The Nebulas Live at Ralph’s Diner, 1982

The Nebulas* were born in 1979, when Deb Penta and I started co-writing songs. The band was active in the Worcester/Boston area from 1980 to 1984, a great time and place for bands doing original material to play frequent shows and get radio airplay. One of the venues we played frequently was Ralph’s Diner in Worcester; I recorded this 7/25/82 set on my Sony Walkman cassette recorder. The sound quality leaves a lot to be desired, but I think the energy still comes across. Deb Penta, vocals; Charlie Blaum, guitar; Milton Gentry, bass; Tony Serrato, drums.

*Not to be confused with the excellent (and current) surf/garage band of the same name from Rhode Island.