This was one of the last live tapes I made with my walkman – it died shortly after this show. This was a show if I remember right that was at a WPRB dj’s house or parent’s house. I’m not sure if I ever knew who’s house it was. We just pilled into a friends car and saw them in this strange setting of a upper middle class house in Princeton NJ. It’s pretty hard to hear the vocals but I wanted to put this up anyway. I hope the band doesn’t mind.
The Mermen are an American instrumental rock band from San Francisco, California formed in 1989. They have since moved to Santa Cruz, California.
The group’s sound was originally rooted in surf and psychedelic rock music of the 1960s, although they have made “sincere attempts to get away from the surf music label” and currently delve into many genres, mainly driven by the melodic visions of the band’s founder, songwriter, and guitarist Jim Thomas. The band’s music is entirely instrumental and “does a good job of defying description”. The Mermen perform as a power trio: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, with occasional guests for live concerts.
2 Live tapes from the North Star Bar from early 2000’s -Sorry I didn’t get the song titles,. Thanks to Flipo from the Excuses for the tapes.
The Connells from Chestnut Cabaret on Feb. 16, 1988. Led by guitarist Mike Connell (his brother David is the bassist), this Raleigh, North Carolina quintet possesses a fragile, vaguely Celtic melodic sense that nicely complements the introspective lyrics, making for music that combines the best impulses of Southern guitar jangle and the sensitive singer/songwriter tradition. Trouser Press
The Connells were:
Mike Connell – guitar
George Huntley – another guitar
Doug MacMillan – the singer
David Connell – bass
Peele Wimberley – drums
Philadelphia band Still Stupid Live on Jackie’s show on WKDU from December 20th 1988. A great mix of Punk, Hardcore, Garage and Psych with some inspired choices of covers (especially Love Power from the Producers) Then below that some videos 1 of their demo tape and 2 live clips from JC Dobbs and some flyers.
Thanks for the Tapes Jackie & Diego and the song titles Jim Canfield
Dinosaur Jr live tape from City Gardens in Trenton from Febuary 28, 1992. This most likely was the Green Mind touring band with Murph on drums, Van Conner (Screaming Trees) as a 2nd Guitarist, and Mike Johnson on bass.
One of my all-time favorite bands to see live The Cows, were one of the best of the 90’s Amphetamine Reptile bands. I never taped any of their shows probably so I could just enjoy the show. Luckily Don Sheluga (THANKS) did tape them twice from the Khyber one from November 90 and another from October 92. Sorry I didn’t do that well with the song titles -I’ll try to fix them later.
Late 80’s early 90’s acoustic band with Andy Bresnan (Butterfly Joe, Junior Mints) on the Ukranian Burda, Chris Unrath (Shimmers) on guitar, Dean Sabatino (Dead Milkmen, Butterfly Joe, I Think Like Midnight) on drums, and vocals of Eden Daniels (Shimmers) For more info on this band check out this post on Rock Town Hall
The Live from Jackie Zahn’s show on WKDU set was from January, 03, 1989 (as they mention all the band’s vocalists were sick at the time so I hope they are ok with this going up)
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