Band of the Week Winners 140-159

Week #140                                          Love Tractor performing "Outside the Law"

May 24, 2013
                                                                Winners: David Finkel, Charlotte, NC and Andy Johnson, Athens                                                                      GA. Co-winners:  Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Mike Huff,                                                                            Powder Springs, GA; Dan Matthews,  Watkinsville, GA; Chris                                                                            Hartstonge, London, UK; Maureen McLaughlin, Athens,                                                                                     GA; Craig Williams, Portland, OR; Julie House, Decatur, GA; Ken                                                                      Rogers, Atlanta,  GA; John Schilberg, Edmond, OK; Lynn Berndt,                                                                      Grafton, WI; Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC. 

 


Week # 141                                         the LeRoi Brothers performing "DWI"

May 31, 2013
                                                                 Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA. Co-winners: Joel Suttles,                                                                           Asheville, NC; Chris Hartstonge, London, UK; Dan Matthews,                                                                           Watkinsville, GA; Liam O'Hara, Clemson,  SC.

Week # 142                                         the Plague performing "Drum Song"

June 7, 2013
                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Dan                                                                                    Matthews, Watkinsville, GA; Andy Johnson, Athens, GA. 
 


Week # 143                                         Charlie Pickett & the Eggs performing "Motorbike"

June 14, 2013
                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Andy                                                                                  Johnson, Athens, GA;  Brian Crane, Athens, GA. 


Week # 144                                         the Michael Guthrie Band performing "Could It Ever Be the Way It  June 21, 2013                                     Was Before"


                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Tim Abbott,                                                                    Skipton, Yorkshire; Mike Huff Jr., Powder Springs, GA; Brian                                                                              Crane,  Athens, GA; Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC. 


Week # 145                                         the Silos performing "Mary's Getting Married"

June 28, 2013
                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Tim Abbott,                                                                    Skipton, Yorkshire; Andy  Johnson, Athens, GA; Liam O'Hara,                                                                            Clemson, SC; Ken Rogers, Atlanta, GA.


Week # 146                                         Art in the Dark performing "Please Forgive Me"

July 5, 2013
                                                                Winner: Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire. Co-winners: Andy                                                                                Johnson, Athens, GA; Craig Williams, Portland, OR; Mike Huff,                                                                        Powder Springs, GA; Ken Rogers,  Atlanta, GA; Jennifer Griffith,                                                                      Athens, GA; Jennifer Armour, San Diego CA;  Liam O'Hara,                                                                                Clemson, SC.


Week # 147                                         Tupelo Chain Sex performing "Every Day is a Holiday"

July 12, 2013
                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Craig                                                                                  Williams, Portland, OR; Andy Johnson, Athens, GA; Jennifer                                                                              Griffith, Athens, GA; Dan Matthews,  Watkinsville, GA;


Week # 148                                         the Primates performing "No More Whiskey for Me"

July 19, 2013
                                                                 Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Joel Suttles,                                                                     Asheville, NC; Andy Johnson, Athens, GA; Dan Matthews,                                                                                 Watkinsville, GA; Ken  Rogers, Atlanta, GA; Monty Greene, Dubai,                                                                   UAE; Brian Crane, Athens, GA.


Week # 149                                          Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns performing "Woolly Bully"

July 26, 2013
                                                                 Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA; Co-winners; Chris                                                                                         Hartstonge, London, UK; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Mike                                                                       Huff, Powder Springs, GA; Craig Williams, Portland, OR; Dan                                                                             Matthews, Watkinsville,GA;  Brian Crane, Athens, GA; Joel                                                                                 Suttles, Asheville, NC; Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC.



Week #150                                           Lava Treatment performing "Shrunken Head"

August 2, 2013                                                                       

                                                                 Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA; Co-winners: Chris                                                                                         Hartstonge, London, UK; Joel Suttles, Asheville, NC; Darryl                                                                               White, Melbourne, AU;  Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Jennifer                                                                     Griffith, Athens, GA; Chuck  Reece, Atlanta, GA; Craig Williams,                                                                       Portland, OR; Liam O'Hara,  Clemson, SC. 

