Folks, I have some bad news. I received this right from Thick Records
Monday, February 01, 1999 11:47AM
This Absolutely breaks my heart. Let's hope they reconcile. But we can still enjoy their sounds on recordings. And
quite possibly, they will form four separate bands each nearly as wonderful as Geezer Lake.
Unfortunately, it's true.
Geezer Lake are no more (for now).
Harrison is living in New York and has a
new band in the works with other
NC turned NYC musicians.
Eric moved to Boston while
Scott & Jim remain in Greensboro.
Geezer Lake were one of the most unique and
original bands around-- their music will be missed.
I first heard GEEZER LAKE during my freshman year of college, in their
hometown of Greensboro, NC, at the Somewhere Else Tavern. Though I only saw them once,
they singed an image on my brain that will never leave me.
They have a twisted eerie sound that envelopes the room and conjures some uncomfortable
emotions. Listening to GEEZER LAKE is like meandering in a deep dark forest
wondering what lies ahead and trying to figure out what that sound just was and if it was
Part of what sets them apart from others is the use of a trumpet. They use this instrument as
the main melodic line, which gives the song an almost mystic quality. Another key ingredient is
the mesmerizing vocals. The vocals are not the main focus of GEEZER LAKE,
but more an added bonus. However, they do write pretty interesting lyrics. This is just not a band
about pop songs and sing songy songs. Each song is a voyage an experience, and an experiment in
GEEZER LAKE fluctuate between heavy and light, loud and soft, simple and complex,
plodding and moving better than any band alive. Each song is rich with textures. melodies, and
images. Fortunately, none of the songs on either two of their CD's sound alike. The songs have the
same deep atmospheric feeling, for the most part, but never become repetitious.
For music listeners who crave melodies and sincerity, GEEZER LAKE, offers just that,
but still with an eerie slant to it. For music listeners who crave the odd time sea of chords and thick
powerful grooves, alas, GEEZER LAKE, has that as well.
The members are: Eric Sheppard on guitar and vocals, Chris Clodfelter on
trumpet and vocals, Harrison Cannon on bass and vocals, and Scott Irving on
percussion and vocals. And Jim Clodfelter, who joined the group for the last record.
GEEZER LAKE has three CD's available, Feet in Mud
Again (1993) and Hearts Won't Try This
on D-Tox records, their own label. And King Frost's Parade on Thick records.
I am not really sure what has become of GEEZER LAKE. I do know that they played a few shows
back in 1996, but I have not heard from them since. If anyone has any information on their
whereabouts please let us know.
Written By: Geoff T.