Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Daddy In His Deep Sleep - Alone With Daddy (1987, Restless)

Well this one really hits the sweet spot. Wish I could tell you more about Daddy in His Deep Sleep other than A) Scott Miller of Game Theory/Loud Family renown produced their album, and B) the band may have hailed from the vicinity of San Jose, CA, but don't hold me to that.  Alone with Daddy contains nine satisfying servings of collegiate indie rock informed by the like of Let's Active, Buzz of Delight and to varying extents R.E.M, and yes, Game Theory.  A co-ed quartet with Jeffery Layton and Lori Bauer splitting time on the mic, Daddy bust out their resplendent quotient of jangle, but on relatively high-strung morsels like "Play the Part" and "Queen of the Strain" they knew how to pack a wallop, even more so than their aforementioned contemps.  Perhaps Alone... isn't wall to wall gold, but that sweet guitar tone just won't quit.  Per Discogs this was sadly their only release...and I really wish it wasn't.

01. Play the Part
02. Queen of the Strain
03. Puppy Dog
04. Santa Claus and Jesus
05. Blue Sighs
06. Suburban Ranch
07. Tales From the Crypt
08. Jeeve
09. Life You Lead

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15 comments:

Greg Adams said...

I bought this CD as a cut-out in a grocery store in the early '90s. The jangly songs are my favorites: "Santa Claus and Jesus" and "Life You Lead." I've never found any information about the band, but YouTube has a couple of live clips.

Unknown said...

I knew these guys a bit, back in the day. Everyone had a crush on Lori.
They were from the Saratoga area, and played around San Jose a lot for a while.
They turned into Sacrilicious and put out an lp on Frontier in the 90s.
(And the drummer is the little brother of my former high school bandmates)

JB

spavid said...

Thanks for your comments folks. This is the first time I've heard of that spin-off band.

Nate Fernald said...

Looks like they released a cassette of a few demos in 1990. Can't imagine it'll be easy to find though!

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/daddy_in_his_deep_sleep/daddy_in_his_deep_sleep/

Simon said...

There's an ad for this in a copy of Forced Exposure I've got so they must have had some backing (or Jimmy liked them or something) and the name has stuck in my memory, so I'm looking forward to giving it a listen. Tx!

slovenlyeric said...

I admit that I heard the band name back in the day, thought it was a terrible name and never investigated the band's music. I decided to give this a try now and I have to say it is really great. Thank you so much for posting this. Good enough for me to keep an eye out for the off-shoot band.

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Brian said...

Had a chance to see this band several times back in the day as they were a frequent staple to the San Jose music scene. Jeffery was a true talent as a guitarist, vocalist and performer. it's a shame this band never broke our of the local scene as they where incredibly gifted.

Ps. Had this album and a recorded cassette.. Was the soundtrack to at least one maybe to summers.

Kevin said...

I used to make the fliers for the band back somewhere around 1989 and the next few years until they weren't playing anymore. Lori worked in a yogurt and sandwich store in West Hollywood (just across and down the street where I worked in Los Angeles), where I ate lunch almost every day. That's where I got to know her a little and heard of her band. The first concert of theirs that I saw was at Club Lingerie in Los Angeles, after which I made it to every concert they had (as far as I know). I knew them first as Daddy in His Deep Sleep (but the CD Lori gave me was from some time before I even knew them; she also gave me a tape of some demos), then for a short time they changed the name to The Shivers, then later to Sacrilicious. I thought I had at least a second CD as Daddy in His Deep Sleep, but I might be thinking of The Shivers CD (I don't know exactly where I have those CDs, at the moment, and can't find an image of The Shivers CD on the Internet). I think it was that same (second) album (i.e., The Shivers one) where I was surprised to find my name credited in the CD booklet. I saw them play at various clubs besides Club Lingerie: Al's Bar, Blak and Bloo, Cactus Club, Club Lingerie, Radio Club, Raji's, and Whisky a Go Go (possibly Dragonfly, FM Station, and Jack's Sugar Shack, but I didn't make fliers for those and I may be thinking of other bands I saw at those places). It was at their concerts where I also became familiar with other bands--mostly Eleven, XO+, The Bipeds, Modern Day Saints, M.I.R.V., and many others I can't remember. I always enjoyed the concerts but was more and more disappointed as Lori seemed to be phased out as the lead singer (who was my favorite) and Jeff was more often the lead (though I liked him also). Some of my favorite songs I heard only once or maybe twice (generally, songs in which Lori was the lead singer) were played less and less often, so I became disappointed in that also. Then, finally, when they hardly ever had concerts anymore and quit altogether, I was even more disappointed. Although I have their three CDs (the only three that exist, as far as I know), there's at least one song (possibly more) that I really like that I have no recording of (and which may not even exist). I think Lori told me it was "Traumatized." The name of the Sacrilicious album was "When You Wish upon a Dead Star." I don't remember the name of The Shivers album (and, again, don't know where mine is at the moment).

spavid said...

Thanks for all those details Kevin, and my apologies for not responding sooner. There's been a few bands named the Shivers. Would love to hear whatever you can scrounge up. Will try to keep an eye out for that Sacrilicious album. Thanks again.

Kevin said...

No problem. Glad to find someone else even interested. I miss those days....

Unknown said...

Love this band! I had the cassette in the early nineties. Lost the cassette and was lucky enough to buy a copy on CD a few years back. They had a great sound and well written songs.

Unknown said...

Love this band! I had the cassette in the early nineties. Lost the cassette and was lucky enough to buy a copy on CD a few years back. They had a great sound and well written songs.

Lori Bauer said...

Hi Kevin looong time:) How funny I had forgotten about Tramautized🎶. Leave us Alone We're in Denial was The Shivers CD. Still in LA and still sing and play....in my apartment hehe. Hope life is good xx Lori...hope this message works my 3rd and final try!! Happy trails

Kevin said...

Hey Lori, good to hear from you! I've been in Colorado Springs for 18-1/2 years now, so, yeah, it's been a long time. I remember The Shivers album title now that you mention it. I've gathered too much stuff in my apartment (so, in spite of my normal tendencies of being neat and organized, things are necessarily a whole lot of clutter!), but I keep meaning to dig out many of my CDs from various places around the apartment. I tend to be busy and just listen to iTunes when I listen to anything, but I've been wanting to get your albums out and add them to it. I miss hearing them lately, and I don't really have a decent CD player/stereo otherwise, now. Sorry your first two messages didn't work--I'm plenty familiar with various computer irritations! (Amazing that so many of my jobs involve working with them, though none lately.) Hope you're doing well also!