Thursday, July 24, 2014

Regular Sized Monsters

Regular Sized Monsters was Chris Concannon (guitar + vocals), Faye (bass), and Bear (drums). A very short-lived band, they played exactly one show, opening for Hace Frio and, yeah... Chisel. Cuz that's how we rolled in the Bend.

I wish there was a recording of that show, if only to hear the cover of the Stevie Wonder classic "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" that Regular Sized Monsters played. But instead, the only existing audio I'm aware of for this band is from a taped practice session, recorded in the basement of the Green House. There are three songs here, the first being a nice cover of Wire's "Reuters," followed by two instrumental numbers.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Channel 99 - Swingin' In The Rough

After Obstruction dissolved when Ted left South Bend, Andy and I were 2/3rds of a band looking for a way forward. Andy was already friends with Andrew Sarnecki (now of HippyTree fame), and his roommate Dominic was a budding guitarist with a keen appreciation of sentimental California punk music. Combine that with my love of hardcore and metal, and Andy's mix of the two, and voilĂ !