Fire Town

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Fire Town
Origin Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Genres Garage pop, Alternative country
Years active 1986–1989
Labels Atlantic Records
Associated acts Spooner
Garbage
The Know-It All Boyfriends
Members Doug Erikson
Phil Davis
Tom LaVarda
Butch Vig

Fire Town was a garage-rock band formed in the mid-1980s in Madison, Wisconsin, from the remnants of an earlier popular local group, Spooner. Fire Town were signed to a major label and published two albums, In the Heart of the Heart Country and The Good Life. Fire Town separated in 1989 as the members' production commitments grew.

Sharing duties on vocals and lead guitar were Doug Erikson and Phil Davis, bass guitar performed by Tom LaVarda while on drums was Butch Vig. Vig would later go on to become a notable rock producer; Erikson and Vig would later team up with Fire Town's audio engineer Steve Marker to form the multi-platinum selling Garbage in 1994.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums:

  • In the Heart of the Heart Country (1987)
  • The Good Life (1989)

Singles:

  • "Carry the Torch" (1987)
  • "Rain On You" (1988)
  • "The Good Life" (1989)
  • "She Reminds Me of You" (1989)
  • "Where the Shadows Fall" (1989)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Spooner Town", by Andy Davis, Record Collector, issue No. 209, January 1997

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