Week # 151                                          the Swimming Pool Q's performing "Stingray Made Out of Fiberglass"

August 9, 2013                                                                       

                                                                 Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA. Co-winners: Dan Matthews,                                                                    Watkinsville, GA; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; David Finkel,                                                                       Charlotte, NC; Darryl White, Melbourne, AU;  Maureen                                                                                         McLaughlin, Athens, GA; Chris Rasmussen, Watkinsville, GA;                                                                           Chris Hartstonge, London, UK; Mike Huff, Powder Springs, GA;                                                                       Steve Hodge, Little Rock,  AR; Brian Crane, Athens, GA; Joel                                                                             Suttles, Asheville, NC; QueBeeDoo, Cincinnati, OH; Ken Rogers,                                                                       Atlanta, GA; Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC.

Week # 152                                          Mercyland performing "Like a Whore"

August 16, 2013                                                                       

                                                                 Winner: Jennifer Griffith, Athens, GA. Co-winners: Andy Johnson,                                                                  Athens, GA; Dan Matthews, Watkinsville, GA; Tim Abbott,                                                                               Skipton, Yorkshire; Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC; Darryl White,                                                                             Melbourne, AU;  Brian Crane, Athens, GA; Lee Garrard, Athens,                                                                       GA; Ken Rogers, Atlanta, GA; Will Jackson, Athens, GA.

Week # 153                                          Norman and Nancy Blake with James Bryan: the Rising Fawn          August 23, 2013                                 Ensemble performing "Jerusalem Ridge" 

                                                                     

                                                                 Winner: Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC. Co-winners: Andy Johnson,                                                                       Athens,  GA; Darryl White, Melbourne, AU; Chris Hartstonge,                                                                           London UK; Arva  Weinstein, Athens, GA; Joel Suttles, Asheville,                                                                     NC; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire.

Week #154                                           Limbo District performing "Circuses" 

August 30, 2013                                                                     

                                                                 Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Andy                                                                                   Johnson,  Athens, GA; Mike Huff Jr., Powder Springs, GA; Craig                                                                       Williams,  Portland, OR; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Monty                                                                       Greene, Dubai, UAE; Maureen McLaughlin, Athens, GA; Liam                                                                           O'Hara,  Clemson, SC; John Smith, Athens, GA; Sam McNair,                                                                             Suwanee, TN; Bob Hay, Athens, GA.

Week # 155                                         the Georgia Hellhounds performing "Tied Down with Battleship September 6, 2013                           Chain"

                                                                     

                                                                 Winner: Darryl White, Melbourne, AU.  Co-winners: Burton Hood,                                                                    Monroe, GA; Liam O'Hara,  Clemson, SC; Chris Hartstonge,                                                                               London, UK; Dan Matthews, Watkinsville, GA; Craig Williams,                                                                           Portland,  OR; LNB57, unknown; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire;                                                                   Lynn Schilberg  Berndt, Grafton, WI.

Week # 156                                          A: Men in Trees performing "Linin' Track"

September 13, 2013

   

                                                                 B: Turtlebay Band performing "Red House" 

                                                                    

                                                                 Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA. Co-winners: Chris                                                                                         Hartstonge,  London, UK; Darryl White, Melbourne, AU; Tim                                                                             Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Dan Matthews, Watkinsville, GA;                                                                          Jennifer Griffith,  Athens, GA; Al Pal, Melbourne, AU; Que                                                                                   BeeDoo, Cincinnati, OH;  Liam O'Hara, Clemson, SC. 

