Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mind Garage - S/T Demo (Cassette Only, 1987)

Greg Babich - Guitar
Rich Babich - Vocals
Vince Rivera - Bass
Aaron Temple - Drums
Doug Wilkerson - Drums

This 4-song tape and a couple of tracks on comp. cassettes are all that Mind Garage ever released. The band was around from '85 - '87 and played live very rarely if ever from what I recall. The only time I saw them was at a show in their practice space, there were maybe 8 or ten of us there. When the band finished they rushed us all out of the basement they practiced in, it was later explained that the people who lived in the house "would be home soon" meaning that none of us were supposed to be there. The band was Greg & Rich Babich (guitar and vocals), Vince Rivera (bass), Aaron Temple (drums) and later Doug Wilkerson (drums).

I have a few more tracks than were released, the first 7 are recorded in a studio, the last 7 are 4-track demos. There was certainly more recorded than this, anyone have additional material? By the way, song titles are all guesses other than the first four, eight and twelve.

Mind Garage (Cassette Only, 1987)

1. Show-n-Tell
2. Loser
3. Ghosttown
4. Lover's Day
5. Be My Friend
6. Got It Made
7. Dangerous
8. Long Ways Gone
9. Must I Live Without You?
10. Something
11. What Would Come Next?
12. Witching Hour
13. Eye on You
14. Important

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Velvet Sidewalk - From Playground 'til Now (1988, Cassette Only)

Al Larson started Some Velvet Sidewalk after he left Snakepit. When Some Velvet Sidewalk resided in Eugene, the entire band was just Al and Robert Christie although several others played on this tape as well. Many singles and full length LP's would follow this initial effort which impressed Calvin Johnson enough that the next release would be the "I Know" 7" e.p. on K Records. Big thanks to Al for allowing me to post this cassette which has been unavailable since it's initial release in 1988. Even when it came out copies were hard to come by as Al drew all the outer sleeves himself! 

Al posted a video clip of Some Velvet Sidewalk playing on the rooftop of an office building in Eugene that I shot way back in '88 on You Tube, check it out here:

From Playground 'til Now (1988)

1. Old Bridges
2. Jean Waits
3. All Right
4. Big Orange
5. Playground 'til Now
6. Bass Solo
7. Old Bridges (acoustic)
8. Real Cool Time, Again
9. Worried Man Backdrop Rock

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blind Lemon Pledge - S/T (Cassette Only, 1994)

Blind Lemon Pledge provided the music while you sat around working on tomorrow morning's hangover. A staple of the Vet's Club and John Henry's, Tom Heinl and friends were Eugene's very own twisted lounge act. Songs were funny, band was great. This tape was recorded by Patrick Yonally to 4-track back in '94. There was a second tape called Leftover Lemons that I'll get around to posting later but this should tide you over for awhile. The Supermarket Song is one of my all-time Eugene favorites.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Billy Jack (1990-1996)

Billy Jack formed in '89 or '90 when Wayne Shellabarger hit Dave Nagle's car and offered to buy Dave beer if he wouldn't report the accident. Naturally, Dave and Wayne became friends and the band started soon afterward. This is the first Billy Jack release and was recorded not long after Joe Brooks joined the band. When they started there was a drummer named Carl and a keyboardist named Bob both of whom left the band for reasons I'm not sure of. 4-track recordings were made of the original lineup but so far Wayne has yet to unearth the masters so I don't have them. Songs are hilarious and probably not something you'd want your children to hear, especially the bonus tracks I'm including that explain why the band chose the name "Waterproof Records" for their label.

No Job Too Big For This Thirsty Lover (1991)

1. Crystal Up My Butt
2. Tommy
3. Knights In White Cotton Panties
4. Martin
5. Roadkill BBQ
6. Grandpa Ollie
7. $400 Boner
8. Oiling the Mitt
9. Billy Jack Theme
Bonus Tracks
10. In Jail
11. In Jail (extended)

13th St. Revisited (Cassette Compiliation, 1990)

This third cassette only compilation in the 13th St. series was the first released by Disgraceland Recordings. The tape came out in 1990 and was put together by Brett Morse, Patrick Yonally and Jeff Cellers. Dunghill was working on a third 13th St. compilation at the time and decided to throw in the towel. They gave Disgraceland the tapes they'd collected up to that point and wished us luck.

