Well, I digitized the second show I ever played, and I shouldn't have waited any longer doing so.

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In February 1991 my first band The No Problem Kids (Or NPK for short) played two shows which were both recorded, the first show on Video can be found on Youtube.

The second one was in our then classroom, which was a much longer show, and we played more songs and I recorded it on the cassette tape pictured here.
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Well, I guess you can tell by the state that thing is in, that I shouldn't have waited much longer with digitizing the audio of that tape. It took me quite some work getting something resembling a clean tone. And It's probably the final time I'll ever play this tape. But for a bunch of 14 years old, I was impressed with what we accomplished, our drummer was quite gifted for a kid that young, and he made us play so much tighter than I remembered us being at the time.

As the footage shows, we didn't have a bass player and our keyboard player had hurt his hand, so our music teacher at the time helped him out. On the cassette recording, his injury was taken care of, and he was flying by the seat of his pants.

But as an experiment, I decided to overdub a bass part and a lead guitar to see just how tight we were at the time, since 14-year-olds in their first bands aren't really all that musically proficient. I locked in with our drummer straight away. As if he was sitting next to me and I haven't seen the guy in 25 years.

It was fun reliving that part of my past.

Oh, and that Tele I'm playing in that clip, it was a MIK Vester branded number, I have since bought another one as an analogue for the original one.
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I might upload some of it at a later time.
 

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Okay, here's the third show we played, which also was the live debut of my 1989 Squier Strat "The Veteran" which I still own. The other guitarist and the bass player are teachers.

I love your rowdy audiences. Dancing in the last video and swaying in this one. And that kid who runs behind your drummer to air drum along with the music before he is escorted back to his seat.
 

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I love your rowdy audiences. Dancing in the last video and swaying in this one. And that kid who runs behind your drummer to air drum along with the music before he is escorted back to his seat.
Which is why the intention with my new band is to play the punk rock clubs and the motor clubs rather than to be an Elvis tribute band who plays elderly homes.

Which is what happened to our former lead singer.

I wrote a song called “When the No Problem kids play again” in tribute to that first band and the title is a metaphor. Because the band shall never play again due to personal problems between me and that former lead singer of ours.

 

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Very cool that you have video of this. I recently found out the singer of my high school band put a bunch of our old shows (audio) on sound cloud, as we say misty water color memories.
 

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Very cool that you have video of this. I recently found out the singer of my high school band put a bunch of our old shows (audio) on sound cloud, as we say misty water color memories.
They say that you shouldn't look back, but there's nothing wrong with celebrating your past, that is, if your past is anything worth celebrating about.
 




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