Hi Mark, It’s So Very Sad To Learn You Have Passed Away.

I Remember Meeting You While I Worked At Music Media.  You Were Playing Drums With Adam Hyland, Ron Milne And Some Other Folks.  I’m Happy I got To Jam A Number Of Times In Courtice With That Bunch And Play A Gig On Bloor St. In South Oshawa With You… Farrah Fawcett And Old Crow… Remember?

Later When I Lived Above Alto2 We Wore Our Chuck Taylors Out During A Few Epic Pub Crawls.

Remember Forming The Purple Toads With Rob Sweeney… I Still Get A Chuckle When I Think Of The Night We Came Up With That Name… I Know Sweeney Had The “Toads” Part… I’m Pretty Sure You Had The “Purple”… After That Many Double Diamonds Who Can Remember Huh?

Of Course After That Came “Toad-Aid” And Gigs Across Southern Ontario And Montreal… So Many Great Nights Playing… From The Star Club To Lee’s Palace To The New Moon Freakers Ball And RPM.

Let’s Not Forget All The Partys And Friends Too… Epic “Farm” Partys With The Flamminios, Some Legendary Nights at 13 Grenadier With UIC… ya We Had A LOT OF Fun With UIC and The Franks, Crazy Lane, And That Whole Star Club Group.

As For The Music… I Want To Thank You For Being The Beat In The Purple Toads, Liquid Funeral And Of Course el Speedo.

Everywhere You Went People Loved You… I Think It Was Hard Not To… Such A good Natured Fella With a Ready Smile And An Enthusiasm For Good Times.

I Know We Haven’t Been Close For The Last Few Years, But I’m Happy That You Kept Active With Rob Sweeney.  You And Rob Made A Tonne Of Great Music Together Over The Years… From The Toads Through The Boneyard Devils, Crummy Stuff and Projects With Lyres And Fleshtones Allumni… You Kept It Rocking… You Kept It Rocking.

So, Bye For Now Mark… And I Hope You Know That You Left A Legacy Of Music, Friendship, Laughter And Love, And That It’s Shared By Everyone That Your Life Touched.

You Are The Last Of “The Moe-Keigans.”

Rest In Peace Mark

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Oshawa Garage Punks Do Richard Berry Proud!

It was a blank request... Thought this tune was good representation of that 1st Purple Toads album...

Ahhhh... The Good Old Days Huh!

Roger Branton-Bass, Mark Keigan-Drums, Paul MacNeil-LeadVox, Rob Sweeney-Lead Guitar

Forget About You... Nah... I haven't forgotten at all...

This is the second round of tests for the remastering of the first Durango 95 album"Lose Control."

I think the bottom is tighter now.  As far as the tune goes.... it was heavily influenced by "Midnight Boys" by Chris Spedding... and is one of 2 songs on this LP written about the same girl... Sheeesh... High School sure sucks huh.

Copyright: MacNeil

I don't Feel The Need For Perfection... and I Feel Fine.

Old Song, 7 or 8 years ago... Comes off as a hippy rant, but is really pretty dark... lot's of drugs, booze and violence back then... the point is perfection is a point of view... and I don't always share it.

My Tune, but David Roney, in a round about way co-arranged it.

ps. Fuck You Aristotle

Enjoy.

 

Just Bored probably... did this between the 1st and 2nd Durango 95 albums With:

"Doc" Steve Holiday: Vox

Darren Smith: Drums, Bak Vox

Paul MacNeil: Guitars, DX7

Steve Sparina: Bass

Recorded at Quest Studios by Paul LaChapelle.... there are 2 more other songs out there, but this is the only one that was even close to being viable for a re-master... and it's the "Ballad" of the session!  Suffice it to say fun was had by all... Written by: Steve Holiday/Paul MacNeil... While on ACID.

Death Valley Sunset Blues, Live el Speedo outtake... Rockin' the desert proper!

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Teenage Angst... Re-Mastered.

Just a glimpse of things to come... draft version in MP3 format. Complete High quality Re-Mastered WAVE versions of select Durango 95 songs appearing on the Vynal album "Lose Control" available for FREE download soon.

Sandra SEZ FAQ.

1.Music and chorus lyrics written on my Mothers Piano by me in the key of D-Minor.

2. Verse Lyrics and melody written by Barrie Farrell

3. Pre-Dates Durango 95. First played in the "Goodwill Minks" Band : Farrell/MacNeil/Weir/forgotten Drummer

4. Originally written about a conversation with Sandra Tane at a local high school party in David Roney's house... Barrie's lyrics transformed it into the Teen-Outsider Anthem it is.

5. Guitar Lead is an unplanned MacNeil double take.

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Vinyl lifted by Dave Dysart (U.I.C.) using: Oracle Turntable, UAD Apollo Quad Interface, Steinberg and CEDAR software. Edited and Re-Mastered by Me using Steinberg and UAD Software

What The Heck... here's some R 'n R for ya's

Teen Archer... Kicks it Hard....

Takes the mold off of old Durango 95 tune.

Mike M. of Teen Archer has been around the block a few times, and was there back in the early days smashing skins, winding out and screaming. It's quite humbling that Teen Archer (Facebook Page) covered an old Durango Song. Great Job guys... love it!

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... Here's the Original... Written on My Mom's Piano... really... complete with mistakes and audio weirdness. Fun fact: This song had a tonne of background vocals and FX removed after the band mixed it... gone forever... too bad.. oh well it is what it is:

Paul

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