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|Posted by:||Roy Suggs (email@example.com)|
|Posted on:|| 30 Jul 2006|| |
I know about this. I have a bootleg from Providence, R.I. of the group, and I have the details. The band existed for about a year circa 1985. It was more or less right after R.I.P., though that collection was billed as Hell's farewell to his music career. The Thing was the real farewell. I don't think Hell played music after The Thing until his three or four week emergence from retirement to write and record Dim Stars in 1992. Susan Springfield wasn't in the band, and Richard never had a band with her. There were two bassists, and the other one, besides Richard, was a girl, but she wasn't Richard's girlfriend. She was Laura Kennedy, formerly of the Bush Tetras. The drummer in the band was Anton Fier, of Pere Ubu and the Golden Palominos. The guitar player was Jody Harris of the Raybeats, who also collaborated with Robert Quine on the 1981 Escape instrumental recording. Nick Sanzenbach, who played saxophone in the New Orleans group that recorded a few new songs for R.I.P. played saxophone and keyboards. The group played one U.S. tour to the best of my knowledge. They do a pretty intriguing reggae version of "Love Comes in Spurts" on the tape I have.
The Providence tape is described at a Japanese bootleg site at www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley/6144/boot-uspunk.html#hell, and the site owner will trade bootlegs.
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| ||correction by Roy Suggs, 30 Jul 2006|
| ||Okay... by ignorant old boy, 31 Jul 2006|