The Rosenbergs

The Rosenbergs

After a packed out show at Luna Lounge with Mold in 1997 I was approached by a guy named Travis Huff, the drummer for a band called The Rosenbergs. They were looking for a replacement guitar player. I said that I was probably too busy with MOLD but that I could maybe help them out by filling in for a few shows. I wound up playing with them for about a year and a half, in large part because I got along with the bass player Evan Silverman so well (he is kind of a Buddhist giant teddy bear).

The Rosenbergs were the brainchild of singer/guitar player David Fagin. He and I had one of those classic Nigel Tufnel/David St Hubbins relationships. He was married to glossy power pop, I was an art rocker. In the end, it just didn't work all that well, but we played a lot of kickass shows and I helped finish their first EP Ameripop. I left the Rosenbergs with no hard feelings after deciding that I couldn't handle being in two full time bands. While still looking for a full time guitar player, they asked me to come in to the studio to play on their record Mission:You, resulting in the epic slide guitar solo on Overboard.

You can check out all the Rosenbergs stuff here.