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Breakfast At Brelreck's (2001)

by The Maggies

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BAB was the last effort by The Maggies. It was recorded with Dave Chalfant, self-released with no distribution or label help. The band broke up not long after it's release.

Highlights of the project:

1. the packaging included an original short story by Jonathan Lethem.
2. it includes a re-do of an older Maggies song, "Homesick", somewhat re-arranged and imagined as "Still Homesick".

Below is a description of the time in which the EP was created, written by Philip Price as part of a long interview published in Bucketful of Brains (UK magazine) in 2004:

"....A deeply strange period came next. We had finally signed to a label, when Adrian left the band, citing the difficulty of the coming tours. Max, the founding member, left soon after (they were married. Sadly as well, that also ended around the same time.) But, we still had a label and, finally too, management - - but only Stuart and myself left in the band. We had to regroup again. This final line-up became a sort of Northampton-area supergroup, with Ken Maiuri (Pedro the Lion, Pernice Brothers, Spouse) and Adam Greenberg (now of Senator). An incredibly talented group of people, except that there was almost too much talent and ideas to go around -- the band lost focus (and I began to truly burn out on the entire adventure), but not before recording the Breakfast at Brelreck's EP with Dave Chalfant again, a last hurrah.

"It all fell apart after that. There was a sad meeting at a diner on a cloudy winter day, and people went away feeling hollow and beat up by life. That EP is of bittersweet substance to me, as we hurried to create it while my father was dying. The final song on it, 'Someday', was recorded two days before his death. In many ways my rush to make the album was partly my attempt to impress upon him how fecundly i could thrive in his absence; a desperate feeling -- he was incredibly supportive of all my musical efforts, as is my mother to this day."


released April 1, 2001

vocals, guitars: Philip Price
keyboards, vocals, guitars: Ken Maiuri
bass, vocals: Adam Greenberg
drums: Stuart Wright

engineered by Dave Chalfant
produced by The Maggies


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The Maggies Northampton, Massachusetts

The Maggies were an alternative-pop band from New England from 1993-2002, fronted by Philip B. Price (now of Winterpills). They were ambitious and productive, releasing a total of 10 albums: 5 self-released cassette albums, a vinyl EP, 3 CD's and a 'best-of' collection. ... more

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