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Thursday, March 26, 2009

SVT (WANNA SEE YOU CRY SINGLE)

I really like this band. I have the first two singles, and the album, and there all great powerpop . You can still get most if not all their records pretty cheap if you look around. SVT was a San Francisco punk rock band from the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are notable for having the famous bassist Jack Casady (formerly of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) as a member. Others included singer Brian Marnell, drummer Bill Gibson (later of Huey Lewis and the News, replaced by Paul Zahl), and later Nick Buck, also a Hot Tuna veteran, on keyboards.
The group is said to have taken its name from the medical condition known as supraventricular tachycardia. A more plausible explanation is that the name was taken from a model of bass guitar amplifier, the Ampeg SVT.
The group disbanded after Zahl and Casady left to form Yanks with Jack Johnson and Owen Masterson. Casady quit Yanks and was replaced by bassist Steve Aliment. Brian Marnell died in 1983. SVT recorded two singles in 1979, one EP in 1980, and one album, "No Regrets", in 1981. Casady's former Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin covered the song "Heart of Stone" on his album Lucky in 1983.
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REFERENCES - WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVT_(band) BAY AREA BANDS .COM http://www.bay-area-bands.com/bab00022.htm
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LIVE 1 1979
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1. WANNA SEE YOU CRY
2. NEW YEAR
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2 comments:

Brennan said...

I interviewed the band in 1980 when they played in Ithaca (I was working at WVBR, local college radio station) and at the time they said SVT came from "Sex and Violence on Television."

FRANK MILLER said...

Thanks for the comment Brennan. I guess thats the cool thing about initials.They can make it anything they want.