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Body Found

 

When the alternative rock quartet Body Found formed in the summer of 1992, none of its members really expected much attention.  But their early success energized them to write more original material and refine a distinctive style which combines eclectic lyrical content, distinct melodies, and parapsychedelic grooves.  They fast became one of the most popular alternative acts in the "Athens of the Midwest".

 

 

Body Found is...

 

Al Fischer - Drums

Andy Garcia - Guitars

Ray Mahoubi - Vocals

Greg Snider - Bass

About The Band

When the alternative rock quartet Body Found formed in the summer of 1992, none of its members really expected much attention.  But their early success energized them to write more original material and refine a distinctive style which combines eclectic lyrical content, distinct melodies, and parapsychedelic grooves.  They fast became one of the most popular alternative acts in the "Athens of the Midwest", St. Louis.

Vocalist Ray Mahoubi came to the band after fronting the Kansas City trio dubbed "The Problem".  His vocal talent fuses a nervy Alex-Chilton-like edge with quirky interpretations of David Bowie's classic underground style.  He serves as primary lyricist as well as sole vocalist which provided an evident freedom of performance.

Sean Gorman, lead guitarist, brings a multi-influenced brand of all-out rock instrumentalism.  He served time in the L.A. and Memphis music scenes before settling down in his home town St. Louis.

Bassist Greg Snider combines catchy influences of the 80's southern alternative scene with more moody progressions of the so-called "Seattle scene".  Along with Gorman, he provides the song-writing abilities that have set the quartet apart.

Completing the rhythm section is drummer Al Fischer, another St. Louis' native who has ample experience in the city's alternative roots.  He provides the power that sends both songs and stick fragments soaring.

In the Spring of '92, Body Found recorded its eponymous debut at Music Masters Recording studios in the heart of St. Louis.  The eight all-original tracks showcase a variety of styles while maintaining a uniquely consistent guitar-oriented sound.

Body Found proved its consistency in the 1992 St. Louis' Song-Writing Contest sponsored by Blueberry Hill Records with top 5 entry in the alternative category, with the song "Who You Want".  Additionally, the song "To Be Dead", an eerie ode to the afterlife, placed in the top 10 in the category and climbed to #21 on the "Top 40 Hot Wax Countdown" on KYMC, once the city's only dedicated alternative station.  The band was a guest on the station's alternative showcase, "Local Anesthesia".

Body Found has been well-received by the press.  Brad Touche, music critic for Spotlight Magazine, was at times critical of the local music scene.  However, he was impressed by Body Found.  His assessment: "Hold on... these guys are good!  This act has something a lot of local bands don't - strong originality.  If the St. Louis' scene was like this, I probably wouldn't complain so much.".  More recently, the band were guests on St. Louis' #1-rated radio morning show, the Steve and D.C. Show, with over 50,000 listeners.  And finally, their television debut was on Double Helix's "The Show" with a rare acoustic set.

Apparently, the complaints have been few and far between.  Body Found became a solid weekend attraction with its "no covers" policy.  Regular appearances at key clubs such as the Hi Pointe and Cicero's helped firm the band's reputation.  They later moved into larger venues with appearances at Mississippi Nights and toured cities like Kansas City and Cincinnati. 

 

Body Found

(Re-mastered!)

1. Faithless

2. Killed Him With Sincerity

3. Who You Want

4. Don't Ask

5. Call It Your Fate

6. Fatneck

7. Can You See Me?

8. To Be Dead

 

 

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All songs by Body Found. Copyright 1992.

Recorded at Music Masters.

Engineered by Jack Petracek.  Produced by Jack Petracek and Body Found.

Re-mastered by Mike Hellebusch at Brickhouse Acoustics.

Copyright 2007. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Body Found Live!

1. Turn and Run

2. To Be Dead

3. I Don't Know

4. Don't Ask

5. Who You Want

6. Same To Me

7. Killed Him With Sincerity

8. Not the Only One

9. Fall

10. School of Fish

11. Simple Signs

12. No Mystery

 

 

Listen to song samples:

Click once to activate the player and then click 'play' to start the player.

Click the 'stop' button to stop the player.

 

 

All songs by Body Found.  Copyright 1992.

Recorded live at the Hi Pointe in the summer of 1993.

Re-mastered by Mike Hellebusch at Brickhouse Acoustics.

Copyright 2007.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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Page Last Updated: January 19, 2010

 

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