Angel Of The Odd (3); (USA)
(1): West Coast (1983-1990) indie - goth,darkwave, post-punk
(2): Mid West (1995-1999) indie - pop ???
(3): East Coast (2002-2005) major - LP Fear of Flying.
(4): Southeast (Early to mid 90s) indie
(1) Angel of The Odd was an underground group that performed in the Los Angeles area during the 1980’s. Founding members Gratz Arias and Wesley Earl evolved from another LA based group, Flaming Creatures, which had a similar fan base, but different musical direction. In January of 1985, Jeffrey Blaine Kline was added as the band’s bass player and later in the following years, Cecelia+/- to vocals.
Angel Of The Odd was formed in Monrovia, California, USA During the late 80’s, a new phenomenon was taking root in the LA club scene, called “Pay to Play” where the bands bought the tickets and sold them, guaranteeing the clubs monies for the evening and leaving the starving artists with either a large bill to pay, or nowhere to perform. This was the curse of the industry where music walked and money talked. Unfortunately, Angel Of The Odd’s pockets weren’t deep enough, hence Last.FM and Youtube are about as good as it gets.
Sadly, Cecilia+- passed away in 2008 and is now on the other side of this side.
Below is a listing of most of the shows, in chronological order, with Clubs and other performers.
(1984) Roxannes 2/5 Oscar’s Corner 2/15 (Miraj) Roxannes 3/4 (Flaming Creatures) Roxannes 3/23 (Legion) The Lighthouse 4/2 (Master Volume, Raconteur) Madam Wongs East 4/3 Club 88 4/8 (The Motion, Chaos by Design) Roxannes 4/13 “Friday the 13th” (Diamond Dogs) Roxannes 4/27 The Ice House4/30 (Mayhem) Monrovia High School 5/8 Roxannes 5/12 (Legion) Blue Lagune Saloon 5/15 (Blowin Samoans, Le Jump) Madam Wongs East 5/21 Roxannes 6/16 (Satori and Gratz) Roxannes 7/14 (Flower Leopards, Legion, C.O.C.) Roxannes 8/18 (Flaming Creatures) Madam Wongs East 8/22 Oscar’s Cornhusker 9/19 (The 100th Monkey, The Dull) Late Halloween Event on Norumbega 11/3 (Flaming Creatures)
(1985) Madam Wongs East 3/7 Madam Wongs West 4/11 Club 88 4/28 (Bysk, Boioiee) Madam Wongs West 5/26 Madam Wongs East 8/1 “Record Release Party” Anti-Club 8/13 (Factory, Enrique Berman, B.P.S.) Madam Wongs West 8/20 Ronnie’s 11/7 (Feeliacs) Ronnie’s 12/19 (Potter’s Field)
(1986) Ronnie’s 1/11 (Cargo Cult, Looking Blue) Ronnie’s 2/1 (Crankshaft, Fortune Sons, Syntax) Anti-Club 2/9 (Citadel, Exobiota, Two Pound Loaf) Ronnie’s 2/15 (Cargo Cult, Looking Blue, Nine - o - Nine) Anti-Club 2/19 (Sacred Order, Rick Parker, Maids of Honor) Madam Wongs West 5/17 BeBop Records 6/12 (The Reign) Madam Wongs West “Upstairs” 6/27 The Sacred Club 7/12 (Apache Dancers, Heather K. Burke) The Anti-Club 8/13 (Factory, Voice Text, B.P.S.) Acrophobia 8/16 “Police Raid on Warehouse Roof” (Factory) Television Show aka Amusement Park 8/31 “Bats not Bombs” The Scream 9/19 (Faith No More, Grand Manner) The Scream 10/30 “Halloween Scene” (Janes Addiction, Speciman, Human Drama, Skeleton Crew) The Scream 11/28 Nyctophobia “The Club” 11/13 Madame Wongs West 12/19 (Tin Brood)
