Punk Jazz


Guitar & Vocals (additional keyboards and Bb clarinet), songwriter



(not pictured)
Alto Saxophone

Prerecorded Tapes


Photograph by Donna Sevakis
{ January 1983 }

RADIO SILENCE was Miller's alternative side project contrasting the post-punk band he and his twin brother were slaving over at the time, NONFICTION. Radio Silence performed at Ann Arbor's Joe's Star Lounge and Rick's American Café several times before recording their 1st (and only) collection. A self-titled half home studio half 'live' double length cassette released on his own Tip Toe Tapes in 1984. The band folded later that year.

Twin brother Ben Miller (not pictured) played alto saxophone in this band, but spent most of his energy on his own alternative side project with his group, G.K.W. a.k.a. GOD KNOWS WHO
Laurence contributed some to G.K.W.'s with spoken word and Bb clarinet. 

Note: RADIO SILENCE and G.K.W. were off shoots from a precursor outfit of theirs just one year prior called
LOW INCOME ZONE who are infamously known for being nearly booed off stage at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater in 1982.

Pictured below is the front cover to their self titled cassette release © 1984. Their bassist designed the logo
in the TV screen. Laurence actually used this TV cabinet as an external speaker when performing 'live'. Once while performing at Ann Arbor's Rick's American Café it caught on fire during the middle of a guitar solo.
A guitarist from the top bill band THE URBATIONS freaked out running on stage to put it out
and knocked over Laurence's backup guitar - putting a huge gouge in it...

                                                           Side A) Multi track garage recordings November 1983 thru February 1984

                                                                      1) CBS GOOD EVENING THEME
                                                                      2) BUT, WHAT IS CRAZY?
                                                                      3) HAIL TO THE VICTIMS
                                                                      4) THE LAW
                                                                      5) ROTATING / REVOLVING
                                                                      6) BAGPIPE PIECE
                                                                      7) THE SOUND OF MUZAK
                                                                      8) MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE THEME
                                                                      9) DON'T JOIN THE ARMY
                                                                    10) ENCORE IN E
                                                                    11) CBS GOOD NIGHT THEME

                                                           Side B)  "Live" @ Joe's Star Lunge 8/28/83

                                                                      1) CBS GOOD NIGHT THEME
                                                                      2) MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE THEME
                                                                      3) THE LAW
                                                                      4) PINK PANTHER
                                                                      5) ENCORE in E
                                                                      6) THE SOUND OF MUZAK
                                                                      7) JUNKYARD
                                                                      8) THRU THE VERGE
                                                                      9) CBS LATE NIGHT THEME

                                                                      Larry Miller: Vocals, electric guitar, keyboard, and Bb clarinet
                                                                      Ben Miller: Alto Saxophone
                                                                      Don Rimmer: Bass
                                                                      John O'Reilly: Drums

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