Appetizer/ Soup's On
After an obscure acetate turned up in Connecticut in 2004, Zero Street Records issued a 300 copy limited edition LP of the complete works of Johnny Lunchbreak. The non-album was a mélange of post-Velvets New York mixed with the up turned collar of the Modern Lovers' New England. Oddly enough, the band was shooting for the Bee Gees, and their horrible miss was our gain. That LP was perpetually on our office turntable during the spring of 2007, needle drop, flip, needle drop, flip, over and over. It had * written all over it. A few months later we had the original tapes, a stack of unpublished photos, and one of the five lunch boxes the band had made in their brief existence. The band existed for less than two years and played outside of Hartford, Connecticut once, and yet somehow, their priority was merchandising.