New Tricks for Old Dogs: A band called The Student Teachers

Some new old sounds for music lovers not tied to one generation. This time we are featuring a band called The Student Teachers. Would you want your daughter to marry a Student Teacher?

I can only assume that it is because we have the internet and we are striving for news 24-7 but I’m continuously amazed at stories that pop up that have been clearly held for several years often over 20 years.  Recent stories come to mind like the one about Peter Gabriel and how he had written the song “Don’t Give Up” with Dolly Parton in mind as his duet partner.  WTF?  I mean you think about the thousands of interviews these artists have conducted and not once has that come up in the past 25 years?

Then there are bands like my recent post on Death.  A band from Michigan that helped create punk rock in the USA in the 70’s.  Never heard of them until a recent documentary and now current tour bringing them to Chicago on New Year’s Eve. The doubter starts to wonder if this is a marketing plan.  Were these really bands in the 70’s or does that just make an interesting back story for a new band to put them a little ahead of the other new bands with the older vinyl record buying consumers?

Another case study  is that of The Student Teachers.  Their bio shows them to be a band from the 70’s banded together by musical bliss and going on to be a favorite opening act at CBGB’s and Max’s.   It’s easy to see how many people who love music band together and think being in a band would be incredible.  I think this often too.  Then once you get four people together that have to feed themselves, and pay rent, and may even have families, start to fade away from the shower-less dream and become more concerned with at least one meal a day and maybe a bed to sleep in.  So those bands break up and move on.  Maybe they were lucky enough to write a few songs and in very small numbers record them.

Here is your chance to go back to the 70’s in New York with a new release from The Student Teachers available everywhere.  1978-1980 The Complete Syllabus.

To give you a new taste of old, check out this song “Looks”

Free today on 11/24


About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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