Friday, May 11, 2012

Breakfast With Amy

"Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt"  1990
"Dad" 1991
"Product # bvcd 3482 (Love Gift)" 1992
"Live At The Hawleywood Bowl!" 1995

What was this stuff?  Glam?  Punk?  Psychedelic?  Dadaist? (look it up, kids!)  Whatever it was, it was unique.  If the word "Alternative" ever truly fit any band, it was this one. There never was, or ever will be, another Breakfast With Amy.  

The band formed in 1986 to fill in at a Saturday night concert at La Habra Four Square Church in La Habra, California , and consisted of  Dave Koval (vocals,) Jeff Beahn (bass,) Chris Colbert (guitars,) and Paul Pelligren (drums.)  They recorded a couple of demos with Beahn, who was replaced by Caryn Colbert (Chris Colbert's wife) but did not release their debut album until 1990. Between 1990 and 1992, BWA released three of the most bizarre albums to ever hit the Christian music community.  The best was 1991's "Dad," possibly the only Christian album ever released to include a song with lyrics that consist of pithy sayings read from Christian t-shirts. ("Mermelstein And The Disappearing Sink.")

I don't know what happened to most of the members of this band.   Guitarist Chris Colbert and drummer Paul Pelligren formed the Punk band Fluffy (later called Duraluxe,) which also included bassist Jeff Beahn.  Colbert also worked as a producer and engineer on several albums.  Caryn Colbert was in the band Plague Of Ethyls, but all this activity occurred while BWA was still active.

The "Live At The Hawleywood Bowl"  disc was released in 1995 (I've never heard or even seen a copy of that one.  If anyone could help me out there, I would appreciate it.) and then the band disappeared down Mermelstein's sink.  But I'll always love them.

This one isn't for everyone:

Hope you have a sense of humor:

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