In 1980 we traveled to Los Angeles from Seattle to record a studio demo of some of our songs with friend Jim Bredouw producing. On that trip we did a session with photographer to the stars Norman Seefe, and put it all together to market to the record companies. Alas, beautiful pictures, wonderful songs, but no bites on that trip ~ had to wait a couple more years and move down to LA before getting our big break! Here are a few from the Seefe photo session, as well as a 1988 photo from the Michael Tighe session that gave us our album cover for Reel Life.
While promoting the Reel Life album in 1989 we did a photo session in the Los Angeles Union Station with a marvelous photographer named Aiko. There were many more photos from that shoot which we hope to dredge up from the A&M vaults if they still exist. Also, some odd pics shot in Pasadena we'll include if you don't laugh! Go ahead…
Filming our "Bring Down The Moon" and "Oh Girl" videos: here are a few still pics.
We started our website in 2002 after completing The Wonderground CD, our first DIY album. These pics were taken by us at a magical little Malibu mountainside cabin where Shannon used to live. (Sadly the cabin burned down in the 2007 fires, although she no longer lived there at the time.) Plus a couple of miscellaneous studio moments while we were demo-ing a song called Gone.
Malibu, May 2004
These photos were taken in NoCal in 2004, in and near George's studio. I think we were experimenting with alt renderings of our song How Will I Know, and we came up with a sort of wacked-out-sweet Martini version.
Tia Gavin, lively journalistic photographer from Sonoma, did a fun photo session with us on a chilly day in winter 2008, including shots from the loft of George's studio, the studio itself, as well as in and around Geo's quaint NoCal town.
Look for more random and spontaneous photos in the coming months!