OK, so now we all know the State of the Union, according to President Obama.
But what about the State of the Nippertown Music Scene? Circa 1985, that is.
Back in January, 1985, “The Meeting of the Musical Minds” was a roundtable discussion with five of the area’s leading musicians, covering a variety of musical genres.
The participants in the chat are:
Rick Morse (of country-rock band Bovine)
Bridget Ball (solo singer-songwriter)
Alan Payette (of hard rock band Triffid)
Al Quaglieri (of jazz-funk band Downtime)
Michael Eck (of indie rock band Chefs of the Future)
Amazingly enough, all five participants are still involved in the music scene 36 years later.
Moderated (more or less) by Sarge Blotto, “The Meeting of the Musical Minds” was a joint production of Metroland and Real George’s Backroom.