Monday, October 6, 2014

KLCC's Modern Mono with Dave Damage

Way back in the ancient pre-internet times, you had to listen to the radio and hope against reason that they'd play something interesting that you hadn't heard before. In Eugene and the surrounding areas, there were three hours a week you could count on: KLCC's Modern Mono every Friday night from 11:30pm until 2:30am. 

I don't know for sure but I believe the show was started by Lenny Goldberg aka Lenny Tone (visit his blog here) who was eventually joined by Dave Damage. Not sure when Lenny departed but Dave was doing the show by himself by the time I discovered it in late '82 as an impressionable 12 year old. Modern Mono played the first local music that I ever heard and broadened by musical horizons on a weekly basis. Dave eventually stopped doing the show and Lucy Kerley aka Lizzard started it back up on KRVM, I think that was sometime in '84 or early '85? 

I managed to hold onto a few tapes of the show during the Dave Damage period but it depresses me to know that at one point I had 30 or 40 hours worth and this is fewer than 10. I did manage to contact Dave directly, he saved a few shows but they are with his brother. We're working on a way for the tapes to find their way to me so I can digitize and add more shows to this page but this project has been brewing for a long time so what I've digitized below may be all that survives:

10/8/83 - partial show, 124 min.
10/29/83 - partial show, 12 min.
1/6/84 - partial show, 76 min.
1/13/84 - partial show, 92 min.
2/3/84 - complete show, 86 min.
Unknown date (Tape 3) - partial show, 63 min.
Unknown Date (Tape 15) - partial show, 49 min.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Ghosts of 13th St. - Killed By Apathy Vol. 2

The second in a continuing series of Eugene compilations. I'm not sure who to credit the photo to, it was on a disc of stills I received from Steve Nordby a few years back. This is the tattered remains of the old practice space behind House of Records. 

The Ghost of 13th St. - Killed By Apathy Vol. 2

1. Anorexia - The Headhunters
2. Rock Kids - Chuck Clearwater
3. Chapped Lips - Blind Lemon Pledge
4. You Got to Mow the Lawn - The Milkmen
5. Jenny Said - Adickdid
6. Seahag - The Crabs
7. None of the Above - Otto
8. Soul But No Soul - Michael Billings
9. New World Babies - Moose Lodge
10. Singleton - Dose
11. Veg - Vicious Circle
12. Freedom Attack - Attack and the Fun
13. Easy Way Out - Single Mary
14. You and Me - Bottled Hungarian
15. Kristin Scott Thomas - Rally Boy
16. Show-n-Tell - Mind Garage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Ghosts of 13th St. : Killed By Apathy Vol. 1

Photo by Hank Trotter

As those of you who visit our Facebook page know, I've been threatening to throw together a new (old) Eugene compilation for a long time. After going through everything there was way too much for just one comp so this thing is going to turn into a monthly series. Anyone who doesn't want their band to appear on this one or on any future release, please email me here and your track will be removed immediately.

In the interest of exposing people who listen to this thing to bands they might not otherwise hear, these compilations will not focus on a specific period or genre. When I started working on the 13th St. Revisited cassette compilation in late '89, Lucy Lizzard told me not to make "a private party tape. Private party tapes suck." It was great advice so I'm going to continue to abide by it.

All feedback encouraged, email here!

The Ghosts of 13th Street: Killed By Apathy Vol. 1

1. Bed Bugs - Punishment Farm
2. Wedding Train - Snakepit
3. Friendly Approach - Kpants
4. Stuck - Uncle Charlie
5. This Person - The Hoodlums
6. The Well - The Flatlanders
7. Pelican - Saint Huck
8. Fun in the Summer - The Surf Trio
9. Blood Back in My Eyes - J. Gallows & the Executioners
10. Don't Let the Bad Man Take You - Stick Against Stone
11. Personas Horribles - Rawhead Rex
12. Clowns Are Experts - At Making Us Laugh - E-13
13. Every Band Sucks (But the Drills) - The Drills
14. Look Around You - The Resistance
15. Did - The Betmars
16. Gobots - Soda Jerk


Monday, April 28, 2014

Chuck Clearwater

Chuck Clearwater (RIP)

I didn't know Chuck Clearwater, he played music in Eugene a couple of years before I started buying and going to see local bands. I assume he moved out of Eugene by 1985 otherwise I would probably have bought something he played on at Earth River or House of Records. I first heard him play in 1983 when I heard The Drills on KLCC's Modern Mono. I've heard that The Drills released a couple of tapes but I've never been able to find anyone that has copies and Facebook messages to the band's former singer have never been replied to. In addition to The Drills, Chuck was also in J. Gallows & the Executioners, Punishment Farm and probably a few more that I don't know about. I had no idea he'd ever released solo cassettes until a kind soul emailed me and asked if I'd be interested in copies. Based on these tapes a strong case can be made for Chuck being one of the best musicians to ever play in Eugene. He seemed to play damn near everything and did it all well. I wish I could have met and known him. 