13th St. Revisited (1990)

1. Sport of Kings - Michael Billings
2. Santa Monica - The Davenports
3. The Golden Dagger - Christopher Cook
4. Long Distance - George Lane
5. Post - Willy Vlautin
6. People Believe - Uncle Charlie
7. 7/26/1989 - Agrosoul
8. Dog - Steve Nordby
9. Double-You - Patrick Yonally
10. Robot Square Dance - Dogwater
11. Say It's So - Snakepit
12. Blue/Driving - Now William
13. Spread the Love - Prairie School
14. Flying Pig - Infradig
15. Dog - Oswald Five-O
16. On Track - Mike Johnson
17. Alien - Mona Lisa Overdrive
18. Sing For Your Soul - Superchrist
19. Teenage Brain Surgeon - The Cherry Poppin' Daddies
20. Name of the Game - The Black Dahlias
21. Don't Crowd Me - The Falling Spikes
22. Sick and Tired (Sans You) - Dead River

Positively 13th St. (Cassette Only Compilation, 1988)

The second and last of the Dunghill Recordings cassette compilations was released in early 1988. Even more bands than appeared on Panic on 13th, still with no place to play regularly. This tape was sort of the end of an era in Eugene music, most of the bands that were playing between 1983 and 1988 had broken up or were on the verge of it by 1989. A bunch of former high school kids who listened to the bands on this tape were now college brats and would start up a whole crop of new bands to keep the Eugene "scene" going into the mid-90's (check out 13th St. Revisited and Slaughter on 13th to hear these bands). I think it was mid-1989 by the time Max's actually started letting these types of bands play their venue. Not being all-ages, it wasn't ideal but it was better than anything we'd had before. The link has been revised to include Snakepit, thank you Mike for permission.

Positively 13th St. (1988)

1. Babe the Big Blue Ox - Bovine Impulse
2. Decay - Snakepit
3. Secondary Importance - Uncle Charly
4. Tour of Eugene - Zombie Toolshed
5. It's So Dark - Bottled Hungarian
6. Irish Temper - The Flatlanders
7. Long Way to Go - Heather Perkins
8. Glass Jar - Clear My Name
9. Someone In My Eyes - The Bel-Airs
10. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight - Christopher Cook & Monica Casagrande
11. Postcard - John O'Neil
12. Jean Waits - Some Velvet Sidewalk
13. Crayons - Some Velvet Sidewalk
14. Lost Again - Bigg Katt
15. Ghost Town - Mind Garage
16. I Throw a Fit - Throwing Jones
17. Make Me Pretty - Piledriver
18. Melted Black Plastic - Bovine Impulse

Panic on 13th (Cassette Only Compilation, 1986)

The first of several cassette-only Eugene compilations came out in 1986 courtesy of our friends at Dunghill Recordings. Many of the participants played in multiple bands on the tape and it's still surprising that there were this many bands at the time considering that there were ZERO venues for them to perform at on a regular basis. That situation didn't right itself for about 4 more years by which point every band that appears here was finished although Rawhead Rex and Uncle Charlie were pretty much Bovine Impulse and Johnson Unit with different names. This tape sold dozens of copies and was the start of it all! This updated post now includes the Snakepit tracks as Mike Johnson has given the blog a thumbs up!

Some notes from Steve Nordby aka Bobby Brady aka the guy who mastered stuff for Dunghill:

"Dunghill grew out of an idea of Al Larson to put together a tape of Eugene bands. We just asked friends to contribute.

The Dunghill investors were Al, Rob, John, and me. We all lost money.

"Panic on 13th" is raw and sweet and lovely and *the* Eugene sound that you hear echoes of decades later.

The Johnson Unit stuff here isn't anywhere else. "What Makes" is loaded with movie titles. (how many can you find). "Can't Afford it It" was a *very* early recording and the tape runs off the reel at the end.

I was impressed with Mind Garage, although I don't think I'd seen them before this compilation.

Saint Huck - It doesn't get any better! Steve P started Snakepit, then Saint Huck, then Cherry Poppin Daddies. To me, Saint Huck makes the rest footnotes. Steve's melodies with Dan Schmidt bass = greatness!

Bovine Impulse - Probably the best Eugene proto-band.

E-13 - Legendary. Too much to say here.

Mooselodge - Yeah!"

