Hot on the heels of their first single, “Suburbanite,” in 1981, the Morons were at their peak when selected to perform at the inaugural LarkFest in Albany. Put together by local businesswomen Mary Miller of Lark Beat Records and Dana Rudolph of After the Gold Rush, no one knew what to expect from this initial street fair that was organized to promote the then just-budding Lark Street business community and the local original underground music scene. The results far exceeded the expectations as the Morons, along with contemporaries the Units, the A.D.’s and the Young Reptiles showcased before thousands that attended that day.
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Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone.
Photo by TL Stone.
The fine folks at Driving Rain Music have just released a video to accompany John Walker Black’s catchy little “Theme To Nippertown” that we unleashed on the world last week. Directed by Driving Rain head honcho TL Stone, this wistful and dreamlike love-letter-to-a-city is chock full of Albany landmarks and stars one of our very favorite dogs. And, in case you missed it, the song itself is available as a free download.