In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Jason Molina played bass and sang backup vocals in the Spineriders –– a Lorain, Ohio punk band attending nearby Admiral King High School. Our aim in unearthing Hello Future Tinglies is to provide an invaluable window into the life, circumstances and experiences of a young Northeast Ohio native whose extraordinary gift would grow, take form and awaken the world in innumerable ways.
Great artists rarely uncover their muse overnight. Inevitably, it is the summation of their life experience. Before Jason Molina was known as a beautiful, heart-wrenching songwriter, he was an angst-ridden teenage bass player. The Spineriders provide the context within which one of independent music’s most beloved artists was born.
The official release of this material is born out of a friendship between Todd Jacops (founding Spineriders and Songs: Ohia member) and Leo DeLuca (Misra Records manager) –– both Ohio natives. Todd played on the debut “Nor Cease Thou Never Now” 7” (Palace Records), the “One Pronunciation of Glory” 7” (Secretly Canadian’s second release), Songs: Ohia (debut LP), and Hecla & Griper. After Jason passed away, and the original Spineriders were consulted, the two decided to excavate Hello Future Tinglies.
The 1991 recording is being issued on cassette –– an effort to stay true to the times. Spineriders drummer Carl Raponi produced a limited run of Jason Molina woodcut prints for the occasion and Jacops created this online memorial. With the approval of the Molina family, all proceeds will go to the Musicians Emergency Medical Association. We hope you enjoy this artifact.
2. Hello Future Tinglies
3. Instrumental 2
4. Thunder Junkie
5. Instrumental 8
6. Acid Man
7. Instrumental 3
8. Instrumental 7
10. Instrumental 5
11. Moon Syrup
12. Instrumental 1
Proceeds to the Musicians Emergency Medical Association