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Below, you will find what amounts to the "virtual Varsity Drag online museum." It's all currently being polished, restored, edited and prepared for inclusion at the still-under-construction VARSITYDRAG.ORG...

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THE PAPERS: Boston's METRO paper examines the antics of America's favorite husband-and-wife rock extravaganza...>>

varsity drag discography

* [scheduled] untitled all-new studio album
(CD, digital), late 2009†

* [scheduled] "rock & roll is such a hassle: varsity drag live in europe"
(CD, digital), BOSS TUNEAGE July 2009†

* "for crying out loud" (CD, colored 10" vinyl with bonus track), BOSS TUNEAGE 2006

* "for crying out loud" CD, limited run (hand-made)

* "miles of ocean," on BOSS TUNEAGE sampler

* various bootlegs, known and unknown

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EURO TOUR 2007 ARCHIVE:

Hey! It's almost just like a real poster!
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NEW! Varsity Drag TOUR news page updated with new videos, article! HAVE A LOOK >>

Um, well, it happened. It's over. Wow.
We're currently going through the video, stills, and live audio, tryin' to get it all together in an entertaining form--as soon as we do, it'll be posted up here...

Meanwhile, check out this cool review of the Cambridge, UK show:

>>review from Disposable Media (PDF):

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>> Watch "skinny ties" LIVE in Hamburg

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And be sure 'n' check out the TOUR DIARY entries on our MySpace blog, spanning January 18 to February 22...

Anyhoo, here was where we went:

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Who loves his T-shirt? THIS guy. (Spain.)


19.01.2007 D-Frankfurt, Au
20.01.2007 D-Koeln, Tsunami Club
22.01.2007 UK-London, Islington Bar Academy
23.01.2007 UK-Exeter, Cavern Club
24.01.2007 UK-Birmingham, Bar Academy
25.01.2007 UK-Cambridge, Portland Arms
26.01.2007 UK-Wakefield, The Jockey
27.01.2007 UK-Newport, Le Pub
28.01.2007 UK-Bristol, The Junction
30.01.2007 F-Bordeaux, El Inca
01.02.2007 E-Vitoria, Kitsch Pop Club
02.02.2007 E-Barcelona, La [2]
03.02.2007 E-Don Benito, Bar Rincon Pio Sound
04.02.2007 E-Don Benito, Bar Rincon Pio Sound
06.02.2007 F-Clermont-Ferrand, L'Escapade
07.02.2007 D-Freiburg, KTS
08.02.2007 A-Innsbruck, Weekender Club
09.02.2007 A-Berg im Drautal, Q Bar
10.02.2007 A-Vienna, T‹WI
11.02.2007 D-Berlin, Wild at Heart
13.02.2007 D-Muenster, Gleis 22
14.02.2007 D-Wilhelmshaven, Kling Klang
15.02.2007 D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
16.02.2007 D-Flensburg, Volksbad
17.02.2007 D-Bremen, Tower Bar

Check out Ben's (faily) recent Lunakafe interview.

All this stuff down here, I'm getting around to it. :-)

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(The much older write-up...formatted (as ever) with the finest technology 2003 has to offer, and preserved for your edification.)
Will this d*mned scrolling never end?

:-)
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Ben 'n' Greg: dragsters in full effect.

"rock & roll
is such a hassle"

varsity drag and the great dot-com swindle

Salaries paid in stock options. Businesses launched on a swoosh logo and a bad idea. All perched on a matrix of geological fault lines that would make yer State Farm guy sweat bullets. Yes, it's San Francisco in the not-too-long-ago.

It was against this backdrop that we tumbled into being: four fellahs with everything better to do with our free time, but forced together by a collective jones for music that would not be denied. Named after a 1920's dance craze, and proudly embracing a credo of hard-won 30-something wisdom ("Rock & Roll is Such a Hassle"), we burned up the San Francisco bay area around the turn of the millennium. Our gods were the Replacements, Big Star, Beatles and Beach Boys. Our method was collaborative and free-form. Our days, of course, were numbered. [Or so we thought at the time. :-) BD, 2008]

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Ian, Greg, Ben and Will

A brief aside: As has already been firmly established--by ex-girlfriends, musical collaborators and people who've loaned me money--I posses a somewhat selective memory. And sure, I'm the first to admit that my recollection and judgement can be a little hit or miss. THAT having been said, I know this much is true:

THE DRAG RULED ALL OF YER CANDY ASSES--and we might again, if you don't behave. Definitely the best live band I've ever been party to, and the most fun. Um, I guess those things are supposed to go together. (Too bad I didn't figure that out for the first decade or more of my musical "career," heh heh. Sigh.) And hey, best of all, we got a record down before everyone stopped speaking and was scattered to the four corners of the earth.

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Anyhow, I have (surprisingly) little more to say on the subject. I shall let these archival photos conjure up a bit of flavah, and for the rest, let the MUSIC do the talkin'.

-- BD, Summer 2005


NB: Ahem. Needless to say, in the interim (since the above was composed) it would seem that we HAVE returned to rock said candy asses of yourne. Excelsior!

--BD, Winter 2007

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words to live by

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at Paradise

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recording at Bob Spector's

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listen to the varsity drag, dammit:

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>> skinny ties.MP3

>> billy ruane.MP3

>> miles of ocean.MP3

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IN FIVE...FOUR...THREE...

YES. Your contact lenses aren't in backwards: it REALLY is...er, SORT OF is a video for our song, "hey." This is what happens when you give a guy iMovie for the first time and throw in a little spare time. Though composed entirely of animated stills and effects, I challenge you to find anything wrong with it. Except for a complete lack of artistic merit. Click below if you dare!

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Live at Club Paradise

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At Cocodrie

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Will Anderson: sorry, ladies...he's taken...

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Greg and Will demonstrate the proper use of the Rickenbacker

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Greg and Ben, about to get they 'Drag on...

recordin' with bob!

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A state-of-the-art corrugated steel shed:
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the secret to audio gold!

Ian prepares to thump.
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I hope to see my captain face to face,/when I have crossed the (blue) bar...