Click on the song titles to hear music by The Memos, Phase II and Variety.
Beware the Ides of March!, But for now enjoy a new selection of Memos music!! Staying with the theme of songs and performances that happened in the month of March, we will look back at the year of 1983. This was an especially busy and important time for us. We had some important and influential shows that month starting with a gig at the University of New Hampshire opening up for “The Neighborhoods” on 3/3. They were one of the elite Boston bands at the time and to this day are considered one of the great bands of the era. That was followed up by our first Saturday night appearance at “The Rat” in Boston. “The Rat” was to Boston kind of like what CBGB’s was to NY. A classic club where bands like The Police and The Ramones played. The next night we played at Jack’s in Cambridge. Three great gigs in just the first week of the month. This is kind of my favorite period for the band, we were hungry, raw and fearless. Getting better every gig and you can tell by listening to tapes from the fall of 1982 to the winter of 1983.
I have typically shared songs from the gig at The Rat, but this month I’m going to
highlight some from a lesser known and not as glamorous gig over 3 nights 3/17-
I will always showcase original songs by The Memos. We were first and foremost trying to make our mark as an original band. There some covers sprinkled in for good measure.
3 Copper Men
Happy with my Haircut-
Baby it’s You-
Nobody I know-
You can’t be in love with me-
Nothing but Bad News-
Living a life of my own-
Happy Birthday to Jim-
Bonus Tracks from The Rat
You’re a nice guy, but...-
Drag me Down-
Hang on Sloopy-
Below you will find assorted videos on You Tube for The Memos, Phase II, Variety and Kangaroo Kourt
TV news story about a popular club The Memos used to play frequently, featuring an interview with Dana and music clip.