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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.

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.

Edited by GlennToddun on 13 May 2011, 19:16

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