Panic on 13th (1986)

1. All Nerves - Snakepit
2. Short Narrative - Snakepit
3. Me & Mine - Snakepit
4. Long Ways Gone - Mind Garage
5. Witching Hour - Mind Garage
6. Another Journey By Bus - Johnson Unit
7. What Makes - Johnson Unit
8. Can't Afford It - Johnson Unit
9. Roseland - Saint Huck
10. Both - Saint Huck
11. (Have You Felt the) Bovine Impulse - Bovine Impulse
12. This Fascist Thing - Bovine Impulse
13. Eat Sleep Work Fuck - Bovine Impulse
14. Big Parade - Moose Lodge
15. Granny Rabbit - Moose Lodge
16. Cheesehead Alert - E-13
17. Courage - Cargo Cult
18. Dominance - Billings Guitar Project

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Black Dahlias (1990-1992)

The Black Dahlias were around for 3 years or so having been founded by Patrick Yonally, Brett Morse and myself back in 1990. Marshall, the band's drummer was added in the first couple of weeks. The original lineup only managed to record to 4-track and I'm doing a public service not posting anything I played guitar and sang on in this band because that stuff was not good. After a couple of years the band finally hit a real studio and recorded these six tracks of which only two showed up on actual releases. King of the Wheel was on a Dave Clark 5 tribute comp (I think) and Sometimes was on the Eugene cassette comp. Slaughter on 13th. This is the first post for a Patrick Yonally project and I have enough of his stuff to justify it's own separate blog.

Black Dahlias- Studio Demos (1992)
1. I'm Not Invisible
2. Everywhere I Go
3. Sometimes
4. Topsy Jane
5. I Know Why
6. King of the Wheel


Here is an additional collection of unreleased 4-track demos. Eugene Saunders was in the band at this point playing guitar. Not sure if Eugene or Patrick were moving to organ for some of the tracks. While certainly not the best recorded, this is how I remember the band sounding.

Black Dahlias 4-Track Demos (1991)

1. Everywhere I Go
2. Topsy Jane
3. Radio Shades
4. I'm Not Invisible
5. Cry
6. Santa Monica


I know a ton of live material and video footage exists. I'll try and raid the Patrick Yonally archives soon.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Soda Jerk ('94-'95)

Jealous Butcher released a split cassette of Sodajerk and Slotcar a couple of years after both bands had broken up. Logic dictates that one or more of the people in Soda Jerk must've been behind Soda Girl Records. Anyone know? I used to have a live tape too but I'm not sure what happened to it which is a real shame because I remember really liking their no keyboards cover of Berlin's "The Metro." Kpants considered Soda Jerk to be "our main competition."

Soda Jerk - Self-Titled Demo ('95)

1. Gobots
2. Luck
3. S.P.
4. Luxon Top
5. Broken Dart

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Slaughter on 13th - A Eugene Compilation (Cassette Only, 1992)

This was the last cassette compilation I put out before I moved out of Eugene in early '93. It was the fourth in the series of 13th St. comps and the second released by Disgraceland. The one band from Boring, OR on the tape was Evil Twin Brother, for free downloads of everything they did click here. Greg Freeman did the typesetting, cover art by Wayne Shellabarger.

Slaughter on 13th
1. Why Can't I Be Your Pill - Evil Twin Brother
2. That Smell Downstairs - Something She Said
3. The One About Las Vegas - bunny summer
4. Cross Dressing Can Be a Drag - Boogie Patrol Express
5. Eggs - Blind Lemon Pledge
6. Sometimes - The Black Dahlias
7. The Rise - Marble Orchard
8. Poison - Oswald Five-O
9. E Flat E - Otto
10. Grandpa Ollie - Billy Jack
11. One Step Closer - The Undertakers
12. My Beloved Flock - Two Minutes Hate
13. Soaring - Now William
14. Love on the Ground - The Pearl Divers
15. Falling - Adickdid
16. Grip - Runtmeyer
17. Out of Touch - Marshall Plan
18. Motley's Tombstone - Compost

Young Death (1982-1983?)

According to the Panic on 13th Yahoo group, Young Death was Robert Christie, Matt Colgan, Dan McClure and Greg Goumaniek. But isn't that a girl singing on the demo? This tape of short fast punk songs was never released. Please post any info. you have in the comments. 1-11 seem like they're recorded live to 4 track, 12 is a live set from Project Space in 1984.

