Old Remasters: Fashion Jungle ’88 & ’91

by The Fashion Jungle

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Little Cries 03:25
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Dance 04:53
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Final Words 04:46
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This album combines one rehearsal recording and eight live songs.

Tracks 1–6 date to Aug. 10, 1991, and a party-cum-concert held to celebrate my 20th year of public performances. (Ironically, this was one of only two concerts I played at in 1991.) The occasion also marked the 10th anniversary of the forming of the Fashion Jungle, and the "20 Years of a Basement" event featured two sets by the temporarily reunited FJ, alternating with my then-band, the Cowlix (itself an FJ offshoot).

What we wound up with was the Fashion Jungle of late 1984: bassist Steve Chapman; drummer Ken Reynolds; multi-instrumentalist Jim Sullivan, up from the Boston area; and keyboardist Kathren Torraca, who came back East from California. (Ken and I had first played together in the Curley Howard Band (1977), and Jim had joined us in the Mirrors (1979-80), which segued into the FJ in 1981.)

"Dance" and "Final Words," meanwhile, come from the FJ's performance — one of our best-attended and most fun — at the 1988 Maine Festival, held in Portland in August 1988.

Closing the set is "Don't Sell the Condo," my last solo songwriting credit for the FJ. The audio was extracted from a video recording that Gretchen Schaefer made of a January 1988 rehearsal.

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released May 30, 2021

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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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