We weren't called Thunderegg yet—we were called Larry. We recorded this on an eight-track cassette recorder in the basement of the house that half of the band lived in, 236 Park Street in New Haven, CT, in May 1994. All the previous school year we had honed our set in that basement, sometimes playing gigs there, too, at least until the fat man down the street called the cops. And so here is the distillation of 1993-1994, nine songs by the classic six-piece version of Larry. Only 40 copies of this album were pressed (divided six ways, some of us got seven, some of us got six); very quickly we wore the cassettes down to flutter and hiss in our cars' tape decks. Recently, however, one virgin copy was unearthed in an attic. We immediately mailed it to Carl Saff in Chicago, who transferred it to digital and mastered it, to boot. Does it sound good? Time giveth, and time taketh away. It may never sound as good as it did blasting out of an '89 Peugeot 505 in the summer of 1994, but at least it won't melt on you.
released May 31, 1994
Recorded and mixed in the basement of 236 Park Street, New Haven, CT, May 1994, by Justin Weyerhaeuser for Happy Fun Times Productions. All songs by Will Georgantas and Larry, except "The Bridge" and "Long Song" by Jake Fournier and Larry. Originally duplicated at Trod Nossel Studios in Wallingford, CT. Transferred to digital and mastered in March 2009 by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago.
Jake Fournier, bass and vocals on "Octave Song" and "The Bridge"
Will Georgantas, vocals and guitar
Jamie McElroy, keyboards
Tyler McGlashan, congas
Justin Weyerhaeuser, guitar
Keith Woodfin, drums