Whatever happened to Desperate Angel?

There's a great dialogue happening right now on the Denver Music Board about the local bands that mattered the most to everyone individually. While there's a ton of groups on that list that had a big impact on me, there's one in particular that I remember fondly as being my gateway into the scene.

I vividly remember the day I discovered them. I couldn't have been more

than twelve, maybe thirteen at the time. The band was called Desperate

Angel. The drummer was the older brother of my buddy Jason, who lived a

few streets over. That's how I found out about the group. He gave me a

'45 the outfit had produced. I remember sitting in my room staring at

the cover for hours -- the logo, the photo of the dudes in long hair --

as I listened to the music. I was just so enamored with the fact that

these guys (one of them at least) lived in my neighborhood and was in a

band. I don't think I ever met him, but I sure did think he was cool.

Couldn't wait for the day when I was in a band. I don't remember the

song, to be honest, nor do I know whatever happened to those cats.

Eventually, I moved on to other bands like Elysian and Fluery, and

eventually made my way from Northglenn to Denver to discover acts like the Jonez and Pil Bug. In

retrospect, I don't think Desperate Angel made much of a dent -- well,

on anybody except me. So what was the first small time local band that

left its imprint on you?

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