You know, I don’t think I’ve ever met Paul Robb of Information Society, but our lives have always crossed paths throughout my career (and theirs). For one, I have a friend named Christopher Anton who I met in California (we did a few gigs together) who later became INSOC’s singer for a time. That was on the album Synthesizer.  For another, while Paul Robb had left INSOC, we toured with them throughout the USA, mostly doing shows at Six Flags. Paul also did a remix of Living In Oblivion while we were on Jarrett Records. And all this time we’ve never met! And if I did, I might not have been sober…

But the story actually goes farther back. Back in the day, 1989 I believe it was, we were seen at a small club in Northern New Jersey by band members of Stacey Q. One of those guys, a keyboard player by the name of Michael Eckhart, would engineer our first album a year later (Peace). 

The club was small, and we were pretty loud. Back then, we still had this metal percussion ‘thing’ we affectionately called The Ice Cream Machine (because that’s what it sounded like when you carried  the damned thing). Our percussionist was pretty loud, and our beats were rough around the edges. Anyone who remembers us at that stage will recall how ‘industrious’ we were… 

And on the night in question, we met Michael and Stacey’s band after a really good but clangorous set. They invited us to see Stacey Q, which was cool because it was free, but truthfully it was Information Society that we wanted to see, and they were opening. We had a great time that night, and relationships were sealed between us and Mike. This singular event was the one that caused me to move to California. In all honesty, once we saw Stacey Q perform, we were smitten (we also made friends with The Jetts that night), but it was Information society that got us to go to the concert at Roseland.

This September on the 11th, Anything Box will play Minneapolis (check our myspace and FaceBook for updates), and quite possibly, I will meet Paul Robb in person.

Gound Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2219
(612) 378-5113

6:30pm doors, 7pm show (done at 10pm) All ages. $15 adv. $20 door at Brown Paper Tickets…

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