Here are a couple of band photos that I took in the 1980's (mostly 1982):
Tesco Vee and the Meatmen!
...and guess what?! They've got a new 3-hour video DVD compilation coming out with 28-years worth of "meat footage", for more details go to: http://www.tescovee.com
More "new wave" than "punk". Singer, songwriter & guitarist was Jon Stauffer. Scott Fagersten, bass guitarist on the right, ended up playing for the "Crucif*cks" later and Steve Shelley, the drummer, ended up with "Sonic Youth" !
Here's another picture of Scott (by now bass guitarist for "The Crucif*cks, another infamous Lansing, Michigan area band from the 1980's). On the right is Gloria "Glo" Branzei (she used to cut my hair, her price was a bottle of gin - which she got after she cut my hair...). I took this picture outside of Bunches Cafe (Grand River Avenue, East Lansing). Bunches was a venue for several punk & new wave bands that toured the Lansing area, although The Crucif*cks were banned after Scott broke his guitar there during a performance one night (which I do have on DVD...).
Ok, I really don't remember the name of this band.... But the venue was "Bunches Cafe" in East Lansing, the menu blackboard on the back gives a date of March 1, 1982.
Correction (Sept. 2008): I was informed that this band is "The Cult Heroes"
Man, more memory fades... Best I can remember is that this band was somewhere in Lansing or East Lansing in 1982? Anyone venture to take a guess?
Update (Sept. 2008): The band is "The State"
See more pictures here: http://www.freewebs.com/punkdvd/bunchespix.htm
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