THE SAME BAND and THE OTHER BAND

 Prog Punk Rock
[1980-81]


A CD Collection of Demos and 'live' Recordings is slated for release late 2022



THE SAME BAND

Laurence Miller: Guitar, and vocals
Ben Miller: Guitar, and vocals
Gerhard Schlanzky: Bass, and vocals
Doug Peterson: Drums



THE SAME BAND co-lead by Laurence Miller and Benjamin Miller ran from December 1979 thru fall 1981.  
It was the first band the two would perform in together since they left DESTROY ALL MONSTERS.
The Same Band had a progressive sound with an interesting mix of peculiar pop and driving rock
plus open improvisation. Bass player Gerhard Schlanzky and drummer Doug Peterson together
provided a strong articulate rhythm section. Gerhardt ran a local loft called The New Old
Brick where the band rehearsed. This performance space paid attention to both local
and national acts, and consequently, The Same Band performed
there often as it's own house band.




"DICTIONARY
"
Written by Ben Miller

[This is sadly the only remaining snippet found from their double-set
community television network broadcast / summer 1980]



THE SAME BAND rehearsing at the 'New Old Brick'
April 1980


 Doug  Peterson       Laurence Miller       Gerhard Schlanzky       Ben Miller


In rehearsal, Laurence seen micro managing his 
fellow same band mates as to how they should have played that last note.

 Doug  Peterson         Laurence Miller          Ben Miller        Gerhard Schlanzky   



THE OTHER BAND

Laurence Miller: Guitar, bass, and vocals
Ben Miller: Guitar, bass, and vocals
Doug Peterson: 
Drums




THE OTHER BAND 
was born from the ashes of THE SAME BAND shortly after they lost their bass player, Gerhard Schlanzky.
Laurence and Benjamin decided to play bass for each other's compositions.  The band lasted from fall 1980 to fall 1982.
The Other Band was predecessor to NONFICTION, the next band their co-lead during the 1980's. Though Laurence
votes The Other Band as superior in some ways of the three, ironically, the quality of life for both twins during that
time was absolute hell. As they say, sometimes one needs to destroy to create? Outside of a studio demo and
a couple 'live' recordings, The Other Band only recorded professionally once. A two-song 45 rpm single
that never saw the light of day. [Rumors have it, all proper recordings will be released late 2022].

SideA:
TOO MUCH FUN
Written by Ben Miller

Side B:
WORK WITH WHAT YOU GOT
Written by Laurence Miller

 

                             
Laurence Miller     Doug Peterson      Ben Miller
         
Laurence Miller         Doug Peterson                    Ben Miller






...a sigh of comic relief on Halloween, below...


  Ben Miller                                                                      Laurence Miller                                 Doug Peterson                  

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