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 California, USA California, USA
  
-Originally named [[The Chant]], ​Ronnie ​and Jason Martin ​of [[Dance House Children]] ​[[Joy Electric]] ​[[Starflyer 59]] changed names to Morella’s ​Forest ​at some point after signing to [[Narrowpath Records]]. Randy Lamb was the other member of the band. They recorded one album of guitar rock for [[Narrowpath Records]] that was never releasedWhen Narrowpath fell through, the Martin brothers started [[Love Children]].+Ronnie Martin ​([[Dance House Children]][[Joy Electric]]), Jason Martin ([[Dance House Children]], ​[[Starflyer 59]]), and Randi Lamb ([[Morellas ​Forest ​1988]], ​[[Dear]]) originally formed a band called ​[[The Chant]]. They decided ​that was too simplistic, so they came up Morella'​s ForestRonnie wanted a name with "​Forest"​ in itand Jason thought of "​Morella"​ based on the title of an Egar Allan Poe story.
  
-Randy Lamb went on to form [[Dear]], who released several songs on various compilations in the early to mid 1990s.+As they played local shows, Jason'​s high-school friend Jeff Cloud ([[Pony Express]], [[Velvet Blue Music]]) would come watch them play. They also recorded one demo, paid for by Randi'​s Mom. According to the story of Morella'​s Forest by Andrew Horton: 
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 +"​Morella’s generated buzz based off of their live shows. With their darker guitar-pop sound and gothic fashion sense, they scandalized church concert bookers and titillated youth group kids. Ronnie grew his hair long and wore eyeliner, while Randi Lamb wore a skirt on stage."​ 
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 +At some point when they changed names, they also signed to [[Narrowpath Records]]. They recorded a ten-song album called //Tales// at Casbah Recording Studio (Orange County, California) in 1988 with Chris Colbert ([[Breakfast with Amy]], [[Fluffy]]). Some sources reported that they wanted to re-record it but never did. Ronnie and Jason were just 18 and 16 when //Tales// was recorded. It was originally scheduled to be released in Fall 1989, but was bumped up to Spring 1990 (and then the Summer). Randi Lamb left the band to form [[Dear]], who released several songs on various compilations in the early to mid 1990s
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 +[[Narrowpath Records]] went under before //Tales// could finally be released. Ronnie and Jason formed a new electronic/​techno band called [[Love Children]] (which changed names to [[Dance House Children]].
  
 A later band from Ohio wanted to use the name [[Morella'​s Forest (Ohio)]]. They reportedly asked permission from the original band to use the name before officially using it for their band. A later band from Ohio wanted to use the name [[Morella'​s Forest (Ohio)]]. They reportedly asked permission from the original band to use the name before officially using it for their band.
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 ===== Discography ===== ===== Discography =====
  
-198? | Demo |+1988 | Demo |
 | 1988 | Tales (unreleased) | [[Narrowpath Records]] | | 1988 | Tales (unreleased) | [[Narrowpath Records]] |
 | 2021 | Tales | [[Velvet Blue Music]] | | 2021 | Tales | [[Velvet Blue Music]] |
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 === Demo ==== === Demo ====
  
-198? Independent+1988 Independent
  
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