"...Hassle is a career-spanning
retrospective of surprising coherence covering 20 years and Deily is still full of a nervous energy that continues to manifest
itself in sharp, driving songs and vibrant live sets...an
exceptional, consistent, sweaty, bier-soaked, raw-as-the-day-it-was-made, warts-and-all you-are-there document."
-- ClickyClicky Music Blog
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LINKS! Pictures from the LEMONHEADS/VARSITY DRAG show!
Take one cranky, irascible former B-list punk rock star...add a long list of willing co-conspirators and one very patient,
long-suffering spouse...and you got the latest reason to avoid rock venues all over the free world.
Yep, it's all true: Varsity Drag represents the latest free-form Deily-based musical enterprise, rooted in the pre-grunge
pop punk and "alternative" (back when there was such a thing) music of our collective youth, and hurled with cheerful
defiance at the new millennium.
With origins shrouded in the not-terribly-distant haze of the San Francisco Bay area, in the last few years we've been
doggedly pursued by a UK record label who kindly insisted on putting out our record, got ourselves distributed all over the
world, and found ourselves careening off on a 25-city European tour--all without quitting our day jobs.
Cantab Lounge, Boston. 2008.
We play our own new tunes. We play my tunes from the
old (heretofore retired) TAANG!-era Lemonheads catalogue. We play any kinda nonsense we can get away with.
The current lineup consists of yours truly,
my hyper-talented wife (and the band's only Screen Actor's Guild member) Lisa, and long-time collaborator Josh Pickering (PODS, Kodachrome, and
Populuxe--practically my fave band, like, EVER--to name a few). Past members have included Greg Randall and Will Anderson
(Unbalanced), Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave, Antenna), Ian G. Miller (Splayed Innards), Andrew Perfetto (Zug Zug), Bob Spector
(The Specs, Zachariah)...not to mention former Lemonheads-fill-in drummer and kid brother Jonno.
Cutting a rug at the Midway, Boston MA.
Amongst the other items we've tossed up here for yer
enjoyment, you'll find the fractured remains of a Varsity Drag "history," lotsa photos, and some MP3s for download. And up
here, you get my solemn promise to organize this better one of these days. Meanwhile, the MySpace page is always current, some various videos are on YouTube, and we're still waiting for some enterprising soul to create a wikipedia page to accompany the growing number of references to us ...