The Strand - The Strand (1987)


This 1987 Cassette from Arizona's The Strand, featured local legends Bruce Connole, Damon Doiron and Alan Ross Willey. Connolle and Doiron were also part of legendary Arizona bands featured here previously (Billy Clone & The Same and The Jetzons) as well as many others. This 4 song Power Pop cassette repeated on both sides. It took two source tapes to get a decent digital transfer, thanks to Brent for loaning the cassette to me to digitize.

Videos thanks to Joel Samuel

The Strand Live





Interview with Bruce Connole of The Strand



Postscript:
Local music notes: Suicide Kings’ singer moving to Nashville
By Chris Hansen Orf, Get Out
June 11, 2008

Valley singer/songwriter moving to Nashville
Singer and songwriter Bruce Connole is leaving the Valley for Nashville, Tenn., where Oh Boy Records, the label representing Connole’s band, the Suicide Kings, is based. “I’m making the leap,” says Connole, who — save for a few years when he lived in L.A. in the ’80s — has been a permanent fixture on the Valley music scene since the mid-’70s; he has led such legendary Valley bands as Billy Clone and The Same, The Jetzons and The Strand. “After visiting out there and really getting a feel for the place, I pretty much fell in love with it. There are actually clubs that have live music that aren’t called Applebees and Fat Tuesdays.” Connole, who was once quoted as saying the only way he’d ever leave the Valley again is “in a pine box,” is a gifted country singer and songwriter, and the Valley’s loss will be Nashville’s gain. “It’ll either work out or it won’t,” says Connole. “Either way, I’ve got nothing to lose.”




Downloads all available on main page : http://azlocal.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Brent said...

Thanks so much for the post and taking such great care of my cassette. Brings back so many memories and now I can listen to The Strand on my iPod. Life is good!

Brent

PJS said...

Thank you Brent, I really appreciate it!

PJS said...

I have refreshed the link!

Anonymous said...

I have this cassette but didn't have the ability to transfer to a digital format...Thanks for doing this and offering the upload!!!
Now...whos going to transfer "The Jetsons"!!!! I miss 431 and pogoing to that song at the Devil House long ago...

C said...

Check the site, The Jetzons has been posted!

montreal63 said...

PJS,
Find the Jetsons link and downloaded in digital format!!! Thanks!!!!
I have some stuff you might be interested in but cant figure how to override my computer to let my e-mail/g-mail you so e-mail me @ marcr63@hotmail.com please...

I have lot's of video from the early 90's from Monsoons in Flagstaff/and mid-90's stuff Gibson's and Nita's...

Early Blossoms/Dead Hot/Sidewinders in Flag...

Stumbles/Beat Angels/Refreshments and Revenants from Gibsons/Nitas...

montreal63 said...

I also have quite a few original local cassette only releases:
2 Politics or Pontiac tapes from Mark Insley from the late 80's...
A Galen Henrod "Bite the wax Tadpole" cassette...
A DAT to cassette copy of "The 26 song A/B Roll Sessions from Dead Hot Workshop that Doug paid for...
Dougs tribute recorded from the radio...
And the Strand cassette I think your looking for???
Just want to share and see what can be posted....
I may have more as I look in old boxes.....
Lots of Naked Prey/Green on Red/Giant Sand (oop) disc's/lp's/etc

montreal63 said...

E-mail me @ marcr63@hotmail.com for info...

Thanks for this site!!!

Look forward to returning the "flavor"...