Monday, September 6, 2010

The Tom and Marty Band
"Cattle Mutilations"

I used to see this one in my local record store when I was in high school. Despite it being marked, For fans of The Residents, (I fit the bill), I never bought it. Luckily, when I joined the radio station at my university, they had a copy. This cheery little ditty was their hit. Meaning, I played it a bunch, and some other people did, too.

The Tom and Marty Band were a duo (surprise!) from Richmond, VA. Marty was Marty McCavitt, who'd previously been in the improv quartet Idio Savant, who released a pretty cool album on the same label in 1979, Shakers in a Tantrum Landscape; I did not know this at the time, however, so the point is moot. He was later the leader of the instrumental combo Famous Actors from Out of Town, who released a killer cassette album, FA3574, in the mid/late 1980s. Tom (Campagnoli), unfortunately, I know nothing else about. Please, find it in your heart to forgive me. If it helps, I do plan on featuring both Idio Savant and FAfooT on here at some point.

4 biased opinions:

MarrG said...

Cheery indeed! How does one remove a hole?

Lightning Baltimore said...

Cut around it?

Anonymous said...

Here are some photos:

- Tom

Lightning Baltimore said...

Cool! Thanks, Tom!