Beizolded (1983)

2. Theme Song for a New LP
3. I'm Not Special
4. Rock Kids
5. Negligent Homicide
6. Time Without Minutes
7. Love Letters
8. Procrastination
9. What Does It Mean
10. Ballad of Poor Luke & Ralph
11. Tonight
12. Broken Guitar & Pencil
13. Dilemna
14. Falling Rain
15. Oh My Brothers
16. Everyone's the Same
17. Kryssy Blue
18. Real Life (Nov. 29, 1979)
19. Bodies in the Water
20. Going Home Tonight


Actual Sounds (1984)

1. Time
2. Invisible Man
3. Can't Give
4. Stuck Inside
5. Rock Music
6. Tonight
7. Black Rain
8. Actual Sounds
9. Beizoldeo
10. Three Words


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals (1986-91)

Keven Dow - Guitar, Sound Engineering
Bruce Nealley - Drums
Xeres (aka Robert Shepard) - Saxophone, Toy Instruments
Dwan Shepard - Bass, Vocals, Trombone
Lewis Schroeder - Tape Loops
Dave Schwebke - Drums

Never got to see Fate vs Free Will Turn Signals, actually never even heard of them until I got an email from Robert Shepard with links to all the recordings posted here. I've had these for awhile now and should have posted them sooner, I've been digesting these over a period of time and they are now among my favorite Eugene recordings. Driving home late at night listening to these makes me feel like I'm in a David Lynch movie, nervous with a sense of impending doom. I mean that as a compliment to the band. Please check these out! Thank you to walking Eugene music history encyclopedia Joe Lewis for the personnel info!

Wolf in a Pulpit ('87)

1. Would Be Punk
2. Lord
3. Blahs Jam
4. I Saw the Lord in the Frozen Foods Section of the Store
5. Pretty Ugly
6. Huge Glob of Belly Button Lint
7. Inside
8. Myles' Garage
9. I Want to Do Your Laundry
10. Watch Out for Everything Around Here
11. Rifle Range
12. Amy Superspy
13. Mosquito Cafe


Judy Marovingian and the Forbidden Empires ('88)

1. Dignity Express
2. The Man with Birds
3. Wallpaper
4. Eninac
5. Of
6. Girth of Garth I
7. Wheel-o
8. Girth of Garth II
9. Microorganisms
10. Why Am I a Neat Guy
11. Burnt Ice Cream
12. Harem Scarem Scarab
13. Guppies with Hushpuppies


Gug ('89)

1. Sidewalk Protocol and Logistics
2. Monitor Lizard
3. Walking Through the Jungle
4. Vapor Lock
5. Stud Poodle
6. Throckmorton
7. Guppy Farm
8. Shush
9. Gug
10. 911
11. Lord
12. Thank You
13. They Hid the Edge of the World 
14. Scazm
15. Santa Claus is Fat


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Adickdid (1991-1995)

Kaia Wilson - Guitar/Vocals
Sara Shelton Bellum - Bass
 Nalini Deedee Cheriel - Drums

I first heard of Adickdid when I was talking to Robert Christie about the Pollen Count comp. I asked him if he'd heard it and he said "only the Adickdid track, I just play that one over and over" The band would later appear on my own cassette comp. Slaughter on 13th St. I never got to see them play, living outside of Eugene for most of the group's existence but the recordings certainly made an impression. Kaia would go on to release solo albums and play in Team Dresch and The Butchies. Deedee also played in Juned, The Teenangels and The Hindi Guns. Sara later played in Bella Low. Someone really should write in with a full history of the band or I guess I could stop being so lazy and just email them some questions. Anyway...

All-American Girl b/w Columbus (Imp Records, 1993)

The first single was released in 1993. The band had recorded a few tracks, I think with Mike Lastra at Smegma in Portland. Two of those tracks became this single, another one ended up on the Slaughter on 13th cassette-only comp, all the others are unreleased until now. Thank you to the band for allowing me to post them here. All tracks sourced from a cassette Sara gave me 22 years ago, man time flies!

