When we first started trying to solve the mystery of the unlabelled test pressing that Shelley found in a huge haul of vinyl we figured we'd be lucky to simply find out who was responsible for it. We'd maaaaaybe get to know the names of the songs. We didn't really think much beyond that.
Here were are, several years later, and not only do we know that the band is Haze from the Twin Cities, but we have a repressing of that album, we've interviewed the entire band, and now we've gotten to meet them!
On Sunday, January 3rd, 2010, we drove up to St Paul and met with the entire band. Not just the band, but also their family and friends. Let me tell you, this is a fun group of people that are thrilled to once again be in each other's company after a nearly 30 year hiatus. There's a lot of love in this group, and it was a real honor to be invited to meet them and talk to them about their experiences.
As we said on the show, the story of Haze is not over. In fact, a new chapter is beginning, and it includes the re-release of their first album, as well as the first official release of their second album! We'll keep you posted as more news develops on this front. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the big day.
Thanks for listening. Please let us know what you thought of the Haze shows, too!
The band gave us signed copies of their unreleased second album. The cool thing is that it was also signed by their family and friends. This is a group of people that are really happy to be in each other's lives again after all this time.
The first Haze record is pretty rare, so imagine how rare this 8 Track of it is! Many of the guys in the band didn't even know there was an 8 Track released.
Live on the show, January 4th, we were able to break the seal on an unopened copy of Haze's second album, and play tracks off it for the very first time.