Fast forward to 1991. I have just graduated from Northern Illinois University and am about to embark on a road trip around the country with Dan. The day before leaving, I head out to see Pegboy perform at Metro and run into Rob there. While chatting it up at the bar, Rob mentions that he's in a new band with Brian Gay from The Watchmen, and they're looking for a guiatrist. I mention I am a guitarist. Hmmmm. Upon my return from my trip, I find a demo tape waiting. I head down to Chicago's historic Bridgeport neighborhood to meet up with the band. I meet drummer Dave Schleiweiler and singer Liz something, I have forgotten. As you can no doubt guess, she departed soon after. However I remained, and we rocked.
Through the course of several years, Buzzmuscle released two singles, and recorded a full-length LP entitled Stayeth which never saw the light of day. All the recordings were done with Steve Albini at his basement studio.
Buzzmuscle was my first band and I have extremely fond memories of that time, and it always distressed me that the album was never released. So one day when Rob told me he had a CD of all the Buzzmuscle tracks, I got him to give me a copy so I could put the songs up here, along with all sorts of other assorted Buzzmuscle paraphenalia.