Adickdid - The Imp Demos & More

1. All-American Girl (originally appeared on Imp single)
2. Columbus (originally appeared on Imp single)
3. Jenny Said
4. I Will Not Take That
5. I Can Only Dream
6. Straight White Christian Boy
7. Falling (originally appeared on Slaughter on 13th cassette comp.)
8. All-American Girl (demo) - (originally appeared on Pollen Count cassette comp)
9. Ask Nicely (Live) (originally appeared on The Sound Guy is Deaf & Drunk cassette comp)


Adickdid - Live at the McKenzie Theater - No on 9 Benefit

Download of video coming soon

You Tube link coming soon

Adickdid (1994)

I think this came out in '94 although it might've been '93. I remember the cd came in a paper sleeve, the picture above is the LP cover. Not much to say here, this one is a Eugene classic.

Adickdid (Imp Records & G Records)

1.She's Dangerous
2. Eye Level
3. Telephone
4. Song No. 2
5. Hey Sister
6. Mailbox
7. Ask Nicely
8. Stare Right Past You
9. Bugs in Nevada
10. All-American Girl
11. A Dick Did



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oswald Five-O (1989-1996)

Robert Christie (RIP) - Guitar & Vocals
Diane Beck (now Rios) - Bass & Vocals
Gary Schartz - Guitar
Joe Brooks (RIP) - Drums

The original lineup of Oswald Five-O only released one 7" ("A Love Supreme") but they recorded much, much more than that. A few tracks surfaced in 2006 on the excellent Jealous Butcher Records release "Nothing to Prove" which you should all immediately order if you don't already own. Diane and Robert gave me tapes of these recordings 22 years ago and, being familiar with Robert's inability to ever hold onto a Snakepit tape, I figured I'd better hold onto everything just in case nobody else did. Big thanks to Diane for permitting me to post these long lost recordings.

Rest in peace Joe and Robert, you are both deeply missed.

A Love Supreme 7", Unreleased Demos & Live (Imp Records, 1990)

1. A Love Supreme (A Love Supreme 7")
2. Crushproof (A Love Supreme 7")
3. Our Secret
4. Signed D.C.
5. My Head Hurts
6. Iron Mike
7. Seattle
8. Christmas
9. Waiting
10. Carnival of Frustration
11. Dog
12. Gimmie Gimmie
13. Poison
14. Heartpunch
15. Poison
16. Heartpunch
17. Live at the WOW Hall 1989 Pt. 1
18. Live at the WOW Hall 1989 Pt. 2

Oswald Five-O Live at the WOW Hall, 1989

Footage shot by Adam Glogauer, downloads are quicktimes


Robert Christie (RIP) - Drums/Vocals
Diane Beck (now Rios) - Bass/Vocals
Nick Tucker - Guitar/Vocals

The later lineup that people are probably more familiar with. Gary & Joe decided to leave the band, Diane and Robert decided to forge ahead. Not sure how they met Nick but I'm glad they did!

Singles, Comp. Tracks & Unreleased Demos

1. Eraser (Eraser 7")
2. Felony Flats (Eraser 7")
3. Heavy Shoes (Heavy Shoes 7")
4. Lovers Understand (Heavy Shoes 7")
5. Blue T.V. (Blue T.V. 7")
6. 10 Days Off (Blue T.V. 7")
7. Bred In the Bone (Bred In the Bone 7")
8. Punishment Farm/Our Secret/World I Never Made (Bred In the Bone 7")
9. Aloha Steve and Dan-O (From the "I-5 Killers V3" comp)
10. No Name (From "Fieldburn" comp.)
11. My Way (From "Fieldburn" comp.)
12. Preyed Upon (From "Pollen Count" comp)
13. I'm an Asshole (Unreleased)
14. Alfie (Unreleased)
15. When I Was Hot (Unreleased)

Download includes scans of all artwork and inserts from the singles


Oswald Five-O Live at the McKenzie Theater No on 9 Benefit, 1992


The first cd, released by Grinning Idiot in 1993, download includes all artwork.

