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.


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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