Unafraid to combine intelligent lyrics with pop sensibilities (now is a good time go to the listen page to confirm we still have most of our brain cells and can usually carry a tune). Here are some of our influences.... Brit Pop , Bowie , Buzzcocks / Ramones, Graham Parker's outstanding lyrics , Ian Hunter's fortitude , The Replacements inability to drink and play , Ray and Dave Davies' bitchiness , The "Manchester" sound , Off Broadway (Eddy was at their first show)/ Pezband / Shoes / Cheap Trick/ 20/20 , Material Issue (!?). Anything from the seventies and eighties on a 45 ( for those of you UNDER 45 those are those 7 inch round plastic things with the BIG hole in the middle). Mis-spent youth late night club crawling. Praying to beautiful (mostly) unobtainable cocktail waitresses...... desperately seeking in 100 decible desperation. What? ... pardon me ... it's time to take my medication. The Desperate Club continue to soldier on. Hurry, catch The Desperate Club before one of them quit to join the Jonas Brothers (as their chauffeur).
Featuring Brian McKenna (Cheap Trick and Beatle freak) on Drums and Vocals, Edward Bock (former Sex Kitten and resident T-Rex expert) on Guitars and Eddy Ulm (formerly of the KBD band, The Headaches) on Bass and Vocals . The Desperate Club formed in 1988 on Chicago's north side in a little appreciated but burgeoning music scene. . Although a staple on the Chicago alternative club scene in the late 80's the band managed to be on hiatus when the major record companies came through town signing everyone and their mother in the wake of The Smashing Pumpkins local talent lock up / orgy. Regardless the band have continued to write, break apart and reform, record and hone their sound. The Desperate Club will be playing at this years International Pop Overthrow Festival in Chicago.
The Desperate Club play thoughtful Powerpop (as in three chord, three minute Brit pop influenced tunes) filtered through midwestern ears and minds.