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Oswald Five-0

Oswald Five-0

Oswald Five-0


From the Up Records page: "(EUGENE, OREGON) - In 1989 Robert Christie was writing more songs than ever, despite the fact his band of the previous five years, Snakepit, had recently disintegrated. His friend Diane Beck had been bugging him to start a band since she had acquired and learned to play Matt Colgans' bass. They together agreed, now is the time. Oswald 5-0 is born. Rounding up Joe Brooks and Gary Sharts to man the drums and lead guitar respectively, O 5-0 booked some gigs and hit the basement. Read more on Last.fm
From the Up Records page: "(EUGENE, OREGON) - In 1989 Robert Christie was writing more songs than ever, despite the fact his band of the previous five years, Snakepit, had recently disintegrated. His friend Diane Beck had been bugging him to start a band since she had acquired and learned to play Matt Colgans' bass. They together agreed, now is the time. Oswald 5-0 is born.

Rounding up Joe Brooks and Gary Sharts to man the drums and lead guitar respectively, O 5-0 booked some gigs and hit the basement. In the ensuing year a single was recorded in Portland at Mike Lastra's Smegma studios and released on the Imp label. "A Love Supreme" may not have burned up the charts, but music fans with an ear for Oregon's rich rock history heard an instant classic in the vein of the Wipers and the Rats. Change is inevitable, and by 1992 Brooks and Sharts had left, motivating Christie to return to his original instrument, the drums.

Enter Nick Tucker, a California transplant and friend of sometime Oswald lyricist Greg Rios. Tucker took over the guitar and male vocal duties, lending an 'SST' edge to the combo's northwest sound. This line up recorded the full length "For Lover's Only" and toured the U.S. with compatriots Some Velvet Sidewalk and the Spinanes.

Sadly Oswald 5-0 never received the recognition that was accorded some of their big city neighbors and quietly called it quits in the late 1990s. " Robert Christie was also a founding member of Some Velvet Sidewalk. He died on February,8th, 2001, along with his entire family. Rest In Peace.

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