Before Jed became a capitalist, it was about the music, man. Currently Lather's mastermind and Harvester axwielder.
Yin to the musical yang, supplier of sweetness and light. Would feel no remorse about kicking your weakling ass.
Human metronome, gearhead and de facto roadie. Kept in line with threats of a drum machine coup d'etat.
Band clown (sometimes intentionally) and dispenser of "road sodies." Fuzz bass a specialty.
Brought a sound hewn in the cloistered backwoods of Vermont to the arid expanses of Davis. Set me on fire.
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Davis, CA gives rise to thick tule fog in summer, cockroaches and cheerleaders in the summer, and indolent college students year-round. It was from that charged atmosphere that Thornucopia was spawned in 1988 by Jed Brewer and Brian Grattidge, trapped together in the windowless office of KDVS, the UCD radio station.
At its inception, Thornucopia's music weaved a dark, dirgey web that mixed singer Susan Voss' shimmering delivery with moody lyrical themes of fear and loss against a complementary musical backdrop.
When the original lineup dissolved, Brewer and Grattidge eventually rebuilt the band to include singer Johanna Galos, bassist John Licatesi and guitarist Justin Zimmerman. In this incarnation, Thornucopia recorded its prolific (one CD and one 7") output still available in Lather's back catalog.
|This was to be the last incarnation of the band, for Thornucopia played its final show in late 1993. Members went on to populate other incestuous Davis and Sacramento bands such as Harvester, Tin Fed, Bureau of the Glorious, Beatrice Nine, the Mummydogs, Plow, Carquinez Straits, San Kazakgascar, and Little Henry Clump.|
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