Pousette-Dart Band

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  1. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    The MTV thread reminded me of these guys (not that they were on MTV; they preceded it by a few years). Jon Pousette-Dart and (later bassist) John Troy started as a folk duo in Cambridge MA in the early 70's and that morphed into PDB, which featured a pleasant country-ish sound, strong songwriting, and a nice slide guitar attack. Not well known outside of New England, which is too bad.

    Here are a couple of favorites of mine:



     
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    Always dug these guys, nobody talks about them anymore. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    Thanks made me think of an old friend that passed PDB were an absolute fave of his
     
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    I remember this band, good 70’s stuff.
     
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    I've been trying in vain to find a CD of what appears to be the only album they ever put out. I found a cassette that has the whole album on each side. I might have even seen them play at my high school and a couple local bands covered a tune or two of theirs.
     
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    "You hit me on the head with your beer bottle."

    I heard them in the South in the '70s.

    Bob
     
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    chopsley Silver Supporting Member

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    I sort of remember these guys, but never really listened to them...

    Anyone remember Men & Volts? (same general era/location)

     
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    noley Frequently Mistaken for Fabio Silver Supporting Member

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    I’ve got these ...


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    Haven’t played ‘em in ages, thanks for the reminder. I’ll load them into my phone for next week’s flights.

    Listen To The Spirit is one I really like...

     
  10. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    Dude, not only do I remember M&V, I played that stuff - including "Packrats". I was part of a M&V renuion a few years ago.

    M&V started life as a sort of Beefheart cover band, and then took off from there. Clever, fun stuff. Phil Kaplan is a genius. Great band, too far below the radar.

    Another favorite

     
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    chopsley Silver Supporting Member

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    That is very cool! I wondered what happened to those guys... Didn't David Greenberger become a journalist or something?

    I haven't listened to them in many years, but upon re-listening, I made the Beefheart connection right away. They were a really interesting band...


    Nice. The only album I had was Hootersville, though I heard Tramps in Bloom a few times. Never did see them live...
     
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    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    Remember them well, I saw them several times opening for, eg, Orleans and others, as well as their own show
     
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    we played a couple of gigs opening for jon etc in the mid-'70's; what fun!
    solid rosewood strat, anyone? first time i saw one!
     
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    Saw them in 76 or 77 in Syracuse! WOW TOTALLY forgot about them! Thank you.
     
  15. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    Sort of. He started a zine called Duplex Planet that had offshoots into all sorts of other mediums. Another clever, fascinating guy

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duplex_Planet

    The other key figure in M&V iis drummer Jon Proudman. Bascially M&V was/is Phil and Jon and various other players who came and went. Jon had some success with another "underground" NE band Cul de Sac

     
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    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    Back to Pousette-Dart...

    bassist John Troy led an interesting life. Among other things he was the bassist in the John Hall Band video I posted in the MTV thread. He's currently a solo acoustic artist on the west coast

    http://www.johntroy.com/bio.html
     
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    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a PD amnesia T shirt when it came out.. really liked the first two records.
     
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    I have Amnesia and the eponymous first album on vinyl but haven't listened to them in awhile. Really good stuff.
     
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    Pousette Dart Band is playing in Beverly,Ma at a very small venue in March.
     

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