Something Special Died

by Something Special Died

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Elliot Y. Thank all relevant deities that this is finally available! Even on the strength of the perfect, monolithic "Needlenose" alone—which some will remember as the closing song (credited as Buss) on the Expendable 2 BMX VHS—this album surely deserves to be a recognised part of the emo canon. Languish in obscurity no more! Favorite track: Needlenose.
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Before Buss, the first "real" band I was in, there was Something Special Died. Same band, different name. This band originally formed in the basement of an abandoned (and now no-existent) butcher shop in Virginia, MN in the winter of '90/'91. By '93 we had all moved to Minneapolis. By '95 we had split up and moved to different cities. In '97 we regrouped in Minneapolis and put this album out in '98. As recording commenced before I moved back, Paul J. recorded bass tracks in my stead.


released June 10, 1998

Paul Altobell: Drums, Backing Vocals
Paul Jarmer: Guitars, Vocals, Bass on 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Jason Kokal: Bass on 1, 4, 9

1, 2, 4 and 9 recorded at The Terrarium by Jason Orris
3, 5, 6*, 7 and 8 recorded at Funkytown by Paul Jarmer
All songs mixed at The Terrarium by Jason Orris and SSD
* Track 6 mixed at Trailmix Studios by SSD

Cover art by Brian Weber ℅ Furious Calves Productions



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The Broken Hour Minneapolis, Minnesota

My name is Jason Kokal. I am a photographer, musician, DJ, film maker, actor and cook based in Minneapolis, MN. The Broken Hour is the audio recording arm of my production company Dark River Productions.
This site is meant as a collection of recorded music I've played on which isn't available elsewhere.
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