Happygolicky pt. 1 of a serial notes
Thursday, May 10th, 2007 i think any written piece on the relatively obscure washington, dc band Â happy go licky must be written in fragments cause that is how their music sounded. art damaged pieces of something thrown and pasted together. wooley bulley.
there was an article/interview with them posted at the washington city paper website (i believe) but my google search has come to naught. i have a printed copy of it at home but i canâ€™t seem to find where i put it. when i do iâ€™ll re-transcribe it along with a couple brief email exchanges w guy picciotto and mike fellows.
a backwards history would go something like… guy (gtr/vocals), mike (bass/vocals), eddie janney (bass/vocals) and brenden canty (drums) were in rites of spring together in 1985-86. the revolution summer era. they broke up after 1 great lp and a really good (though poppier) posthumous ep. after RoS, guy, eddie and brendan joined up with mike hampton (ex-embrace) and played shows and recorded a demo under the name one last wish. OLW was poppy, seemed to be following the direction charted on the RoS ep. OLW didnâ€™t last very long. they broke up, and guy, eddie and brendan went back to the basement to start practicing again. soon they were rejoined by mike.
read something the other day that compared hgl to â€˜document and eyewitnessâ€™ era wire. as iâ€™ve never bought that album iâ€™m not sure what to say.
during this 8 month or so period in time the band fugazi was forming. brendan was sitting in on drums for them until they could find a permanent drummer. once hgl ended his seat became permanent and guy joined the fold as well.Â mike started little baby with 3 ex-soulside (and future girls against boys members) and eddie i believe went to art school.
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