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The Pants released three original full-length albums in the 1990s (The Pants, Fred Sex and Eat Crow) and one compilation of rarities in 2006 (Viva Los Pants!). Some of this music can be quite difficult to find. CD copies of both Eat Crow and Viva Los Pants exist and may be available via the sources below. The Pants and Fred Sex disks are harder to put your mitts on. The band’s MySpace page no longer exists.
Viva Los Pants! (2006) is available from Neil Cleary. Send $12 via PayPal to lonesome whistle at hotmail dot com and include your mailing address.
Fred Sex (1995) is available for download from Bandcamp.
The Pants (1994) is out of print.
The Pants (1994)
Not long after returning to Vermont from San Francisco, where they had been one half of The Chainsaws of Babylon, Tom Lawson (Turkey Sandwich) and Paul Jaffe (Pistol Stamen) recorded these songs and put out the album before Neil & Hutch joined the band. Prior to this release, the two had been performing as “Pistol & Sandwich.”
Sounds Around Burlington (1994)
Club Fub Records released this compilation of lo-fi gems that included “Wanda (None Like U)” from the first Pants album. From the liner notes: “The first song Pistol & Sandwich ever wrote together…the big hit single. Recorded during their San Francisco siesta at U.T.N. Records.”
Split Single 4 (1994)
The Pants (now featuring Neil & Hutch) recorded “2000” for the B-side of this single put out by Brad Searles’ Split Records. The A-side featured two songs by James Kochalka Superstar.
Good Citizen The Soundtrack to the Zine (1995)
Track 3 of this Burlington music scene compilation is a re-recording (with all four guys) of “None of That” from the first Pants album.
Burlington Does Burlington Vol. 1 (1995)
The Pants cover Phish’s “Golgi Apparatus” on track 5 of this incestuous compilation. Special bonus: Belizbaha covers “High Water Mark” on track 6.
Bearsville Demo (1996)
Three songs recorded at Bearsville Sound Studio in upstate New York in early 1996. Produced by Trey Anastasio. The tracks were “Overboard,” “High Water Mark,” and “All the Wiser.”
Hutch’s Barn (AKA Third Album From the Sun – 1996 – unreleased)
A full album’s worth of music was recorded in the summer of 1996 at Hutch’s parents’ barn in Montpelier, Vermont. Most of the tracks were re-recorded for Eat Crow later that year, but a few never made it onto an official album, including “All the Wiser,” “Beat the Piss,” “Cry Me a River,” and “Divan (Get Off of My).”
Viva Los Pants! (2006)
A collection of rarities, including previously unreleased tracks from the Hutch’s Barn album and Bearsville demo, as well as some other singles and live performance recordings. This album was released to coincide with the 2006 Memorial Day reunion show at Higher Ground.