Saturday, February 17, 2007

Northwest Passage

I know this blog is supposed to about The Beatles, but I had to mention the new documentary, Northwest Passage.

It's a chronicle of the Portland Punk scene in the 70's and 80's and features bands like The Wipers, Neo Boys, Styphnoids, and my old band The Cleavers. Check it out. I haven't seen it yet, but apparently it includes a Cleavers' fan favorite, "Bob Crane Song".

And if you want a "Beatles" connection, well, The Cleavers did emulate the fabs regarding their line-up: Two guitars, bass and drums. So there.

Check the link "Northwest Passage" to the right for more info.

Rock on.

3 Comments:

Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Is the name The Cleavers an homage to Beaver, Wally, Ward, and June? If so, great name.

9:58 AM  
Blogger John Goins said...

The name "The Cleavers" was indeed a homage to "Leave it to Beaver". And fit our act which consisted of many songs based on pop culture icons like Bob Crane, Hawaii Five-O, Keir Dullea and many more. The Cleavers name also served a double-meaning as we used a meat cleaver as a symbol on our posters and 45 sleeve. Very punk rock. Apparently there are a few other bands who have adopted the same name, but we were the first, doing out premiere gig in Portland in March, 1978.

6:29 PM  
Blogger flintserver said...

Do Cleavers sing peace and love like Beatle?

10:57 PM  

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