Near the twin cities area, Greg Mathieson had a solo project called Stegor, a bedroom rock outfit with high quality sound.
Greg also was in Bat Lenny, another quirky combo with other friends and they were all associated with The Musical Transportation Spree , a radio show hosted by Chris Waterbury and Jerry Modjeski.
I don’t remember for sure what was the first tape we got in trade for one of ours, but it would have been in the mid ’80’s, possibly either Variety Show by Don Campau or Dreamstate, a collaboration project that Don coordinated. Dreamstate was a gigantic influence on us. It was the perfect introduction to the talents of many of the people you are seeing right here. I remember being disappointed that we weren’t involved, because we had been reading about these people in Op and Option and Sound Choice magazines while we were doing our own recordings but just weren’t confident enough to share it. I really hope Don will dig that one out of his archives because I wore that tape out about 100 years ago.
Although we traded with many people, a lot of them present in this archive, special props must go to Mr. Michael and Doug Wofsey of Plastic Eye Miracle. We were huge fans of The Eye and had all of their tapes, along with Michael’s many side projects like Inch Eggs and The Bill Jones Show.
Greg Mathieson (Stegor)
along with the rest of Bat Lenny, past and present:
Bernard Olson (Dr. Dust)
Mark Thompson (The Nail)
and Chris Waterbury (Critter)