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Mike “Suade” Newell

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Born and bred in Minnesota but ended up doing my junior high (Carmel, IN) / high school (Noblesville, IN) / college (BSU Muncie, IN) in Indiana in the 80's. Ball State University graduate. Former added-on partner at the (legendary) No Bar & Grill, Muncie, Indiana. Introduced Steve Coker to Modern Vending... Moved back to Minneapolis in 1987.
What bands are you or have you been in?
Jawless Fish (Muncie circa 1982-83)
Split Infinity (Indianapolis circa 1983-84)
Reaction (Muncie circa 1983-84)
The Singles (Muncie circa 1984-87)
The Suadetones (Muncie/Minneapolis/LasVegas 1984-present)
Country Mike (Minneapolis 1994-present)
J.U.L.P (Minneapolis 1995-present - currently in hiatus*)
UberScenester (Minneapolis 1998-present)
The Night Watchmen (St. Paul 2006-present)
Bob Rue & The Distractions (Minneapolis 2008-present)
What city are you from?
Noblesville & Muncie
Original Hometown
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UberScenester "Pretty Cavalier" 2008 (hotel digi-feed)

Various Artists - "Pretty Cavalier" by UberScenester - (2009) - Hotel DigiFeed

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BonerOptics "Penises" Live at the No Bar (circa 1986)

01 01 Penises by lafemme

This is "Modern Vending/The Singles era" No Bar - Live Performance. Ask Mark Urschel who's on this one...… Continue

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 6:15pm

The Suadetones Post

I recently was contacted about the all-too-real "The Suadetones" - the group, the cassettes, the shows, the legacy...

The Suadetones were "born" in a livingroom most likely in the summer of 1985. Later that fall John (The Convertibles) McCool set me up with the gear... it was done on cassette 4 track with a little peice of "foil" on the back of the cassette to allow all four tracks to record...)

A question asked was: Who recorded… Continue

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Albums That Changed My Life...

Queen "Day at the Races" (1976)

Queen "Night at the Opera" (1975)

I consider these two seperate albums one "double" record. Essentially these were the first two albums I bought with my own money... saved up my allowance and went to Woolworth's in downtown Noblesville, IN on my bike... as far as i'm concerned there isn't a bad song on either album...

The Replacements - "Let It Be" (1984)

This album was on the B side of a homemade… Continue

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 11:00pm

"What Bands Have You Been In?" (see below)

Played drums (mostly) - but didn't start playing until freshman year in Schmidt Hall on the Ball State University campus... I found a drum kit in a common area in the 9th floor lounge and started playing between introductory art classes. Some dude from 3rd floor had a guitar and amp and would come up and "jam" when I was playing... I was able to get my hands on a drumkit of my own shortly thereafter...

So my very first band was 3-piece called… Continue

Posted on August 18, 2008 at 1:30am

The Singles: West Lafayette Armory Recollection (c. 1987)

The Singles played one and only one show in West Lafayette at an Armory show... I think it was our 2nd to last show as a band... Robert Brian Smith (Girls Can Touch and/or Snake, Baby!) got us on a bill since he was going to school at Purdue. I remember we had an ice-cold miserable van ride over from Muncie. I don't think vans in the 80's had working heaters! We got there and the time line was all messed up and we ended up getting slotted 4 hours later than we expected.

The thing… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 10:07am

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At 8:15pm on January 25, 2010, Rob Eddy said…
Hey thanks! That is great to hear. Rob
At 3:42pm on January 4, 2010, Judith Lynne Hines Oliver said…
Hey Mike!
First, hope you have a Grand New Year!
Second, I want to be credited for the photos on your Muncie site. ESP. the quad live performance, AND the shot of you playing for the "tape" up north. NO commercial release. ( I used that for my photo class). Haven't been thru all your stuff, but was shocked that you had stuff that I have filed (negatives).
Don't delete it. It's your history too. If you print it, I want a cut.
I'm about to release a lot of old slides & photos. Lets compare notes
At 11:51am on April 24, 2009, Todd Keaffaber said…
Hi Mike,

I'm game for repackaging the GCT stuff. I don't know what it would take. I've burned the material to CD for my personal use ans storage but I'm sure you are thinking in slightly broader terms. Let me know. (
At 7:53am on April 22, 2009, John Scot Sheets said…
ok, i thought maybe it was that, but i never know. as far as phil goes, hadn't really given it much thought, i mean crazy people in the music business? that's unlikely ;).
At 7:27am on April 22, 2009, John Scot Sheets said…
hey mike, you speak in such strange and wonderful words, but as a bumpkin i must ask what is a "gakhead" ?
At 3:54pm on April 7, 2009, Scott Nordhoff said…
So every day and every court battle won we get closer to a Senator Franken!
I find it oh so Repugnicant and infuriating that the same terds who insisted bush’s 2000 court appointment are fighting Franken’s clear court victory(s) now. Again do as I say not as I do. Go to hell Norm Coleman!
At 7:32pm on January 19, 2009, Mark Urschel said…
Blakes photos are pretty great. He has captured me in a rare moment.
At 4:52am on January 15, 2009, Mike Moser said…
No I didn't produce them, but Mark Moran came and played in the studio a few times.
At 1:07pm on January 13, 2009, Mike Moser said…
I wasn't a member of the Beat Boys, I was the producer and they recorded an album at my studio and I also videotaped a show with them in Ohio. You can filter through and find some of their songs here:
At 7:35am on January 13, 2009, John Scot Sheets said…
I dont think I am, why do you ask?

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