Fifteen

Members:
Jeff: Guitar, Vocals
Jack: Bass
Mark Moreno: Drums
Lucky also played Bass
Mike Kirsh also played Guitar
Mikey Mischief also played Drums

See Also: Crimpshrine

Fifteen started not as a band. At first I was teaching Jack how to play guitar, and he was teaching me how to not drink. It accidentally turned into a band. We were homeless, we borrowed equipment. We put out a self-titled 7″. We switched drummers. We all got hooked on speed. We put out an LP, “Swains First Bike Ride.” We turned four piece and then back to three piece, losing Jack in the shuffle. We put out another LP, “Choice of a New Generation.” Afterwards I kicked everybody out of the band, Jack came back. We did a couple of CDs on another label. Jack disappeared. We got sober. I found two other guys. We put out our own CD. Seven and a half years after we started, I kicked everybody out of the band, including myself. I had to deal with my 10 year stint of being homeless and 11 years of drug addiction. At the end we had some stuff left over which is on “There’s No Place Like Home.” We were Jack, Mikey (Monsula), Jean Jean (East Bay Mud), Mark (East Bay Mud / Fetish), Jesse (Nuisance), Nick (Steadfast), Chris (Drippy Drawers), John (Drippy Drawers / Woolly Mammoth), Lucky Dog (Crummy Musicians) and Jeff (ex-Dog Day roadie). There was plenty of politics and music and stuff, but today I think what was important was that there was a group of people who would let a homeless kid have a voice. Bye – Jeff

Discography:

L150 There’s No Place Like Home (Good Night)
7″ Vinyl / Compact Disc
(November 1996)

L169 Heide Sez…
Compact Disc
(October 1996)

L065 Choice of a New Generation
Compact Disc / 12″ Vinyl / Cassette
(1992)

L044 Can of Pork

L040 Swain’s First Bike Ride
Compact Disc / 12″ Vinyl / Cassette
(1991)

L034 Fifteen
7″ Vinyl
(1990)

M337 Later That Same Year
Compact Disc
(December 1999)

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