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Crankpin

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Crankpin

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Location:Muncie, Indiana
Year(s):1990 - 1994
Categorized as:Alt-Rock
Members:Mike Walker: Guitar/Vocals
Sean O'Neil: Bass/Vocals
Joseph "6" Dixon: Drums (1991-1994)
Pete Janidlo: Drums (1990-1991)
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About:

Muncie, IN - 1990 to 1994.

Crankpin formed after Case Yellow disbanded at the end of 1989. Crankpin went on to become a popular original band in Muncie with some notoriety around Indiana. Crankpin was one of the first Muncie bandsof the post-No Bar era to break out of Muncie and play many of its shows in places like Indianapolis; Louisville, KY; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; and Champaign, IL and all over Indiana. Crankpin played with notable bands like Lungfish, The Laughing Hyenas, Vampire Lesbos, Antenna, Big Wheel and Samiam.

The band formally recorded about 30 songs in its lifespan, mostly with Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana in Lafayette, releasing three cassettes, and a 7-inch record and appearing on a number of compilations.


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 1991,

First Crankpin recordings. Recorded 1991 at BSU MET studios by Daryl Frame. These are poor quality recordings taken from an old cassette. Be Somebody, Buried and Behind the Back were used as our first demo tape to get shows.

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    Overcome '91
     
     
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    Wash '91
     
     
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    Behind The Back
     
     
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    Be Somebody
     
     
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    Buried
     
     
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    When You're Around
     
     
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    My Face Screams No
     
     
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    Waiting
     
     

 
 
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9 more songs recorded during same session by Mass Giorgini. We played them all in one take and added vocal tracks and maybe more guitar later. They appear here unedited.

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    Love Wishes
     
     
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    Her
     
     
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    Booju
     
     
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    Waiting
     
     
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    Wash
     
     
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    Transfer
     
     
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    Behind The Back
     
     
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    Restless
     
     
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    Cut
     
     

 
 
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Recorded in 1993 by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana, Lafayette, IN.  Can You Believe ... ? and Paraffin Girl released as 7" single on What Else? Records from Columbus, IN.

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    Can You Believe This Friggin Stuff?
     
     
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    Paraffin Girl
     
     
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    Gimp's Reply
     
     
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    Turning Point
     
     
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    Symptom/...
     
     
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    Lower Than A Dog
     
     
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    Just Her Way
     
     
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    Holding On
     
     
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    Didn't Tell
     
     
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    Muncie
     
     

 
 
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 1991, None,

Recorded at Mom's Music in Louisville, KY by Howie Gano. Bottled Up appeared on a 7" compilation called Resist on Uprising Records from Michigan.

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    Bottled Up
     
     
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    Sorry About Today
     
     
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    Take It Home
     
     

 
 
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 1992, Alchemy,

4-song Ep; self-released on cassette. Recorded by mass Girogini at Sonic Iguana, Lafayette, IN.

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    Overview of April
     
     
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    Fables
     
     
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  • I saw the CRANKPIN serveral times when I was an exchange student in Indy in 1992/93, and loved them every single time. I still have their '92 cassette EP, and still love it! <3
    by Christian Unsinn on Feb 18, 2012
  • These songs are definitely way more to me than nostalgia. They gave me hope and promise that there was indeed something beyond the small confines of my central Indiana town. I am glad that I was a part of this scene. Nothing has ever even come close. Such a beautiful time of my life that I wouldn't trade for anything. Yes, Muncie WILL be in me forever.
    by Kristopher R on Oct 18, 2011
  • unfortunately i imagine that this band is now defunct. i have downloaded all the material i could find available & i have to say there is great potential. friends i've shared with agree. i sincerely hope to hear much more from these people in the near future. cybored@charter.net
    by CyBored on Jun 25, 2010
  • Thank you! I've been trying to find this stuff for ten years. Somebody stole these tapes from my car back then.
    by Jake on Sep 20, 2009

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