People in Stores

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People in Stores (aka PiS) was a Boston-based band from the formative punk/new wave era of the early 80s. Playing with the likes of Mission of Burma, Wild Stares, Vacuumheads, CCCP-TV, V; and The Neats, PiS performed its own unique brand of original post-punk pop music in storied clubs around Boston such as the Underground, The Rat, Storyville, and The Channel. Referred to as "the clipboard crowd" by Dan Salzman of the Maps, Art Yard and Christmas fame, PiS had a uniquely strange and intellectual approach to the crafting of a pop song. The band recorded a single, an EP and contributed to the Propeller Records compilation tape during its recording days. The band was started in 1979 and disbanded in 1983. Band members Margery Meadow and Karen Gickas, along with Thalia Zedek and Lori Green, went on to form the well-regarded, all-woman band Dangerous Birds, while David Drucker and Seven Coursen, along with Ramona Herboldsheimer (Wild Stares) and Andrew Joslin (Noise Pencil), went on to form the all-instrumental band the Post-Moderns.

Band members[edit]

Ken Travers Guitar/Vocals
Margery Meadow Bass/Vocals
Karen Gickas Drums/Vocals
Seven Coursen Sax/Percussion
David Drucker Guitar/Vocals
Fran Miller Bass/Attitude


Metaphor / White Funk (Propeller Records Single, 1981)
Factory (Propeller Product EP w/ The Neats, CCCPTV, The Wild Stares, 1981)
Cat and Mouse / Cheap Detective (Propeller Product compilation tape, 1982)

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