the mystery band
From the Poobah label website:
"The Mystery Band was started as a conspiracy between Ace Farren Ford, Richard Snyder, Gary Riley & Pierre Dupuy in 1987. Originally a quintet including Maurice Jones (who left in 1996 for an illustrious solo career) the group debuted at the legendary and now defunct Palomino club in North Hollywood in March of 1988.
Their first release was a 7 inch single entitled "Tasting The Smell Of Light" on Sympathy For The Record Industry in 1989, followed several years later by their first CD, the now out-of-print "Insert Title Here" on the Birdcage label in 1996 (during the interim they managed to back the notorious British artist Savage Pencil on an abstract CD called "Ether Hogg", also on Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1994).
In 1996 they contributed a track on the unlikely compilation "Merry Maladies" on Cleopatra (backing founder Ace Farren Ford on a "solo" track called "Scurvy") and closed the millennium by signing with the Aim Recording Company, who have released the 12 inch LP "Leo, Gemini, Capricorns and Jones, Ltd." and the 7 inch EP "Rebels Without Applause" from the original first album sessions, and will shortly be reissuing the out-of-print debut CD as "Resume (reinsert title here)." Naturally all releases contain previously unissued tracks so that die-hard Mystery Band fans will have to have them all.
The band was joined by the legendary Larry Mister E. Easter, (veteran of such history making outings as Harvey Mandel's Cristo Redentor and 3 Linn County LPs) on horns and woodwinds in 2001."
|the mystery band: tasting the smell of light
(1989, 7", usa, sympathy for the record industry) - feat. rick snyder
|savage pencil / ether hogg:
(1994, cd, usa, sympathy for the record industry) - feat. rick snyder
|the mystery band: insert title here
(1996, cd, usa, birdcage) - feat. rick snyder
|various artists: merry maladies
(1996, cd, usa, cleopatra) - feat. the mystery band / rick snyder
|the mystery band: leo, gemini, capricorns and
(2000, lp, usa, aim recording company) - feat. rick snyder
|the mystery band: rebels with applause
(????, ep, usa, ??) - feat. rick snyder
|the mystery band: wood
(2006, cd, usa, poobah) - feat. rick snyder
|the mystery band: resume (reinsirt title here)
(????, cd, ??, ??) - feat. rick snyder
artists: the blorp
esette gazette - volume one - fall 2013
(2013, cd, usa, transparency) - feat. moris tepper