Here is the single for download: Innovation Manure Hauling
Back in late 1993 - early 1994, Car Vs. Driver became friends with a small group of bands from Georgia Tech, which were from what you could say was a different scene from us in Atlanta, but we played shows together, had a good time and a few of these musicians are still friends with us to this day. Our main person from this scene that got things moving was Rick Moore, who played in both Barrel and Rebar on this compilation as well as later playing with the Freemasonry guys in Galanas Cerdd, then Copa Vance, Home of the Wildcats, and most recently Lay Down Mains. I always thought Barrel and Rebar were funny names as Rick sang for both of them and they were almost anagrams of each other. I am not sure if he was the one who put out this single, but whoever it was, I would like to thank them as this GA Tech scene produced so few releases during this time, it is good to have something nowadays to remember them by. The other main releases that I have from these bands are the Bite single (which I will be posting later) and the Barrel LP, which you can download here.
So here are the four bands – three from this GA Tech scene and Car Vs. Driver. We contributed “Last Letter to You”, which was one of our early songs and was recorded at the same time as the first 7” (the one with the kid hanging from the clothesline). We used to play it last at our shows, of course. Barrel and Rebar both featured Rick on vocals, Rebar had Gary Flom and Scott Robbins who later formed the Purkinje Shift with Benjamin Davis from Habeus Corpses, and Andrew Burns who played in Gold Sparkle Band and various other jazz outfits in NYC. Barrel on this release had David Daniell who later played in San Augustin, but I do not remember Tim or Ali at all. I thought Andrew Burns and Scott Robbins later joined Barrel, but my memory of the band’s history is a little unclear. Maybe someone can send a comment and clarify things. Bite was an all-female four piece band that played with Car vs. Driver several times, but on this release and their single they had a male drummer instead of the female drummer that I remember. He seems to do a good job tightening up the band, but I always liked them anyhow. Bite featured Jennifer Kraft on guitar who later played in Astrosmash with the Lukens brothers (before Hal al Shedad and Year Zero), and then Catfight, who still play occasionally to this day.
Here is the insert and back cover from the single, and yes that is me with my cat when I was 10 years old or so. It was an awkward time.