Extended Playability

by The Cables ( from San Diego circa 96' )

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about

From 1996 to 2006 Mike Flinn recorded and performed as The Cables, a mostly power pop band that started in San Diego and ended in San Francisco. In August of 1997 The Cables full length debut Five O’clock Shadow was released on bay area indie 11345 records. In 1998 Mike relocated to the San Francisco Bay area. With an ever-changing roster The Cables performed, released material independently, and contributed to a few compilations. In 2008 The Wounded Men took over where The Cables left off. The Wounded Men released their first full length album in 2011. All The East Bay Misses You has fourteen songs that go from No Depression era alt country to lo-fi pop-noir.

This collection is dedicated in loving memory to Nina Nilssen. Nina helped me form what would be the final line up of The Cables. I can only say that her extraordinary talents as a musician and artist were far surpassed by her warmth, grace, and kindness. www.facebook.com/Ninasfund

An extended play (or EP) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP.

Extended Playability was inspired by Markus Moser. Markus found out about The Cables on the 91X FM web site back in 1996. Many years later I received an e-mail from Austria, It was Markus saying hello and asking for a CD.

The Cables Build a better auto pilot. 1996 Recorded at West Wind studios La Mesa, CA. Thanks to Rob Wise for being around and for giving me the Epiphone.

Mike Flinn Guitar & Vocals
Jason Hamilton Pratt Drums
Billy Cable Bass

Bonus track WinO 1997 from the Magic Bananas compilation from Slamm Magazine and 91X FM.

Astronaut 1999 Recorded in San Francisco at a studio that I can't remember the name of and also at Shark Bite studios in Oakland. Mixed by Mark Keaton.

Mike Flinn Guitars, keys, & vocals
Russel Tillet Bass
Hans Drums
Patrick drums on # 10 & 11 (I think)

The Cables 7" 2003 Recorded at expressions center for new media in Emeryville, Fantasy studios Berkeley, Some other place in Oakland, and also by Mike Kamoo at Temple Studios in San Diego

Mike Flinn Guitars, keys, & vocals
Trevor Wencl Drums
Eben Henner Bass & Guitars
Billy Lovci Bass & Guitars

Bus Bound 2002 unreleased
Recorded by Kiley Henner in San Francisco

Mike Flinn Guitars & vocals
Eben Henner Bass & Guitars
Billy Lovci Harmonica
Johanna Keith backing vocal

All the autos play 2004 Recorded at Tiny Telephone San Francisco by Aaron Prellwitz

Mike Flinn Guitars, keys, & vocals
Mark Dungey Drums
Nathan Britton Bass
Nina Nillsen Piano, Keyboards, and vocals

All Songs by Mike Flinn copyright 2013 BMI
released 03 March 2013

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released March 3, 2013

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From 1996 to 2006 Mike Flinn recorded and performed as The Cables, a mostly power pop band that started in San Diego and ended in San Francisco.

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