Casuals - Casserole of Death (Inedible Casserole #6)
Available format: cassette
Most of these tapes (unless otherwise specified) were recorded at the
Mt Cod Studios (sometimes known as Rob's basement, dining room, and
living room - thanks, Boit) on a 4 track TEAC back in 1979 &
Vince was the engineer. Here's the rundown:
DO THE DON'T (Travis) -
Primitive dance song (melody partially stolen from "Meet Me on the
Battlefield" by the Wild Tchopitoulas, a New Orleans favorite) recorded
by Chandler & Steve with Tom Staley on drums at Roosterbark
in Florida around 1978. The very first Mr. Noisyclothes production.
CLOSE ENOUGH (Spampinato) - live at the Wellfleet
Beachcomber in '83. "It's a nice song."
DISCRETION (Travis) -
live band track from Spinnackers in Harwich, MA on December 31, 1983 -
vocals added later
BIG HILL, NO BRAKES, GOODBYE (Bombo) -
His wonderfulness, Al Bombo, stuck in a traffic jam again. A large
talent. Be sure to watch for Al's new band, Gladius Mangore and Reamage.
OOPS, PART 2 (Travis) -
Role of the Clumsy Mistake in the History of Western Civilization, as
performed by a cast of thousands pretty many, including Greg Abate -
sax/Matt Cornish - trumpet/Eric Rose - guitar/Junior - tuba &
trombone/Chandler - guitar & bass/Vince - drums.
LOOKIN' FOR ONE (Shook) - Recorded back during our brief
tenure as The Travis Shook Band (pre Junior, '77-'78)
LORETTA (Hart) -
WARNING: EARLY ROB HART BAND (Rob - guitar, vocal/Chandler - bass,
ORCHESTRA WIVES (Travis) - Chandler solo - We'll send this
one out to Mrs. Shook.
SCREAMING IN THE COLD -
Hear Les Casuals freeze to death in Vermont!
MORE SNOW (Travis) -
Definitely not a request.
SORRY I'M LATE - Vince
& Chandler in Part 3 of The Giraffe Suite (An open apology to
MUSCLE BEACH CASUALS (Travis - Shook - Spampinato) - A wistful return to simpler
FAIR LOVE AND MOONLIGHT (Travis) - Our bid to become the next
Menudo, canceled as usual by cynical lyrics (see "discretion")
SO MUCH IN LOVE (?) -
SINGERS IN CHARLESTON, MASS - We were playing in North Conway, N.H. a
few years back when a bunch of drunks came up on stage and identified
themselves as the Best Singers in Charleston, Mass. We didn't argue.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE ME (Travis) - with Greg Abate on sax.
WILD HORSES (?) -
The Best Singers in Charleston, Mass. prove themselves once again.
TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE (Travis) - I
don't know how it is in your town, but folks sure drink a lot on Cape
Cod in the winter. Rockin' Eric Rose on guitar (I think).
CONVERSATION WITH FRED -
Another of our favorite drunks, live at The Pizza Train in Plymouth,
KARATE (M. Brown - T. Moss) - Live again with Junior singing
an old song by the Emperors
IKO IKO (Sugarboy Crawford) - Another nod towards New Orleans
at Mardi Gras time (HI Sis.) Recorded at The Bottom Line, N.Y.C.
MUSCLE BEACH CASUALS (Reprise) -
Most of the Casuals & most of the Extremes, mostly together.
SURROUNDED BY LOVE (Shook) - This song probably deserves
better surroundings; don't we all?
Thanks for listening
Love & XXXX,