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"Music is a service industry." --Bob Brozman

2019 - Sad News

On January 8th, 2019 Linda Waterfall died after a long battle with cancer. Our world is very different now.
Peter_Langston ยท Over The Mountain

1973-1974 - Entropy Service Quartet in Olympia, Wash.

quartet
Performing at the Inside Passage in Seattle, WA
left to right: Peter Langston, Linda Waterfall, Judy Cook, & J. B. White

Peter_Langston ยท Give It A Try
quartet
A poster for the regular gig every week at the Inside Passage

quartet
Performing in "Natural light" at the Inside Passage
left to right: J.B., Linda, Peter, & Judy.

3 of 4
Close harmony!
left to right: Linda, Peter, & Judy.


The original Entropy Service EP record

ES record
An extended-play (EP) 7-inch 33-rpm record with one song from each member of the band:
GIVE IT A TRY - J. B. White
RAININ' ALL DAY FEELING - Judy Cook
OVER THE MOUNTAIN - Linda Waterfall
SONGS TO MYSELF - Peter Langston
This original Entropy Service record is also the only Entropy Service record (unfortunately), but see below about Entropy Service CDs.


original band
The picture from the back of the record
left to right: Linda Waterfall, Peter Langston, J. B. White, & Judy Cook

1974 - Entropy Service Trio in Olympia, Wash.
(What? You don't want to count the ducky?!)

Entropy trio
Entropy trio
The Trio, left to right: Linda Waterfall, Peter Langston, & J. B. White
(not counting the duck).
Peter_Langston ยท Songs to Myself
poster
Poster for a gig on Saturday, March 9th, 1974 in Bellingham
poster
Poster for a gig on Wednesday, July 31st, 1974 in Bellingham
poster
Poster for a gig at North Seattle Community College during a (pink) blood drive...

trio
In concert in Portland, Ore.
left to right: Peter, J.B., & Linda

trio
More of the same concert in Portland, Ore.
left to right: J.B., Peter, & Linda

trio
Does it seem like enough instruments?
left to right: Conga drum, electric bass, bass amp, electric guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, guitar amp, acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, electric guitar, guitar amp, ...
Hey! Where's the banjo? ... and the slinky!?

Entropy Service Trio on KRAB radio

The KRAB radio archive includes a set of eight pieces from the Entropy Service Trio. It consists of recordings made at the Inside Passage in Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington. It was recorded and edited (unbeknownst to the band) by Bruce "B Gordon" Kirkman, our biggest fan and Robert Weppner. Thanks, Bruce and Robert!
Entropy Service in the KRAB radio archives
This set is also available as a CD. See below.


1974-1975 - Entropy Service Quartet in Allston & Cambridge, Mass.

Entropy quartet left to right: Peter Langston, J. B. White, Linda Waterfall, & Sharyle Patton


Entropy quartet
left to right: Sharyle Patton, J. B. White, Peter Langston, & Linda Waterfall
poster
A poster for what became regular gigs every week in Cambridge and Brighton

Entropy Service Quartet on KRAB radio

The KRAB radio archives includes an Entropy Service Quartet set. The set has songs recorded at Jeremiah's Restaurant in Allston, Mass. and at the Cantab Lounge in Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachussetts. It was assembled by Bruce "B Gordon" Kirkman and Robert Weppner. Thanks, Bruce and Robert!
Entropy Service in the KRAB radio archives



The original Entropy Service patch

Entropy Service patch
Some people say this is where it all began...

The original Entropy Service business card

Entropy Service Card

Note the elegant austerity
and discreet lack of information...

Entropy Service Products Department

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T-Shirts or Mugs

Entropy Service CDs?

I am in the process of assembling CDs with performances from Entropy Service's immense original repertoire.

The first CD is called "Entropy Service '75 Live!" (CAT-111CD).

CAT-111CD contains songs recorded at two Boston area performances late in 1975. The band is the later Entropy Service Quartet. The audio quality gets lousy in spots, and there are a few strange noises (you'd almost think it was recorded in a bar or a restaurant), but the performances are wonderful!

The songs on this recording are:
· If I Could Sing Like Bing
· The Bird Song
· Endless Taxi
· Elizabeth
· When I Take My Sugar To Tea
· Sister Mary
· Wisdom Teeth
· Delayed Gratification (Waiting)
· Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jellyroll Like Mine
· Highland Road
· Stranger Twice Removed
· Tavern Boogie

To order CAT-111CD send a check or money order made out to Peter Langston for $18 ($15 + $3 postage) to the Entropy Service address below. Be sure to include your postal address.

I have a few copies of the original Entropy Service EP record (made from genuine vinyl!) complete with the original Entropy Service record cover (a museum-grade art piece in its own right). Send a check or money order for $13 ($10 + $3 postage) made out to Peter Langston at the address below. Make sure you mention the Entropy Service EP and include your postal address.

Entropy Service
c/o Peter Langston
9228 1st Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117-2003
ES record

The four songs on the Entropy Service EP are now available in CD form as CAT-123 "Entropy Service EP." The cover graphics from the record are reproduced in a slimline CD format. To purchase a copy send $13 to the address above ($10 + $3 postage).

The songs on this studio recording are:
· Give It A Try
· Rainin' All Day Feeling
· Over The Mountain
· Songs To Myself

The eight songs assembled by Bruce Kirkman from recordings of the Entropy Service Trio (Linda, J.B., and Peter) made at the Inside Passage in Seattle's Pioneer Square in 1974 are now available in CD form as CAT-124 "Entropy Service Trio at the Inside Passage." To purchase a copy send $13 to the address above ($10 + $3 postage).

The songs on this live recording are:
· Songs To Myself
· Ewe, Ewe, Ewe
· Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears
· Over The Mountain
· Temptation Rag
· Mother Night
· Highland Road
· Dairyman Blues
Some titles are duplicated, (e.g. Over The Mountain), but all performances are unique.

NOTE: $3 postage will cover up to three CDs; $3 for 1 to 3, $6 for 4 to 6, etc.

I'm keeping my eye out for other bits and pieces left behind by the band.
    If you have any Entropy Service
  • Pictures
  • Posters
  • Recordings
  • Anecdotes
please let me know via email.


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