Normal History Vol. 560: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

We’d seen one song from this Jabberjaw (L.A., 1994) show before, but now, for whatever reason, the whole set is up. On its own, it’s a fairly haphazard document. I think the power went out briefly. I recall the stage being somewhat unstable, which can be disconcerting when you’re the kind of singer who is inclined to pitch themselves around. Then again, beer was involved, and a good singer shouldn’t blame the actual stage for nearly falling off it. 

Somewhere else online, I rediscovered a kind of review written by a K Records staffer that brings a degree of credence to the live document.

“Waiting For Rudy” from Flood Plain (K, 1993) (download):