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High Back Chairs

(Summer 1989 - Spring 1993)

Peter Hayes - vocals, guitar
Charles Steck - vocals, bass
Jim Spellman - guitar
Jeff Nelson - drums, vocals
High Back Chairs

The High Back Chairs were formed in Washington, D.C. in 1989 by Jeff Nelson (ex-Minor Threat, Three), Peter Hayes, Charles Steck (ex-Velvet Monkees), and Jim Spellman (Velocity Girl). Their sound reflected a move away from the harder-edged music of their previous bands toward more of a pop sensibility. 

The band played locally for the most part and released a full length and a couple of EPs on Dischord Records. In 1991, Jim left the band to play full-time with Velocity Girl and was replaced by Charles Bennington. In August 1992, Jeff also left the band and The High Back Chairs continued with a new drummer before breaking up later that year.
Photo: Dot Steck