Wednesday, August 31, 2005

In The City

This is a record that I've had for a while but I never listen to it all that much. I don't know why because it's a pretty good 45.

The band tried to bribe Peter Buck but into producing the record but things didn't go as planned:

"Those guys just showed up on my porch one day. They brought a six-pack of Budweiser. I wasn't there, so they drank it and left the empties and a note: "We're Woofing Cookies. We'd like you to produce our record." I was like, OK. We went in the studio and did it in about four hours. They were nice kids. Really young, like 19. I was pretty young, and they seemed a lot younger than me." - Peter Buck

So it turned out OK, Woofing Cookies got Buck to produce the A-side and they got to drink the beer too. The band produced the flip themselves.

The single came out in '85 on Midnight Records, there was an LP too but I never got around to getting that.

Len Vlahos, the Woofing Cookies guitar player, is now a muckety-muck at so think about Len next time you buy a book from an independent dealer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a Midnight Records LP sampler. Woofing Cookies isn't on it, but one track by a group is produced by Mike Mills, and another by a different group sports a Stipe production credit. There's also a cut by Mercyland, Dave "Sugar" Barbe's band (this LP was released in 1985, a good seven years before Sugar existed).

Interestingly enough, one other cut on this record (a fourth band; this is a "various artists" sampler) was produced by David Lindsey, the Creative Loafing music critic somewhat notorious for really loathing R.E.M. for many years.

2/9/05 11:58 AM  
Blogger KS said...


The best thing Mercyland ever did was the "Black On Black On Black". I'll try to put it up next week.

2/9/05 10:23 PM  
Blogger The FTF said...

I am definitely no muckety-muck, but it sure is fun to think about being one. Yes, this is Len, and yes, I was the guitar player in Woofing Cookies. Turns out a college kid at Amherst recently found our old scratchy LP in a bargain bin, bought it, thought it was funny, and created a MySpace page:

Our bass player, Joe, gave him some additional content once he ran across it... Enjoy, and thanks for thinking of us.... :->

6/3/07 3:34 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Counter