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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: General files

Series II: Audio

Series III: Oversized

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to The Banded Geckos collection, 1980-2017 MS 681



Title: The Banded Geckos collection
Dates: 1980-2017
Dates (Bulk): 1980-2000
Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional materials, and audio.
Identification: MS 681
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet(2 boxes, 1 map drawer)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Banded Geckos formed in 1979. The original line-up consisted of Fred McDonough, Tim Taylor, and Evelyne Taylor. After McDonough left the band in 1981, Russell Fory and Gary Young joined. Over the course of 1983 into 1984, the band recorded their first album at Loma Ranch Studios in Fredericksburg, Tx, entitled "The Banded Geckos."

After Gary Young moved on, Fory and the Taylors continued as a trio. With the addition of Charlie Arruda in 1988, the band recorded "Gecko Greetings," a Christmas album. They began work on "Art Gecko" in 1989, releasing it in 1990. In 1992, Arruda moved to Pennsylvania and Robert Knetsch joined the band.

In 1993, the Taylors relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began recording "Gecoupage" in 1994 with Russell Fory, Robert Knetsch, Grey Howell, and Pat Longmire, releasing it in 1995. In 2000, the Taylors and Grey Howell released "Gecko Canyon."

Over the years, The Banded Geckos performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Anderson Fair, Mucky Duck, Uncle Calvin's, Cactus Cafe and other venues throughout Texas, New Mexico, and beyond.

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Scope and Contents

This collections consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional materials, audio, and other items chronicling the musical history of The Banded Geckos.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from The Banded Geckos.

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Related Materials

Please see the Rice University KTRU Radio records, UA 011.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Banded Geckos collection, 1980-2017, MS 681, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Evelyne Taylor in February 2017.

Accruals

No additional materials are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: General files

Box Folder
1 1 Biography 1985-2017
2 Correspondence 1985-1991
3 Ephemera 1980s-2000
4 Fliers 1980s-2000
5 "The Gecko Echo" 1986
6 "Gecko Greetings" art and information 1988
7 News clippings 1984-2000
8 Photographs 1980-2000
9 Promotion 1980s-1990s

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Series II: Audio

Box
1 "The Banded Geckos" 12" LP (2) 1984
"Gecko Greetings" unmastered CD 1988
"Art Gecko" CD 1990
"Gecoupage" 1995
"The Banded Geckos: 15th Year Anniversary 1999 Re-issue" 1999
"Gecko Canyon" 2000

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Series III: Oversized

Box
2 Fliers 1981-1990s
Art - three geckos 1980s
Photograph 1990
"The Banded Geckos: The Album" T-shirt 1984
"Art Gecko" T-shirt (2) 1990
map-drawer item
182 6-9 Kerrville Folk Festival posters (4) 1982-1985

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