Harm Farm was Morgan Fichter’s band before joining CVB in the late ’80s. This video was recorded shortly after Morgan left the band, and had Melanie Clarin from the GREAT Donner Party playing drums and singing the beautiful harmonies. This was alt country before it had a name. Enjoy.
Harm Farm were a band from San Francisco- they put out a couple of records on Alias back in the early 90s. They were unique because they played this countryish music, but the lead guitar player had this metal sound (and look) and he and the violin would perform “dueling leads”. Melanie Clarin from Donnaer Party and SF Seals played drums and provided harmony vocals on many songs. The band is also known for being one of Morgan Fichter’s (Camper Van Beethoven, Janes Addiction, Bedlam Rovers) first bands. Her song “I love your spots” is on the Harm Farm demo and is awesome.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 and Sony ECM909 mic Enhanced in Adobe Premiere (Brighness/contrast/exposure), denoise via Neat Video
Here’s one for Grant Hudson and anyone else who loves Harm Farm. This tape seems to be pretty rare- no sales history on discogs and it’s not on YT. It’s pretty lo-fi compared to their 2 albums on Alias Records, and this has quite a few songs that were not on either album. My favorite song is “I Like Your Spots”, which seems to be an ode to cows and I think it is sung my Morgan. Forward to 15:37 if you are interested in that one. From Anonymous’ collection (he saw it about 1 second before I did at one of the Gilman record swaps in the early 90s)
Recorded by: Cam Gotto (I think- damn that writing is small) Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card