 

 

Hint: This band was the earliest I worked with, when I came to Athens in April of 1980 to record a demo tape for them in their practice space, which was the old B-52s practice room in the back of the Morton Theater. Ironically, it was about a week after they played at a birthday party in the old Episcopal church down by the river on Oconee Street. That bill was shared with a band called the Side Effects and another, unnamed band that went on to fame and fortune... I became their soundman that November after a certain female vocalist left the band (and me) and the five of us had a common cause afterward. They went through a name change, which is reflected in the two tracks presented: one clip is so obvious that Helen Keller could answer it correctly, and I'll leave it to you to identify the name the band used in the other clip. We'll award five points for each correct answer for each clip.This one goes out to a dear departed friend and terrific musician, Jimmy Dortmund, rest in peace Jimmy. Good luck everybody, and thank you for making the first three years of Band of the Week such a pleasure to look forward to every Friday, and congratulations to the three winners of season three at PattheWiz.com, Andy, Chris and Tim.

 

 

Week # 157                                         the Butthole Surfers performing "Dum Dum"

September 20, 2013                                                                   

                                                                Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK. Co-winners: Darryl White,                                                                  Jennifer Griffith, Athens, GA; Andy Johnson, Athens, GA; Monty                                                                      Greene, Dubai, UAE;  Maureen McLaughlin, Athens, GA; Que                                                                            BeeDoo, Cincinnati, OH; Joel Suttles, Asheville, NC; Mike Huff,                                                                        Powder Springs, GA; Craig Williams. Portland, OR; Ken Rogers,                                                                        Atlanta, GA.

 

Hint: This band formed in San Antonio in the late 70s and vacillated between there and southern California throughout its career, which has lasted at least until just a couple of years ago. Although they have been through more than twenty members during those years, including one with connections to several Athens bands, the core trio has been together since 1983. The peak of their success came with a release in 1996, which featured a single that climbed to #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart while the album reached #31 on Billboard's 200. Their musical style has been described as "experimental rock, alternative rock, hardcore punk, neo-psychedelia and noise rock". I tend to prefer the latter myself...Good luck everybody!!

 

 

Week # 158                                        Silent Partner performing "Honest Work"

September 27, 2013                            

                                                               Winner: Andy Johnson, Athens, GA. Co-winners: Tim Abbott,                                                                           Skipton, Yorkshire; Chris Hartstonge, London, UK;  Chris                                                                                     Rasmussen, Athens, GA;  Darryl White, Melbourne, AU; Larry                                                                           Tenner, Athens, GA.                                                                                                                             

Hint: This band evolved through several configurations in Athens, beginning in the mid 70's and continuing throughout the 80's. It consisted of a core duo who wrote most of their songs and when I came to Athens in 1980 they were the first job I got after I recorded the demo tape for Turtlebay in the old B 52's practice space. Not long after that one of the pair moved to north Georgia and the remaining member continued to play and record in his house on Prince Avenue in Normaltown. The configuration in this clip included a couple of friends who joined him in opening for Glenn Phillips and is the last recording I made from the 40 Watt Uptown. Good luck everybody, and for extra credit we'll award 5 points to the first person who can identify the front man in this episode!

 

 

Week # 159                                        Stiv Bators and the Dead Boys performing "Ain't It Fun"                     October 4, 2013                                                     

                                                               Winner: Chris Hartstonge, London, UK; Co-winners: Andy                                                                                   Johnson,  Athens, GA; Tim Abbott, Skipton, Yorkshire; Mike Huff,                                                                   Powder Springs, GA; Darryl White, Melbourne, AU; Monty Greene,                                                                 Dubai, UAE; Maureen  McLaughlin, Athens, GA; Que Beedoo,

                                                               Cincinnati, OH; Craig Wiliams,  Portland, OR;  Liam O'Hara,                                                                                 Clemson, SC.

                                                                                                                    

 

Hint: This band was one of the standard bearers of the punk rock music movement of the late 1970s after moving to New York from their native Cleveland. They became a regular feature at CBGBs and released several records, along with appearing in films that espoused punk in general. They performed at the Watt on Broad after reforming in the late 80s and made news in Athens when the front man was arrested during the show because he had gone on a driving tour after sound check and rammed their high-top rental van into the overhang at the UGA Law School, then drove away. Less than three years afterward he would be dead after being struck by a taxi in Paris. At his request his ashes were spread on Jim Morrison's grave. We want the full name including the front man's and the band's, as they were billed when they played. Good luck everybody!!


 

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