Sadly, GAQS broke up in 1998. But to my knowlage this is the first and probably only Green Apple Quick Step fan site on the internet. I don't know what is involved in a fan web site. I don't go to that many, not being compulsive about music. But those I have been to usually have cheesy titles that are spin-offs of things the artist(s) alluded to in their music. But I'm none too big on that tradition, so I'm going to do away with it. They also usually have too many graphics, mostly on the main page. Seeing as this is a one page web site, I guess I've followed that one, although I'd hardly call 3 excessive. If I had access to more, they'd be here. That leaves me with pretty much nothing to put up or discuss, so for this reason, I'm going to tell you, in great detail, how I heard of them.
But first, I'm going to give credit to the owner of the photo below, taken by Michael T. LaRivière. It was from An Apple A Day by Jamie Quong, from Drop D August 17, 1996. Drop D has another article about them.
1995They came to San Diego on their Reloaded tour on May 26th, 1995. When I was in 6th grade at this time. In an attempt to gain followers, they left free stickers and demo tapes at a music store, which has since gone out of bussiness. My young, impressionable friend and I happened to stumble upon them, and seeing that they were free, too some. I don't think I've ever listened to the demo tape, although I still have it. I don't know what happened to my sticker, or if I even took one, but I know my friend's younger brother put hers on the back of their family station wagon.
Um...1996 maybe?Time goes by, six months or a year later I see them on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, which brought me much joy. So much joy that I forgot about them for two or three years.
May 2nd, 1999
I was in Spin, located in beatiful Carlsbad, looking through the dollar rack. What should I find, but the Green Apple Quick Step single Kid. I asked all of the people there if they'd ever heard of Green Apple Quick Step: No. Moving back to my story, I was overjoyed, bought it, took it back to Jess' house and made everybody listen to it for sixteen hours straight (actually it was only a half an hour, but you know: sixteen, one half. What's the difference?) Anyway, I was over joyed to be reunited with the band I'd been fixated on for so long but whose music I'd never really heard. I've maintained this unhealthy obsession, and currently have two of their three CDs, one of which is out of print (Wonderful Virus). Kid, on the other hand, suffered a worse fate: left in a plastic bag on the trolley with some of my favorite cloths and eventually thrown away by the trolley security.I have, since been e-mailed by maybe five fellow GAQS fans. Most of them wanted to know if I knew where they'd disappeared to. No. I don't, I'm sorry to say.
Later 1999. Probably August. Could be SeptemberShannon O'Dell saw one of their music videos on M2.
Late June 2000AMG just presents random pieces of trivia on the margins of their page, and at one point they had a factoid about GAQS. I've since forgotten it.
September 13, 2000This cool guy e-mailed me, saying he knew their former guitarist, who know is in a band called The Briefs.
10:00 PM, September 14, 2000The Briefs played a song "for the Microsoft Windows ME kickoff party, webcast on the Microsoft home page." Unfortunately, I didn't bother to check my mail until the 20th, so I am extremely sad. But I am happy for The Briefs, and wish them great luck and cheer.
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What an obnoxious color
They've had a songs on a couple sound tracks, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, and The Basketball Diaries.
In the way of links, this is what I've found so far. Contributions?
Have I missed something?
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