Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fuzz Fest '97

My sister, Amy, mentioned in the comments section, elsewhere, that it's been ten years since my band's appearance at the Fuzz Fest in Atlanta, Georgia. For some strange reason, the media has chosen to get all caught up in that whole "tenth anniversary of Lady Di's car crash" thing, rather than this, obviously more important story. And by "important" I mean "trivial!"

Huh. Go figure. Well, I found a few pictures that Amy had snapped of MYSTIC EYES' performance that night, so I'll share them with you, gentle blog-reader.

(l-r: Me, Bernie Kugel, Scott Davison, Eric Lubstorf)

Here we find our heroes opening the set to what must've been the most appreciative audience we ever had the pleasure to play for. LOOK! There's even a spiffy "FUZZ FEST" backdrop!

Scott, poundin' the skins and keepin' the beat!

Eric, providing the all-important twelve-string jangle!

Bernie, beltin' out the vocals!

MYSTIC EYES in full flyte!

The Davison Brothers rhythm section!

Scott and Eric, from the stage. Amy got brave with the camera!

My old, $55 "beater bass." It was spray-painted purple when I got it.

Time to say "Bye-bye, Mystic Eyes!" and bye-bye to Atlanta...

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8 Comments:

Blogger furiousBall said...

What bar is that? It looks a little bit like the Echo Lounge (in East Atlanta), but I can't place it. I used to play in the ATL all the time back in the day.

September 06, 2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger Craig D said...

furiousball: It was at a place called The Star Bar. Here's what the line-up was for this 3 day affair:

Friday Aug 29
The Others
The Fleshtones
The Insomniacs
The Subsonics
Thee Flypped Whigs

Saturday Aug 30
GONN
The Loons
The Boss Martians
The Hate Bombs
Mystic Eyes
The Girl Bombs

Sunday Aug 31
? & the Mysterians
Fortune & Maltese & the Phabulous Pallbearers
The Woggles
Les Incapables
The Trouble Makers
The Royal Pendletons

September 06, 2007 2:12 PM  
Blogger Wizened Wizard said...

Craig, YOU ROCK, and apparently you always have!

Funny how purple goes in and out of fashion...

And of course it all goes to prove that all the good bands were the old bands. Some fun memories, I'm sure!

September 06, 2007 4:10 PM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Great pics (and cool shades BTW), thanks for sharing!

September 06, 2007 11:47 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Dude, you rock the party.

September 07, 2007 2:11 AM  
Blogger Gale said...

Hundreds of screaming fans, girls throwing panties on the stage, paparazzi jumping out of dark corners. Wow, your famous!!! Cool.

September 07, 2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger Dorky Dad said...

Wow. So you really ARE a rockin' blogger!! AAAHAHAHAHA! I kill me.

September 09, 2007 11:53 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

It's only rawk if you spell it flyte!

September 11, 2007 7:04 PM  

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