Saturday, August 2, 2008
Coma Diet, circa 1988
Coma Diet was my old band in Chicago. That's where the 'diet' in my name came from. We were like the Beatles, except not as good and American. We were also like the Monkees in that we all lived together, except we lived in Chicagos's Wicker Park back when it was a total bad-ass neighborhood and rent was only $300 a month for a 5-bedroom apartment. We sounded like a cross between Roy Orbison and Einsturzende Neubauten. We made several tapes of our music, and they even got played on some indie radio stations around the country. We've been recently approached by some new labels about re-releasing some of them but that means I have to find the original tapes, which I believe are in an old Keds shoebox in some closet in my place. Coma Diet consisted of Michael Dalton, Steve "Diet" Goedde, Dave Selsley, and Chris Hanley. No reunion is planned as of this publication.
These photos were scanned from the original Walgreens-processed negatives.