(1987) The Scream 1/24 The Anti-Club 2/12 Jay Cranes House “St. Valentines Day Masscarra” 2/14 (Flaming Creatures) The Anti-Club 3/11 (Swamp Zambies, Bell Jar, The Fugitive Kind) Madam Wongs West 9/26 (The Dig, Elan, Man about town) Andy’s 10/18 The Anti-Club 10/29 (Beltane,Playing With Fire, Grenpetr) The Anti-Club 12/9 (Cleanhead, The Fixtures, Mike Runnel) The Green Door 12/11 (Desperation Squad, Building Bridges)
(1988) The Green Door 2/19 The Whiskey A Go-Go 4/21(Loveless, The Characters) The Green Door 4/15 (Rain Parade, Disarray, The Ploy) The Anti-Club 4/27 (Soko, The Walk, Aka 2000) Club Sunset The Whiskey A Go-Go 6/11 (Desire, Postage Due, Eclipse, Rings of Saturn) Hapihaus 7/29 KCRW Radio Station 8/7 “Live on The Air” The Anti-Club 8/10 (Bulimia Banquet) Bogart’s 8/28 The Palomino Club 9/18 (John Newman & the Lemmings, Red Temple Spirits) The Blitz Club 9/23 Bogart’s “Esoteric Night” 10/26 The Gaslight 10/10 (Babylonian Tiles) Goodies 11/10 The Club House 12/17 Corpus Cavernosium 12/18 (Jack, Vicious Fiction, Splash Shattered)
(1989) Monrovia Holiday Inn “Universities Unite” 3/3 The Electric Temple “Record Release Party” 5/18 The Anti-Club 6/29 (Jaded Apes, Morbid Flatulence) Bogart’s 7/16 Club 88, 8/19 (Rubes, Mason) The Coconut Teaser 8/21 (Spiderbaby, Ultra Violet Eye, Picture This) Club Dead 9/12 The Troubadour “International Showcase” 9/17 Madam Wongs West 9/27 (Babylonian Tiles, Cast of Thousands) Club Lingerie “Radio Tokyo Record Release Party” October ? (Del Rubio Triplets, 13th Step, The Ringlings, Holy Sisters of the GaGa Dada) Club 88 10/6 (Babylonian Tiles, African Violets) The Shamrock 10/7 (Ultraviolet Eye, Left Insane) Halloween at Ellis Island 10/28 (Green Jello) The Palomino Club 10/29 (Babylonian Tiles, Hidden Colours) Mad Hatters Tea Party 10/31 (Babylonian Tiles, Haunted Garage) Taka-O’s 12/2 (Babylonian Tiles) Al’s Bar 12/9 (Babylonian Tiles) Run Against Hunger, San Diego 12/10 The Casbah, San Diego 12/10 (Babylonian Tiles)
(1990) Taka-O’s 1/6 Taka-O’s 2/9 Nirvana Society’s 2/10 Simons Cable TV 2/11 2nd Coming 2/17 (Del Rubio Triplets, Lisa Dickerson, Ringling)
(Reviews and Record Rotation)The Highlander, 11/18/85, Rob Davis - Concert Review Music Connection Magazine - Concert Review Rock Bop Magazine 11/89 Flip-Side Magazine, Mid Summer Issue #61 Option Magazine The lil’ Rhino Gazette Ben Is Dead Maximum Rock-N-Roll Scatter Balance #1, 1989 Record Rotation KSCU, Santa Clara, Ca WJUL - Top 45’s, Lowell, Mass KAOS - Olympia, Wa WUSB - Santa Barbara, CA 7/89
(4)Angel of the Odd is also the name of an alternative band based in the Orlando-area in Florida active in the early to mid-1990s. Originally, a three-piece acoustic combo made up of Logan Belle, Greg Eyma and Rhonda Walsingham-Colonna (then known as Rhonda Gay), with Belle and Eyma playing guitar and all three taking turns on lead vocals. Eyma originally left the band and they expanded into a four piece, with James Johnson on bass guitar and Karl Wogoman on drums. Belle added a banjo on some numbers. Their lone CD, the EP Timid Soul was released in 1995.
Edited by JohnChadwick on 8 May 2011, 18:02
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