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Somersault
the best little pop band you never heard
1993 - 1994

Brad Weller: guitar, vocals
J. Free: guitar, vocals
Tom Beeman: drums


Brad Weller played guitar and sang in Brownstar from 1992-1994. In 2003, Brad and Tracy-Taberry Weller formed an elctro-pop combo called Rebel Yellow, and in 2008, released The Sun Defeats The Snow EP. In 2010 it was announced that they had changed the name to Still Pacific, and recruited former Guzzard bass player David Paul. 2011 found the group in the studio with Jacques Waites recording a new batch of songs, some of which can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

Tom Beeman played guitar and vocals in AmRep band Guzzard, from 1992 - 1996. Between 2009 - 2011, Tom held down vocal and guitar duties in the NOLA-based War Amps, who released a 4-song EP titled Coextinction Session. He and bandmate Raymond Surinck formed a new outfit in 2011, called Sunrise:Sunset:.


Somersault: Basement Tapes
live set rehearsal sessions


The Principal (2:22) [J. - vocals; 17 January 1994]
One By One (4:07) [J. - vocals; 17 January 1994]
Me, Not Here (3:29) ["Stereolab"; J. - vocals; 17 January 1994]
Sideways (4:20) ["Galaxie 500"; Brad - vocals; 17 January 1994]
waltz (2:40) [Brad - vocals; 17 January 1994]
Danger Boy (3:08) ["Amboy Dukes"; Brad - vocals; 17 January 1994]
Iris Fry (2:54) [Brad - vocals; 17 January 1994]
cello song (3:59) [Brad - vocals; 17 January 1994]
"jazzy thing" instrumental (take 2) (2:32) [loose but spirited take; Brad & J. only; 16 January 1994]
One By One (3:58) ["mantra" instrumental; Brad & J. only; Thursday 9 December 1993]
Bonus track: 0045 (4:11) [instrumental; Brad & J. at J.'s house; May 1994]

Words & music © Brad Weller; 1982
except:
The Principal - © The Andromeda Strain; 1993
One By One - words & music : J. Free © 1982
Me, Not Here - music: Brad Weller; words: J. Free © 1994
jazzy thing ; 0045 - Brad Weller / J. Free © 1994

vocals: Brad (4-8) / J. (1-3); no drums on tracks 9, 10.

Tracks 1-8: 17 January 1994; Track 9: 16 January 1994; Track 10: 9 December 1993
recorded by J. Free; in the basement of Northern Lights Music

Track 11: May 1994 recorded by J. Free at J.'s house in South Mpls.

Azimuth-optimized analog/digital transfer by J. Free from the original cassettes


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