Get Smart!

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Get Smart!
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Frank Loose, Lisa Wertman Crowe and Marc Koch circa 1980, Lawrence, KS.
Background information
Origin Lawrence, KS
Years active 1980 - 1990
Label(s) Fever Records

Get Smart! was a three piece band formed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1980 consisting of Marc Koch, Lisa Wertman Crowe and Frank Loose.

Career

The band formed while at University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS in 1980. In 1982 they relocated to Chicago, IL. The group signed to Fever Records (an independent label in Philadelphia, PA) and released their first album, "Action Reaction" in 1984. For the band's second album, Fever Records arranged a pressing and distribution deal with Enigma Records in Los Angeles, CA. "Swimming With Sharks" was released in 1986 on Enigma's "Restless Records" boutique label. The band disbanded in 1990.

Band members

  • Marc Koch - guitarist (1980-1990)
  • Lisa Wertman Crowe - bassist (1980-1990)
  • Frank Loose - drummer (1980-1987)
  • Ric Menck - drummer (1988)
  • Jay Sebastian - drummer (1988-1989)
  • Bob Lara - guitarist (1988-1990)

Discography

  • 1981 - Numbers And Colours / Ankle Deep In Mud (flexi, Talk Talk)
  • 1981 - Fresh Sounds From Middle America (cassette, Talk Talk)
  • 1981 - Words Move (4 song EP, Syntax)
  • 1981 - Get Smart! (11 song demo tape)
  • 1984 - Action Reaction (12 song LP, Fever)
  • 1985 - Back Into The Future / World Without End (live, Fever)
  • 1986 - Swimming With Sharks (10 song LP, Restless) (produced by Iain Burgess)
  • 1987 - Gold To Rust (45, Enigma Europe)

Compilations

  • Inspiration Series #1 - included "On And On" (German cassette)
  • Sub Pop #5 - included "Eat, Sleep A Go-Go"
  • Sub Pop #7 - included "Black Mirror"
  • Restless Variations - included "Back Into The Future"
  • Enigma Variations - included "Just For The Moment"
  • Heat From The Wind Chill Factory - included "What It Is We Fear"

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