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|Tim Yohannan and Jeff Bale at KPFA studio in Berkeley 1982
|I remember Tim telling me why a band's first album was always so much better than their
second release: The debut represented 2 years of work and the follow up usually
represented 6 months of work.
I saw him one time at one of those Gilman Record swaps. He was selling the Euro version
of my band's album. It hurt but I figured he could do what the hell he wanted with it once
I gave it to him. It was our second release, you know, the one we spent only 6 months on.
Tim helped me put together a mixtape one time of 1950's/1960s artists who straddled
both rocknroll and rhythm and blues. I was interested in Ray Charles at the time who had
hits both in R&B and Country. The one artist he recommended to me that straddled Rock
and R&B was Lonnie Mack. That night I begged him to drink whiskey with me, but he
refused. Instead, he helped me put that mixtape together.
It was a pleasure to know him and to know so clearly how he stood on certain issues.
And, if a lot of other people felt the same way, it gave me a feeling of being part of a
grass-roots movement. But, it was also kind of an anti-movement because he was so
self-deprecating, (no photos) so anti-commercial, (refused to accept ads from Epitaph
because they had a distro deal with EMI for Japan), and probably some other quirks I
didn't know about. But, I think when he died April 3 1998, for me, punk rock died.
Dale Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
|Maximumrocknroll August 1990
|Links to some other pages with thoughts about Tim Yohannan upon his passing:
|The Maximumrocknroll theme song comes up from time to time and I always forget the
actual title of the song and who the band was that recorded it. The song is called
"Last Night" by Puravida. The song appears on 3 different compilations, two of which
are featured here. One from 1978, the Skydog Commando Compilation, is where Tim Yo
could have gotten the song for his radio show. It is actually a cover of a song that I am
totally familiar with: "Last Night" by the Mar-Keys. I remember hearing the
Mar-Keys version on Top 40 am radio in the 60s when it came out. Upon hearing the
MRR theme song many times I never connected the two, but indeed it is a cover.