American Dreams recently announced that they will releasing a 40th anniversary reissue of the debut album, Kate Cincinnati, from the local industrial avant-gospel group ONO. This will be the first time these classic songs from the band will be available digitally and on vinyl, since the original release was on 300 cassettes.
At their origin ONO was the trio of bandleader P. Michael Grego, multi-instrumentalist Ric Graham, and enigmatic frontperson travis. Below is the single edit of the track that opens the album’s B-Side, "I Wonder Why". Of the single Grego had this to say; "We deconstructed ‘Good Times’ and ‘I Want Your Love’ by Chic for this song – travis changed the words. ‘I Wonder Why’ lightens the mood in between ‘Kate Cincinnati’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ – it was also a respite during our intense sets. I put together the music, and the others added layers on top."
You can catch ONO at Smashed Plastic’s Live: Vol. 1 Festival on October 1st with Fire-Toolz, Serengeti, Rookie, Tar, Bev Rage and the Drinks, and Pixel Grip.
Photo by David J. Magdziarz