Red Asphalt – R/A E.P. 7″

red_asphalt.jpgInfo taken from: Asphalt was a San Francisco musical group, or “band”, which formed in 1978 and dissolved in 1982. Their first live performance took place at SF’s famous Deaf Club. They performed at venues such as Mabuhay Gardens, Sound of Music, On Broadway, Le Disque, The I-Beam, Elite Club and others. They released a 7″ EP on Egg and Anvil in 1981 which included Red Asphalt, Jive Puppet, Phone Call from God, and Peligro. They’re also heard on the compilation LP Live at Le Disque (Jump Records), and more recently, on the cd compilations “High Road to Obscurity, Vol.1 (Grand Theft Audio), and “Homework #2” (Hyped to Death). A 16-track ?album-length? recording remains unreleased….

While the original group contained neither bass nor lead vocalist, the longest-lived and most-beloved lineup was that of: Ron Hanik – guitar, Ted Johnson – drums, Scott Davey – synthesizers, Trina James – vocals, Bruno DeMartis – bass. Besides the above, Megan Mitchell sang with the band (she’s heard on the EP), and Andy Anders and LX Rudis played bass.

Hanik, Johnson, Davey, DeMartis and Rudis all currently reside in San Francisco and continue to make music. Trina James, unfortunately, shuffled off this mortal coil in 2001. Megan Mitchell is believed to reside in her native Hawaii. The whereabouts of Anders are unknown, not to Anders himself, we hope…
Anything else…?
Check the band’s website at for more photos, flyers, and videos….

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: Egg And Anvil
Format: 7″
Red Asphalt.mp3
Jive Puppet.mp3
Phone Call From God

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19,170 Responses to Red Asphalt – R/A E.P. 7″

  1. Nathan G says:

    This is some good stuff!!

  2. Marin James says:

    Trina James was my mom and she died in August 18, 2000.
    Just so you know.

  3. scott says:

    The Red Asphalt vintage tracks have recently been released. The unreleased 16 track studio recordings as, “Unreleased,” and a live show with some studio tracks as, “More Than Alive.” Find thru CDBaby or through the band…

  4. emidio says:

    incredible really great music

  5. nile says:

    would anyone know how to contact Megan Mitchell? I’m a frined from NY who would like to reach her. Thank You.

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