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Monday, June 22, 2009

THE CHRONICS (TEST TUBE BABY SINGLE)

TestTube Baby is the winner on this record, but timing in under two minutes Calling All Cardinals is a cool track in it's own right. I found this info at Clepunk.com there's lot's of great info there, go check it out. The link is below. Right before Dan, Dave, Bill and Tim formed the Chronics, Dave and Bill were in the Nuclear Ants with Mark Nolan and Brady Burnett. Dan was the drummer of Oil Can Harry and Tim was the sound man for OCH. In early '77, inspired by the Sex Pistols, Dave, Dan and Bill met at Bill's house for a game of riffs. After the first triplet, something clicked. "Let's do this a lot", they chimed in unison, "all we need is a bass player". Searching high and low they eventually begged Tim to pick up the bass and join. He gave in. After 3 months of rehearsal (2 months and 29 days more than the public deserved) they hit the road for a gig in Youngstown followed by a stint in the Motor City and then back to the Pirates Cove in Clevo, opening for the likes of Raven Slaughter and hanging out with Johnny Dromette. About that time, former member of Cookie (band Dave and Dan were in '68 to '70) Rick Perez had become a successful Cleveland lawyer and got a few of his lawyer buds to throw in some dough and pay for a recording session at Suma Recording giving birth to Nuclear Record #1 Calling All Cardinals/Test Tube Baby (2000 copies were pressed). On the recording Ron Pirtle played bass on Test Tube Baby and Brady Burnett played drums with Dan DiDonato on percussion on Calling All Cardinals. Sending copies overseas, the record got to #11 in the Netherlands and also hit the charts in Germany. At Tri-C Chronics made a lip-synch video for Test Tube Baby. They also played Henneseys, opened for Ubu at the Pirates Cove, and played at Major Chords in Columbus with the Pagans. Writing tunes with social commentary and popability, Chronics untimely demise came in the summer of '79 following a scuffle at a wedding party between Bill and Dan. At the time, interest in the 45 release had reached L.A., but the band had to decline offers for gigs there. BANDOLOGY:Bill Elliot - Nuclear Ants/ Wild Giraffes post Chronics Bill died of a heart attack a few years back.Dave Deluca - Cookie/Nails/Cookie 2/Nuclear Ants/Mixed Garbage(in Engand where Dave was residing for a bit) Post Chronics = Clocks, Lonesome Cowboy Dave/ESO (present)Tim Dorman - Harbor High School Band/LA Pistons post ChronicsDan 3 DiDonato - The Queebys/the Ravens/Cookie/the Premiers/ Hard Sauce (from Columbus with Jamie Lyons of "Little Bit O Soul" fame)/Nails/Spencer Thompson /Oil Can Harry/post Chronics = (in LA) Phil & the Blanks/Little Girls/Davey Wayne and the Smoothies/Jill Blavk/Mr. Lucky/Grotto/the Weeb (in Ashtabula)/Los Lobidos (95/96)
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REFERENCES - CLEPUNK.COM http://clepunk.com/bands/chronics/index.htm
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NUCLEAR RECORDS 1978
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1. TEST TUBE BABY
2. CALLING ALL CARDINALS
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***DOWNLOAD***

1 comment:

Tüpbebek said...

Thanks a lot!!!!
For me is always been a challenge to test the website on different browsers with different platforms, but this list of links made it all easy….
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