If I remember correctly, Chris found this one taped to a tree or pole or something next to the A street house. I distinctly remember laughing about it that day. Random calls to folks with impromptu songs.
This would be a pretty short lived band comprised of Eric Baffert (guitars) Jimmy Forbes (Bass) Chris Means (Vocals) and Darren Talcot (Drums). Fun Fact: Billie Joe Armstrong’s side project Pinhead Gunpowder actually covered “Will Work for Food” and Eric still gets a $2.00 royalty check every once in a while. Nigel Hill was the original guitar player when we formed the band, but a week before our first gig he quit…. and we enlisted Eric. Nigel’s excuse for quitting was classic “I looked in the mirror at me in my underwear, and didn’t like what I saw”.
From Justin: Awesome band with the living legend Kevyn Dymond on guitar/vox. Pulp Fart was their hit – and of course the siren Peggy Martinez Peggy Martinez – Vocals Kevyn Dymond – Guitar/Vocals/Oboe Mark Shafer – Guitar Jane Sullivan – BAss John Bishop – Drums
I don’t know a whole helluva lot about Nuns With Guns. I see from the insert that they were pals with Frankie Glitterdoll. Maybe Stephan played drums with them for a while? Anyhow, I have one of their posters – it is one of the cooler looking ones in the bunch. Recorded live at Fickle Hill Recording Studio in 1996. Joe Giera – Guitar/Vocals Rory Talmon – Drums Beka Cote’ – Bass/Vocals
I only got to see The Ravens once since I was living out of the area at the time. Wish I could have had the chace to see more. These tracks were recorded in their practice space in Arcata. Fuckin’ rock and roll! Melissa Medina: Vocals Bandon Taylor: Drums Kevin Harp: Guitar Mike Donahoe: Bass
Here is another from Justin’s stash. From Jimmy F: Chris Means vocals, Eric Baffert guitar, John Bishop drums. We lived in Arcata in 86. Then we all moved in 87 to all over & 3 of us ended up at the same time in 88 in Eureka & at the same house on 14th & C. 1 still in Arcata in 88.
So I got this tape from my girlfriend back in the late 90’s. She gave me Neurosis, Jawbreaker, and Underhand. strange match-up with that metal thrown in! Anyhow, I saw Underhand play a handful of times over the years and always had a good time at the shows. I think they were a great band for the time.
This was just an old blank tape I took a chance on. There are so many. Anyhow, here is a My Name Is Chris soundboard tape. You can hear the crowd in the background getting down. The sound is really good and the energy is there. Great find!
Here is another batch of songs from Benny. He said there was a once-in-a-lifetime Mcgonagle solo on ‘Sit On The Banks’ which I can now certainly attest to. I have another long-ass Benny tape that he says “Don’t Worry About”, but I will definitely be posting at some point. 30 some-odd tracks.