Here is a show I recorded at the EARL on my then new mini-disc player back in January 2002. The Divine Phantom was the solo project of Craig Lee Dempsey (The Forty-Two, Aslund Constant, Lowboy, Good Friday Experiment, At the Price of the Union, Thoroughbred, etc.), which was his take on the solo Americana stuff years before it became the cool thing to do. Spooky stuff, I wish he kept at it.
The Love God Murder was the original name for Joseph Plunkett’s band, The Weight. This incarnation featured Marlow Sanchez (All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Rent Boys, Swing Riot, etc.) on bass guitar, Susan Rose from Portrait on violin, Craig Dempsey on lead guitar, and I can’t remember who was on drums. Many people have played in Joseph Plunkett’s band over the years, including even Kenn Two Four if you can believe it. Soon after this, Joseph changed band names to The Weight, moved to Athens for awhile, and then relocated to Brooklyn and has enjoyed great success with his team up there. In the past few months, he came back to Atlanta to record a new album at the Living Room Studio with Ed Rawls and Justin McNeight at the controls, and got married. Congratulations Joseph, hope you enjoy this old recording I dug up.