Young Death
1. Comfort
2. Guitar Song
3. Walking Narcissism
4. Workers Unite
5. Tongue Worship
6. No Energy
7. All That Matters
8. Apathetic Media Slave
9. Stigmata
10. Dirty World
11. Nothing To Me
12. Live at Project Space 5/26/1984 (15 minutes)

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Flatlanders (1987-1988)

Christopher Cook - Guitar/Vocals
Ed Hutton - Bass/Vocals
Tim Arnold - Drums

The Flatlanders were around in '87-'88 or so and managed to record and release this demo. . This one has stood up to the test of time quite well, surprised my cassette of this was in this good of shape! The Flatlanders also released a tape of live recordings or 4-track demos a couple of years after they broke up. I'll have to dig for that one.

Flatland Radio
1. Death Before Dishonor
2. The Well
3. The Fugitive
4. Poison Flowers
5. Precious Handful
6. Flatland Radio
Bonus Track
7. Irish Temper (Live, from Positively 13th St. cassette compilation)


I don't know if this was released before the Flatland Radio cassette. The recordings are earlier, these sound recorded live to 4-track? I never saw this cassette until well after the band had broken up and maybe Ed who worked at House of Records was just dumping some old tapes, we'll probably never know. Thank you Douglas!

The Flatlanders - S/T Cassette (1987)

In addition to the material above, I have confirmation that a VHS exists of the band playing a WOW Hall basement show in '87 or '88. Don't know if I'll be able to get a copy from Chris or Tim though I will try!

The Way of Things - Live at the Calkins House 11/20/87 (Cassette Only, 1987)

The first release of live material recorded at the Calkins House. There are certainly far better notes on the tracks than on Cuneiform! More spoken word, acoustic type performances, all recorded November 20th, 1987. Still no information on who put these out, anyone know?

Turns out someone did know:

The Caulkins House shows were organized by the BigTime Poetry Theatre. The track notes were most likely written by Curt Hopkins. I think the shows were recorded by Steve McQuiddy and Mike Winckler. I seem to remember that Steve had the tapes entered into the UO folklore collection . . . It was winter. The Caulkins House had not yet been remodeled into a restaurant, video store etc and thus was all peeling paint ceilings and holes in the walls. We swept up the dust and plaster chips, and procured some portable heaters which may or may not have had an effect on the temperature of the house. Dan ended the show with Amazing Grace. Then five or ten minutes later, everyone who was left cleaning or lingering did an amazing freezing a cappella reprise of the song."

Thanks to whoever it was that left this comment!

The Way of Things - Live at the Calkins House 1987
1. Animal Box - Robert Christie
2. You and Me - Marty Schrwarzbauer
3. Santa Margarita Ligure, Lover, Los Angeles - Bennett Huffman and John Walker
4. Gentlemen, Forever Yours - David Braden
5. Fridaynightrockdangerzone, Innocent Dead - Mike Winckler and Steve McQuiddy
6. Three Blue Teardrops - Debbie Nesbitt
7. Bulerias por Solea - Ian Beardsley
8. Honest Tom and Lyin' Tom and the 97 Apples - Jim Finley
9. Uncle Ray, Red Bowman, Sid Has No Horse, Socratic Dialogue I, Cat Story, SD II, After the Tear and Bite of City - Big Time Poetry Theatre
10. Recuerdos de Alhanbra - David Rodriguez Peralto
11. Sonnet Form, Thinking Back - Ken Zimmerman
12. Loose Change - Hershel Bloom
13. Amazing Grace - Dan Schmid
14. Amazing Grace - 13th Avenue Parking Lot Choir

Cuneiform - Live at the Calkins House '87-'88 (Cassette Only, 1988)

This is the second release of live at the Calkins House material. The first was The Way of Things which I'll get around to posting soon. If you'll recall, before the Calkins House became a bunch of small offices, it was briefly a restaurant, video store and bookshop. During that brief span, it occasionally held spoken word/acoustic shows. No idea who originally put this out as there is no information beyond what appears on the cassette covers above. You might notice there is also no track listing although I've made my best guesses for the mp3's.

