City: Miami Springs
Years Active: 1995 - 1996
Type of Music: Punk
Myspace or Website: n/a
So who were the Springfields? The Springfields were the early recorded output of Andrew from Bird of Ill Omen. The Springsfield played fast punk rock and Andrew played drums before switching to guitar for the Bird. Pretty good quality for a demo especially back then. Fun songs, they even had a song called "I Love Straight Edge". Never saw them but the demo is real good so check it out.
EDIT: Andrew from the Springfields was nice enough to give me some insight into the band as well as the history.
"The Springfields originally and for the most part we're driven by Rudy Sheilds. He later played bass in One Less Car. I pretty much took rudys songs and recorded all the instruments and helped tighten a few things up. Lance Craig, who is a well known DJ in Chicago now, wrote I love str8edge.
The band kind of evolved from that and the songs got a little more mature later on when we recruited Aaron Jablonowski on bass and Edgar Espinosa on drums. The recordings of that era are lost as far as i know.
The final evolution though actually was when the guys from the bird joined. Tom Rankine and Pete Bartsocas joined and a video of us at club Q does exist somwhere. I think the final line up was tom on bass, pete on guitar, aaron on drums, rudy singing and myself on the other guitar.
At one point i was the drummer for live shows and rudy played guitar and sang. I think aaron was on the bass at that time.
The springfields we're yet another one of those communal bands. Different players would drop in and out for a show or two. I wish we had a recording of the last 5 or 6 songs they we're well crafted and I think our peak. The fist demo and the club Q video i'm pretty sure are the only existing record of the band."
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