Thursday, April 21, 2016

Agrosoul / Mona Lisa Overdrive (1989-1990)


Agrosoul

Dave Camp (RIP) - Guitar/Vocals
Jason Sypher - Bass
Harlin ??? - Keyboards
Bill Black - Drums

Mona Lisa Overdrive

Dave Camp (RIP) - Guitar/Vocals
Jason Sypher - Bass
Rich Cuellar - Drums


I just found out today that Dave Camp passed away in Portland last year after a battle with cancer; he was only 47 years old. I knew Dave a bit back in the late 80's into 1990 when Agrosoul was just splitting up and Mona Lisa Overdrive was forming. Dave's optimism and enthusiasm were rare qualities, genuine. I wish I had more to share from the Eugene days but the four tracks below are all that I have. The two tracks from Agrosoul are sourced from a soundboard tape of the band live at the EMU ballroom. The two Mona Lisa Overdrive tracks were recorded by me and Patrick Yonally on a Fostex 4-track back in 1990 at the band's practice space, as far as I know the only two tracks the band recorded in their brief history. I still remember Dave singing into my oven because we didn't have enough money for anything to throw reverb on the vocals. He was the one who thought of it! Dave was involved with numerous musical projects in Portland over the years and touched the lives of countless people. RIP Dave.

Agrosoul

1. 7/26/89
2. Butt Funkin'

Mona Lisa Overdrive

3. Alien
4. Mona Lisa Overdrive