Live in Apt. 12
Live recording released in 2003 by former frontman/songwriter of Mother's Favorite Sons. MFS built a considerable following in the late '90s Los Angeles club scene, regularly filling venues such as The Mint, The Troubador, and The Viper Room. A typical MFS audience could include industry execs as diverse as Antonio 'LA' Ried and Jordan Schur, as well as members of Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul. The band was tossed around the country on makeshift tours for two years and seemed destined to end up making thier first major release in Atlanta,GA for Arista Records. Last minute negotiations fell apart and the band became disillusioned with all things industry. Bassist Joe Ongie went on to play with other musicians (Aimee Mann/Minnie Driver) as well as produce records on his indie label (John Hoskinson/Michael Miller), guitarist Tim Neinhuis formed the acclaimed powerpop band '9 Ball', and drummer Dave Owens went on to his session life and did a long stint as drummer/percussionist with the broadway production of 'The Lion King'.