From The Secret History of the Cedar Valley
A college band circa 1989. They had a jangly pop sound similar to R.E.M. and were popular with UNI students. Played at Steb's and at student parties. Morphed into Box 10.
Simon Bar Sinister at Steb's
- Becky Wilson: "I don't remember most of their songs, but one was really catchy called Clementine: 'I carved her from stone/that makes her mine/she says nothing and that means she's fine/she would leave me if she had the time/but I love her darling Clementine.' Sounds asinine now, but I used to really love that song. I sang for them once and it was an embarassing disaster. I haven't sung in public since."
- Becky Wilson: "asinine" is too harsh. Sorry, Joe. I loved Simon Bar Sinister.
- Joe White: No, I'd say asinine is pretty much on the money. I crawled under my desk when I read those lyrics. Of course, that was 20 years and 50lbs. ago. Also, Nic Durnin was also one of our drummers for a time.