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Eric Gaffney (Sebadoh co-founder) 

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Live at Katina's January 1990

Playing a 1971 Gibson SG Deluxe

Bandcamp Music Link:
www.ericsebadoh.bandcamp.com 
Immediate download in your choice of high-quality MP3, 
FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format. Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device! = Records (most of which are solo) up on Bandcamp (not on a label not on CD/Vinyl/Cassette, & not in stores) 100% independent & 100% d.i.y.  
Proceeds from Bandcamp sales direct via Paypal towards utility bills, guitar strings, drum sticks, bus fare, cat food.

At present, hoping people take interest in the music i've put to tape (mostly 4-track cassette) and assembled as records, going back to 1987, so about 25 years of recording.  Been home recording since 1980, performing since 1983. guitar player, songwriter, drummer. Some people know me from Sebadoh, an indie rock group i started at my garage back in 1988/89 as songwriter and guitar player (acoustic open drone tuning and 1971 Gibson SG Deluxe w. Peavey 'Deuce' amp, MXR Distortion + (1970's) & Mu-Tron Phasor II. I was in other bands before Sebadoh... hardcore bands i started or joined... which i wrote songs for and either drummed for or sang for; Grey Matter, No Preservatives, including performing at high school dances ( e.g. = i sang for No Preservatives opening for 7 Seconds at a high school dance back in 1984.)


The project i was doing just before Sebadoh was = 

THE GRACEFULLY AGING HIPPY SOLOISTS WITH FOUNTAINS TURNED BACKWARDS!

a duo with my late friend Charles Ondras... guitar, drums, & korg synth.


I released the 25th Anniversary Reissue this past April, 2013;  24-song collection of free form sludge improvisational psychedelic no holds barred hippy solos from the progressive gel duo! = (Eric & Charles Ondras) later, members of Sebadoh & Boss Hog/Unsane. Rec: 1986-87. Includes bonus jpeg scans of original Hippy Solo artwork & lyrics, Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format. 
Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device!  
This is a near 2 album set length and available only here on this Bandcamp site
www.ericsebadoh.bandcamp.com


'Cassetterospective' on Joyful Noise Recordings Release Date:  August 7, 2015

Limited Edition (100) Box Set;

www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/eric-gaffney-a-cassetterospective.com


Split-single released on Happy Soul Records (London!)  america's drug/the newts & the salamanders!

www.happysoulrecords.wordpress.com

Gracefully Aging Hippy Soloists Retrospective (1986-1987) 

cassette release on Academia (September 27, 2014) for Cassette Store Day


Pitchfork (PitchTV) article (January, 2014)

www.pitchfork.com/thepitch/217-uncharted-waters-the-unreleased-material-of-sebadohs-eric-gaffney/


Bandcamp = solo records: , america's drug, down by the bay, sailor on the rainpool seas, in another galaxy, sore foot weirdy, uncharted waters, brilliant concert numbers… 

WWW.JESUSCHRIST1.BANDCAMP.COM   


'progressive gel duo' recordings from 1988-1993 & 'The Gracefully Aging Hippy Soloists' retrospective

www.ericsebadoh.bandcamp.com


Fields of Gaffney (2002 to 2004)  includes solo recordings = Face of Man, recordings from 1989, + Nature Walk, Cosmic Chicken & Egg, Big Rock Candy Mountain)

www.fieldsofgaffney.bandcamp.com


*ANGELFIRE WEBSITE:  (my outdated old free website from 2001, links to reviews of Sebadoh reissues 'the freed man' & 'bubble & scrape' along with links to reviews of Uncharted Waters, Nature Walk...)

www.angelfire.com/indie/ericgaffney


www.ericsebadoh.bandcamp.com/album/gracefully-aging-hippy-soloists-members.html  


GRACEFULLY AGING HIPPY SOLOISTS 'Blogspot'

www.jesusindierock.blogspot.com/2013/05/gracefully-aging-hippy-soloists-members.html    


