waaay back in 1997, in Greenville, NC there was a building on the corner of 5th street. This building was Backdoor Sk8park. A bunch of the dudes from art school had bands, and Backdoor provided us w/ a place to play with touring bands from around the world while local dudes skated, other area bands would play and get drunk and it was pretty much anything goes. Nitewolf was starting up a band at the time w/ some dudes and they asked me to sing. Our first show was actually @ the Corner w/ the Spazms, and Bilirubin. Our second show was at Backdoor w/ the Mommyheds. Over the course of our run, we played w/ some killer bands, that mostly don't exist anymore, some of which were: the Spazms, Creeping Phlox, the Mommyheds, Bilirubin, Kill the Hippies, NEMO, Blatt Box, the Soccer Moms, F13, King Monkey, Twin Turbo, Justin Little, Exercises in Breathing, Mollycuddle, Read Palms, the Kickass, the Ladderback, Reason of Insanity, DS13, Municipal Waste (super early on), Hank Earl Carr, Bread & Water, Otophobia, Diskonto, the First Step, JRS, Wheelbite, Pretty Little Flower, Berzerk, Crash Smash Explode, Legend of the Overfiend, Party of Helicopters, the Convocation Of..., If It Doesn't Kill You, Question Rig, Prelude to Damnation, Crimescene 13, Wesley Willis, and a ton more i can't seem to think of right now. Ill post more as they come to me.
Anyway, the other night, I found this little video that either me or our buddy Biggs put together for like an old geocities site in like 1999. Its got some RARE footage of the Robot Condor, and 3 songs from our only released album. "Intro", "LOFI", and "Genitalia". there is a TON more footage that i have on VHS buried somewhere that makes this look even more like shit than it already does... but I'm pretty sure there are people who will appreciate this. LO-FI Conspiracy created some stepping stones for us to be where we are today, and when I watch this over ten year old footage, it kind of blows me away how time flies. LO-FI was: Herbie Abernethy- vocals, Tyler Wolf- bass, Brendan O'Donnell- drums, and DJ Griffin- guitar. Enjoy, and post thoughts and old pics below if you have any! thanx.
***update: thought of a couple more bands! secret life of machines, and sullenspire. probably more to come. i should also mention that the whole scene, Peasants, The Percolator, the Attic, the Corner, the "blue room" and all the house parties made the whole vibe for those days something to remember. thanx for all the feedback!***