Monday, November 29, 2004

Dreams So Real

A 'Tween-Holiday Double Post

Dreams So Real - "Everywhere Girl"
Dreams So Real - "Red Lights (Merry Christmas)"

Athens, Georgia's Dreams So Real formed in 1984 when singer-guitarist Barry Marler met bassist Trent Allen and drummer Drew Worsham in an Athens record store. "Everywhere Girl", the bands first single, is a psychedelic-pop gem that was produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and released on Coyote/Twin Tone records in 1985. The album "Father's House", also produced by Buck, was released the following year and the band toured the country, appeared in the documentary "Athens Inside/Out", and signed with Arista Records. The album "Rough Night in Jericho" featured a harder sound and gained them national attention and the album "Gloryline" followed but Arista failed to break them. Tragically a year ago Drew Worsham was shot in the face during a confrontation that was the result of a love triangle. I am not sure of his current status, so if anybody as any info please post a reply.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Major Thinkers - "Avenue B."

Wexford, Ireland's Pierce Turner and Larry Kirwan were childhood friends who emigrated to New York City's Lower East Side in the early 80's. Their new environs inspired them to chant "Avenue B! It's the place to be!" over tribal beats - over and over again. Their Music merged their European roots with the urgency of inner city rhythms. They were signed to Epic/Portrait records and released an EP. "Avenue B." was a minor hit but they soon tired of New Wave and went their separate ways, Kirwan to Black 47 and Turner on to a solo career.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Belfegore - "All That I Wanted"

The delay in posting is due to the fact that I've been busy. It's also why I'm going to be brief. Belfegore was an international metal trio led by Germany's Meikel Clauss that released one indie album called "A Dog Is Born" and one major label self-titled release on Elektra. "All That I Wanted" was the track promoted to radio in America and came along with a music video that featured the band running on a pier on New York City's West Side. The clip was directed by Oscar winner and High Definition Video pioneer Zbig Rybczynski. Belfegore quickly fell away into obscurity but their influence on the Goth and progressive rock bands that followed is undeniable.

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Buzz & The Flyers - "You Crazy Gal You"

Neo-rockabilly band Buzz & The Flyers formed in New York City after Buzz Wayne sold his 1960 Studebaker Lark to finance a trip from Columbus, Ohio to New York. They played rockabilly with thwaking drums from Brooklyn's Rock Roll, thumping bass from New Jersey's Pete Morgan and twangy guitar from Cleveland's Michael Gene. Buzz & The Flyers released a three song E.P. in 1980 on New York Dolls, Sylvan Sylvain's Sing Sing label where "You Crazy Gal You" comes from. The E.P. also included a cover of Dale Hawkins' "Little Pig". A complete album was released that included tracks produced by Mickey Most and also Richard Gottehrer. Buzz & The Flyers were: Buzz Wayne - vocals, Michael Gene -guitar, Rock Roll - drums, and Pete Morgan - bass and later, R. E. Landau, bass.

Vinyl Japan reissued Buzz and the Flyers self titled debut album on CD last year.

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