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Raspberry Jam

Alternative Rock
Upland, California, USA

Drummer Wes Faulk and bassist Herb Grimaud formed the alternative rock outfit Raspberry Jam in 1991 in the Southern California scene which also gave birth to the Violet Burning and the Prayer Chain. They added vocalist/guitarist Phillip Kim and guitarists Nathan Nobis and Flames to expand their sound. Nathan headed off to college and Angel Short joined the band. A 4 song demo was recorded in 1992. The band, rooted in freestyle funk-rock, signed to Metro One. They then recorded and released Chi-Ro in 1993. After that, Angel left and the band added female vocalist Destiny for its second album, Oceanic (released in 1995). Phillip and Destiny left the band, so Dana (from Return) joined the band. At that point, they had enough material for a third album, but Metro One wasn't interested. The band dissolved and the material for the third album died with the band.

Discography

1991 Raspberry Jam (ep)
1993 Buzz
1993 Chi-Ro Metro One Recordings
1995 Oceanic Metro One Recordings

Raspberry Jam

1991 Independent

Herb Grimaud
Flames
Wes Faulk
Nathan Nobis
Phillip Kim

Additional Artists:

Leslie Grimaud (Café Noire)
Lorri Du Pre (Laurel)
Danielle Nelson (Café Noire)
Brian Webster

  1. Raspberry Jam
  2. Nathan’s Funhouse
  3. AKA Jesus
  4. Gotta Love

Buzz

1993 Independent


Chi-Rho

1993 Metro One Recordings (MOCD 1212)

Angel Short - Vocals, percussion
Phillip Kim - Vocals, guitar
Flames - Guitar, vocals
Herb Grimaud - Bass, space FX
Wes Faulk- Drums, percussion

Mixed by Gene Eugene
Produced by Raspberry JAM

  1. God Is
  2. Gotta Love 93
  3. Brilliant Fervor
  4. Love Eternal
  5. Hand Me Down Hate
  6. Break My Heart
  7. Everything We Need
  8. Line
  9. Open Your Heart
  10. The Cross

CD Bonus Tracks From The EP

  1. Raspberry Jam
  2. Nathan's Funhouse
  3. AKA Jesus
  4. Gotta Love

Oceanic

1995 Metro One Recordings (MOCD1312)

Destiny - Vocals
Phillip Kim - Vocals, noisy guitar
Flames - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Herb Grimaud - Bass
Wes Faulk - Drums, percussion

Leslie Dupre Grimaud - Wailing wall on “Oceanic”

  1. Now Watch the Man (5:08)
  2. Can I (3:46)
  3. One More Time (6:02)
  4. Easter (1:08)
  5. Easter (7:50)
  6. Oceanic (7:17)
  7. Wonders of Love (7:19)
  8. Burns Like Fire (5:32)
  9. Burden (4:07)
  10. Black Box (7:36)
  11. Surrender (5:02)