Oh man, too many years ago I had the bright idea that I wanted to put on rock shows.
I had been helping friends put on theirs and at some point, felt like the time was right for me to try it on my own. The timing worked out pretty well for me as about the time I decided I wanted to figure out how to be some sort of local show promoter, Carrie M Akre (of then Hammerbox fame/Tri-Cities fame) was starting up a new band named Goodness.
Within moments of hearing their first demo tape, I knew I had a new favorite band. And after a handful of years of promoting shows, I moved from the Tri-Cities to Seattle where the band managed to rope me into being their merch guy as they toured all over the state and beyond (okay, full disclosure… I say “roped” but, I’m fairly certain I bugged them incessantly until they let me have the job)
Little did I know that 20+ years later, after too many shows to count, in at least 6 different states, and countless wonderful memories, that I’d be just as excited to work with them today as I was at that first show way back when.
I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Latent Print Records second release will be Goodness’ first album, due out this November. I can’t thank Carrie M Akre, Garth Reeves, Danny M Newcomb, Fiia McGann, and Chris Friel (who for some reason isn’t on Facebook but, you can find him on Twitter @ChrisFrielworld) for trusting me and Latent Print Records with helping to reissue their stellar debut album on vinyl.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Barbara Dollarhide Pritchard, Kevin Suggs, Mike Todd, and Julian Gibson for helping me get into (and stay) in the van with Goodness for as long as I was lucky to.
Additional thanks most definitely go to John Goodmanson and Chris Hanzsek for their help and support of making this reissue possible.
As if this year wasn’t busy enough, it seems I’ve also decided to start up a project management-style record label with my good pal Jason Doctor. Latent Print Records has been created to help reissue some phenomenal records that never got the vinyl treatment but, most assuredly deserve that special spot in your music collection.
The first release we’re excited to announce is a vinyl reissue of the Tri-Cities Small‘s Finished One. Originally released in 1992, Finished One garnered great reviews in The Rocket, Maximum Rocknroll, and of course their hometown paper, the Tri-City Herald.
Small released a couple of 7″s, two albums, appeared on a compilation, sold thousands of cds and cassettes, had their own trading card in the NW Bands trading card series, had a PSA on MTV, toured the nation and inspired countless other acts from the area. Not too shabby for a punk band in the pre-Internet days. When the Seattle scene broke open in the early ’90s, Small was eastern Washington’s answer to what was going on the other side of the mountains. (Okay, that last line felt pretty cheesy to write but, it doesn’t make it any less true)
It’s fair to say I love this band and am excited to be working with them. We’ve come up with some pretty great campaign rewards to help fund this project (including digging up an unreleased song and even getting the band back together for a couple of shows!!) and I hope you’ll take a look and help spread the word if you’re so inclined.
Additionally, many thanks are owed to Guy Fusman, Chris Hanzsek, Tom Fortier, and the band (Jim Acquavella, Kris Boisoneau, Bill Hughes, Craig Woodall, & Jon Boetes) for getting us this far. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out of this list… it was late when I composed this. Rest assured this won’t be the only post I put up regarding this and will do my best to give credit where credit is due as soon as I can.
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out.