Life's Little Lessons
Why a 'Band That Never Was' ...what does the name mean? The Band That Never Was can be traced back to 1978, when the members formed their first band with the idea to honor their love of the classic guitar bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Yardbirds. Also mixed in were the first songs written by John Eberle, Randy Hipsher and Jim Kasper a song writing team from the same influences, all as school mates in Mansfield, Ohio. From that single source a lifelong band was developed. After high school, the band members all ended up in Columbus Ohio. By the late '70s all found themselves writing and jamming together when Kasper picked up the drums. Eberle would introduce Terry Withers, a coworker, to the group of musical friends as the second guitarist. A dream was born, Slickwitt the first band was soon formed. And the dream would never die, although Slickwitt would, just like later band attempts in the '80s. By about 1995, Kasper, Eberle, and Hipsher, armed with the confidence as musicians and song writers for 20 years, decided that they may never be a working band again. However, they decided to invest a bit more in some equipment and continue to jam, write and record. With the computer further revolutionizing the music world; everyone would be able to download, search and read about independent music on the internet at sites the four felt totally free. They thought they could produce music that returns the baby-boom generation to their early rock'n'roll, garage-rocking roots, while giving them and their offspring new songs with fresh content. But a problem persisted, to the outside world that couldn't see them in their world, the Deadcat basement studio, they were just a band that never really 'was.' No problem...name 'it' just that. The Band That Never Was hopes, with their first self-produced release Life's Little Lessons, you get a chance to hear what they hear and dream what they dream. We leave it up to you to be a judge if they are a band or not. The songs are real enough.