LOST ANTHONY

LOST ANTHONY

HOME AGAIN

Label / Thon Music
Producer / Bryant Arnett

Engineer / Bryant Arnet
Mixer / Bryant Arnett

Facility / Conway Recording Studios.

Los Angeles, CA

Running Time / 16:00

Release Date: May 15th, 1987

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THIS ALBUM:

Los Angeles-based band, Lost Anthony's, second EP.

Bass - Rene Branchaeu

Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor

Keyboards - Eric Hill

Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

TRACK LISTING

1. Home Again                                    

2. Sleep Tight                                    

3. Blind Tiger                                       

4. Cotton Belt

              

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved.

THE BONUS TRACKS 

This group of albums are actually less of a Bonus Tracks situation than they are a full-tilt retrospective anthology of the band I was in during the 80's, Lost Anthony.

There's a lot here - strap in.

ALBUM ONE

Lost Anthony

LIVE at the Sunset Club. Sierra Madre, CA.

Friday, October 28th, 1988

This was the version of the band that did all the heavy lifting.

We played everywhere.

We rehearsed constantly.

We recorded a ton.

We drank everything.

We were a bunch of hard-headed individuals. And we were a gang.

Fuck with one of us, you fuck with all of us. 

And may God help you.

This was the true incarnation of the band; Eric on keys, Scott on drums and

background vocals, Rene on bass, and me playing guitar and singing.

The lifespan of this version of the band was roughly early 1987 to early 1989.

Then things changed. But this was before that.

This was Lost Anthony.

Bass - Rene Brancheau

Drums / Percussion / BG Vx - Scott Connor

Keyboards - Eric Hill

Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

This show was recorded by whoever the sound man was that night back in '88, and then went right on to a blank Maxell 90 minute cassette, cuz that's what you did back then.

The sound man seemed to favor Eric's keyboard to my guitar and the mix reflects that. Probably a good call. Nothing can be done now.

Also, his decision to pan my lead vocal hard to the right speaker is odd but, well, water under the bridge.


Some of these songs are okay.

Some of the lyrics embarrass the hell out of me.

But here they are. 
 

SIDENOTE:

We played the Sunset club over there in Sierra Madre countless times. They were always good to us, never seemed to have a problem with our out-of-step-with-the-times setlist. Hell, we always packed the place and our audience bought lotsa drinks so what the fuck did they care?

1. Same Place / All Up To You

2. That's How It Seems

3. Sweet Nothings

4. Bad Luck

5. I Can't Look

6. Liberace's Grave

7. Laughing Now

8. Intro / Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett / Steve Cropper)

9. This House (Eric Hill)

10. Walking On The Hour

11. Mr. Accordion / Cotton Belt

12. Steamline

13. I Don't Fly

14. Take Me TO The River (Al Green / Teenie Hodges)

15. How In The World / Three Chord Medley

16. Blind Tiger

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM TWO

Lost Anthony

Studio: 1987-1988

Bass - Rene Brancheau

Drums / Percussion / BG Vx - Scott Connor

Keyboards - Eric Hill

Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

These are studio recordings we did in our rehearsal studio, which was a room behind the garage at my parent's old house in La Canada, CA.

These recordings were made on a Fostex cassette 4-track machine that I recorded on for about ten years until it literally fell apart in my hands one day.

A solid machine until then though!

1. Remain Seated

2. Burn It All Down

3. Persuasion

4. This House (Eric Hill)

5. I Can't Look

6. Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett / Steve Cropper)

7. Steamline

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM THREE

Lost Anthony

LIVE at the Sunset Club. Sierra Madre, CA.

Thursday, April 20th, 1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

I think this is our first gig without Eric in the band. It was a mutual parting and we all stayed friends.

Still, we were down a keyboard player. Rather than try to break in a new member we just decided to carry on as a three-piece. It was still fun, but it was definitely a different animal at that point. 

This incarnation of LA lasted from early 1989 and just kinda petered out at some point in maybe 1991...ish.

1. Too Many Secrets

2. Invitation

3. One Of My Dreams

4. Home Again

5. Wasted

6. In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

7. Bad Luck

8. Same Place

9. Pizza Delivery Song

10. Any Other Way

11. The Letter (Wayne Carson)

12. How In The World

13. Somebody To Love (Darby Slick)

14. All Up To You

15. Dogboy

16. Blind Tiger

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM FOUR

Lost Anthony

Studio: 1988-1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

These are more recordings in the Pool Room at the folk's house. As a trio.

1. Too Many Secrets 

2. Wasted

3. Wash Away

4. How In The World

5. Dogboy

6. All Up To You

7. That's How It Seems 

8. This Time

9. Driving A Nail

10. Bad Luck

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved.

ALBUM FIVE

Lost Anthony

LIVE at the Sunset Club. Sierra Madre, CA.

Thursday, May 4th, 1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

This is one of our first gigs from when Eric was no longer in the band. It was a mutual parting and we all stayed friends. Still, we were down a keyboard player. Rather than try to break in a new member we just decided to carry on as a three-piece. It was still fun, but it was definitely a different animal at that point. 

This incarnation of LA lasted from early 1989 and just kinda petered out at some point in maybe 1991...ish.

