One of the only cassettes I still play from time to time is Trans Am's first album. I got a copy from my friend Jeff at the tail end of a Rope Goat Clan session he shared with me. Murphy describes in his article how the band came about as a reaction to Pearl Jam and other grunge bands tinged with prehistoric emo.
"We hated Pearl Jam and insisted on playing hard rock without an emotive vocalist getting in the way," [band member] Manley said.
I've really got to overcome my fear of going out and just attend this show. It's been difficult to imagine much of a social or night life for myself with the ever-present demands of family and business. But, this upcoming Wednesday, I really should stop making excuses and just go and enjoy the damned show.