Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Agatha Bones


This Michigan thrash band released two demos, and I need to hear them and know what year they're from.

17 comments:

  1. The great Lockjaw blog posted two Agatha Bones demos, but still need the lineups and years.

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  2. Line up on the first demo(1984/85 circa,they were from the Detroit area):

    Jerry Smith - Drums
    Billy Bones - Vocals/Bass
    Mike Seabrook - Guitar

    Note that Billy Bones said that later, after the split up another band from Hamburg(Michigan)stole/used the name without permission and recorded the socalled second demo(it seems in 1991),this was the line up:

    Chris Coven - Guitar, Vocals
    Bobby Strong - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
    Daven Scott - Bass, Backing Vocals
    Michael "Ragin" Storm - Drums, Backing Vocals

    here is a flyer/ad of the "first" Agatha Bones with some other band from 1984:

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7648/ranch8410.jpg

    Marco"nonseinormale65"

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    1. Billy Bones is my father. Does anyone know where I can find that demo online? We used to have a copy of it, but it's lost. So now I'm just hoping it's online somewhere.

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    2. Joseph, I used to have a cassette copy, but it disappeared long ago. If your dad remembers who recorded it, they might have the master tapes, which can be transferred to digital now.

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    3. Jerry/Bill/Mike was the lineup on the "Burn The Witch" album, which you're referring to as the second demo. I don't know who's on that first one. I knew Jerry, the drummer.

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    4. The Anonymous submission is correct. We actually recorded "Burn the Witch" in the mid 80's. I don't know who put all the fact and dates together but they were wrong. The second band (which looks like they'd be first) were a bunch of clowns riding our coat tails from Hamburg, MI. I got some nonsensical story from the bass player Daven Scott (Dwayne Mullet) about how their promoter or something said they "had to use the name", which is a total crock and like I said...nonsensical. We broke the band in 1991 and each moved in different directions. AB was formed in 1983 with a completely different line up except for me and Jerry.

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    5. I suspect whoever got all the info assbackward is the same person who put us on youtube without permission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix02_Ow4GY4

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  3. Wow, that's funny. They do sound like two different bands.

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  4. I use to hang with these guys in the early 90s

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  5. I don't know who those guys listed in the "2nd" band are, but I did know the 3 piece Agatha Bones when they were around. The song names from the "2nd demo" were actually a completed album by the name of "Burn The Witch". This was from Jerry, Mike and Bill, the original act. I used to have a cassette copy of it that Mike gave me, but it disappeared long ago. I'd love to hear it again if anyone has it.

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  6. The thing listed as a "second demo" is not the other band. It's a full length album called "Burn The Witch". I knew Jerry, Billy and Mike back when they were getting ready to release that. I had a cassette copy, but it seems to have disappeared.

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  7. This is all very confusing! If anyone from the band is reading this, please get in touch.

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  8. Hey...This is Billy Bones. How can I clear up the confusion?

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  9. I can at least confirm Billy's story about the name of the band. I grew up with Jerry, and had seen him in a few bands. Seems like every band he was in, he'd find out later someone already was using that name. When Agatha Bones was formed, and I asked him where the name came from, he said that they just wanted a name no one else would want! Then someone else took the name. I can't remember if it was Jerry, or someone else told me the story about another band stealing the name.

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