aka Feast of Friends
An obscure '80s band which at some point might have had
Dan Peters in the line-up.
Here's an article from February '88 reporting Feast's break up. Note that
Dan is never mentioned here.
The story begins with three youngsters from Snoqualmish, Tom, Dan and Jane, who banded together around their common discovery of the big bad riff. They moved to Seattle and were soon joined by a couple other guys, Reed and Rolf. The group called itself Feast, gigged around town, put all their money into one limited edition promo cassette, went on tour and broke up.
I asked guitarist Dan Blossom why Feast split. "I'm not really sure," he says, "No one's really talked about it. I thnk everyone was just tired of certain things. Like that tour thing - you get on each other's nerves on tour. All the problems are amplified when you're in close quartiers."
Dan, bassist Jane Higgins and vocalist Tom Mick all agree personality clashes killed the band, though of course nobody wanted to delve into specifics.
"We grew up together and I thought of Dan as a big brother," Tom says. "Now he's not speaking to me. I still love Dan as a brother, but... I'm trying to be as tactful as possible... I just got kind of fed up with his personality.
Also, I wanted to write songs with more sense of melody, more parts than just the basic three chord progressions," he continues, "and I just didn't think the capability was there, in that format. In the later stages of Feast we had 10 songs that sounded like the first song we had ever written."
Tom's been practicing with Landrew and Kevin from Malfunkshun (who I hope are still together by the time you read this) and is also recording with his former bandmates, Reed and Rolf. The three are considering calling themselves Feast. Dan and Jane are sticking together and are currently looking for a singer and a drummer to form a band called (you guessed it) Feast. "I just like the name; we kind of thought of it," Dan explains. "Actually, Jane and I wrote most of the music."
Has ther been a conflict over the name? "I don't know," Tom says, "Dan won't talk to me. But I wish all the luck in the world to Dan and Jane, whatever their endeavors are."