Saturday, May 22, 2004

Miché and the Anglos - "One of Those Things"

If you were stuck in little old Geneseo, NY in 1985 without a driver's license, one of the few very cool things you might be able to put on your social calendar was being able to see a Miché and the Anglos show. Heck, my first real date (with that cool punkish girl that I met at all-county orchestra) was at a show at the SUNY Geneseo student union ballroom. The band consisted of Miché Fambro (vocals & guitar), Fred Mentner (guitar), Dave Brick (keyboards), Craig Moffitt (bass & sax) and James Conner (drums). They played all over the Rochester and upstate area from at about 1979 through 1988. They released a self-titled EP in 1985, and a full LP (video clip available here) around 1987. (The mp3 of 'One of Those Things' comes from the EP.) Miché also worked part-time at world-famous Buzzo Music in Geneseo, corrupting the youth with his recommendations of weird LPs by Mick Karn, and these gloomy bands on some label called 4AD. In the late 80s, Miché ran a small label called SLIDD records, that released solid recordings by 'The Paper Train', '3 Boxes', and a number of other upstate acts. He is still recording, releasing under the SLIDD label, and lives in Ithaca, NY. Rolling Stone gave his solo release, 'The Chapel Session', a glowing review in 1998.

Miché and the Anglos - "One of Those Things".mp3


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It always warms my heart unreasonably to hear that people who haven't really gotten past the stage of marginal success in the music biz are still making music.

-- Francis

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miche' is still playing at a club or coffee house near you!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never a lost band!! I still cherish my Miche and the Anglos vinyl. Wow...I'm so glad others have NOT forgotten them, too!!!!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Tim Mungenast said...

Miche was and is a badass guitarist.By now it's a cliche when you hear people say "so-n-so was just as good as the famous dudes," but in Miche's case, it's actually true. HEY, Miche, it's Tim, your old guitar student from 1980-82! Don't be a slug! Get back in touch with me!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Bill Thomas said...

Miché and the Anglos was truly one of the best bands and recording artists that ever played in upstate N.Y.

I was thier live sound engineer for about 4 years till the break up of the band and also was the recording engineer for all the bands records that were recorded at my sound studio Avatar Recording.

It was a real shame this band was not signed by a Major label because they were certainly good enough and their live performances were always great.
Working with them was great fun and some of the best times in my life.

Thanks for all the memories and the great music guys from Bill Thomas

I can be reached at

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Gene Michael Best said...

My band used to play the circuit with Miche & The Anglos ... they were an inspiration to everyone. It wasn't easy to be an original band in a cover band town, and these guys created a huge following with wonderful music, great grooves and authentic performance. Great music and great memories.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol, can't believe I'm just stumbling across this. A random search on Yachts brought me cruising through here, but I never expected to find Miche' and the Anglos listed in here. I was happy to have been in Geneseo during those years and lucky to have worked with Miche' also. (Hi, Bill Thomas :)) They definitely should have made it to the next level and beyond.

9:02 PM  

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