Almost a full decade since their last release, Mike Park’s BRUCE LEE BAND returns with a brand new album produced by Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff…
THE BRUCE LEE BAND full length “EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, MY FRIEND” is now up for pre-order. Hopeful ship date is Mid to late September. Here’s a teaser from the new album with guest vocals from Jesse Michaels from Operation Ivy/Classics of Love. Peace, MIKE PARK order here:http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/products/1280555-bruce-lee-band-everything-will-be-alright-my-friend-lp
Dear Friends, I along with some of my besties are going to Korea/Japan in a couple weeks as the BRUCE LEE BAND. The plane tix for the tour have exceeded my initial accounting numbers by a few thousand dollars. Instead of doing some terrible kickstarter to help offset these costs, I’m just gonna sell a limited edition shirt. No inflated price, just my normal price in the AMR store. If you can buy one and help out… GREAT!! If not, that’s totally okay. Basically I’m trying to find a non-cheesy and practical way of asking for your money. Hope I succeeded.
Peace, MIKE PARK
Thanks to the good folks at Tone and Wave, we now have access to the long lost demos from Skankin’ Pickle and Lets Go Bowling!
And it goes without saying, but if you like these (impossible to find) demo albums please be sure to buy some more recent stuff from SP and LGB from iTunes or your local record store!
THE BRUCE LEE BAND will play their first US show in nearly 10 years. Sept 6th @ Bottom of the Hill in SAN FRANCISCO. The band will not be touring. This is the only US show. Please share with people whom you think would like to know about this performance.
This will be an all SKA set that will cover MIKE PARK’S SKA catalog including SKANKIN’ PICKLE, THE CHINKEES, and of course the BRUCE LEE BAND. The musicians backing Mike will be:
-Jeff Rosenstock [Bomb The Music Industry!] - keyboard, saxophone
-Dan Potthast [MU330] - guitar
-John DeDomenici [Bomb The Music Industry!] - bass
-Kevin Higuchi [The Chinkees] - drums
-Gerry Lundquist [Skankin’ Pickle / MU330] - trombone
and of course
-Mike Park [Skankin’ Pickle] - saxophone, vocals
More info. here: https://www.facebook.com/events/514930345285978/
From Mike Park…
“While cleaning the chaos at asian man I found this old VHS tape that had some footage of the Bruce Lee Band in Korea around 2002. The backing band is MU330 + Steve Borth(ex rx bandit) on sax. And would also like to announce that I will be bringing the Bruce Lee Band back to Korea in late August with the following lineup:
GERRY LUNDQUIST(MU330, SKANKIN’ PICKLE)-TROMBONE
JEFF ROSENSTOCK(BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY)-KEYBOARD/SAXOPHONE
JOHN DEDOMENICI(BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY)-BASS
KEVIN HIGUCHI(THE CHINKEES)-DRUMS
More mailorders. scanned this time.
At one point Drive Thru Records was a ska label and Pharmaceutical Bandits (RX Bandits) were also a ska band. Memories.
I have so many of these from the Asian Man releases, and a few from DILL Records as well.