Archive for February, 2015
On February 28, 1995, Tullycraft played their very first show at a small club in Seattle called Re-Bar. It was a Tuesday and there weren’t many people in attendance that evening, but among them was Jeff Smith from the pre-Mudhoney band Mr. Epp & the Calculations. Jeff ended up writing a review of the show in a zine he published at the time called Feminist Baseball (see review below).
Also on the bill that evening were the bands Incredible Force of Junior and Sno*Boy. Ironically, Chris (from IFOJ) and Harold (from Sno*Boy) would both eventually join Tullycraft. Chris is still in the band today. Here is a live recording of the song “Mental Obsession” from that fateful night. Enjoy.
Today we have the duo Moustache of Insanity featuring Bill Botting (of Allo Darlin’) and Nik Vestberg – covering the Tullycraft song “The Punks Are Writing Love Songs.” Enjoy!
In 2005 Little Teddy Recordings, an indie label based in Germany, released a 7” for the Tullycraft song “Our Days in Kansas.” The b-side of this single featured two songs: a live recording of “Wild Bikini” performed on the radio in Stockholm, Sweden and “Sad, Sad Day” – a track recorded during the studio sessions for the album Disenchanted Hearts Unite. “Sad, Sad Day” featured an accordion part played by Corianton Hale. Cori wasn’t in Tullycraft when he recorded this part, but shortly after this record was released he became an official member of the band. We ended up mixing “Sad, Sad Day” a couple different ways, but ultimately the song wasn’t included on the Disenchanted Hearts Unite album. Lost but not forgotten, here is the song “Sad, Sad Day.”
On February 14, 1990 Crayon practiced together for the very first time. Brad took Jeff and I to Griffenshire, a legendary house outside Bellingham owned by Michael Griffen. At the house Michael had a drum set, a few amplifiers and various musical instruments set up and ready to play. He graciously allowed us to make noise on them, and I can’t overstate how much his encouragement meant to us. Jeff took to the drums fairly quickly, while Brad and I were simply awful on the bass and the guitar. That afternoon we attempted to play music together, and with absolutely no idea what we were doing it was a complete mess. Convinced this event would someday be legendary, Brad recorded the entire practice on cassette. Needless to say, this tape is almost unlistenable, but our confidence overshadowed our lack of ability, and on that day we all agreed: “We should start a band!” Eddie Argos would have been proud. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Today we have a live performance of “Georgette Plays a Goth.” The audio on this video isn’t that great, but it’s still fun. I think this was shot shortly after we’d written the song. The version of “Georgette Plays a Goth” that appears on the album, Every Scene Needs a Center, features a different guitar intro that Cori wrote just before we recorded it. Speaking of Every Scene Needs a Center, the vinyl re-issue of that album is almost completely sold out. If you would like a copy of this limited edition LP (only 300 pressed), you may order one HERE.