Back when we were young, my buddies and I spent way too much time inventing bands for ourselves to join. We would think of a name (usually kind of funny), a lineup, and a highly detailed list of “influences.” But we usually never got around to playing a show (or even practicing). Some of these included “Cheeno Vibes and the Blackouts” (beer-drenched post punk) and “Crawfish Pie” (funk/punk/honky-tonk fusion).
In that spirit, and to amuse my friends, I plan to occasionally dedicate a post to one of our old bands, real or imagined. Today’s edition is about The Have Nots. They're first because they made it farther than any of my other bands. We actually played shows and recorded a CD (in one of our basements). Nothing much ever came of it, but now thanks to the internet we can preserve it for posterity. My only contribution to these tracks was playing the bass guitar.
Without further ado, here are two tracks from The Have Nots (1993): Nobody (mp3), That’s Life (mp3)
Let me know what you think.
And now listen to this great track from the band X that supplied the name for our band: The Have Nots (mp3) (buy album)