Andrea ‘Enthal, who penned this blurb for the LA Reader, apparently hated us. Whether she ever actually attended any of our shows is not known. The blurb ran a few times.
I don’t think Andrea ‘Enthal had much interest in anything EDB – not the noise, nor the sense of humor, nor being teenage boys – but I think that “consider yourself warned” was a pretty reasonable tag. She had a late night radio show on KPFK that we weren’t welcome at, but I remember hanging out in the dj booth with the show that came on after hers on several occasions.
I think that Jeff and I must have walked into BeBop Records and Fine Art not too long after they first opened: Hanging out in record stores was a way we spent a considerable portion of our youth. Rich Bruland and Rene Engel, the shop’s co-owners, were hung ho when we asked about putting on shows there – yet another example of adults being completely open to these young teenage kids with nothing but gumption. We put on several shows there – both ones that EDB played at and others. With the record racks pushed over to the side, BeBop was a fantastic place to see shows – especially for kids in the Valley.