Bedtrack sessions for the album 'Family Jules' at Comfort Sound 1991
In April 1991 Jules Hanon went into Comfort Sound in Toronto to record 16 tracks for their album 'Family Jules' The band had expanded up to 5 members by this point. This video chronicles the first 2 days of the 18 month recording. In this video you will see myself, Gary Keller on drums, Steve Brown on bass and Drew King on keyboards.
Life In The Lab
This is one off experimental video of a song that was improvised while recording. It had never been played before and we were fortunate to capture this version. Jules Hanon free-formed often - even live. Life In The Lab is a satirical view of animal experimentation. By no means do we justify it. This track can be found on the album 'A Different Life'.
Recorded live at Clinton's Tavern in Toronto in 1992. Pizza Pizza was first recorded on the band produced 1982 album 'Can You Picture That?'. It is a humerous song about the fast food joint Pizza Pizza. What more can be said? Notice how Drew King on Keyboards ends up playing with hockey gauntets.
Recorded live at Lee's Palace in Toronto in 1991. This is one of the few times the 5 piece version on Jules Hanon performed. Kelly Peckham on vocals in addition to the other 4 players. Happy Man is found on the 1992 album 'Family Jules'.
Recorded live at Clinton's Tavern in Toronto in 1992. Planet Nine was the first hit of Jules Hanon and is found on the 1980 album 'Sons Of The Revolution'.
Live at The Diamond 1986
In August of 1986 Varoshi Fame played their first show backing up Psychic TV at The Diamond Club in Toronto. VF was never intended to be a band in the traditional sense. However after playing this show I re-evaluated my options; quit the band I was in - No Life - and focused all my attention on Varoshi Fame. While it was a very rough ride to get people to understand and perhaps like VF, at least somewhat as they seemed to love them here, I took great pride in writing, arranging and performing music for Varoshi Fame. This is also released in album form 'Varoshi Fame Live at The Diamond'.
Industrial Escapades - 1992
Two years after the end of Varoshi Fame I hasd gathered all the videos that had been taken of the band and made a compilation of edited material in form of standard music videos.
POWERHOUSE Hires a 4th Member
The very famous band POWERHOUSE decides it is time to go from a 3 piece rock band to a 4 piece. Enter Mitch Soloman - Keyboard virtuoso. This is a 24 minute satirical comedy that demonstrates just how deluded a band of stoned rock musicians can get. All these tracks can be found on the album 'The Best Band In The World'.