Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This Mistress - Basement Band

On July 23, 1988, This Mistress performed what was possibly our final show. The occasion was a birthday party for our fellow band mate, Matt "Scrap Pap" Skirpan. The party, held at Tim Harrell's house in Shippensburg, PA, is one which has spawned many legends which are still spoken of today. From the drunken Jim Dewey's "RRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!" to Kelly "F***in'" Mackey's "My boyfriend's Jamie Doyle!" to Steve Olsen's video invasion of the Harrell bathroom and others. In fact, there is so much classic footage from this party that I'll need to edit many more excerpts to share.

However, back to this video. Here we are performing Love Removal Machine by The Cult. It is before Matt "Birthday Boy" Skirpan arrived party so the band line up was Ken Chandler - Vocals, Kevin "Bart the Fart" Wilson - Guitar, Scott McConnell - Synthesizer, Matt Norcross - Bass, and Tim Harrell - Drums. Once the song ends, Matt arrives and we sing Happy Birthday to him.

Also featured in this video clip are several well known Shippensburg natives or alumni including Jennean Hunter, Ed Hartford, Chris Terry, Mark Brown, Rhonda Laughman, Ted Hile, Angie Laughman, Beth Lynn, and Jamie Doyle. Many others were at this party and I'll identify them in future blog posts.

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