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AAIIEE

Eccentric rock and roll for the agitated mind.
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This is their second album since 1981. Can the third be far away?

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Top 10 Albums of 2012 — 12/31/2012

Top 10 Albums of 2012 – See You in Seattle “This record is ridiculous. Where else you gonna find a song about The Bubbleator I ask?” - Tom Dyer - Green Monkey Records

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aaiiee- Monorail...

aaiiee- Monorail

Here we speed by monorail into the Century 21. From the aaiiee CD "See You in Seattle" (Vinyl Manor Recordings, 2012 http://www.aaiiee.com).

"Boris S Wort" by aaiiee...

"Boris S Wort" by aaiiee

"Boris S Wort" From the aaiiee CD "See You In Seattle" Video clips are from the JP Patches collection DVD, available at channel9store.

"Krampus is an Evil Man" by aaiiee...

"Krampus is an Evil Man" by aaiiee

Artwork by Sylvie Blattenbauer. From the Green Monkey Records 5th annual Xmas album, "Merry Krampus". Go to http://www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/wordpress/aotm....

Aaiiee - Feng Shui...

Aaiiee - Feng Shui

live at Cafe Racer 08/20/2016 Lar Larson - vocals, bass Johnny Vinyl - guitar Greg Stumph - guitar Brent Petty - drums website: http://www.aaiiee.com/index.htm

AAIIEE featuring Alison / Johnny Vinyl B-day - Funhouse - 06-20-09...

AAIIEE featuring Alison / Johnny Vinyl B-day - Funhouse - 06-20-09

Belated birthday greetings to Johnny Vinyl! This footage is from his Golden b-day extravaganza at the Funhouse, which featured a huge lineup of nine bands! A...

AAIIEE featuring Alison - Cherry Bomb / Johnny Vinyl B-day - Funhouse - 06-20-09...

AAIIEE featuring Alison - Cherry Bomb / Johnny Vinyl B-day - Funhouse - 06-20-09

Belated birthday greetings to Johnny Vinyl! This footage is from his Golden b-day extravaganza at the Funhouse, which featured a huge lineup of nine bands! A...

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AAIIEE /  Seattle Eccentric rock and roll for the agitated mind.

The name is pronounced as a guttural scream, with “AAIIEE” being an approximate phonetic spelling. They claim they are Seattle's hardest working band, but you have never heard of them. So let’s work on that.

Folly is the second album by a band that debuted in 1981 at a gig with Seattle legends the Fastbacks and the U-men - a proud follow-up their 2012 tribute to the 1962 World’s Fair, See You In Seattle.

Folly is an eclectic offering, with songs ranging from barn-recorded smash rockers like “Keep Clam” (a tribute to “Old Seattle” icon Ivar Haglund) to the dreamy psyche-jazz-prog of the epic title tune. However, there is no song stranger than the opener “The Sportsman” a psychotic angling tale with a monster fish inside a grain silo. Not now. Not ever. So beautiful.

How did we get here? Well, in ’81, Jeff Larson and Johnny Vinyl, veterans of early Seattle punk bands teamed up with jazzbo Craig Flory and drummer David Shumate to form AAIIEE, a genre-defying band who loved Pere Ubu, the Ramones, Sparks and everything in between. They saw no problem with using cellos, clarinets and saxophones while playing to an audience of hardcore punks. AAIIEE's refusal to fit any mold allowed them to play with a plethora of bands. Of course, it also made it difficult to find a rabid following.

That version of the band went down the tubes by the mid 80s (though they somehow managed to release a 7” EP in 1990). Flory and Shumate were replaced by a second guitarist Greg Stumph and drummer Brent Petty. Newly inspired, AAIIEE performed at innumerable dive bars and appeared on a bunch of fine comps. See You In Seattle led to their “discovery” by GMR mogul Dyer, who demanded their second album in 35 years. And now ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu, it’s Folly!

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Johnny Vinyl

Guitar

Jeff "Lars" Lason

Vocals, Bass

Greg Stumpf

Guitar

Brent Petty

Drums
Dec 31, 2012

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Top 10 Albums of 2012

Top 10 Albums of 2012 – See You in Seattle “This record is ridiculous. Where else you gonna find a song about The Bubbleator I ask?” - Tom Dyer - Green Monkey Records

Dec 10, 2012

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“See You In Seattle represents Seattle as much as Jimi Hendrix, Heart, The Thrown-Ups, and the Edgewater Inn do” This Is Book’s Music

Nov 28, 2012

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“Musically, it’s all over the map (in a good way), with special recommendations for fans of The Butthole Surfers, Dead Kennedys, Devo, and Camper Van Beethovan … with the wonderfully giddy ‘Gayway’, a wink-and-a-nod to the Fair’s midway ” – The Terrascope