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88 Fingers Louie

88 Fingers Louie
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: MySpace Profile
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Band Members: Mr. Precision - guitar and backing vocals
Denis Buckley - lead vocals
John Carroll - drums and backing vocals
John Contreras - bass and backing vocals

88 Fingers Louie Bio:

The last time 88 Fingers Louie graced any stage with their presence was back in 1999. Over the past 10 years, there were countless requests for them to get back together and play again for their die-hard fans just one more time.
They decided to appease those fans and set up their reunion show at the Bottom Lounge in their home town of Chicago. On August 15, 2009, they played a 26-song set to a sold out crowd, and they captured the show, in it's entirety, in order to release this 78-minute live CD, entitled "Lives."
Fans swarmed from all over the United States, Canada, England, and even Australia. Original guitarist, Dan Precision, recorded, mixed, and mastered this live CD and truly captured the intense energy from both on and off the stage.
88 Fingers Louie felt that it was best for one of their own to perform these duties to seize the true sound that helped bring about their popularity.
The live lineup consisted of founding members Denis Buckley (vocals) and Dan Precision (guitars), as well as John Carroll (who was the last 88 drummer and played on "Back on the Streets" and the "Kid Dynamite Split"). John Contreras took up the bass to fill in for founding member Joe Principe (Rise Against). As a special treat to the fans, 88 Fingers Louie invited their second drummer, Glenn Porter (Alkaline Trio), to join them on stage for 4 songs.
It was truly a night to remember and now it will be accessible to all of those who couldn't take part in that part of 88 history.

30 Comments

  1. killerend10
    killerend1012/27/2010 5:43 PM | Permalink

    One of the best punk bands of all time, and very cool guys as well… Would love to see them get back together for a new album!

  2. Patrick7/24/2012 11:55 PM | Permalink

    The entire show is sitontiuaal so there really is no reason to watch it from beginning to end other than the fact that’s it’s hilarious. This Episode in particular is a good one to watch because it gives some insight to his personal and professional life. I happened to catch the whole thing and it was, like most of his shows, genuinely side splitting. I was first introduced to Louis CK a few years ago while scanning channels and found his stand-up alone to be quite good but I really do think the visual story telling element is one of the things that truly makes the show a success. Not to mention I love physical humor which this episode in particular is good for.

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  14. margaret12
    Margaret129/8/2016 3:32 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for share it

  15. jakeross65
    jakeross6512/16/2016 1:13 AM | Permalink

    Well Done..

  16. billyklein10
    billyklein101/12/2017 3:48 AM | Permalink

    Really nice.

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    rileysutton3/21/2017 6:47 AM | Permalink

    Truly pleasant

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    bossfight5/11/2017 3:09 AM | Permalink

    They hit the nail on the head with this one.. Well done gents!

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