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The CHEEPSKATES live at The DIVE

                                
                  NEW YORK CITY, 10/31/83     
                                     

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    On October 31, 1983 The Cheepskates, a four-piece group which spawned from the "Garage / Psychedelic" movement of the time performed two forty-five minute sets at a midtown Manhattan nightclub named "The Dive".   
    With the release of their first single titled "Run Better Run" the group was set to embark on a project that would expose their band as well as a burgeoning (60's type) New York club scene to a much wider video audience. Cable TV was in its infancy and a local New Jersey UHF channel catering solely to music videos including "indie bands"(a kind of poor man's MTV named U68) was just getting started.
    The performance was captured on three amateur VHS video cameras. The audio was primitively recorded on a "home stereo" cassette deck putting all three vocals on one track, and all of the music (using only one strategically placed microphone) on the other. Unfortunately because of these limited formats the project was scrapped, put away, and forgotten. Lying dormant.....until now.
    With the advancement of modern digital technology this "Cheeply" recorded performance can now be fully realized. But even though the audio has been remixed the video footage is "raw" and up to now had yet to be refined.
    The footage is currently being edited and enhanced to produce various results.
    An edited three-song DVD demo of this raw footage has been completed and is currently being circulated within the "Garage / Psych" community. You can view a brief preview of this demo below.

To view the entire three-song demo click here

To view the complete movie click here

    Along with the Cheepskates this website will try to relate some of the stories and color that went on at a nightclub named The Dive, as well as the "scene" that seemed to develop around the Garage/Psych acts that performed there. You can scroll down to the bottom of this page to be directed to the next. You can also go back to the top and select a page from the tool bar on the left.

For updated news on the DVD demo, click here.

 

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Cheepskates appear on a new DVD release
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Shane Faubert - Organ, Guitar / Vocals
David John Herrera - Guitar / Vocals
Tony Low - Bass / Vocals
Van Kieth Morrow / Drums

SHANE FAUBERT

David John Herrera

TONY LOW

GARAGE PUNK

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For current music and CDs, go to SHANE FAUBERT, DAVID JOHN HERRERA, or TONY LOW.
For discussion, blogs, or podcasts, go to GARAGE PUNK.
You can listen to CHEEPSKATES live tracks at MYSPACE.

Cheepskates live tracks

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