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Friday, March 9, 2012
Uncle Charlie (1988-1990)
John O'Neil - Guitar/Vocals
Steve Nordby - Bass
Adam Glogauer - Drums
The first Uncle Charlie cassette, released in 1988 by Dunghill. This is a Eugene classic with a whole bunch of should-have-been-hits. After Johnson Unit split up, John and Steve took some time then recruited youngster Adam to play drums in their new band. This was a really fun time in Eugene with Snakepit, Uncle Charlie, Rawhead Rex and Some Velvet Sidewalk all playing basement shows every month or two if you were paying attention. Enjoy!
Uncle Charlie - Your Friend ('88, Dunghill)
3. Just Like a Man
10. Closed Circuit
11. Direct Action
13. Secondary Importance (bonus track from "Positively 13th" cassette comp.)
The second and final cassette by Uncle Charlie was released by Dunghill in '89 shortly after the band had split up. Mike had joined the band on sax by the time these recordings were made. I think by this point John was pretty sick of Eugene and he moved to Boise not too long after this came out. Having moved out of Eugene myself some 16 years ago I get it but I still missed the yearly release by some band fronted by John. The last band I knew about that he was in was El Dopamine, not sure if they're still playing or not. John?