Live At Rock The House (04.27.1994)

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Jess Raspe and Glenn Vistica booked alternative bands for the club Rock The House in northern New Jersey (Wallington). The last band they booked was Possum Dixon. Check out this great live soundboard recording. A treat for lovers of bootleg tapes.

BAND:
Rob Zabrecky – vocal, bass
Celso Chavez – guitar
Robert O´Sullivan – guitar, keys
Richard Treul – drums

SETLIST:
She Drives (partial)
In Buildings
We’re All Happy
Nerves
Here She Comes
Invisible
Pharmaceutical Itch
Damn The Rainbow
Regina
Watch The Girl Destroy Me
Executive Slacks/Borderline (Madonna)
For Your Love (Yardbirds)
Elevators
The Days Of Wine And Roses (The Dream Syndicate)

Source: The Adventure Of Jeff & Unkajeff

Italian Magazines

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Interview in an Italian magazine dated November 1992. That’s even before the record deal with Interscope Records and the debut album in 1993. Unfortunately I don’t understand Italian, but there’s a great picture of Rob, Celso and Robert. A smaller version of the picture was used in an interview done by Flipside Magazine May / June  edition in 1993. Also included is a cute folkyinspired flyer from Al’s Bar. Check out the 3 page article.

buscaderoInterview with Rob Zabrecky promoting the debut album. No pictures. Read 2 page interview (in Italian).

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Another interview with Rob promoting the debut album. Read 2 page interview (in Italian).

Flipside Fanzine

Flipside was a punk zine operating out of Los Angeles from 1977 – 2000.  It was one of the first and longest running US punk zine. The magazine had it’s own record label: Flipside Records. They distributed a great 7″ with Possum Dixon in 1992. Other band in the rooster is Babyland, At The Drive In, The Abe Lincoln Story. Also known for the first record Beck released, a split 7″ with the Beans in 1993.

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# 77, March / April 1992

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Sully, Rob, unknown drummer and Celso

“Sort of like herpes. We’re fine for awhile and then we break out in a rash of bad shows.”
–  Sully (Flipside March / April 1992)

Check out an early interview of the band after a buzz around the 7″ Watch The Girl Destroy Me on Freak Scene Records. Fun fact: The band on the cover of this edition is Trash Can School, a band Celso for a brief period played guitar in before teaming up with Rob and started the band we all love.

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# 84 May / June 1993

The band talking about playing live, their favorite performance, recording cassettes and 45s, how Rich Treuel ended up on drums, monitors in Al’s Bar, the love for Screamin Jay Hawkins and more. Read 3 page interview by Jennifer Wolfe and Craig Ochoa.

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# 90 June / July 1994

Rob Zabrecky and Celso Chavez talks about fans, fanzine, touring, backyard party with Thurston, how they got discovered by Interscope Records and more. Read 4 page interview by Gus and Michele.