In the days before The Dirty Blondes, singer Ran Cummings and Tim Miano played in another well-known local punk-rock group known as The Walnut Street Gang. The group disbanded years ago (note the Dirty Blondes myspace address: myspace.com/wsgdead), but the group’s music lives on courtesy of Moodring Records. The label’s website, dormant since the start of the year, just put up the group’s 2004 EP release Afraid Of Everything, which has been out of print for some time if it ever saw print at all. Put it this way: You won’t find the record anywhere else than by clicking on these colored words. It’s a neat bit of local-music history, and a fitting precursor for the madness that came after.
From the vaults: Afraid Of Everything, by The Walnut Street Gang