Cuneiform - Live at the Calkins House '87-'88
Bacon Critters
Harris and Adele
Some Velvet Sidewalk
John O'Neil
Debbie Nesbitt
Debbie & Marty
Ed Beardsley
Elizabeth Cable
Hershel Bloom
Big Time Poetry Theatre
Marty Schwarzbauer
Mayor of Monroe
Jim Finley
David Braden

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wasted Effort (1983)

Richard Dawson - Guitar
Brent Ballantyne - Drums
Erskine Wood - Bass
Mathew Sheridan - Vocals

Another band I know pretty much nothing about, Wasted Effort was around in 1983. As far as I know, they released nothing while they were together and live tapes are all that exist.  Flyers are courtesy of Steve Nordby, thanks Steve!

Wasted Effort Live at the 3D Ballroom
1. Let It Fall
2. Sinking Slow and Fast
3. Crying in the Apartment
4. I Wanna Fuck You


Wasted Effort Live at the 3D Ballroom (Full Set, no track increments)


The Drills (1981-1983)

Buck Wallen (guitar)
Chuck Clearwater (bass)
Gregg Gouminiouk (vocals)
Bob Beigler (drums)

I don't believe they ever officially released anything . This single studio track is recorded from KLCC's Modern Mono back in 1983 when Dave Damage was the host.

1. Every Band Sucks (But the Drills)


A kind soul dug through his attic and found us an entire live Drills show from 1981! Big thanks to former Friendly Stranger Tim Farley for sharing. Now if we could just turn up additional studio demos...

The Drills - Live at Roosevelt Junior High, 1981

1. We Will Drill You

2. Mommy Gone Berserk
3. I Only Want to Be With You
4. Dropping Acid
5. Why Don't You Just Blow
6. Song of the South
7. Intro
8. Shoot the Blind and Kill the Handicapped
9. Rastaman's Delight (Kill the Pope)
10. 1-2-3
11. Johnny B. Goode
12. Masochistic Girl
13. We Hate John Davidson
14. They're Dead
15. Kill Yourself Rock 'n Roll
16. All We Want To Do Is Save the World


Dogwater (1988-1990)

Scott Kirkpatrick - Vocals
Boz Rivera - Drums
Ken Holst - Guitar
Chris - Bass
The first cassette released by Disgraceland, early 1989. Brett Morse and I recorded these guys live in their practice space. All songs were recorded in a single afternoon, vocals were overdubbed later the same day. I couldn't recall having seen a band play this fast, Boz looked like he was headed for a heart attack at the end of each set. This was the band's only official release although they did record a never released follow-up "Lick Your Neighbor" which I will also get around to posting soon.

1. Pretty Things
2. Swollen Head
3. You Lose
4. Other Side of the Fence
5. Groper
6. Drunk & Naked
7. Scruby Mama
8. Filter Fun
9. Shut Up Already
10. Marked For Life


This second Dogwater cassette was recorded in a single day in 1990 at the practice space in the house Green Noise records was in off of 6th St. The tape was intended to be the follow-up to the 10 Songs of Fun cassette released the year before by Disgraceland. Can't remember why this never came out, there was a cover drawn up and everything. I think the band may have broken up a couple of months after this was recorded. Scott or Ken, care to tell us the backstory?

Dogwater - Lick Your Neighbor (1990)

1. Who Do You Think You Are?
2. Kung Fool Rodge
3. Relationshit
4. 2 Feet
5. Nobody
6. Dope Doll
7. 2oth Century Texicana Bullshit
8. Robot Square Dance
9. Other Side of the Fence
10. Groper
11. Filter Fun
12. Scruby Mama

Johnson Unit (1984-1987)

John O'Neil - Guitar/Vocals
Steve Nordby - Bass/Vocals
Dean Guernsey - Drums
Dan Padgett - Drums on "Self Destruction"

This first Johnson Unit tape was the first local music I bought. I like the lo-fi sound but guitarist/singer John told me that I was one of only two or three people to ever think this tape was any good. I think it was $3 well spent! This was the first release from what would later become Dunghill Recordings which I think John & Steve co-founded.

