пятница, 10 мая 2013 г.

Skooshny - It Hides More Than It Tells (7", EP 1978 Alien Records)



Artist/Band: Skooshny
Album: It Hides More Than It Tells
Label: Alien Records
Catalog#: VIL 1917
Format: Vinyl, 7", EP, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: lossless
Total Time: 00:13:51



Mark and David met in Chicago in 1970 and began working on a band called Brevity. Mark wrote for the band, but didn’t perform. They both wound up in L.A. and formed Skooshny as a duo with revolving guitarists. In 1975, David met Bruce a few days before a session and invited him to sit in. The lineup stuck.
David, inspired by the new indie records market of the time, suggested to Mark that they form their own label, Alien Records, as a vehicle for Skooshny. They released a 4-song EP in 1978; a single followed in 1979. Both records were greeted with stunning reviews. Sales were lukewarm, due to the fact that Skooshny was a recording-only band, no live shows. Skooshny continued recording for a few more years and then broke up.
The musical strength of SKOOSHNY derives from
the three disparate and incompatible personalities involved:
MARK BREYER: A skeptical romantic: Writes songs about love, but has little faith in relationships. Degree in Russian, named the band. Doesn’t get out much, doesn’t drive, and lives in a cramped bachelor flat where singing, even quietly, makes him uncomfortable. This makes it difficult to actually write songs, though he somehow manages (and, hey, being deaf never stopped Beethoven). Insists Skooshny is a democracy, ‘til he’s outvoted. Macrobiotic vegan. Technologically inept.
BRUCE WAGNER: Multi-instrumentalist: Can pick up anything at a garage sale and play it. Constantly interrupts you to argue over things you didn’t say. Surgical technician - everything from opening hearts to removing eyes from cadavers. Solo artist in his own mind. Runs marathons for the endorphins. Band conference calls terminate suddenly because he won’t replace the phone batteries. Technologically inept.
DAVID WINOGROND: Self-taught, jazz-wanna-be drummer. Photographer. Skooshny referee. Sees himself as the reasonable one in the band; the other two would dispute that. Has heard every drummer joke. Most eclectic musical tastes in the band. Can’t write a lyric or melody, but will critique Mark’s or Bruce’s without being asked. Wants to retire in Africa. The only band member interested in record production, business, and technology. Computer geek.

  Side One:
A1. It Hides More Than It Tells 3:21 
A2. Cakewalk 3:10
  Side Two:
B1
. Ceiling To The Lies 3:35
B2. Odd Piece In The Puzzle 3:44


Credits:
Mike Thompson - Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Winogrond - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Producer, Photography
Bruce Wagner - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mark Breyer - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Page Croft - Design (Jacket Design)


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