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20 Song CD on Big Beef Records (BBCD06) $11

Ultra Vega John Shough's debut release! From the ever expanding treasure trove of recordings from this great Dayton musician comes this collection of twenty pop rock gems! You can hear Shough's years of production experience shining through with these elegantly crafted works.
John has made his mark in music over the past decade with his production work at Dayton's rather legendary Cro-Magnon Studios working with such notables as Guided By Voices, Shrug, The Breeders, The Mulchmen, Real Lulu, Tobin Sprout and many, many more.
Now with this release, he premieres just some of the many great songs he's developed on his own over the past few years. The songs radiate a refreshingly modern feel, while still reflecting the essence of some of the best of classic pop in the vein of the likes of Big Star, late 60's Kinks and Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, XTC and Paul McCartney. This is not surprising in that, like McCartney, John is an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, playing most everything on the recordings, with some fine guest appearances from the likes of Mitch Mitchell (of The Terrifying Experience, formerly of GBV), and Brett Owsley and Todd "TeaSea" Carll of The Kommandoz OGC, who are also now performing in John's live band outfit, also named Ultra Vega.
Tracks featured on this release include the "Purged", "Laser Days", "Hens Gone Wrong", "Ejecti Nova Speed", "Sleeping Dogs", "Gone Fishing", "Truly In Pieces", "The One That Got Away" and the beautiful sailing closer "So Very".
You can't go wrong with this wonderful collection of unpretentiously majestic pop!

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