Friday, May 11, 2018

DEAD OSWALDS - "Not Sgt. Pepper" (1989)

 Dead Oswalds was the brainchild of one Brian T. Gallagher from somewhere in the vicinity of Providence, Rhode Island. As far as I can tell or remember, most everything he ever did was tongue in cheek, you know, like a joke, kinda like another group of guys I know. Fr'instance, the title of the band, the title of the tape, and the title of the songs, none of it is real. In a letter I found from Brian, this is what he had to say about the Guzanos tape I sent him, "I liked it. The Dead Oswald took it home. He must have liked it too. Greedy, selfish creep." Even though this song also has a Beatles title, it is not a cover tune, as are none of the other songs on this tape. If you'd like to be totally confused about the tape scene in the 80's and 90's, this would be a really good place to start! Credited musicians are Ozzy Oswald: Vocals, old newspapers, receding hairline, Donny Oswald: Purposely absent, and Marie Oswald: Cheap second hand guitar, warts, styrofoam!!!

Brian Gallagher was also the editor/publisher of a pretty damn fine zine called "Radio Void" that also featured some fereakin' amazing art by Brian James Riedel like his "Oh God, I swear, no more water balloons" one shot!

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