The U-Men Almost Set Themselves on Fire

Posted: November 12, 2011 in Seattle Events

Ah, the U-Men.  The following Youtube clip relates to a 1985 gig where the band played at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual Labor Day music festival.  Bumbershoot is a family-oriented affair, replete with food and moms with baby strollers.  So, the idea of an underground Seattle band playing Bumbershoot was an anomaly back in 1985.

U-Men guitarist Tom Price recounts the story.  Since he was not miked, you will need to turn your volume up to hear him.

This clip was filmed at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Capitol Hill, Seattle on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.  The seated panel consists of, from left: producer Jack Endino; Rob Morgan of the Squirrels; Price; Leighton Beezer of the Thrown Ups; and myself.



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