Dirty Water Records

Taking Music Backwards Into Tomorrow

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Artwork by the great Mik Baro (http://mikbaroblog.blogspot.co.uk/)

Artwork by the great Mik Baro (http://mikbaroblog.blogspot.co.uk/)


Members:

Jeff Conolly:  Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Aquino:  Guitar
Paul Murphy:  Drums
Dave Szczepaniak:  Bass


Biography:

Few bands in Boston rock & roll history have lasted as long, and made as much good music, as Lyres. Led by garage rock obsessive, record collector and Farfisa organ king Jeff Conolly, Lyres rose from the ashes of Conolly's first band, DMZ. Sporting a similar high-energy trash-rock sound indebted to the Seeds, ? & the Mysterians, the Stooges, and the early British Invasion (especially early Kinks), Lyres, for a brief, shining moment, were the kingpins of Boston's punk rock scene. Resembling venerable British blues-rockers Savoy Brown because of a constantly changing lineup (something like 40 musicians have passed through the ranks), Lyres (or more specifically, Conolly and drummer Paul Murphy) gleefully party on, oblivious of trends or the assorted vagaries of the alternative rock marketplace. A dinosaur in his own right? Perhaps, but as long as Jeff Conolly has his organ, a few guys behind him, and a place to play, the simple joy that can only be had through rock & roll will exist in this world -- hipness be damned!


Discography:

Former members:

Rick Coraccio:  Bass
Jared Everett:  Guitar
Ricky Carmel:  Guitar
Danny McCormack:  Guitar
John Bernardo:  Drums
Jack Hickey:  Guitar
Matt Miklos:  Bass
Bob MacKenzie:  Drums
Howie Ferguson:  Drums
Mike Lewis:  Bass
Peter Greenberg:  Guitar
Phil Lenker:  Bass
Alex Kronos:  Guitar
Scott Parmenter:  Bass
Kit Dennis: Bass
Frank Rowe:  Guitar
Tony Cagnita:  Guitar
Miriam Linna:  Drums
Aram Heller:  Guitar
Judd Williams:  Drums 
Mark Ray:  Bass
Dave "Bass" Brown:  Drums 
Carl Rusk:  Guitar
Tom Ward:  Bass
Ron Silva:  Drums
JJ Rassler:  Guitar
David Robinson:  Drums
Preston Wayne:  Guitar
Jim Janota:  Drums


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