Pop Overthrow" compiled all these tracks giving them strong success on the college radio circuit as well as critical acclaim. After releasing two more records ("Destination Universe" & "Freak City Soundtrack") the group began working on their fourth album "Telecommando Americano". Sadly before the album was released, lead singer Jim Ellison committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on June 20th, 1996. "Telecommando Americano" was later released shortly after his death.
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Material Issue Discography

Albums

Materialissue* Materialissue (MiniAlbum) Landmind Records, Big Block Records (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
Material Issue International Pop Overthrow (Album) PolyGram, Mercury Canada 1991 Sell This Version
SACD 390 Material Issue Eleven Supersonic Hit Explosions(CD, Album, Smplr, Promo) PolyGram, Mercury SACD 390 US 1991 Sell This Version
Material Issue Destination Universe (Album) Mercury US 1992 Sell This Version
Material Issue Freak City Soundtrack (Album) Mercury Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Material Issue Telecommando Americano (Album) Rykodisc US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BB 103 Materialissue* The Super Sonic Seven-Inch(7", Single) Big Block Records (2) BB 103 US 1988 Sell This Version
Material Issue Valerie Loves Me (Single) Mercury US 1991 Sell This Version
Material Issue Diane (Maxi, Single) Mercury US 1991 Sell This Version
Material Issue Blockbuster EP (EP) Mercury, Mercury Canada 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-933-1 Material Issue Material Issue EP(12") Mercury PRO-933-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
Material Issue What Girls Want (Single) Polydor, Polydor US 1992 Sell This Version
CDP 718 Material Issue When I Get This Way (Over You)(CD, Promo, Single) Mercury CDP 718 US 1992 Sell This Version
ISSUE 1 Material Issue Issue-1(12", Promo) Polydor ISSUE 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Material Issue Kim The Waitress Mercury US 1994 Sell This Version
Material Issue Goin' Through Your Purse: Live In Chicago (2400 Trouble Makers Can't Be Wrong) (EP, Maxi) Mercury US 1994 Sell This Version
CDP 1260 Material Issue Goin' Through Your Purse(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Mercury CDP 1260 US 1994 Sell This Version
MCA5P-3645 Liz Phair With Material Issue Liz Phair With Material Issue - The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)(CD, Single, Promo) MCA Records MCA5P-3645 US 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

B0006525-02 Material Issue The Best Of Material Issue(CD, Comp, RM) Mercury B0006525-02 US 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SAC 222 Material Issue Chatter - An Audio Profile Of International Pop Overthrow(Cass, Promo, Chr) Polygram, Mercury SAC 222 US 1991 Sell This Version

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