Every Wednesday is Heritage Hump Day! That's because every Wednesday from now to the end of the year or before someone really big stops us, Heritage Hump Records (a temporary subsidiary of Onus Records) and New Times will be bringing you a limited edition collector's item of a much beloved Phoenix band that walked the scorched earth of Arizona before the year 2000 A.D. We will honor that band with a commemorative digital single that you, the digital public, will have only seven days to download to your computers and smart phones before this single gets marked up to an exorbitant price as determined by the mp3 collector community. When that happens, a new Heritage Hump subject will be chosen and the free-for-a-limited-time-only cycle begins anew.
A 14-year hiatus separates the currently popular band Prehab from its earlier incarnation as The Bedspins. For five years between 1993 and 1998, the Bedspins were a mainstay in the Tempe music scene, having logged in some 500 live shows. They played side stage for Def Leppard's Desert Sky show. They opened for the likes of Bloodhound Gang, Redd Kross, and The Violent Femmes. They even did some regional touring with Caroline's Spine, a band signed to Hollywood Records for a hot minute or two.
The Bedspins seemed to have it all. What they didn't have were records that would've better preserved their history for fans.More »