*DISCOGS:  Rare, Out of print SEBADOH vinyl/test pressings that i'm selling!

www.discogs.com/Sebadoh-Wade-Through-The-Boggs/release/125262


REVIEW OF UNCHARTED WATERS (INDIEVILLE)

www.indieville.com/reviews/2009/01/ericgaffney.htm


The Freed Man review, STYLUS

"Eric did the home-recording gig, too, but his songs were nebulous, confrontational vehicles loaded with inchoate imagery involving plants, bodies of water, natural disasters, mold, colors, and religious themes. His voice vacillated from dog-whistle whine to velvet baritone.  Eric clawed at his guitar, pulling notes from its neck and stomping them silent with filthy, bare feet. Invasive elements were held close; Eric prided himself on song sabotage, overloading miniature pieces with tape loops, strange sound effects and over-dubbed tonal barf. It all worked wondrously, deserving a de rigeur sub-genre tag years before its time: “apocalyptic folk.” 


Fields of...Bandcamp Site

www.fieldsofgaffney.bandcamp.com

Nature Walk & Cosmic Chicken & Egg =
www.fieldsofgaffney.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-chicken-egg

FIELDS OF... DISCOGRAPHY
Nature Walk on CD in 2003 
Cosmic Chicken & Egg Cd-R in 2005
split single 7"45 rpm on Morc Records (Holland)
*pinball machine, track on Cool Beans Zine w. CD Trucking Issue
oblivious, track on Afternoon delight (SF CA indie band comp cd)
DISCOGRAPHY

Full Length Releases

'Cassetterospective' (Joyful Noise Recordings August 2015

BANDCAMP ONLY RELEASES & ltd edition CD-R's

AMERICA'S DRUG, REL FEB 2011

STOP EATING ANIMALSDOWN BY THE BAY, REL 2013

CHRIST, THE LORD REL: 2012

IN THE NOONDAY SUN, REL 2002

ANOTHER GALAXY REL. APR, 2013

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN REL 2011

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN REL 2011

SAILOR ON THE RAINPOOL SEAS, REL 2008

YOSEMITE SAM LUNCHBOX REL: 1995

PORTLAND OR BUST REL 1991

MOULDY BREAD EP REL 1989

*UNCHARTED WATERS (27 songs)

(Old Gold/Handmade Records) Oct, 2006

*FIELDS OF GAFFNEY Cosmic Chicken and Egg Sept 2005

* FIELDS OF GAFFNEY "Nature Walk" CD, March 2003.

* "Brilliant Concert Numbers" CD, Old Gold Records, LTD. Edition 1,000, September 1999

THE GRACEFULLY AGING HIPPY SOLOISTS WITH FOUNTAINS TURNED BACKWARDS

LIFESTYLE 75 (w. charles ondras, rec. 1986-1987) REL APR 2013

Singles & Compilations

"The Dunes" (eric & jessica) on 'Down in a Mirror" Jandek tribute Vol II (Summersteps records, Moscow, PA.)

* "Wanna Be With You/Long Journey" split 7" with Pernath, Morc Records, February 2004

* "Pinball Machine" track on Cool Beans #15 CD, 2003

*"Too Bad Luck" on "What, Are You on Drugs? Comp. CD (Ant Lunch, Florida)

* "Paws On Paws Off" ('99 duo recording, eric-casio, with Janice Gaffney-vocals) track on "Lo-Fi" CD from Sao Paolo, Brazil, January 2002

* "Cold Weather" b/w Twilight, Sub Pop Singles Club, Limited Edition 1,300, January 2000

* "The Other Day" track on Cool Beans CD Sampler, 1999

* "Fields of Gaffney vol. 2" Limited Edition Cassette, 1999 (out of print)

* "Lights Up and Spins Around" Limited Edition cassette, 1998 (out of print)

RECORDS with SEBADOH (1989-2008

BUBBLE & SCRAPE reissue (w. xtra tracks) CD only Rel: May 5, 2008 Domino, UK) + Rel: June, 2008 Sub Pop/Domino (U.S.)

