|Andy Wallace – Organ; Bob Ewan – Vocals; Jeff Hirschauer – Trumpet; Jim Stynes – Drums; John Prendergast – Bass; Norman Zeller- Guitar|
|Hometown: South Bend|
First Friday formed in South Bend in 1968 while band members were Notre Dame students, offering an appealing blues-rock sound. One album was released in 1970 on Chuck Perrin’s Webster’s Last Word label; Perrin also served as producer. With only 500 copies pressed, it has become an expensive collector’s item, especially without a proper reissue. The band’s name originated with a stack of First Friday event flyers promoting a monthly mass event in the dorm chapel; the band used the flyers instead to promote themselves.
While there are no other releases from First Friday, a second album was recorded in 1970 for King Records in Nashville, but not released. A reunion CD from 1997 was also recorded, but not released. The band reunites annually for performances.
Guitarist Norm Zeller went to play with Undisputed Truth, Natalie Cole and others. Zeller and Wallace performed on Chuck and Mary Perrin’s Next of Kin LP.
|Related Artists: Chuck and Mary Perrin|
|Years Active: late 1960’s to early 1970’s|
where do i get a cd of your lp
Unfortunately there’s been no official reissue of their record. There was a bootleg CD done in 2001, probably pretty difficult to find.
I’ve got one of the original LPs of the FF album, as well as all of the other early vinyl releases from Chuck Perrin’s other releases. Spent an hour and a half on the phone with him the past Friday.
He’s still quite active. I’ll ask him if they would release a cd version, but it would probably need to be made from a good copy of the vinyl pressing. I don’t think the tapes have survived.
A reissue of First Friday would be most welcome in any form. If there’s anything we can help with please let me know. Thanks.