1. Too Many Secrets

2. Invitation

3. One Of My Dreams

4. Home Again

5. Wasted

6. In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

7. Bad Luck

8. Same Place

9. Pizza Delivery Song

10. Any Other Way

11. The Letter (Wayne Carson)

12. How In The World

13. Somebody To Love (Darby Slick)

14. All Up To You

15. Dogboy

16. Blind Tiger

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM SIX

Lost Anthony

LIVE at the Sunset Club. Sierra Madre, CA.

Friday, July 21st, 1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

We got upgraded to a Friday night at The Sunset!!

But we were the openers...sucker slot. Oh well. This show was a blast. 

Had a pizza delivered to the stage, something we did at a lot of our gigs. Then we let the audience eat it. Won quite a few fans that way. Pizza makes friends. Remember that when you start a band, kids.

1. This Time / Eight Rings / Too Many Secrets

2. Any Other Way

3. Till We Get Out Alive

4. Understand Me?

5. Invitation

6. Somebody To Love (excerpted) / One Of My Dreams

7. Lillian The Pizza Girl

8. In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

9. Anthony's Playhouse

10. How In The World

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM SEVEN

Lost Anthony

LIVE at the Music Machine. Los Angeles. CA.

Sunday, October 8th, 1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

This recording is from a cable tv show we were on called Hollywood Showcase For Bands. It was a competition show, open to bands from all over LA. We were on this show all the time. We kept entering, not necessarily to win, but just to be a part of how cheesy it was.

The host was a guy named Pop Rock, a really nice guy but a total goober. GOOBER!! He thought he was hosting some major rock competition when it actually he was hosting a rock version of the Gong Show. So many horrible bands. We thought the whole thing was a joke so we'd go out wearing stupid outfits, masks, crazy headgear that lit up our heads when we played, just silly.

Even with all of our attempts to make sport of the whole thing, we kept moving up in the competition. I honestly can't remember how far we got. Maybe we won. I have no idea. Some things escape me all these years later.

1. Same Place

2. Home Again

3. Invitation

4. Walking On The Air

5. Peace And Quiet

6. Bad Luck

7. Till We Get Out Alive

8. John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith (Trad.)

9. Man On A String

10. Dogboy

11. Blind Tiger

12. Pop Rock Rap

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

ALBUM EIGHT

Lost Anthony

The Pool Room Project

May 1989


Bass - Rene Brancheau
Drums / Percussion - Scott Connor
Guitar / Vocals - Jim Walker

We'd been playing live, rehearsing, recording, and trying to get someone to notice us. To not much avail. Finally, I thought, well if we can't get a record deal, let's just put out our own album, even if it's only on cassette (still a big format back then). So the band went into our practice space at my paren't house (the room out by our swimming pool), set up the gear, and made our own album.

I think this was the funnest thing we ever did. Definitely the most pure thing we ever did. The spirit of it was very all-for-one-one-for-all. I remember working on this for days straight, no sleep, no food, just music, music, music and the smoke haze of the endless cigarettes I was smoking there in the unforgiving heat of the Pool Room while I overdubbed and mixed.

Years later, I'm still pilfering songs from this group to put on my current projects.

After it was complete, we sent the finished product out to a bunch of publishers, producers, record companies, etc. 

We got a lot of feedback. 

"We like this, but (fill in the blank)"

"I don't like the singer."   Hey, now!!

"I love the singer." Well, thanks!

"I don't like the songs." Hey, now!

"Terrific songs!" Okay then...

"Sounds so cool...really raw!!"

"Your recording sounds absolutely terrible. You need to get in a real studio."

It was all very confusing.

I started getting some really dumb ideas.

I decided we were going to treat being in the band just like a real job. We got very serious. About everything. We started to take ourselves way too seriously. I was the worst offender. I became a disgusting careerist.

I was so fucking lame, but I thought - well, this is how you do it...isn't it?

Maybe it was, but I hated myself for what I was becoming.

We even HIRED a second guitar player. He wasn't a friend, we didn't know him, he was a hired gun who would show up for gigs and look great, play circles around the other bands, then wait for his check after the show. Great guy. Can't remember his name. Also, he was the death of the band.

It simply became no fun anymore. It was all just business at that point. 

Eventually, being together was just kinda depressing. We stopped rehearsing.

We all went out separate ways. We never actually broke up.

We just...kinda...stopped.

And that was Lost Anthony.

And I wouldn't have traded it for the world.

1. Eight Rings

2. I Don't Fly

3. Having It All

4. Sleeping In Your Arms

5. Invitation

6. Man On A String

7. Young Lions

8. What Have I Got To Lose

9. Understand Me?

10. Till We Get Out Alive

11. What Are You Afraid Of?

12. See The Man

13. The Damage Is Done

14. Say Goodnight Now

15. I Don't Fly (Conway version)

                                 

All material written by James Stanley Walker 

C&P 1987, 1988, 1989 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved (except where noted)

Flyer 1987

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Flyer 1987

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Article / Glendale College newspaper

Article / Glendale College newspaper

Flyer w Puncho The Sound Clown

Xmas show jackasses.