|Also known as Blues Goblins|
Years active 1983–present
Origin Portland, Oregon
Name Sam Coomes
Ex-spouse Janet Weiss
|Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, keyboards|
Music groups Quasi, Heatmiser, The Donner Party
Albums Mic City Sons, Cop and Speeder, American Gong, When the Going Gets Dark, Mole City
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Samuel J. Coomes is an American musician, and one-half of the Portland-area indie band Quasi, along with drummer and ex-wife Janet Weiss. Coomes was also a member of the mid 1980s underground pop band The Donner Party and replaced Brandt Peterson as the bassist for the 1990s Portland grunge band, Heatmiser, playing on their final studio album.
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- Session work since inception of Quasi
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Coomes was born in Sherman, Texas in 1964 and moved to southern California as a child. He started playing in The Donner Party in San Francisco in 1983 and released two albums with them before they disbanded in 1989. He formed Motorgoat in Portland in 1990 with Janet Weiss (later of Sleater-Kinney) and they released two cassettes and one 7" single before disbanding and becoming Quasi in 1993. Coomes released a solo album under the name Blues Goblins in 2003 and sometimes performs under that name. He also performs on keyboards and vocals with the Oakland, California-based band, Pink Mountain, and formed the duo Crock with Spencer Seim (Hella, Solos, The Advantage) which released an album (Grok) in 2011. Coomes also appeared with Jandek in two NW shows along with drummer Emil Amos (Om, Grails, Holy Sons), documented on the album Portland Thursday (2009) and Seattle Friday (2011). Additionally, Coomes has scored several of the films of underground filmmaker Vanessa Renwick Coomes currently lives in Portland.
Session work since inception of Quasi
Coomes has done much recording work with other bands, mostly on keyboards and bass.