- Young Snakes
The Young Snakes was an American band formed in
Bostonin the early 1980s. Lead singer and bassist Aimee Mannformed the group after she dropped out of Berklee College of Music; other members were guitarist Doug Vargasand drummer Mike Evans, who replaced Dave Bass, who returned to his hometown, Philadelphia, after dropping out of the band.
After releasing the song "Brains and Eggs" on the
Modern Methodcompilation "A Wicked Good Time", the band released a five-song EP, 1982's " Bark Along with the Young Snakes", on Ambiguous Records. The compilation album " Aimee Mann & the Young Snakes", released in 2004, includes "Brains and Eggs" and a radio performance, but not the "Bark Along" tracks.
Mann has described the band as "a little punk noise-art outfit," noting that the group's "break every rule" ethos became a rule in itself, and that her later band
'Til Tuesdaywas a rebellion against the Young Snakes' lack of interest in "sweetness and melody."
Bark Along with the Young Snakes" (EP, 1982)
Aimee Mann & The Young Snakes" (compilation, released 2004)
* [http://www-tech.mit.edu/archives/VOL_102/TECH_V102_S0759_P007.pdf 1982 "MIT Tech" review of "Bark Along with the Young Snakes" (PDF)]
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