I was gonna just put a few pictures up here,
but I figured, hell, the band is broken up and you won't get to see them play
live again... So here's a big old PILE of readymen Pictures from their last
show in Eugene, at John Henry's. After this show, they played one more at La
Luna in portland. If anyone has pix, I'd love to post them. Some of these pictures
are really overexposed - Sorry about that. Click here if you want to
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The Final Eugene Readymen Show
The Readymen are...
Alex is the Bass player for the Readymen, and
J.P.'s brother. Despite the fact he hadn't been playing that long, he learns
very quickly, and when he joined the group it added a new dimension to their
J.P. - Drummer, driver, mechanic and all around
good guy. Plays super fast accurate drums while barely breaking a sweat.
Dustin is so mellow and quiet in person, it's
hard to believe how much energy he has bottled up in there. Put him on stage
and stand back. Also did most of the artwork for the band. The person who reviewed
the band for the Eugene Register Guard called dustin the "Weak Link"
- She had no idea what she was saying, in my opinion.
Brendan - He's a phenomenal guitarist who's
responsible for writing the music to a good sized chunk of the Readymen songs.
Together... They Are... (Dun dun duuuhhnnnn)
It was always a tradition when the Readymen
played John Henry's - At the end of the set, Bruce, The owner of the club (and
former member of the Detonators) would get up on stage and do a few numbers
with the band. The Detonators may be no more, but Bruce has still got it. Here's
a good sampling of the result of mixing Bruce's energy witht hat of the Readymen.
I was going to do some spiffy animations with
these pictures of the Readymen tour van (The Nacho) to use as a header for the
list of bookings on their next tour. Since they're not going on tour again,
the pictures live here.