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Dale's Old Fresno Records Part 3 3OCT12
Hi and welcome to Dale's Old Fresno Records, where I play some favorite records out of my collection of Fresno bands and musicians from the 1970s to the 1990s.
For Part 3 we have: 1 - Neanderthals - I Like Legos Lincoln Logs suck 1-sided Blue vinyl 7inch 1991. 2 - Plaid Retina - Plaid Retina 12-song 7inch EP 1987. 3 - Maniax - Off to War from the Not so Quiet Maximum Rocknroll Comp 1982. 4 - Supreme Love Gods - Fire Dual-colored vinyl 7inch 1991
Neanderthals - I like Legos Lincoln Logs suck One-sided, blue vinyl, 7inch on Ragin' Duck Records 1991.
Phill Rhoads - Vocals & Guitar, Ben Medrano - Guitar & Vocals, Andy Witchez - Bass & Vocals, Donny Marvin - Drums.
Groovy diagonal cut sleeve and primary colors make for eye-popping design immortality by Tim Biskup.
"The Neanderthals started off as the singer, recording goofy songs on a 4-track, playing all the instruments. The songs got played on KFSR and requests and inquiries came in. Phill recruited local help -- Donny on drums, plus a guy who was one of the top bicyclists in the world on guitar and a kid on bass who had just watched his friend die in an auto accident and who had suffered a spinal injury. I eventually became roommates with that kid. The next time I saw the Neanderthals, they were playing the local Club Fred. I couldn't get in; it was packed. I stayed out front for hours and started hearing familiar songs." http://www.myspace.com/fresnoneanderthals
Plaid Retina - Plaid Retina :28 from their debut 12-song 7inch EP on Lookout! Records 1987.
Matt Morris - Guitar & Vocals, Rob Anderson - Bass, Don Hudgens-Drums
"The history of Plaid Retina begins in 1984, in Visalia, a small city in California Central Valley, when drummer Don Hudgens joined metal band Oblivion, a high school band established by Travis, Jeff Gilley, "Bryan T" Thompson, Alarick Garcia and Mike Matthews. The crew for that band also included Matt Morris and Jeff Beck. It was at this time Hudgens and Matt Morris met up with Kelly Casper, who was part of that scene at Redwood High School.
Even though the band was not from Los Angeles, the band managed to keep up with the underground scene in Los Angeles (150 miles from Visalia), which was what made them unique in their small-town local scene. Heavy Metal's definition, however, was about to be shattered by a plethora of different influences. The advent of hardcore punk acts such as Minor Threat and the Suicidal Tendencies, whose first album made a huge impression of the metal scene, caused the members of the band to splinter." http://stagedive-records.com/plaidretina.html
Gregg Mitchell - Vocals, Rob Mitchell-vocals, Nick Urbina-Guitar, Eric Dansby-Drums
Started in 1980 by the Mitchell twins, Gregg and Rob, MANIAX caught the attention of Maximumrocknroll radio/zine/record label after sending in their homemade tapes. Even though they were recorded on just small handheld recorders a lot of people liked gritty sound and their pure punk spirit.
Off to war I'm gonna die Off to war your gonna cry Off to war in a rut Off to war kick your butt Off to war blood and gore Off to war more and more Off to war on the floor Off to war out the door
Eric Dansby, drummer for the Maniax went on to play drums in the Supreme Love Gods. They were an alternative rock group from Fresno, California, active from 1990 to 1993. If I had records by the the other bands Eric played in we could do a whole E.D. set.
Thomas Dew - vocals
Tommy Joy - guitar, keyboards
Lance Carlos - bass
John Wilson - Multi-instrumentalist
Eric Dansby - drums
This is the prettiest colored vinyl record, one half bright red the other half milky-clear. Although this 7inch is one side Paul Cruickshank's Ragin' Records, the other side Def American, SLG signed to Columbia/Sony Music in 1991 and released an EP in England entitled Righteous on One Little Indian later that year. Early the next year, the group was dropped from Columbia, and bassist Lance Carlos left the group, to be replaced by John Wilson. Their only full-length release was a self-titled album, issued on Def American in 1992. "Souled Out" was released as a single and hit No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The group toured with Ned's Atomic Dustbin, 808 State, and Meat Beat Manifesto in 1993. They began working on a new album in 1993 but broke up while recording it.
Singer, Thomas Dew went on to form the band, A Million Seeds. Drummer Eric Dansby went on to play in The Shroud. In 2005 guitarist/keyboardist Tommy Joy formed Pusher and released the album 'Problems' on indie label Oblivion Records.
In 2008 Supreme Love Gods got together for a reunion show in their home town of Fresno, California. more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Love_Gods
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