Thursday, May 29, 2014


"Hailing from Newington, Connecticut, 1974 is a 5 piece original rock band that conjures up the memories and sounds of classic stadium rock bands from the 70’s such as Yes, Kansas, Rush, Deep Purple, and Pink Floyd. Since 2007, the band has been awing audiences with powerful guitar driven riffs, Beach Boy-style vocal harmonies, catchy melodies, and high energy stage shows."

The band was recently featured on the Paste 50 States Project and Connecticut on the strength of their debut album, "1974 & The Death of the Herald". I want to thank Gary Dionne (Bass/Vocals), Adam Clymer (Guitar), Mike 'Forgy' Forgette (Guitar/Vocals), Angela Rhea Piccoli (Keys/Vocals) and Tim Moore (Drums/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
Gary Dionne: Nirvana “Nevermind”.
Adam Clymer: The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
Mike Forgette: The Offspring “Ixnay on the Hombre”.
Angela Rhea Piccoli: The Soundtrack to 'The Lion King', the musical.
Tim Moore: Gloria Estefan “Greatest Hits”.

Your last album bought?
Gary: Fatgrip “Wake Up”.
Clymer: Ben Folds Five “Sound of the Life of the Mind”.
Forgy: Friend Roulette “I'm Sorry You Hit Your Head”.
Angela: The soundtrack from 'Frozen'.
Tim: Yes “Fly From Here”.

Favorite album of all time?
Gary: The Postal Service “Give Up”.
Clymer: (Tie) Ben Folds “Rockin' the Suburbs” & Pink Floyd “Dark Side of The Moon”.
Forgy: The New Pornographers “Twin Cinema”.
Angela: The Front Bottoms “Talon of The Hawk”.
Tim: Yes “Live at Montreaux”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Gary: Hootie and The Blowfish “Fairweatrher Johnson”.
Clymer: Ben Folds Five “Sound of the Life of the Mind”.
Forgy: Jethro Tull “Under Wraps”.
Angela: Spice Girls “Goodbye”.
Tim: Live “V”.

First concert attended?
Gary: ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic.
Clymer: Steve Miller Band.
Forgy: Jethro Tull.
Angela: Patent Pending.
Tim: Live.

Last concert?
Gary: Ian Anderson.
Clymer: Paul McCartney.
Forgy: Ian Anderson.
Angela: The Sound of Animals Fighting.
Tim: Yes.

Favorite concert ever?
Gary: Andrew WK.
Clymer: Roger Waters ‘Wall Tour’.
Forgy: Roger Waters ‘Wall Tour’.
Angela: Modest Mouse.
Tim: Yes.

Least favorite concert?
Gary: Seether and Ra.
Clymer: Dave Mathews Band.
Forgy: Everclear.
Angela: Arctic Monkeys.
Tim: Staind.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Forgy is the only one that has been out there. However, we want to get out there to play as soon as we can. His fiancé went to grad school at Carnegie Mellon. They loved the fact that even though it is a city it has a college town feel to it. Clymer has passed through Pittsburgh
once or twice in his travels. Great city. The band is truly excited to get out there and play.

Thanks, guys. Would love to have you play here. Please let me know if this is a possibility.

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