Polaroids by Debi Sou in the basement of the Roosevelt. The first gig was as a trio.
First Toiling Midgets Demo
Recorded : April 27 1980
Studio : Tom Mallon’s apartment, SF
Engineer : Tom Mallon
Producer : Tom Mallon and band
Lineup : Craig Gray - Guitar, piano
Paul Hood - Guitar, piano
Jonathan Henrikson - Bass
Tim Mooney - Drums
Tracks : Warehouse
Do the Incendiary
It’s Not Home
Mix : Tom Mallon and band
Release : Digital download, buy here
2006 CDR by band Out of Print
Paul was the one who heard about Tom. A singer he knew had recorded with Tom. The price was right and the arrangements were made. It was done on April 27th 1980, Nosmo King's 18th birthday. Tim, Paul and I arrived at about 11 am. Tom set up Paul in the bathroom, the rest of us in a back room. We did one take of each song, overdubs and then Tom did mixes. Tom let Paul and I mix Aquadub. There were no effects. Tim slept through the mixing. Nosmo had to go have dinner with his family. We left at 7pm.
Craig Gray, Tim Mooney, Jonathan Henrickson 1980.
First Toiling Midgets gig. Paul Hood was there but did not play