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Now Hear This: Oh-OK | The Complete Reissue

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “In all respects, Oh-OK were a footnote in the birth of American indie pop. The Athens outfit were co-led by Lynda Stipe, the bass-playing sister of the singer in a rather more popular band, and featured singer Linda Hopper (who would go on to form the likable alt-rockers Magnapop) and guitarist Matthew Sweet.

That said, they were a really fun footnote, and the two EPs collected here — 1982’s Wow Mini Album and 1984’s Furthermore What — are agreeable artifacts of their time. Wow Mini Album, recorded in 1982 before Sweet joined the band, consists of brittle bass-and-drum duets overlaid with Hopper’s unique, hiccupping vocals. The Complete Reissue also includes a live set and two previously unreleased tracks.”