Living and Dying in the Coffee Generation is the 1988 cassette debut of Marques Bovre and the Evil Twins.
Marques Bovre: Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Eric Johnson: Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Violin, Piano
Jim Jones: Drums, Percussion
Doug Meihsner: Electric and Acoustic Bass
The first album by MBET was essentially a demo: produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dan Bushner one weekend in a studio at UW-Oshkosh (henceforth referred to as “Hell Studios”) and released in July of 1988. Unhappy with the results, the band let the album go out of print in 1990. The multi-track master tapes, never in the band’s possession, were either lost or recorded over. The 1/4″ master reels of the final mixes (as they were released by the band on cassette in the summer of 1988) survived. These master tapes were baked, transferred to digital and remastered by Tom Blain at Ultimate Audio during April/May 2013. Original and revised edition artwork and graphic design by Mike Laier.
All songs © and ℗ 1988 by Marques Bovre
The full album is on YouTube in the Marques Bovre Music Hub.