The album was produced by Seattle music icon Scott McCaughey, best known as a founding member of cult faves The Young Fresh Fellows
and the Minus 5.
ON THE LIVE FRONT, THE NEW ORIGINAL SONIC SOUND is another exception to the rule that cover bands suck They play 100 percent Sonics covers faithfully, down to the sax playing The band is made up of Seattle area rockers from bands such as Gas Huffer, Bloodloss, Mudhoney, and The Young Fresh Fellows
, and if you are a fan of the Sonics suggest you check 'em out--you'll be tappin' your toes and singin' along to "Strychnine," "The Witch" and my personal fave Sonics tune, "Boss Hoss.
Slated to perform Saturday are Jim Talstra, from Dharma Bums, and Scott McCaughey, from Young Fresh Fellows
, the Minus 5 and R.
Familiar to Eugene audiences for its frequent visits to Sam Bond's Garage, this Young Fresh Fellows
spinoff is ably led by Scott McCaughey.
They've been in (and are still in) influential bands such as the Young Fresh Fellows
, the Soft Boys and R.
McCaughey, a Seattle singer-songwriter-guitarist who also plays with the Young Fresh Fellows
and Tuatara, has recruited some of his talented pals to join him in the Minus 5.
In 1988, Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy's pre-Wilco alt-country act, opened for McCaughey's band, the Young Fresh Fellows
, in Chicago.
The other acts that will be appearing when the show rolls into Sam Bond's Garage on Saturday are the ambient ensembles Tuatara and the Wayward Shamans, Mississippi Delta blues artist Cedell Davis and the Minus 5, the pop-rock band led by Scott McCaughey from the Young Fresh Fellows
that's currently signed to Mammoth Records.