Did someone say VIDEO? Search 'Bass Line Dada' at youtube.com! Bass Line Dada started in a University dorm room with the poems of Daniel Ari nee Fleischmann set over walking bass lines by Steve Holzberg. First gig was a house party in San Francisco, and we've been big at house parties ever since. In 1997, Paul McNees, multi-instrumentalist joined up to add more dada to the dada. Chris Westland came in with his top-notch guitars and keys around 1998 and oversaw the recording of our first record Shoulder of a Hungry Man. In the final sessions for that album, we jammed with Joe Lee (he's on the "hidden" track). Soon after Joe rounded out the quintet. We played house parties as well as clubs in the Bay Area. Other projects, including babies, drew Chris and Paul away from the performing group, but the tight trio of Daniel (now on accordion), Steve and Joe continued to play while we began recording our second record in 2002. It took us nearly five years to complete, but at last Brainstorm is here! Want it? Course you do! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Daniel had a baby and the band went on performing hiatus for a year, but we're back, playing house parties hither and yon. Members: Daniel Ari: lyrics, vocals, accordion, etc. Steve Holzberg: bass, vocals Joe Lee: V-drums Chris Westland: guitars, keyboards, vocals Paul McNees: guitars, vocals, banjo, percussion, etc. In a big way. Derek Wilson: design Brian Knave: drums, percussion, recording on Grammarian R Pissed Karen Gravereaux: girl vocals Bella: dog tags Influences: One way to spot our influences is to notice who we cover or quote musically. The list includes Frank Zappa, Primus, "Kokomo" Arnold, Jonathan Richman, "Slim" Gaillard, Elvis Presley, Nervous Norvus, Kurt Schwitters, Terence Keane, pirates, octopi, Edward Gorey, Minutemen. We're also influenced by the other bands we've participated in and played with: Hoarhound, Blase Suave, Mark Growden, Mumble and Peg, Faun Fables, and on...
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