Saturday, December 11, 2004
Last August, I mentioned my despair over losing a Joey Miserable and the Worms tape.
If you missed that, here's what you need to know: The Worms were a kickass NYC bar band in the 80s. I used to catch them over at Nightingales (2nd Avenue and & 13th Street) on a regular basis with my bud Jeff. They played everything from funk to surf to rock to rap to rockabilly. They were major players in the New York roots rock scene.
These guys would blow the roof off the dump every time we saw them.
I posted my lament, ended up hooking with Dave Arbiter, who graciously lent me all of his Worms recordings. I have a pal over at Park Avenue Audio, who converted all of the analog recordings -- tapes & LPs -- into digital.
No label ever owned these. The band put them out themselves. But for the internet, these recording would be lost forever. For your listening pleasure, Joey Miserable and the Worms (my favorite cuts are 7, 1, 2 and 6).
Live at Nightingales
01 Hangin Out for Your Love.m4a
I could not figure out why they never scored a major recording contract. Nightingales saw a parade of bands that later went on to greatness -- Blues Travellers, Spin Doctors, a bunch more. Despite being great, The Worms never made it big.
The Worms never got the recognition they deserved as a band. Their members managed to crank out quite a few discs, If you like the Worms, checkout the solo projects:
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