Sunday, August 03, 2003
CALL FOR HELP!
I've been pulling my hair out of my head looking for a tape I have (had!?) of a band called "The Worms."
(also known as Joey Miserable and the Worms)
They were this kickass funk/rock group that used to play all the time at Nightingales, a little hole in the wall club on 2nd Avenue and & 13th Street in NYC (212.473.9398).
I went to grad school on 5th Avenue and & 13th Street in the late 80s; We used to see the band play there regularly, and they just rocked the house -- that's typically used as a bad cliche, but in the case of the Worms, it was oh-so-true. They were great.
I bought a few tapes from the band, that I would love to converrt them to MP3s put on 'em my iPod. Having moved eleventy times since, I've been unable to find any of the cassettes (arrgh).
Any chance anyone might know where to dig up a copy? There's a huge karmic reward for the samaritan who directs me to a clean copy . . .
Here's some leads:
and some (dated) reviews :
Joey Miserable and the Worms (Self Titled) - 1985 Nightcrawler Records
The first album by the now legendary Worms was released only on vinyl LP. Among the thirteen songs featured are such classics as: Out of Control / Broke Bored and Lonesome / I Like It / Pooper Scooper and many, many more. "The Worms" were founded by Jono Manson and Simon Chardiet in 1980. The line-up rotated over the ten year life of this NYC roots rock group, but Manson remained a constant throughout. This LP also features Jerry Dugger, Hollie Farris, Milo Z, Curtis Fields and Howie Wyeth.
Joey Miserable and the Worms - Hanging Out for Your Love - 1986 Nightcrawler Records
Remember when 12" 45 RPM vinyl discs were the latest innovation? Well, this four song EP was released in this format only and it sounds great next to any CD in this boy's collection. The album is the last with Simon Chardiet as a member of the group; also the last recordings of alto sax player Curtis Fields, who died of cancer before the record's release.
(Both from here: http://www.clubdemusique.com/clubdemusique/html/jonodisc.html)
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