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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active:
    Unknown - 2010
    1981 - Present
  • Number of gigs played: 67
  • Number of other acts played with: 83
Sceneroller, Manual Scan, Paul Kaufman, Dave Fleminger, Paul Brewin, Brad Wilkins, Tony Suarez, Tom Ward, Bobby Allend, Dave Anderson, Scott Harrington, John Chilson, Orrick Smith, Morgan Young, Rob Wilson, Richard Brubaker aka Ritchie Rooster, Orrick Smith, Joel Kmak, Carl Rusk, Ron Friedman, Yvonne Simon, Kevin Donaker-Ring, Bart Mendoza, Tim Blankenship
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There's a great one from "New Sounds" 1986 ... Also some neat recent ones from the Che Underground shows we put on in 2009 and 2010 (plus a bunch of Scan tunes put to images).

I can't get enough of this video. I am wondering if there are more Manual Scan videos out there.
Feb 1984 shot, right after video taping at Cox cable studios, El Cajon CA. Kevin Ring, Tony Suarez, Bart Mendoza, Brad Wilkins.
Manual Scan "Plan of Action" cover
Manual Scan record covers.
About This Act

From Che Underground: The Blog:

Manual Scan emerged after the demise of La Jolla High School-based group The Pedestrians at the beginning of 1981. The original lineup consisted of Kevin Donaker-Ring; Bart Mendoza; David Fleminger (who actually attended Clairmont High School); and Paul Kaufman, with an official start time of July 4, 1981, and a gig at fleeting downtown eatery, The London Tavern, alongside The Roosters.

Hanging out at their friend Ron Archibald’s house, they were pressed for a name that a concert promoter could use for their debut show. Donaker-Ring chose Manual Scan by putting his finger down at random in a Radio Shack catalog laying on a nearby coffee table.

The Manual Scan lineup which made the initial impact came a few months later when former Pedestrian Paul Brewin took the drum throne; they recorded the “Plan of Action” EP the following year. They were initially managed by Peter “English” Verbugge. Ring and Mendoza would continue as the core of the band, with numerous line-up changes and variations thereof in their nine year existence. The band signed to England’s Hi-Lo Records in 1984, releasing an album in 1985.

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