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No Sisters: Live at Mabuhay Gardens, March 22, 1980

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Recorded at the Mabuhay Gardens on March 22, 1980, this 14-track set features the fast, frantic, energetic new wave-based sound and style with original material and covers of "California Sun", "You Can't Sit Down" and a revved-up party version of "Brahm's Lullaby."

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No Sisters were formed by the four Barrett brothers: Pete, Tim, Tom and Dave. After seeing the Nuns at the Mabuhay Gardens and thinking them a comedy act, Tim convinced the other three to convene in San Francisco on Halloween 1977. A chance encounter with Ned Claflin in a pawn shop began his lifelong association with the brothers, playing drums and wielding a mighty songwriting pen. They were considered one of the top unsigned bands in the San Francisco Bay Area opening for many touring headliners of the day including The B52s, The Ramones, Joe Jackson and Oingo Boingo. Their first record, the independently released "Roscoe's Family" was a regional hit and was nominated for a Bammy for best independent single of 1981.

Recorded at the Mabuhay Gardens on March 22, 1980, this 14-track set features the fast, frantic, energetic new wave-based sound and style with original material and covers of "California Sun", "You Can't Sit Down" and a revved-up party version of "Brahm's Lullaby".

This is the fifth release in our "Sounds from the San Francisco Underground" series of rare shows recorded by soundman Terry Hammer from the late '70s/early '80s bay area club scene following released sets from The Offs, Times 5, The Impostors and Sudden Fun.

Peter Barrett - Lead Vocals
Tim Barrett - Guitar, Vocals
Tom Barrett - Bass
Dave Barrett - Keyboards, Sax, Vocals
Ed Berman-Drums