From The Secret History of the Cedar Valley
When asked how he liked the Colonel Mustard demo, Steb's owner Sherm McNeil handed the tape over the bar to Jeff Duneman and Justin Lund and replied, "It sounds like four people in four different rooms who can't hear what each other is playing." While this was initially quite a blow for Duneman and Lund, they soon realized that if Sherm did not understand what they were doing, then they must be on the right track. They soon found other venues.
Colonel Mustard's debut show was well received. However, the recording of this show did not survive. Colonel Mustard was opening up for Nurse Ratched and the frontman of this group, Clair Clarke, had kindly volunteered to monitor the four track that was recording the show. After the show, Colonel Mustard band members met at Lund's apartment, anxious to listen to the recording. They soon found out that Clarke had stood right by one of the microphones and talked loudly throughout the entire set. What at first seemed to simply be thoughtlessness on Clarke’s part, soon turned out to be his twisted since of humor as he began a play-by-play criticism of everything they were doing. Any music was completely drowned out by Clarke's constant dialog.
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