Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gold Sparkle Band
"G.S."

Gold Sparkle Band
Can't U C ↓ The Sea?
cassette
(Old Gold, 1994)


When these cats first started playing around town, all the local critics could muster to write about was their choice of attire, and that the Gold Sparkle in their name was a reference to drummer Andrew Barker's kit. I guess the concept of jazz being played by . . . gasp! . . . dudes who'd been in rock bands was too much for their little minds to grasp. You see, Barker had pounded the skins with Melts, featured here last August, and bassist Andrew Burnes had bassed with Barrel, whom I mentioned in my post for San Agustin, since they were his next destination after leaving the GSB. The other three guys in this lineup of the band had formerly been members of Menudo*.

This nifty little cassette was their debut release. Three of the five songs were re-recorded for their first CD, Earthmover. Today's piece, however, is not one of them.


*this is a lie

1 biased opinion:

Biki said...

Ok, I have to ask... and how is that music? It sounds like backstage before the show when everyone is warming up.