The Meanie Geanies - 1998 - I'm On My Way [single7'']
1 I'm On My Way
2 You Left Me Blue
The Meanie Geanies - Live [02-02-2004]
1 Won't Be By Your Side
2 Every Night
3 Love Has No Tyme
4 Anglo Girl Desire
The Meanie Geanies , the only New Greek 60's garage girl band, were formed in the Spring of 1996, in Athens/Greece, by girls that shared the same love for the mid 60s spirit, music, styles, movies and philosophy. They got their name from Tony Brook's and The Breakers song named "Meanie Geanie”, when they listen to it played as a cover from their favourite band The Sound Explosion.
A female 60's Garage - Punk band was the dream and Meanie Geanies is the dream came true. Their music was a mixture from the innocent and primitive 60's Garage!!! Back From The Grave style, row surf and moody 60's punk.
The band's sound was the… purest possible, using equipment and recording techniques straight from the 60's. .
Meanie Geanies performed in several live shows with bands like Cardinals , Walking Screams and Outtasites . At the end of 1998, after some necessary changes in formation , they recorded their first 7” 45 rpm single for Action Recs (I'm On My Way / You Left Me Blue ) and in 1999 they stopped playing together . After that , the singer and the Farfisa player made another band ( Six Tin Trash) and the bassist formed the Teardrops. In spring of 2002 they met again (!) deciding to reform M eanie Geanies.
Since then they have performed in several live shows with many international bands like Fuzztones , Electralane , Sky Saxon & The Seeds as well as with main Greek bands like Sound Explosion , Frantic V , Psykicks , Teardrops in the greatest live spaces ( Gagarin , Mylos, An Club… ) and festivals ( Garage Festival , Vavel Comics Festival , Indie Free Festival ...). In the last three years they have visited several cities all over Greece for performing ( Thessaloniki , Komotini, Florina, Agrinio, Kalamata …).
In July 2005, they recorded their first LP ( Bloody Date ), that would be released in late 2006 . Recently they recorded a live bootleg in order to present their favorite covers . The title of this release could not be other than … Cover Ups !.
Their sound is more wild and primitive than ever before, full of swirling farfisa sound, tons of fuzz, pounding drums, screams and tambourines!
The Meanie Geanies are :
Mary Jane : Vocals, screams, tambourine
Eve deVille : swirling Farfisa organ
Angel LoVerde : fuzz Guitar, backing vocals
Nandia Insane : Bass, backing vocals
Rigo Starr : pounding Drums