Wade Thru the Boggs LTD ED 1,000 (1990-1993 era early unreleased stuff)

THE FREED MAN (52 song reissue, w. tracks from the original cassette, vinyl LP, CD, + selections from the first three SEBADOH singles + rare, previously unreleased tracks)

RELEASE DATE: TUE. JULY 10, 2007

SEBADOH III (Domino Records) reissue CD w. 2nd CD of bonus tracks!, inc. Gimmie Indie Rock EP 45 Rel; July 10, 2006 (UK) Tue., August 8th (U.S.)

"Tarred and Furthered," "Delicious Cakes" from 1990 EP (Silt Breeze Records) Released; 1999

"Beauty of the Ride" EP (drums on "16" and "Slintstrumental," BBC sessions '92-93) Released; 1996

"Bakesale" (drums on 4 songs from 1993 Chicago session with; Steve Albini/Bob Weston) (Sub Pop/Domino) Released; 1994

"Bubble & Scrape" -wrote six songs, + drummed/backing vocals- "Flood," title, back cover photos, insert w. vinyl (Sub Pop) bonus single w. LP in UK, (Domino) also released by City Slang (Berlin) and Sony (Japan) Released; April, 1993

"Soul & Fire EP" (Domino/Sub Pop) 2 songs, inc. "Fantastic Disaster" re-mix, Released; 1993

Single (Sub Pop) 4 songs including; "Bouquet For A Siren" (1st version) Released; March, 1993

"Smash Your Head On The Punk Rock" (wrote 3 songs, + drums, title, front cover art, vinyl (green) label design, CD artwork design (Sub Pop) Released; September, 1992

"Rockin' The Forest Vs. Helmet" (City Slang, Germany) 3 songs/drums, gtr/vocals. Released; Oct 1992

"Sebadoh Vs. Helmet" (Domino, U.K.) 2 songs, drums Released; October, 1992

"Rockin' The Forest" (20/20, U.K.) 1 song/+ drums. Released; Summer, 1992

Split-single -"Loma Prieta" + sleeve art design (Dark Beloved Cloud) Released; Dec., 1991

"Oven Is My Friend" 45rpm EP (Silt Breeze) guitar, vocals,drums, Released Jan. 1992 (recorded Summer, 1990)

"Sebadoh III" (Homestead) wrote six songs, drums/guitar/voc. front cover photo, '75 Released; September, 1991

"Gimme Indie Rock" 45rpm single (clear vinyl) (Homestead) 5 songs; drums/lead guitar/vocals/wrote "Calling Yog Soggoth" Released; January, 1991 (yrs later Homestead had it available as a picture disc w. label art/hand with pills)

"The Freed Weed" (Homestead) -some songs from "The Freed Man," 3 were re-recorded, released; January, 1990

"Weed Forestin" (Homestead) percussion, Released; January, 1990

Vertical Records one side; "Julienne," "Elements," "Attention," "Your Long Journey." 1st Sebadoh-only 45. Released; Winter/Spring, 1990

"Magic Ribbons" (Leopard Gecko) Box Set (3 split singles, with Sebadoh/King Missile 45 rpm on red vinyl) "Design," "Cyster," "Lorax," Released; December, 1989

"The Freed Man" (Homestead) Vinyl/Cassette, wrote/recorded 15 songs of 31, Released; September, 1989

"Split single" with Big Stick (Sonic Life) inc. "Cindy", U.K. only release, Released; 1989