1. Old Wounds
2. Production Surfing
4. Another Journey By Bus
5. Image Promotion
6. Thinking For Themselves
7. Live For Today
8. Production Dub
9. Self Destruction
10. Image Promotion (Live)
11. So You Want To Be a Rock 'n Roll Star? (Live)
12. Their Kind of Rebel (Live)


John O'Neil - Guitar/Vocals
Steve Nordby - Bass/Vocals
Robert Christie (R.I.P.) - Drums/Vocals

The second Johnson Unit cassette was recorded by Steve Nordby on his 4-track. I think this is a Eugene classic. This was the first tape I actually bought directly from a member of the band. John probably sold me most of the local tapes I've been carrying around for the last 25 years while he worked at House of Records. Please check the Panic on 13th Facebook page for many many Johnson Unit photos.

Johnson Unit - The Poor Get Poorer

1. Shop For Style
2. Imperialist
3. Their Kind of Rebel
4. Endless Story
5. Pneumatic Nightmare
6. Rally
7. Blitzkreig Lounge Bop
8. Chemistry
9. Reproduction
10. Instant
11. 100 Years Too Late
12. Story Through Your Eyes

John O'Neil - Guitar/Vocals
Steve Nordby - Bass/Vocals

Robert Christie (R.I.P.) - Drums/Vocals

The 3rd and final cassette by Johnson Unit released in '86. John and Steve would go on to form Uncle Charlie while Robert continued to play in Snakepit and would eventually also join Some Velvet Sidewalk and Oswald Five-O. The title of the tape was in reference to the construction of the parking lot on 13th and Patterson that I believe forced the demolition of Lenny's Nosh Bar as well as a number of other local businesses. Easily one of the best Eugene releases in my collection. Side one was the band doing originals, side two were covers. Enjoy!

Johnson Unit - Quick To Condemn (Dunghill, 1986, Cassette Only)

1. Before

2. Two Extremes

3. Lines

4. Not So Far Away

5. Watching Him Die

6. Singled Out

7. Quick To Condemn

8. Shutoff

9. A Victim

10. Facing Up (Bonus Track not on original release)

11. Niteline

12. Hazy Shade of Winter

13. Bad Moon Rising

14. Sonic Reducer

15. I Think We're Alone Now

16. New Wave Girlfriend

17. Time Won't Let Me

18. Abdul & Cleopatra

19. Casiotune

20. Jam Up and Jelly Tight

21. Space Truckin'

E-13 aka Etherteen (1982-1986)

John Lyons - Guitar/Vocals
Kelp Bed - Drums
Tim Murphy - Bass
Marc Heathfield - Vocals

From former member Todd Souvignier's website:

The core of E-13, also known as Etherteen or Ether-Teen, was John Lyons (guitar/vocals), Tim Murphy (bass), and Kelp Bed (born Bill Kuder, drums). The band was founded in September 1982 with guitarist Todd Souvignier and vocalist Damon Oliver. Oliver coined the name, inspired by a Venice gang, and the idea of the "Eugene Thirteen." Oliver soon moved into a rented house with Lyons (and others) located on Eugene's East 13th street.

Situated on a main street near the university campus, their high-visibility band house was a perpetual public spectacle, health hazard and freak magnet, yet attracted surprisingly little interference from the hippieshit neighbors and police. Ecstasy was not illegal in those days, but alcohol was the primary vice. There was a steady stream of adventurous breeding stock from South Eugene High School, almost no money whatsoever, and the wildest music and people, seven days a week.

The band played frequently, at venues including W.O.W. Hall and the Erb Memorial Union, as well as numerous house parties, and appeared with groups like the Wipers, TSOL, Minutemen, the Dead Kennedys, Dirge, Final Warning, and many, many others.

In early 1983 the group made a four-track recording, engineered by Chuck Clearwater, in the basement at E.13th Street. That recording by the original line-up was never released and is lost forever as far as we know. By the summer of 1983 both Souvignier and Oliver had been sacked, and the E. 13th St. house was kaput. Lyons took control of the band, brought in Mark "Hand Dog" Heathfield on vocals, and recorded the No Mercy For Swine EP. Other derelict band houses followed, notably the Vatican, which occasionally held shows in its basement, including an early D.R.I. gig. There was also the Cottage of Cheese, home to E-13 buddies the Cheeseheads.

