Grandmothers

JCB 1988Although the idea of forming the Grandmothers had been muted 10 years earlier by no other than Frank Zappa, it was late 1980 before the Grandmothers came together. First, as a collaborative effort to produce an album, and then as a touring band that included two tours of Europe in 1981 and 1982. The band broke up at this point due to internal frictions. Jimmy reformed the band as the Austin Grandmothers in 1988 with new members and this line-up toured Europe in May 1993 after Jimmy moved there. With a reformed line-up, once again including original Mothers Bunk Gardner and Don Preston, the band continued to tour Europe through 1993 and 1994 until external forces brought the touring to a halt. In 1998, a reformed Grandmothers band toured again in Europe. Then in 2000, after first touring Europe, the Grandmothers completed a monster 2-month tour of the States, with Jimmy vowing “never again”. This was effectively the end of Jimmy’s involvement with the Grandmothers, versions of which continue to tour.

Grandmothers

Release

Artists

Title

Origin

Record Label

7” Vinyl:

  

1993

JCB And GMs

The / Brave Combo: Skin

USA

Eva-Tone Soundsheet   

LP Vinyl:

  

1981

GMS

An Anthology Of Previously Unreleased Recordings

Ger/USA

Line/Rhino 

1982

GMs

Lookin' Up Granny's Dress

USA

Rhino

1983

GMs

Official Fan Club Talk

USA

Panda

CD:

  

1993

GMs

A Mother Of An Anthology

USA

One Way 

1993

The [Austin] GMs

Dreams On Long Play

Ger

Muffin 

1995

The [Austin] GMs

Dreams On Long Play (remix)

USA

Muffin 

1994

The Grandmothers

Who Could Imagine

NI

Munich

2000

GMs

Eating The Astoria

I

Obvious Music

CDR:

  

2001

GMs

20 Year Anthology Of GMs

Ger

Inkanish  

2001

GMs

The Eternal Question

Ger

Inkanish

2002

GMs

"20 Year Anthology Of"  Volume #2

Ger

Inkanish

200?

GMs

Boulder Theatre – Us Tour, 2000 

Italy

Obvious Music

2008

GMs

It Happened Here – Benefit Release

Ger

Arf Society

Download:

  

2008

The [Austin] GMs

Dreams On Long Play (1993, bonus tracks)

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Crossfire 

2008

The [Austin] GMs

Dreams On Long Play (1995 remix, bonus tracks)

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Crossfire 

 [*Waiting: recorded for the Dreams on Long Play album by the Austin Grandmothers, 1993]