The Pedaljets played a short set at the Monsters of Rock Chalk reunion last Saturday night in Lawrence. John Harper filled in on guitar #2 for Phil Wade. The Pedaljets have been gigging here and there in support of the re-release of their eponymous album, remastered with the help of the brilliant Paul Malinowski.
Matt Kesler was busy Saturday, as part of the Von Bulows, the PJs and as the bassist for the Micronotz set, subbing for the late David Dale.
Setlist: DUMBWAITER, LIKING YOU, MILLION LOVERS, TINY WORLD, HIDE AND GO SEEK, GET LUCKY
Mike Allmayer on the last song: "Get Lucky" is one of the earliest Pedaljets songs -- maybe the first one we ever worked up. We never recorded it, but it was a live mainstay throughout the early years. Since this was a Lawrence circa '83 to '85 reunion, it seemed fitting to close on it Saturday night.
It was a rocker. I hope to see them again this year. In the meantime, I have the remastered "The Pedaljets" CD in my car. My favorite songs are "Looking Out My Window" and "Agnes Mind".