Etherteen went on to release the Quest for Gilligan 7" (1985), their masterpiece. They also contributed a track to the Drinking Is Great compilation with Poison Idea, Final Warning, and Lockjaw (1985). All were issued on the legendary Fatal Erection label (run by Malcolm Conover, and the late Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts of Poison Idea) and are extremely rare. These E-13 recordings have since cropped up on various bootleg compilations.
By 1986 or '87 Lyons and Murphy had formed Osgood Slaughter, with Bruno Bersanti from Moose Lodge on vocals. The group moved to San Francisco, and did a record for Fatal Erection. Lyons eventually wound up in New York, where he led the Barnyard Playboys (1995-2005) and most recently, Peter and the Pansexuals. Murphy is also now in NY, where he works alongside Lyons. Kelp Bed is reportedly in San Francisco playing with Davo "Shredder" Levin. Souvignier is now in New Orleans, where he performs with SOUTHERN SEXUAL. Heathfield was last seen in San Francisco, but hasn't been heard from in years. "

E-13, the band, the legend! Most anyone who would have an interest in this blog has a funny story or two to share about these guys, I encourage you to do so in the comments. I think this is everything that was officially released but Malcolm would be the final word on that since he put all this stuff out in the first place. The "No Mercy For Swine" e.p. also has an insert and rear cover jpg that are included in the download. I would have posted them here but didn't want my blog shut down on day one for adult content. Enjoy! Also, an unreleased album exists but unfortunately someone will have to break into Malcolm's house to get a copy...

No Mercy For Swine

1. Ode to a Motorhome
2. Misguided Missle Youth
3. Eddie
4. Sport Pack
5. Humor Demons
6. Free the Cheese
7. Swizzle Stick
8. Clows Are Experts at Making Us Laugh
Drinking is Great (compilation 7')
9. Pankreatitis
Quest For Gilligan (7")
10. Quest For Gilligan
11. Cheesehead Alert




Moose Lodge - New World Babies (Cassette Only, 1984)


Purchased in 1984, this is a demo of amazing synth punk. Hilarious lyrics and a band that can really play. Years after this came out, John O'Neil told me he'd hung out with lead singer Bruno while he smashed copies of the tape in his garage with a hammer. Too bad, because there weren't many to go around, my copy was #86 of 100. Hard to pick a favorite here because I like them all so much but Vaporize Me, Atomize Me and New World Babies might be the standouts. As a bonus, I've included three tracks that didn't appear on the New World Babies tape, as far as I know this is the band's complete output. I only got to see them play once, it was at a high school dance where they had the plug pulled on them after 10 minutes. "It appears that we're done for the evening..." Bruno said, barely started on his two liter bottle of wine cooler sitting prominently on his synth before a room of teenagers. He later went on to sing in Osgood Slaughter and Billy Jack. At least one or two of these guys were also in E-13 at the time. I don't think a year has passed in the last 26 that I didn't listen to this at least a couple of times.
New World Babies
1) Sperm and the Ovum
2) New World Babies
3) Life's a Circus
4) Garbage Truck
5) Vaporize Me, Atomize Me
6) Program For the Future
7) Digital Watch
8) X-Ray Specs
9) Look at the Girls
10) Bricks and Bats
11) I'll Follow You
12) Lunatic
Bonus Tracks
11) Big Parade (from Panic on 13th cassette compilation)
12) Granny Rabbit (from Panic on 13th cassette compilation)
13) Death Is Our Friend (Unreleased Demo)


Moose Lodge's only video. Originally aired on the Mono Zone cable access show in Eugene, 1985?

The Resistance - Uprising (Cassette Only, 1985)

Only saw The Resistance once, at the EMU dining hall in early 1985. All I remember is the singer Gary wearing a beret and being annoyed that the crowd just sat there and didn't react at all. You'd think the guy had never played a show in Eugene before. This was the band's only official release although I heard they recorded a full-length too. I believe they broke up quickly and were only around for a few months. Anyone know more? I think this is a nice post-punk effort.

1. Look Around You
2. Powder Blue Room
3. Veteran's Day
4. Hey Sam

Attack and the Fun - Freedom Attack 7" (1980)

This is the earliest thing I have, the only (?) 7" from Attack and the Fun. Released in 1980, about all I know about them is that Steve Nordby said he used to see these guys at the EMU beer garden. They have a myspace page and are currently playing around Eugene as The Procrastinators which has to be the ultimate Eugene band name.

Freedom Attack 7"

1. Freedom Attack
2. It's Gone Deeper
3. Motorcade (bonus track)
4. Maxine (bonus track)