SOME BANDS I'VE SHARED STAGES WITH  (1998-2008) Sun City Girls, Royal Trux, Daniel Johnston, Beachwood Sparks, smog, Electrocute, Buffalo Tom, Elf Power, Yoshimi/Kim Gordon, The Wedding Present, Firehose, No Neck Blues Band, Danielson Family, Lothars, Papas Fritas, Ween, PJ Harvey, All, Dead Moon, Vampire Weekend, Mirah, Tara Jane O'Neil, Iron & Wine,     Polvo, The Real Oh My, (Nels Cline/Mike Watt Stooges' covers) Jason Loewenstein, Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) Anthro Rex, Lazy Magnet, U.S. Maple, The Icicles, The Old Haunts, Steve Westfield Slow Band, Azalia Snail, Bluebottle Kiss, (Australia) Static Faction, Black Dice, Fly Ashtray, Hungry March Band, (NY) Dave Dondero, Natural History, Librarians, Joggers, Cerberus Shoals, Fruit Bats, Prisonshake, My Dad is Dead, Tsunami, Engine Kid, Thee Scarcity of Tanks, Child Abuse, USA is a Monster, Mary Timony Band, Blast Off Country Style

Down By The Bay

Songs written in Oakland & San Francisco CA.

Summer 2004 through Summer 2006

Recorded on Tascam Porta two 4-track cassette, and pro tools.

*Album available only on Bandcamp.

Featuring: Puzzle Piece, De-escalation,

Hasta la Vista Potrero Hill, Goodbye True Love & 12 other songs~ Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.  Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device!  

 

 

 

Bandcamp only release (songs recorded in San Francisco)

www.jesuschrist1.bandcamp.com/album/stop-eating-animals

AMERICA'S DRUG, Bandcamp only release!

www.jesuschrist1.bandcamp.com/album/america's-drug


SAILOR ON THE RAINPOOL SEAS (2007-2009) >>a bunch of things i recorded and pasted together .... the 1st recording (s) i did since leaving san francisco = olive street solos & more tracking on dec 27, 2007, (child's garden of verses) using the casio keyboard and elec gtr/dist/mu-tron. features songs from August to Oct. 2009 (spoken word tape recordings on the back porch, Live Coyote field recording/coyote sounds, welcome to manilla, whose the big tough guy, radioactive plasticware 55)

COSMIC CHICKEN & EGG/NATURE WALK REISSUE

23-Track reissue of both records!

Recorded in San Francisco November 2002 to November 2003 on 4track cassette & roland hard drive recorder
'Fields of Gaffney' (was eric-guitar, jessica-bass, richard-drums
Immediate download of 23-track album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.  Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device! 

IN THE NOONDAY SUN

13 Track Album

Recordings in San Francisco april 2000 to spring 2002 in san francisco on tascam porta two 4-track cassette, sequenced to a Zip file   (it came out very loud you'll notice) Albion Street, Christmas/New years 2001

released 30 June 2002
*recorded at turk street practice space, lennon practice space, birch street living room, mill valley house, CALIF.

YOSEMITE SAM LUNCHBOX 19 Songs 

Released 05 January 1997

what i was recording after leaving Sebadoh
bought my first tascam porta two 4-track cassette recorder Sept 1994, started recording again which i'd done very little of since October 1991...bought a '74 fender p-bass, 2 gibson electric guitars, wah wah and mu-tron, a car and my first apartment and a new space at pro brush. my hat hat stand was broken throughout this period...
REC: OCT 1994 through 1995 to JUL 1996

SORE FOOT WEIRDY (songs from 1988)

Released 12 May 2011
Original 'un-released' and not available elsewhere but here recordings (inc. orig. songs/demos/versions of songs that ended up on the freed man, smash your head on the punk rock) >recorded on 4 track cassette throughout 1988 in northampton/florence, ma.
i was 20 going on 21 >e.g. = driving a taxi cab, was delivering pizzas 

FACE OF MAN (Recordings from 1989)

35 songs recorded on 4-track cassette in florence/northampton 1989... back when i was recording daily and/or weekly until the end of the year, the open 5-string acoustic tuning (NO G-STRING!) i made up summer 1987 had slowly changed by this point, becoming higher in pitch and more in tune/key.

including the original versions of: Sebadoh Classics! > MEAN DISTANCE, LIMB BY LIMB, STARS FOR EYES, VIOLET EXECUTION, STORED UP WONDER, SMASH YOUR HEAD ON THE PUNK ROCK... & mOre

 

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

my takes on many of my favorite songs...

recorded on 4trk cassette Late 2009 to spring 2010.  18-Tracks.  

Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.  Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device!  

THE GRACEFULLY AGING HIPPY SOLOISTS

a duo with my late friend Charles Ondras... guitar, drums, & korg synth.

the 25th Anniversary Reisssue

A 24-song collection of free form sludge improvisational psychedelic no holds barred hippy solos from the progressive gel duo! = (Eric & Charles Ondras) later, members of Sebadoh & Boss Hog/Unsane. Rec: 1986-87. Includes bonus jpeg scans of original Hippy Solo artwork & lyrics, Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.  Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device!  

 

LIFESTYLE 75

Part 2 of the Retrospective!

Immediate download of album in your choice of  high-quality MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format.  Download to ITunes or Windows media player or Android Device!  

 

FAN LETTERS... REVIEWS.. INTERVIEWS... Fan Letter: Thanks for sending me the thank-you email. I had no idea you were on Bandcamp. I saw your albums yesterday and said "No way!" and immediately bought one. I was actually thinking about buying all of them at once in case they got taken down or something. I'm probably going to enjoy Face of Man for a bit and buy more. I'm glad to see you're still making and releasing music on your own. I'm always impressed by your songs. Really digging Face of Man and downloaded a few tracks from Pope Pious Piecake The 9th, equally great.

I'm baffled how people aren't banging on your door asking you to record an album for them. If you keep showing the interest, though, someone's sure to ask you. Hope all is well in your world. Never stop making music. You are a god among rock gods. -Matt

POP MATTERS (Interview w. Jen Kelly)   www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/gaffney-eric-060324/
You’re the one who did all the weird stuff on the early Sebadoh records, the tape manipulations and sound effects and stuff. Are you still interested in that? What do you find interesting about it?
I did a lot of the weird “found sound” stuff, I guess. I still like the sound collage I did for Bubble & Scrape, with a cheap organ, marching drums, human snoring and, whatever else. Earlier on, for The Freed Man tape, I added all sorts of sounds: tapes slowed down, sped-up, snippets from TV, movies, whatever… sure, it’s fun and interesting and annoying all at the same time. I suppose I have avant-garde influences, and appreciation for sound collages, even if just for having listened to “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Revolution 9” as a youngster, and a lot more avant garde, experimental stuff also. Anyway, I always like getting street sounds, cars, birds, various noises, whatever… on tape, whereas that’s something that is typically avoided in “proper” recording. But it’s not as if I sit around making tape collages in my spare time but have in years past.

Interview w. AV CLUB (The Onion) 2007 
http://www.avclub.com/articles/eric-gaffney-of-seminal-indierock-band-sebadoh,41545/

STEREOGUM

Recently we asked life’s most important questions to Eric. Herewith, Inside The Rockers Studio: Sebadoh

ERIC, SEBADOH
1. What is your favorite word?
INTERDIGITATE

2. What is your least favorite word?
LITERALLY

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
WINE, WOMEN, AND SONG, CANNABIS AND WHALE-SONGS

4. What turns you off?
CARBON MONOXIDE, MUDBATHS

5. What is your favorite curse word?
DARN IT!

6. What sound or noise do you love?
WINDSHIELD WIPERS IN THE RAIN

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
MOTORCYCLES REVVING ENGINES

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER, ACCOUNTANT

9. What profession would you not like to do?
BEEKEEPER

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“I AM THE WALRUS!”