The Mystery Band originated when Harvard University English student Matt Wilson (guitar/vocals) teamed up with Elaine Harris (drums), a Harvard grad student in biological anthropology, in the early 1980s. Harris had responded to a notice posted by Wilson seeking “wicked percussion hands.”
Wilson and John Munson had played together in an earlier band (E Brown), and Wilson had not been impressed by his bass playing, so he didn’t want Munson to audition for the new band. “But he came over anyway and played, and he’d improved a lot,” Wilson later recalled. “We ended up begging him to just give it a try and stay around.”
In 1986 drummer Tim Rowe, who had played with Munson in several other bands, joined the group as percussionist. They performed as a quartet for several months before Rowe left the band during the recording of The Mystery Song to join The Nietzsches with the former guitarist for E. Brown, Jimmy Harry.
This Fruity Tune was suggested by Diana and features one of her favorites that she has featured before. This may be the only time this group is featured by someone other than Diana.
Your Mystery Lyric is:
Yes I grew up sweet till I fell from the tree, things have gotten bad, take one look at me.
Trip Shakespeare – Apple Head Man was presented by Hil on May 9th 2014