30 December 2009
so, yeah, they're from cle, but they played columbus a TON and put out a record on break up! (and btw, megathanks to pat fer runnin' these puppies in! and thus hooking me - and you! - up with the stuff i don't have) and anyhow it's just a central-ohio-centric blarg, there ain't no real rules kids. short story for now: tommy was in the mice (watch these skies, probably) with his brother, the amazing bill fox (who recorded some revelers recs and lent them a song at least) and then started revelers with some dudes who wanted to sound even more like the who (tommy, with regards to a recording session that sadly never occurred: "will you make me sound like keith moon?" me: "tommy, yer in luck. the guy who could make you sound like not keith moon has yet to be found.") but with a twist: they should look exactly like flamin' groovies. just kiddin'. (not really.)
anyhow, here's a funpack of all their 45s (including splits with boogieman smash, whose bassplayer they eventually stole)!! five (!) lps in yer future if no-one bombs the station!!!
here's a remixed version of dan's (of greenhorn and bush league all-stars fame) solo track ("telling secrets, forming unions") from bela's i stayed up all night listening to records comp. got my hands on the multitrack one day and cleaned it up a bit. a fantastic song and i'm damned proud of what i had a chance to do with it.
26 December 2009
their first three attempts at making a full-length record (two while they were together the first time and one from their first reformation). one of the sessions yielded a coupla 45s.
read what bela wrote about 'em