lucky number seven
lucky number seven
Chris Hill of Whitby's Out Of Hand joined and within' a couple weeks, started playing shows. In April of '98 Lucky Number Seven headed into a downtown Toronto recoding studio to record a three song demo with their new sax player. Although never released, and even though the dat tape was ruined, there are still a couple copies of this around. One of the songs, 'All Your Fault' appeared at the end of their first full length 'Wasted Times'. June 13th 1998.
A date that changed Lucky Number Seven forever. That was the last show that Chad & Chris played with Lucky Number Seven. Chad left due to personal problems and differences within the band. Chris went on tour and didn't call when he got back. After cancelling two shows at the beginning of July.
Lucky Number Seven acquired a new (and their current) guitarist by the name of Chuck Coles. Chuck definitely played a different style of ska than that of which Ryan, Brent and Matt were used to. But after writing their first song with Chuck; 'My Best Friend', they all agreed that this change was for the best. So they all headed back into the jam spot for a straight 3 week stretch of constant writing and learning on Chuck's part.
Chuck's debut came on July 22nd at the Dungeon in Oshawa. Another show that they will always remember. That show was probably the roughest show ever played by Lucky Number Seven. Not taking this too lightly, they all agreed to head back into another 3 weeks of practice before emerging onto the stage in August of '98 as the new completely refurbished Lucky Number Seven. The first road trip followed closely to Chuck's debut.
In mid August of '98 Lucky Number Seven took a weekend to explore some of the more northern regions of Ontario. Meeting up with Burlington's Gym Class Joke that weekend was a time to remember. They all met on the Friday and by Saturday were good friends! April '99 Lucky Number Seven returned to the studio to record under Simon Head, for their first full length album. In a very short two days they had finished all tracks for the new disc.
While the cash flow ran low......the album was postponed until late October of the same year. When 'Wasted Times' finally did come out, it appeared that the fans had been dieing to hear it. Selling over 200 units in the first couple days without even playing a release party. The formal hometown release took place on November 12th 1999 at the Dungeon in Oshawa. With tons of new songs and nothing to sell, LNS turned to a friend to record them a new demo.
Good friend Onur Altinbilek rented a pile of awesome equipment and setup in their jam spot to record 7 brand new tracks! After a couple weeks of consideration, Lucky Number Seven decided to release the new demo exclusively on their website! While only 6 of the 7 songs made it on the site, it still proved to be worth while for the fans with more than 300 people downloading the album in the first week. January of '01 LNS decided it's about time to get some merchandise made! Coming up with two new logos, they used both in the design of their new t-shirts and hoodies. For the first time, LNS fans had something to wear home from the show! Summer and Fall of '01 proved to be very trying times for LNS. Ryan was constantly getting sick and Matt had to have surgery. A few shows had to be cancelled due to the untimely illnesses.
Once everything was back to normal, they teamed up with Onur again for another demo session. Over the next few months, 6 songs were layed down, but the finished mix was never completed. In Spring of '02, after missing 2 consecutive shows, LNS decided it was time to put it to an end. With new priorities arising, the primary focus was no longer on the band. Instead of gradually letting the band fall apart, Ryan, Chuck, Matt and Brent decided it would be best to just end it there.
With a few shows still on the calendar, they decided to finish them off then do one last home town show. Friday May 10th 2002 was the last time the four played together. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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