Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Song of the Day: 'Room With a View' by Let's Active

Heartbroken to read about the death of Let's Active drummer Sara Romweber at 55. 

Pitchfork recalls that Romweber joined frontman Mitch Easter and bassist Faye Hunter in Let’s Active when she was 17. Their first performance found them opening for R.E.M. in Atlanta in 1981. Romweber quit the band in 1984 after the release of the “Afoot” EP and their debut full-length, “Cypress.” Later, she co-founded the group Snatches of Pink and performed with her brother as the Dex Romweber Duo. In 2014, she reunited with Mitch Easter as Let’s Active for a benefit show.

Will never forget driving “all the way” to the westside from Mesa -- Phoenicians will understand this -- to see the band perform at the Mason Jar in high school, shortly after getting my driver’s license in 1984. (I went with my stalker-turned-gal pal Susan!)  

Read lots of loving tributes HERE.

“Every Word Means No” was such a great single and the “Afoot” EP and “Cypress” album were equally catchy. “I’d write songs and she’d figure out what to do with it, and she could make sense of it. She was a little bit wild, which I liked,” Easter told the Winston Salem Journal. We lost bass player Faye Hunter to suicide in 2013 and now Sara to a brain tumor. Too much sad news from a band that gave me so much happiness. RIP.

1 comment:

Blobby said...

Always love this. Marti Jones does a good job with a cover a few years back.