Today In Amazing Old Press Photos: T-4-2

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While I was looking through the Observer press photo vaults earlier, I found this gem. T-4-2 (or, possibly, T42), according to the Internet, "faded into the background after 1993, with two songs appearing on compilations, and only a handful of Dallas-area live gigs since. The band has no affiliation with the Luxembourg-based band of the same name."

Hmmm. Well, the fact that this was an early '90s shot is not surprising, even though it could have been taken today. I'm pretty sure I saw the guy on the left's haircut just last weekend on someone roughly 21. I'm still waiting for the full-on Lost Boys hair waterfall of the guy on the right to come back.

Looks like dance/electronic label Oak Lawn Records had a pretty decent run in the '90s, though, and now I'm sort of obsessed with finding albums from their catalog. Does anyone remember the bands on that label? Or T-4-2? Or when they had these hairstyles?

Update: T-4-2 lives!


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6 comments
Willcdowdy
Willcdowdy

Hard to believe that lyrics like "come with me to the fire bring me your desire" didn't push these guys into the mainstream.

Lastangelman
Lastangelman

T-4-2 produced a couple of cassette albums and there were some other tape albums from pre-T42 electronic synth combos I got from one of band member back in day. They did a pretty fun show in Deep Ellum with balloons draping across the street in the vicinity of what was once Dave's Art Pawn Shop. I still have some of their stuff in boxes in storage with a lot of other promo stuff from day. They did a lot of earnest self promotion but never caught on.

johan
johan

There is a lesson to be learned here children. And it is this. If the formula for musical success was performing music that sounds exactly like Information Society four years after Information Society was popular, everyone would do it. Instead, Nirvana came out and held their dirty Converse All-Stars on the throats of this type of music (and hair metal as well) until it breathed its last breath. 

Tracykps
Tracykps

They used to play @ Tango/Redux on lowest Greenville Ave. Now it's a TACO CABANA !!

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