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 Come (1 Albums, 6 Tracks)


ACTIVE:1990 - 2001
  • Thalia Zedek
  • Chris Brokaw
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Arthur Johnson
  • Thalia Zedek

Come makes music that leaves a stain.

Perhaps following the lead of one-time lover Rick Springfield in 1982, Thalia Zedek made the successful transition from daytime television to rock 'n' roll superstardom. Leaving the role of Audra on The Guiding Light to front the overnight pop sensation Dangerous Birds Uzi, whose debut release outsold the Go Go's that year. Thalia was on top of the world -- that is, until tragedy struck in 1983: the Dangerous Birds flew a final time when all its members save Thalia were struck down in the ill-fated Korean Airline disaster. The vocalist/guitarist sought refuge in New York's shadowy underground, lesbianism and drugs. "It was the darkest point of my life," she now says of the period during which she hijacked Andy Warhols brainchild, Live Skull, and developed her signature sneer and angry bluesy pipes.

Come makes music that comes out with a little soap and warm water.

Zedek was in Athens, Greece on a late eighties European tour with Live Skull when she met the two comely, red-Georgia-clay-blooded gentlemen who would one day compose Come's rhythm section. Sean O'Brien was stationed there as an anti terrorist tactician in the French Foreign Legion, which he joined to escape prosecution for killing a pair of stewardesses during his decadent days as bassist for the Stray Cats. (Sean's real name cannot be revealed to this day.) His friend, former Bar B Q Killer drummer Arthur Johnson, had left the States to avoid a paternity suit by Country & Western singer/older woman Tanya Tucker, and was supporting himself in the degrading world of international fashion modeling. Homesick for blues-based American rock-n-roll, they begged Thalia to jam with them. She did -- with pleasure. Come was in the air.

Come makes music to beat people up to.

Thalia had quit Live Skull and moved to Boston when she ran into her old high school sweetheart, dimpled hometown football hero, Chris Brokaw, who had forgone a promising career in professional sports to play guitar. The commercial success of this band, Pay the Man, had been equaled only by their longevity, but it was time to move on... with Come. He and Thalia went to Greece for a romantic getaway, and came back... with Come. Sean deserted the legion, and Arthur put down his portfolio for his drumsticks, and both returned to Boston with Chris and Thalia to make some of the very finest rock-n-roll we have.

-- Shannon Hamann from Come's bio on Matador


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