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Live at the Long Goodbye - 1979

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gidouille Had to have this as I was in attendance that evening and many others during the summer and fall of '79. On any given night you'd hear a mix of originals and covers of The Mothers, Henry Cow, Matching Mole, King Crimson and even an Earle Brown graphic score.


Imagine you are in a bar in Portland Oregon in 1979, with a cassette recorder on your lap, and you run into these guys, playing covers of Henry Cow, Soft Machine, King Crimson, Carla Bley, Earle Brown, etc., interspersed with their original compositions. Well, here you go, you can relive the experience through that very same cassette recording, the early days of Fred and Henry and Randal and Neil, may they live forever!
In 1979 we played every Thursday at the Long Goodbye, which became Jimmy Maks years later and is becoming something else yet again. We were already a bit too weird for the Jazz people, but they would give us a gig, and the Punk people also would give us a gig, but we didn't fit into either camp and were regarded as outsiders from both those musical communities at the time. We made our own scene, and lived in it.


released August 1, 1979

(p) & (c) 2004 Buildabuzz Music
Fred Chalenor - Bass
Neil Minturn - Keyboards and Synths
Randal Davis - Synths and Prepared Guitar
Henry Franzoni - Drums


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Face Ditch Seattle, Washington

Fred Chalenor
Henry Franzoni Drums
Randy Neal
Myles Boisen
Craig Flory
Neil Minturn Keyboards
Randal Davis Keyboards, Synth, Prepared Guitar
Mark Ralph French Horn

"In the Interim" is from a board tape at a show at Baby O's in Seattle on 4/7/1983

"All Fall Down" released 11/5/82 before Myles.

Face Ditch CD w/Neil Minturn recorded in Seattle in 2003.
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