Just for the crazies who are really interested, below is a step into ancient Fleet Street history: the stuff on the back over of this crusty old vinyl.
"The Stanford Fleet Street singers were officially organized in the autumn of nineteen-hundred eighty-one under the creative influences of T. Bag Biglow, Christopher Tucci, and Kyle Kashima. Borrowing from the singing traditions found in East Coast college [sic] such as Yale, the group was founded on pure a cappella singing couched in a theatric entertaining style. The absense of a name for the group was all too conspicuous during the firsty year. During the early months random names appeared, 'The Fetuses' and 'The Amoebas'. For obvious reasons the group convened to settle on a name. A raucous argument ensued. Various names were bandered about including 'The Steaming Manholes', 'The Tentacle Men', 'The Heffalumps'. In the democratic spirit of our great nation the Great Conflict was resolved. The vote revealed that the least disliked candidate was none other than the name which evoked images of London's finest yellow journalism, a tavern called the Temple Bar, and an insane singing murderous barber, Fleet Street. So the name was carved in stone and dovered and there was much prancing and gamboling about. During the second year under the reign of C. Tucci, the group developed into an established campus entity, entertaininga t dorm study breaks, performing for tailgates at football games, and singing for alumni reunions. Some highlights of the second year were a highly successful Spring show, the Special Olympics performance, and the first tenors learning to sing in tune. With the coming of the third year the Singers Fleet Street have continued in the exciting tradition under the baton of T. Biglow. Concerts for the year included the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, and the Half Century Club alumni reunion at the Buck Estate, and the Stanford Charity Carnival. Spurned on by a steadfast love of Alma Mater, the group undertook the herculean task of creating an archive some [sic] of our university's finest songs and other Fleet Street favorites. The selections on the first side represent over a years worth of work in music arranging and in group rehearsal. The some songs [sic] were updated to reflect a more contemporary view, while remaining true the spirit in which they were composed [sic]. It is with much fear and trepidation this album is presented to you honoring the time tested traditions of Leland Stanford Junior University, organized 1891."
Left to right: Rafael Ornes '84, Kyle Kashima '82, Alan Schier '85, Carl Gabrielson '87, Matthew Holsti '6, McKee Poland '81, Alan Matheson '86, Scott Silviera '83, T. Bag Biglow '82, Brain Heffner '85, Richard Jamison '87, Jim sherman '84, Andy Arrow '87, Jack Reid '84, Chris Schneck '83.
Mr. Radiation: John DeVincenzo '84
not picured: Winter Wright '86
Recorded March/May 1984 in St. Bede's Church, Menlo Park