Saucer

Saucer
Saucer
Spanish Fly Records
TRG 89329

(custom burned CD available)

TRACKS
MP3 Sample
Triple Lutz
(sample)
Steak House
(sample)
We Dream Clean
(sample)
She Used To Be The Bomb
(sample)
Lil' Hatchback
(sample)
plus... 25 other "never before released" tracks

MP3 samples are 25% of the full track (128 bit rate)... if you have broadband access the sample should stream (depending on the player you are using)

Saucer has been veering off the highway with crazed purpose since their first appearance in the Minneapolis summer of 92'. Pam Valfer had gathered together a group of brave, young men to test the vulnerability of her songs. Howard Hamilton brought his obsession for creaking amps, cool guitars, plenty of musical gadgets and some masterful bass playing to the mix. Skidmore Arts grad Ted Kersten had recently moved from NYC. He and his guitar were conveniently located in the same duplex as local drum diplomat Peter Anderson.

Saucer took off, in high demand as an opening act for everybody from Babes in Toyland to the Cows to the Hang-Ups. Saucers peers responded to their daring and invention. After a steady growth in the Twin Cities, Saucer went into the studio to record it's first full-length for Spanish Fly. When the record was done the band hit the road. After 2 tours of setting up this amazing record,"Emergency Exits", Pam decided that to call it quits and pursue her lofty 4-track dreams. Shortly thereafter Peter was asked to join the up and coming Polara, whom had just been signed by Interscope. For a short time Peter was doing double duty with both bands, but ultimately left Saucer for what he saw as greener pastures. For a couple of months the band was in limbo and "Emergency Exits" was put on hold.

Dan Monick, who had just recently moved back to Mpls. after his band, Spanish Fly's own Queer, from Boston had broken up, joined Howard and Ted on the Drums. Soon after that, they resumed playing live shows, only Howard had tossed aside the bass and strapped on the guitar, making the bands' sound a guitar driven poprock machine. Then came Mike Check, an all ages legend in Kansas City. After his club, Rhumba Box, one of the coolest clubs in the land was shut down by politics and K.C. mob types, Mike packed his bags, jumped in Milks' van and said, "It's not cold enough here. Take me to Minneapolis!" They did just that. After only a couple days, Mr. Check took over the absent bass presence.

This new line-up grew together quickly and soon it was documentation time. The band went into a small basement studio and recorded the 5 songs that appear on this fabulous disc. As a bonus you'll receive 25 "never before released" 4-track gems polished to perfection for your listening pleasure. We're sure you'll love them as much as we do. So, get with it and get Saucer.


This project is "out of print." You can purchase a copy burned to a custom CD from Twin/Tone Digital.




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