Distorted Clichés  
Distorted Cliches - Guitar and Banana, Produced by Tom Zavesky
The Players:
Tom Zavesky - guitars, basses, keyboards programming, vocals
Shannon Carey - vocals
Vince Murdock - guitars, basses, vocals
Rob Mulryan - drums
*Al Fiore - solo guitar
Distorted Clichés - Guitar and Banana
01 Totally Modern (tz)*
02 Useless (vm)
03 Oh Oh Oh (tz, vm, sc)
04 You And You (tz)
05 Circles And Lines (vm)
06 Take It And Leave It (vm)
07 No Self Expression (tz)
08 Blatant Indescretion (tz)
09 Going Forward (tz)
10 Living Beyond Our Means (tz)
11 Minutes That Make No Sense (tz)*
11 Totally Modern Remix (tz)

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Produced by Tom Zavesky, All songs © 1985

I went to this liberal arts Jesuit University. (, it seemed like the thing to do at the time.) I met Shannon there. She and I were both into "modern music". She was involved with theater and so we go together and started recording songs on a 4 track I bought. We had crap equipment, a little beat box and a heathkit amp I bought second-hand. But we were gonna be the next Eurhythmics. In retrospect I felt I never fully got a grip on how to write for her voice. Most of what we did was discarded for being just plain awful. This is the stuff that is listenable.

Somewhere along the way we teamed up with Vince, another guy that went to the same school. Vince brought songs and talent to the table. We hooked up with drummer Rob Mulryan and started doing live gigs.

In the end we split and Shannon went off to sing with the pop band Serious Nature. Vince, Rob and I broke of and formed Death and Taxes.

Quotable Quote: Years later I ran into a girl at a party who recognized me. She said, "You were in Distorted Clichés, and you were terrible."

No Self Expression (vocal Shannon)
Useless (vocal Vince)

Tom Zavesky
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