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PostSubject: Matt Gimmick   Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:41 pm

Anyone have any info on Matt Gimmick? Other than the EP he released that has two Stooges covers (Detroit Renaissance '79)? I've read somewhere that he was a roadie for the band. I also have been unable to find any info on him other than this recording - which I think was his only release.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:29 pm

Before Matt Gimmick they performed and recorded as the Punks or Pontiac Punks - http://www.corktowntavern.com/jpgs/Old/06-06-08/info.html

I believe the lead singer Frantic currently has a band called 'Brother William and the Children of Thunder'
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:34 am

Just read this on some Stoner Rock forum, sounds like we should try and track down Crazy Dave!

"I MET A YOUNG GUY WHO USED TO SHOW UP AT OUR SHOWS WHEN I PLAYED GUITAR IN A PONTIAC BASED BAND IN THE EARLY TO MID 70'S CALLED THE PUNKS. HE WAS FROM ANN ARBOR AND HE'D SHOW UP ALONG WITH LESTER BANGS AND ERIC GENHIEMER FROM CREAM MAGAZINE. THIS GUYS NAME WAS CRAZY DAVE A.K.A DAVE HARPER AND HE GREW UP ON THE SAME STREET AS RON AND SCOTT ASHETON. WHEN THE EARLY STOOGES WOULD REHEARSE RON WOULD LET HIM COME DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT AND HANG OUT AND LISTEN. ANYWAYS DAVE WOULD SHOW UP AT OUR SHOWS SOMETIMES WITH SOME CASSETES OF THE STOOGES PRACTICES HE HAD. I OBTAINED A FEW COPIES BUT NO LONGER HAVE THEM. WE - THE PUNKS WERE AT ALOT OF EARLY STOOGES SHOWS AND HAD NUMEROUS LIVE RECORDINGS WE'D LISTEN TO. AROUND 1971 THEY PLAYED IN BIRMINGHAM MI AT THE PALADIUM AND WE RECORDED IT. WITH RON AND JAMES ON GUITAR IT WAS SOMTHING TO SEE AND HEAR.TWO SONGS WE RECORDED; RAG AND YA DONT WANT MY NAME WERE ON THIS CASSETTE. I HAD IT FOR YEARS BUT ITS GONE NOW. THIS WAS OUR WORLD AND WHEN THE 5 AND THE STOOGES DIED WE DECIDED TO MAKE OUR OWN NOISE AND CARRY THE TORCH. IN EARLY 1978 RON ASHESTON CALLED ME AND WAS BLOWN AWAY AFTER HEARING OUR MUSIC FROM A RECORDING CRAZY DAVE GAVE HIM. HE WAS ACTUALLY INTERESTED IN JOING US TO RETURN TO N.Y. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN SOME BAD ASS MUSIC I'LL SEND YOU SOME RECORDINGS. MATT GIMMICK WAS THE PUNKS WHEN THE OTHER GUITARISTS TOOK A BREAK AFTER OUR N.Y. 1977 TOUR OF CBGB'S/MAX'S K.CITY DATES. LET ME KNOW WHERE TO SEND YOU THESE RECORDINGS AS I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY THEM. REGARDS-MATT GIMMICK A.K.A. ALAN WEBBER GUITARIST - THE PUNKS"

http://www.stonerrock.com/forums2/allposts.asp?Forum=ap883406056&ID=2539406&StartAt=20

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:52 am

sounds interesting. Early stooges rehearsals taped.. woo, makes me excited.

Maybe a PM to Matt Gimmick might help, i.e. if he gets an email alert for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:05 pm

thanks for that mc...but as you say hector he doesn't seem active on this forum
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:30 pm

He says that he has some live recordings from 71 and BEFORE!!! maybe Easy Action should talk to him about it...
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:52 pm

I believe that these recordings did exist but whether they still do is another question. Could someone on Facebook or Myspace and who's friends with Scotty ask him if he remembers Dave Harper.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:25 am

Nadja wrote:
thanks for that mc...but as you say hector he doesn't seem active on this forum

Looks like a cock-tease to me. "Hey, look what I have! OK, bye forever!!"
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:23 am

He does say that he no longer has the tapes, which is plausible enough with it being 30+ years ago.

Crazy Dave would be the one to find. Googling Dave Harper + Ann Arbor (and numerous variants thereof) doesn't bring anything up... anyone got a better lead?
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:32 am

Hmm - White Pages throws up 4 David Harpers in the Michigan area: 2 in Ypsilanti, 1 in Brighton, 1 in Fenton.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:52 am

mark wrote:
Hmm - White Pages throws up 4 David Harpers in the Michigan area: 2 in Ypsilanti, 1 in Brighton, 1 in Fenton.

Give them a call if you've got time.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:39 am

Given the popularity of the Matt Gimmick recording in recent years (Killed By Death, etc.) - it would seem that this guy has got to still be around somewhere and aware of the interest in him, his music, and wherever it was that he heard Fresh Rag.

If the Dogs (John Rock'n'Roll Sinclai) could re-emerge and re-record as a result of KBD, so could he.

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:53 am

zickafuce wrote:
sounds interesting. Early stooges rehearsals taped.. woo, makes me excited.

Maybe a PM to Matt Gimmick might help, i.e. if he gets an email alert for it.
thats probaly the best idea if we want to get his attention
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:52 pm

morepower wrote:
zickafuce wrote:
sounds interesting. Early stooges rehearsals taped.. woo, makes me excited.

Maybe a PM to Matt Gimmick might help, i.e. if he gets an email alert for it.
thats probaly the best idea if we want to get his attention

I'm not entirely sure the Matt Gimmick registered on this forum is the same guy as the Matt Gimmick on the Stoner Rock forum. There were four of them in Matt Gimmick. A PM to this guy Alan Webber on the Stoner Rock forum would be the way to go.

I asked Jimmy Silver if he remembered 'Crazy Dave' and he didn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:42 pm

I had some back and forth with Matt through StonerRock.com and he's going to send me some tapes of his stuff. He hasn't said what it's going to be, but I'm curious to hear it. He says he also has new music in the works.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Gimmick   Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:18 am

Mighty High wrote:
I had some back and forth with Matt through StonerRock.com and he's going to send me some tapes of his stuff. He hasn't said what it's going to be, but I'm curious to hear it. He says he also has new music in the works.

Let us know if there's anything of interest.
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