Top Material Issue Albums
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Goin' Through Your Purse: Live In Chicago (2400 Trouble Makers Can't Be Wrong)
Goin' Through Your Purse: Live In Chicago (2400 Trouble Makers Can't Be Wrong)
[1994]
Freak City Soundtrack
Freak City Soundtrack
[1994]
What Girls Want - EP
What Girls Want - EP
[1992]
Destination Universe
Destination Universe
[1992]
International Pop Overthrow
International Pop Overthrow
[1991]
Related Information for Material Issue
Material Issue was a power pop power trio from Chicago, Illinois. Their trademark was a brand of dense, rich, manic, and powerful pop tunes. Their lyrics revolved heavily around themes of love and heartbreak, having a phalanx of girl's-first-name-titled songs. Singles such as "Diane" and "Valerie Loves Me" remain staples of rock radio. Formed in 1985, Material Issue was the brainchild of frontman Jim Ellison (who also played guitar, provided lead vocals, and wrote all Material Issue songs). Their early days featured a revolving door of bass players and drummers.However, Ellison met bassist Ted Ansani while both were attending Columbia Music School in Chicago in 1986, and they soon hit it off. Dr... read more