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Biography

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The Brad Laner Provisional Timeline For Adultescents

1966 – born November 6th in Los Angeles, California – Early immersion in pop music, especially late period Beatles

1972-80 – learns guitar, piano, drums. starts experimenting with tape recorders – creates dozens of cassette LPs of songs and sound collages – forms countless neighborhood bands – nearly gets killed by an angry mob of kids for trying to play a version of Eno's "Baby's on Fire" at a junior high dance – In 1979, whilst in 7th grade, gets roped into playing bass in a kid band on TV with The Captain and Tennille. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfAIbAWMkSg

1981-87 – forms punk/noise outfit Debt of Nature – first releases on The Minutemen's New Alliance label and trouble making shows opening for Wall of Voodoo and others – Later forms Steaming Coils and releases 3 LPs – Brief stints in other bands such as Blue Daisies, Three Day Stubble, Zurich 1916, Pilgrim State, Vox Pop, Nervous Gender.

1988-1990 – Joins Savage Republic as Drummer – Tours the world and makes three Lps with them – Also brief stints with 17 Pygmies,Fourwaycross and The Sugarplastic

1991-1995 – Forms Medicine. Signs to Creation in the UK and Def American in the US – Much world touring, 3 LPs and a handful of EPs plus an appearance as a bar band in "The Crow" before breaking up acrimoniously

1995-2002 – Forms Electric Company – Makes 10 LPs in 10 years for American, Island, Tigerbeat6, Planet Mu and others – Forms Amnesia and makes 2 LPs for Island records – Forms Lusk with various dudes from Tool and Failure – makes one grammy nominated LP for Volcano – Writes and records with Blinker The Star, Furry Things, Juana Molina, Sam Roberts, On, Kid606, Personal Electronics, Vas Deferens Organization, Kraig Grady and many others.

2003 – Briefly reforms Medicine as a duo with Shannon Lee and puts out one LP and a couple of Eps on Wall of Sound/Astralwerks – Remixes The Faint – Gets a tune on HBO's Entourage.

2004-2006 – With the birth of son Julian, retires from active service for a couple of years – Meanwhile makes long distance appearances on records by Caribou, Brian Eno and Vetiver – Scores a couple of crappy movies – Plays at Arthurfest – Digital only LP on Ghostly with Christopher Willits as "North Valley Subconscious Orchestra"

2007-2008 – Signs up with Hometapes and releases first true sol LP of songs, "Neighbor Singing" Co-Produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Brightblack, Lavender Diamond) – Children thusly rejoice, Women may swoon, Birdies do chortle in the breeze. For now.

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