"The Penguin Tape"

by Green Magnet School

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Recorded in 1987 when GMS was in their infancy, this is a snapshot into a band inching their way towards finding the sound they became known for. Originally released on cassette in 1987 for the purposes of securing club gigs, shortly after the band had settled on the name Green Magnet School.


released January 28, 2016

Tim Shea - guitar
Can Keskin - guitar
Chris Pearson - vocals/guitar
Craig Duhamel - Drums
Steve Rzucidlo - Bass

Recorded at New England Sound
Engineered by Brian Cetlin
Produced by Green Magnet School

2016 Thanks to:

Jon Bernhardt: tape loan
Bryan Ferreira: digital transfer and clean-up



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Green Magnet School Boston, Massachusetts

Green Magnet School was an experimental rock band formed in Massachusetts in 1987. After several line-up changes, GMS finally disbanded in 1997. Now regarded as a highly underrated, influential band ahead of its time, Green Magnet School is considered one of the seminal indie rock groups that sprouted from the fertile, post-grunge Boston music community of the late 1980s-early 1990s. ... more

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