It is Summer, when a young band’s thoughts turn to touring this great country of ours, to play shows, bring joy, dancing and maybe even sell a few records to folks away from their usual stomping grounds. There are trials a tribulations that every band must go through on the road and here collected are stories of a few of them. It is tough out there kids, so do what you can to support any band nice enough to come out near you! And like Dan sings in “Hang Tuff Hold Tight” “If your mind can’t add it up, then follow your heart.” So true, so true.
Johnny Socko – Shiznit (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
MU330 – Hang Tuff Hold Tight (Chumps on Parade ’96)
Spring Heeled Jack – Mass Appeal Madness (Songs from Suburbia ’98)
Big D & the Kids Table – Ruin You (Beijing to Boston ’07)
the Smooths – CCTX (No Brakes ’98)
Manic Sewing Circle – It’s a Longggggggggggg Way to Chicago (Summer Spins ’07)
the Pinstripes – Wanna Go Home (the Decay ’07)
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