Material Issue

Material Issue

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.

Material Issue Discography


LMR 102 Materialissue* Materialissue (MiniAlbum) Landmind Records LMR 102 US 1987 Sell This Version
848 155-4 Material Issue International Pop Overthrow (Album) PolyGram, Mercury 848 155-4 US 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
P2-12333, DIDY 014396 Material Issue Destination Universe (Album) Mercury P2-12333, DIDY 014396 US 1992 Sell This Version
314 518 894-4 Material Issue Freak City Soundtrack (Album) Mercury 314 518 894-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
RCD 10384 Material Issue Telecommando Americano (Album) Rykodisc RCD 10384 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
CDP 368 Material Issue Valerie Loves Me (Single) Mercury CDP 368 US 1991 Sell This Version
868 165-2 Material Issue Diane (Maxi, Single) Mercury 868 165-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO 924-1, SPP 1047 Material Issue Blockbuster EP (EP) Mercury, Mercury PRO 924-1, SPP 1047 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-933-1 Material Issue Material Issue EP(12") Mercury PRO-933-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDP 685 Material Issue What Girls Want (Single) Polydor, Polydor CDP 685 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
PRO-1095-7 Material Issue Kim The Waitress Mercury PRO-1095-7 US 1994 Sell This Version
856 083-2 Material Issue Goin' Through Your Purse: Live In Chicago (2400 Trouble Makers Can't Be Wrong) (EP, Maxi) Mercury 856 083-2 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


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


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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