JLP – Remnants

JLP
Remnants
1993 (no label)
Upland, Indiana, USA

Dan (Cecil Baromawitzc) Baltzer – Vocals, guitars, sitar
Don (Skippy) Wilson – Drums, tablas
Randy (Bob) Dillenger –Bass, backing vocals

Moss:

  1. Candy Coated
  2. No Fear
  3. Home Today
  4. Patient Love

Joel:

  1. Peace Chyld
  2. Jesus Claus
  3. Madison Avenue
  4. Giving Tree

JLP pretty much encapsulates what underground alternative/college music was in the early 1990s. What does the name stand for? Who knows – they give you a chart to make your own version. Everyone in the band is given a nickname, and then on each track their “instrument” is given a new nickname (“bass-o-rama,” “skin taps,” etc). Their address even points out that they are at Taylor University. The tape doesn’t even have side 1 or 2 – side “Moss” and side “Joel.” The music is pretty typical college alternative rock, with a bit of a funky/groovy sound and lots of attempts at humor. They remind me of Hokus Pick Maneuver at times. Definitely a trip down memory lane for me… but with new songs that I have never heard before. The last track stands out, as it is based on sitars and trippy Indian music.

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