Okay, is there possibly a more pretentious band name than “The Paradigms?” I think not. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t even know the definition of that word when these guys used it for the name of their band. But boy, it sounded cool!
Another gem dug up in Camille’s basement. I’m guessing Chris Rank took this one, too. I like the way it’s on a slant. I like the car, and the way that mike looks all squeaky-clean early 60s, while Johns looks laid back California. This is an anomaly, because John, for pretty much all of high school, wore only white tees.
I am pretty sure that I can’t name one song of theirs, but I did hold onto a cassette up until about 2001, the sad day when we had a garage sale and I sold my entire cassette collection to the dude that worked the kitchen at the Flat Iron. i hope he is taking care of them.
Oh, yeah, and here is another picture of Mike, with that same late 50s, early 60s feel. This almost assuredly is a Battle of the Bands or somesuch.