For Losers Only (1993, Grinning Idiot)

1. On the Table
2. Marie Celeste
3. Conviction
4. The Reach
5. My Head Hurts
6. They
7. Unfair
8. Alfie
9. Premium
10. Preyed Upon
11. Poison
12. Idiot
13. Perfect World


The second cd, released by Grinning Idiot in 1996 after Oswald Five-O had disbanded. All artwork included in the download.

Serenade (1996, Grinning Idiot)

1. Lost and Found
2. Switchblade
3. My Novel
4. All Night Takeout
5. Punk as an Ulterior Motive
6. Waiting For Vengeance
7. Tallboy
8. Eraser
9. No. 6
10. Fruit Salad Says
11. Night and Day


Released WAY after the band had split up by the good people at Jealous Butcher Records, this compilation came out in 2006. There are several tracks that are exclusive to this release and the tracks that aren't will sound better here than on the downloads I've posted. Bottom line is you should be cool and go to the Jealous Butcher site and order this thing proper! Link to purchase below the track list.

Nothing to Prove (2006, Jealous Butcher)

1. A Love Supreme
2. Crush Proof
3. Waiting
4. Christmas
5. Heart Punch
6. Eraser
7. Felony Flats
8. Song For Bob Forrest
9. Understanding
10. Heavy Shoes
11. Lovers Understand
12. Tony Gets Wasted In San Pedro
13. No Name
14. My Way
15. Bred In the Bone
16. Punishment Farm/Our Secret/World I Never Made
17. Aloha Steve & Dan-O
18. Blue T.V.
19. 10 Days Off
20. Eraser '95


Oswald Five-O's Last Show, John Henry's '96

Download is a quicktime





Friday, January 24, 2014

Kpants (1992-1995)

Cory Hamilton - Vocals
Mike Healy - Bass
Jeremy Hainline - Guitar
Austin Swartout - Drums

I think Kpants started as a result of the Pollen Count comp. cassette that Mike Healy put out back in 1992. Pinebox, Cory & Jer's band prior to Kpants appeared on the tape. Pinebox broke up not too long after that and Mike became the bassist and I don't know how they met Austin.  Anyway, the stuff posted below is the complete Kpants discography, everything they ever recorded, at least in a studio, never occurred to me to ask Mike if they ever 4-tracked anything. Still some research to do here.


1. Not Kind (from 1st 7" of the same name)
2. At the Urinal (from 1st 7" Not Kind)

3. Crash (Long Version, Previously Unreleased)
4. Erie (Previously Unreleased)

5. Crash (originally appeared on I-5 Killers Vol. 3)

6. Love (from 2nd and last single of the same name)
7. Hospital (from 2nd and last single Love)

8. Bookworm (Live, originally appeared on one of the "Night at the X-Ray" cassette comps)

9. My Strong Back Legs (originally appeared on the Jealous Butcher comp. Nailed to the Stars)
10. Vampire Girl (originally appeared on the Jealous Butcher comp. Nailed to the Stars)
Adam Glogauer plays drums on #9 & #10

Cory Hamilton - Vocals
Mike Healy - Bass
Jeremy Hainline - Guitar
Austin - Drums

The first cd came to us courtesy of Grinning Idiot Records back in 1994. This release followed the first single "Not Kind" from 1993.  


1. Light Sprinkle
2. Bookworm
3. Forehead
4. She's Got You
5. Sonic Ripoff
6. Lunchpale
7. Pie Song
8. Stare Off
9. Ants
10. Should We Cut It?
11. Best Kissers
12. Love Theme From Kpants

Cory Hamilton - Vocals
Mike Healy - Bass
Jeremy Hainline - Guitar
Jivan Valpey - Drums

Austin had left the band by this point and Kpants were never really able to permanently settle on another drummer. Jivan was in the band at this point, not sure how long he was around for. Adam Glogauer played a few shows with them and I know there was one other drummer who quit the band citing Cory's lack of professionalism for eating a plate of spaghetti on stage during the set. If the guy had a problem with behavior like that he was clearly in the wrong band. I recall Cory being late to the band's last show because he was cleaning his bathroom. 


1.  Ask Any Moron
2. Friendly Approach
3. The Lights Turned Down Low
4. Succor's Gesture
5. The Charmer
6. Just Play Along
7. Don't Do the Spider (originally released on the Crave Dog Records "Can't Stand the Smell cd comp.)
8. I'm In Your Shirt
9. Against Me
10. Wrist Rocket
11. Hooray For Everything


I'll add additional photos and possibly some video and live material too depending on what I can get the band to cough up.