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...
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
* "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
|Hey! It's almost just like a real poster!
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):
>> Watch "skinny ties" LIVE in Hamburg
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:
|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 
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. :-)
(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?
|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]
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.
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
|words to live by
|recording at Bob Spector's
listen to the varsity drag, dammit:
>> skinny ties.MP3
>> billy ruane.MP3
>> miles of ocean.MP3