Beakers, The "Four Steps Toward A Cultural Revolution" LP
Side A: Red Towel, 4 Steps Toward A Cultural Revolution, Football Season's In Full Swing, Walking (Showbox), Bones, What's Important?, 3 important Domestic Inventions, Third In B (Berkely Square), Christmas Letter From Home
Side B: Fig. 21, Dinosaurus Mambo (Showbox), I'm Crawling, Use Your Fingers (Berkeley Square), Line Up, Insulation (Showbox), Thinking Postmodern, Funky Town (Berkely)
The Beakers were a hack fit of four art-bashing funk wave arbiters who skronked into action Jan. 1980 and expired in Jan. 1981. In between they toured up and down the west coast, released a 45 and songs on two compilations, played shows with Delta 5 and Gang of Four, and recorded several times. The majority of the 17 songs on Four Steps Toward a Cultural Revolution (KLP163) have never been released before; the handful that were once available are now long out of print. The four Beakers, George Romansic, drums, Mark H. Smith, guitar and vocals, Jim Anderson, sax and vocals, and Frankie Sundsten, bass, were an abrupt, powerful force on the Seattle musical scene, who through the force of their personalities and charmingly abrasive music made that town quake, dance and smile.