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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1983 - 1987, February 1 (Sun)
  • Number of gigs played: 24
  • Number of other acts played with: 30
Sceneroller, The Tell-Tale Hearts, Eric Bacher, Bill Calhoun, David Klowden, Ray Brandes, Mike Stax, Peter Miesner

The Tell-Tale Hearts in People magazine, Sept. 2, 1985.

About This Act

Original line-up: 1983-1986

“The summer of 1983 seemed an endless string of long, brutally hot days, highlighted by grilled cheese sandwiches and coffee at Denny’s. At 2378 Presidio Drive, only evenings with cheap beer and a staff of good 45s helped to ease the boredom. Ex-Mystery Machine members Ray Brandes and Bill Calhoun, along with Mike Stax of the Crawdaddys, had plenty of time to sit around and mope about living in the eighties in “America’s Finest City.” Dave Klowden, a drummer friend and former singer with local punk legends Crucified Youth and 5051, became a Presidio Drive regular, as did the newly-found Eric Bacher, who had previously played guitar with the “little known but highly regarded” Freddie and the Soup Bowls. The days and nights seemed to grow shorter, and the quiet middle-class complacency of Presidio Drive was soon crushed by crude, darkly hostile sounds."

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  • Audio
    • The Tell-Tale Hearts play "I Get Up in the Morning"
    • The Tell-Tale Hearts play ? and the Mysterians’ “Smokes” at Primitive A-Go-Go

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