Monday, March 15, 2010

Shaking Hands - No Laughing Matter ep (1986)

Well, I have very little to extol on this female fronted Buffalo, NY band, other than they were enjoyable but archetypal mid-80s, left-of-the-dial fare. Along the lines of Romeo Void with some of that "new south," Mitch Easter inflection to it, especially on the opener "Mental Affair" which is worth the price of admission alone. Don Delvincent's ringing fretwork lends a lot of pizazz to this ep, which is perhaps the quartet's only vinyl offering. From what I've been able to glean from Google, singer Gretchen Schulz still performs on occasion in the Buffalo area, only not with Shaking Hands. At this point they may be trembling, but certainly not shaking (ha ha). Couldn't help it.

01. Mental Affair
02. Shy
03. Wojam
04. D Thing



NLR said...

More Buffalo related content, please.

evr said...

I'll tell Gretchen you said that!

spavid said...

Not if I catch up to you first.

Buffalo Music Archive said...

Hey Spavid. Please add this one to your next round of re-ups. I have 2 CDs of Gretchen Schulz with her former band The Pinedogs, as well as her solo CD and some Christmas tunes she released over the years if you are interested. Haven't heard this yet though. Thank you and happy holidays!