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Wednesday Week (band)

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Genres  Pop/rock
Website  www.wednesdayweek.com
Record label  Enigma Records
Albums  What We Had
Labels  Enigma
Genre  Rock
Members  David Nolte
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Years active  1983 (1983)–1990 (1990), 1998–present
Associated acts  The Undeclared Goat Deity Narrow Adventure The Urinals The Last Lucky
Past members  David Provost Tom Alford Steve Ney Jennifer Dorfman John Talley-Jones Ilene Markell Karen Blankfeld Mike Anderson Jeff Burgess Russell Chaput Tracy Elms John Ferriter "Whitey" Pryor Tim Edmundson Rob Hunt
Origin  Los Angeles, California, United States
Similar  Heidi Rodewald, The Negro Problem, True West, The Textones, The Reducers

Wednesday Week is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. After releasing two albums, the band split up in 1990, with members going on to form Lucky. They reformed in 1998.

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History

At the core of the band were the sisters Kristi and Kelly Callan, who formed their first group, The Undeclared, in 1979, which in 1980 evolved into the trio Goat Deity when they were joined by Steve Wynn. Wynn left to concentrate on his other band, The Dream Syndicate, and Kjehl Johansen (of The Urinals) joined on bass guitar, with the band name changing again to Narrow Adventure. With David Provost replacing Johansen in 1983, the band became Wednesday Week (named after the Undertones song), and they released their debut EP later that year. Further lineup changes followed, with Provost being replaced by Heidi Rodewald at the end of 1983, and Tom Alford joining on lead guitar in early 1984. In 1985, David Nolte (of The Last) replaced Alford, giving the band its most stable lineup. The band signed with Enigma Records, releasing the Don Dixon-produced debut album What We Had in 1987. Two songs from the album were featured in the film Slumber Party Massacre II. Towards the end of 1987 Rodewald left, and another former Urinals member, John Talley-Jones, joined as one of a string of short-lived members before the band split up in 1990. Before splitting up they self-released a second album, No Going Back.

After Wednesday Week, the Callan sisters and Nolte (who married Kristi Callan) formed Lucky in 1995 with former Mad Parade bassist Mike Lawrence. Nolte and Kristi Callan also played in David Gray's band. Kristi Callan later formed the band Dime Box, releasing the album Five and Dime Waltz in 2008. Rodewald later formed Negro Problem with Mark "Stew" Stewart, with whom she created the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange.

Wednesday Week reformed in 1998, and continued to play occasional live shows.

Albums

  • What We Had (1987), Enigma
  • No Going Back (1990), Sweden Spins
  • What We Had (Reissue w/ additional tracks, 2008), Noble Rot
  • EPs

  • Betsy's House (1983)
  • Singles

  • "Missionary" (1986), Enigma
  • "It's a Steal"/"Special" (1989), P2PR/Unhinged - flexi-disc released with Unhinged fanzine
  • "The Senses of Our World" (1997)
  • Songs

    Boy {You Got Me Good}What We Had · 2013
    WhyUnder Cover · 1987
    MissionaryUnder Cover · 1987

    References

    Wednesday Week (band) Wikipedia


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