Dan: After starting L&N in 1988, we held off playing Hollywood for a full year. Club Lingerie, who had booked our previous band, 20 Times, began inviting us in mid '88. When we felt we were ready, we played this show to a packed house on January 31, 1989, with headliner The Apostles' Charlie Colin on bass (ten years later he would resurface in the Grammy-winning band Train. The existence of this record is real testament to engineer Rik Reeder, who had the foresight to pop in a cassette. We traded him a blank tape a week later as "payment" for his gesture and it became a car stereo staple of ours for years.
The latest triumph in Lowen & Navarro's career is the release of their CD Live Wire. "In 1989 we were looking for our first record deal," Eric said. "We did a show at Club Lingerie in L.A. and an executive from Chameleon Records saw us and signed us based on that show." And that show was recorded and promptly put on the shelf. Fast forward to 1996 and L&N's manager, Mike Gormley hears about the tape midst a casual conversation with Dan. "Next thing we know that show is a CD called Live Wire and is available only on our Web Site," according to Dan. Within months such national chains as Best Buy, Borders and Record and Tape Traders are ordering it on time for the Christmas season. "Suddenly Eric, Mike and I are running this cottage industry", laughed Dan. Due to demand it has since been licensed to Intersound Records for national distribution and is now available in all stores.
From the CD:
Eric Lowen & Dan Navarro - acoustic guitars & vocals
Recorded January 31, 1989 at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA by Rik Reeder
Mastered by Bob Michaels at Pacific Coast Sound Works, W. Hollywood, CA.
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