SPARE LEAD: SecludedSpare Lead formed in early February of 1997 when two high school kids, JB and Mike, when they were in PE.
They often found themselves talking about such bands as Green Day, Blink 182, Pennywise, etc as they dressed down in the locker room.
One day JB started talking about how he'd been playing guitar for a few years and Mike jumped on the topic announcing that he'd been playing drums for quite some years.
Every time they met in the locker room they talked about getting together and starting a band.
This went on for months and then they finally decided to give it a shot.
So one Saturday afternoon in late January 1997, JB and Mike got together in Mikes garage and went at it.
By the end of their "practice," they were so impressed with what they came up with, they decided to turn into a band.
At this point, JB through out the name "Spare Lead" and they decided to go with it.
JB and Mike knew that their band was missing something... a bass guitarist.
After a few weeks of searching, they came across a kid named Evan who had been playing bass few a few years.
So JB and Evan headed to McDonalds for lunch one afternoon to talk about his plans and make sure he would work out as a bassist for Spare Lead.
He met JB and Mikes criteria, so he joined immediately.
They played their first show as a whole on June 6th, 1997 at a local high schools "Battle of the Bands" and were quite a hit.
They were so excited at the reaction of all the listeners, they decided to record the few songs they had and make their first CD.
They had a few friends in the music business and got some free studio time.
So they headed into their friend's studio and recorded in early 1998.
Their friend had never recorded a "grunge/punk" band before, so he wasn't sure on how to mix the album.
So Spare Lead did all first takes and stuck with them.
They recorded 9 songs and this recording became "Grunge Revolution," which Mikes brother Gary entitled.
The album was released on New School Records! Spare Lead then began playing shows all over the Portland, Oregon area.
And just like all bands, they began getting tired of playing the same songs all the time, they decided to come up with a new set.
They wrote many new songs.
They figured that they should record a more recent EP, so they headed into a local studio and recorded in early 1999.
They entitled this recording "Your Mom Likes Us Too!"
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2. The Freaks
3. Brain Damage
4. Hate 101
5. Ritalin Boy
6. Right Now
7. To Hear You Say
8. My Anthem
9. You Tried
10. Daddies Little Princess
11. Mamma Knows Best
12. The Girl of My Dreams
13. Number 3
14. I'm So Scared
15. Common Ignorance
16. Susan's Song
17. Meant To Hurt
19. Absolutely Nothing