Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What Is This - What Is This - 1985


What Is This? (known prior to 1980 as Anthym) was a rock band that originated in Fairfax High School in California and would play numerous shows along the coast of California. They were formed before and played around the same time as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers would introduce the band before they went on stage. Original Chili Peppers members Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons left the Chili Peppers not long before their first album to stay in What Is This?. Slovak rejoined the Chili Peppers for their second album and Irons for their third album. The name What Is This? refers to the reaction of people listening to their music. After the joining of Natasha Shneider the band was first renamed "Walk the Moon" and then Eleven. The band, in their early days, are referenced numerous times in Kiedis's autobiography, Scar Tissue.The band released three albums in the early to mid-80s. Their song, "Mind My Have Still I" from their 1984 EP Squeezed, was also featured on the soundtrack to the movie The Wild Life. Their second album which featured a cover of the Spinners hit "I'll Be Around" was produced by Todd Rundgren, who also played Fairlight Synthesizer on the record.-Wikipedia

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one. Any chance of having the second LP? Believe it or not, I've been looking for that one for years.

govango said...

Thanks so much for this. I loved the cover of I'll Be Around.
Another lost gem, keep up the great work.

govango

Anonymous said...

THANKS for this! Used to have it years ago....had an EP of theirs that was great as well....I don't suppose you would have that too?

Mr.Winchester said...

This song/group STILL after 26 yrs knocks me out. They could make a good bit of $$ if they reformed and toured.

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