Our First Digital Zub Alert!
This website, blog, and podcast are run by Adrienne Meddock and Steve McGowan. We are partners in The Beef People, an original indie music band from Greenville, SC that was active in the 1980's. Steve is the guitarist, singer, and chief songwriter. Adrienne is the bassist, singer, and also a songwriter. The Beef People played hundreds of gigs, built up a solid local following in SC, and created Zub Records to release the Beef’s Demo cassette and the Fragile/Nothing You Can Do 45 rpm single. After Steve and A parted ways, there were a few Zub cassette releases by Evan's Dilemma, The Orchid People, Gary Seven, and Chum Jacket, and then the label went into hibernation.
Zub also promoted shows. During the Beef People heyday, A and Steve started up "Tuesday New Music Night" at Studio B in Greenville SC, booking scores of national and regional bands they introduced to the Greenville area, creating a true music "scene." An integral part of this process was the homemade 'zine Zub Alert that Steve and Adrienne created, wrote, and mailed out to hundreds of fans several times a year.
Now, Zub has reawoken. We look at this blog as a virtual Zub Alert of sorts, a way for us to connect with the community of like-minded people: lovers of cool music, films, books, and even weird household hints.
Now that Zub has arisen, we want to bring together the old community with the new. A and Steve have created the Singles Going Steady Podcast to discuss the great art form that is the single recording in its variety of forms: 45s on vinyl, flexi-discs, cassingles, CD singles, and more! Both podcasters have spent their lives recording, playing, watching, listening, writing, and collecting music. We hope to illuminate some great singles that may be lost in the shadows to you, and maybe talk about tracks that are your favorites as well as ours. The focus will be on the punk, new wave, and DIY eras of the last century or more recent recordings that continue in that spirit. We want you to be part of this, please leave (non-trolling) comments here or on the podcast pages.
But Zub Records has resumed its true form: a vinyl record label. In due time we will roll out some great reissue music. Our first release since reanimation is slated to be a Beef People collection on vinyl. This will contain the seven songs from the Demo cassette, the Fragile 45, and a number of unreleased studio recordings and live tracks from the original mid-80s era. Through this site, we hope to build a community to support these endeavors; we have plans for this and other releases in the future, new, old, re-released, and never-before heard. We promise: it's gonna be so zub...
Steve & A
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