|The Fibes Archive
|God Save the Queen
|Money Can't Buy
|Johnnie Come Back
|Early Fibes original rock 'n' roller.
Lynn sings the lead with Alan providing
Randy is pitch perfect with his
The guys rented a four-track recorder
from a local music store to capture this
The song is about John Lennon.
|A ripping live version of The Sex Pistols
monster song God Save the Queen.
The recording puts on display the best
of Randy, Lynn, Fred and Jim.
Performed in a long-since demolished
State Road 7 bar called The Shalazar, a
The rummies in the bar that night were
stunned and largely offended.
|This Rodeny Crowell cover shows the
country streak of The Fibes.
As with many songs by the band, this
tune was recorded in a living room in a
house the guys rented in Sunrise.
The band used one of the first relatively
affordable portastudios meant for the
It features the vocals of Lynn and guitar
work of Randy.
|A live version of the BoDeans' Good
Work, a favorite band of The Fibes.
It's a fun song that again features a
strong vocal by Lynn and lead guitar by
Jim's drumwork drives this song.
Recorded live on a conventional stereo
cassette player .
Literally a bedroom recording.
|Let's do it, let's fall in love
|Big band Fibes, what more can you say.
What's more romantic than Fort
The crashing waves, chilled champagne,
a lovely lady ... and the calls of the night
Even though the guy dumps the girl, he
gives her a memory to hold forever.
Times that can heal you.
|Who doesn't like Tom Petty?
This recording is an early recording
using the first eight track portastudio
purchased by Randy.
The role of durmmer was played by an
seperate electronic box, or early
programmable drum machine.
We'd joke, "The drummer is like a
machine in this recording."
Too much of stero chorus or some other
wavform phase shifter, but the
recording is typical for first timers
|Change of Heart
|House of Ghosts
|Trapped by family memories.
Somber reminders of long dead uncles
you barely knew, dusty empty rooms
where you once played and other
Moments you can never have back and
won't let go.
On July 5, 2011, House of Ghosts was
played on the old Art Bell show AM Coast
to Coast now hosted by George Noorey.
|Sh#t from the Garage -- The Fibes -- By Alan Cherry Music
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|Welcome to the archive, the one-stop collection place of the audio,
video and assorted Sh#t from the Garage.
In some cases, the recordings are digital conversions of 20-30
yr old cassette tapes.
The songs have been captured on a variety of recording
devices -- some pretty good quality and some not.
As they say on tv, results vary.
Don't bust my balls over it.
More Sh#t from the Garage to come as we record and pull
more crap out to put on display.
|A really fine example of Randy's
diversity as a guitarist in this
instrumental version of a Cole Porter
He plays the rhythm and the melody in a
2011 recording undoubtedly executed in
his Palm Beach County house.
If birds do it and bees do it, one has to
ask, what is the "it" Porter is talking
A sly appeal for sex from the 1920s.
|To the right, a rare video of an early performance of the The Fibes
playing a slightly pokey, but good enough version of
Johnnie Come Back, during their first gig at the notorious Shalazar.
Ruben shot the video on VHS.
|Another ear-splitting recording played
in the docile and drunken environs of
The first time the band played in the bar
they had to remove a drunk sleeping it
off on stage behind a piano.
The Shalazar was marked by large sign
that featured a giant Aladdin-ish sword.
Other joints the band performed include
Sidepocket Sam's down by the Dade line
and an Oakland Park Blvd bar near the
|Another Live at the Shalazar recording.
Once again, Lynn proves his knack for
singing rock, while providing a thumping
Randy joins with Fred in rich guitarwork,
although there is a small stumble at the
end -- ah, such is the life of a garage
All in all, a pretty fine recording
captured live on a plain ol' cassette
Do they sell plan ol' cassette recorders
|Randy, Lynn, Jim and Fred buy studio
time down in Miami to record a cover of
the X song Hot House.
They are pretty much at their peak at
Soon after the band broke up.
|All hail the BoDeans.
It may be The Fibes covered more
BoDeans songs than any other group.
This recording is homemade featuring
Randy and Lynn.
Sounds tinny. Have to work on that.
|Angels Out at Night
|Don't Slow Up
|One of the original songs at the start of
Recorded at Loconto's Studio in Sunrise.
The song is written by Alan and sung by
It received an honorable mention in 1981
in Billboard Magazine's national
|An original song by Alan and the second
of two songs played on Coast to Coast
Alan was naked in the pool not knowing
it had been selected to be played on the
national radio program that night.
He damn near drowned when it come
blaring over his transistor radio on July 4,
|An original song by Alan and homage to
Largely written as a Valentine to Alan's
wife Pat McDonough. They've been
married for decades.
Notice the only male face in the video?
Bubba, we love ya.
|An odd song from Alan after a long and
upclose look at Alzheimer's.
The video reflects the slide into darkness
and the illusions that become real
through the progression of the disease.
Look closely during the lede break for
the image of John Lennon -- a mind
puzzle of sorts.
|The Mind's A Disease aka The Alzheimer's Song