Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Dialectic

I was all of 20 years old when I started this band. I became interested in synthesizers, and after some months of research (at the prestigious UC Berkeley Main Library, my employer at the time) I decided to purchase a Sequential Circuits Prophet 600. I also purchased a Big Muff distortion pedal from my friend Rob Pettersen as it seemed like an interesting thing to try with an analog synthesizer.

Soon after my friend Trixie and I started a band together. An unlikely duo, she was 35 years old to my 20. Somewhere along the way we picked up a drummer by the name of Andy, although typical of drummers we found him to be unreliable. He didn't turn up to record vocals for this tape (so I had to write words and melodies on the spot for some songs), and didn't turn up for the last show either.

We played shows with bands like The Rapture, Castiotone for the Painfully Alone, !!!, Out Hud, Mates of State, and Sea Scouts.

The roof was raised at The Chat House.

My 21st birthday party.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, The Dialectic.

The Dialectic (Pukekos)
1. Rock Vs Soul
2. Nosedive
3. Discoteque, etc.
4. A Pop Song
5. Point Of Use
6. I'm Not Internationally Known, But I'm Known To Rock The Microphone

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