The Staklo Foundation

Burden of Friendship

Research Defense Squad



Music by Mark Giangrande

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New Music - Burden of Friendship

Four new classic tracks are now on the BOF page. They are My Old College Saxophone Part 1, My Old College Saxophone Part 2, Turn Me Around Day By Day, and the Jarry Symphonette (Novone).

New Music - Fank and Burden of Friendship

At Home With The Burdens has been added to the Burden of Friendship page. A New Mix of Need to Belong, recorded at the Fank reunion in August of 2005 has been added to the Fank page.

New Music - Staklo

Three tracks are added to the Staklo page. These are Care, Breath, and 911. These were recorded in 1990 through 1993 directly to cassette and appeared on Staklo's first CD, Dotting the Night Sky. They are a bit rougher and edgier in style compared to tracks recorded for Confession.

New Music - RDS

The Research Defense Squad page now features two recent recordings of RDS classic songs: Babar and Homeboy On The Range. Listen to them here.

Babar (The Metal Mix) Extended with Vocal (Christmas Mix 2012). One of Bosko's greatest vocals. This song was a staple of RDS live performances 1990-1993. It was recently revived for a show at the Hollywood (now closed) that took place in October of 2012. This remix comes from a recorded rehearsal for that show. Fun Fact: This song was inspired by two cats named Babar and Celeste (named after Babar, King of the Elephants and his queen, Celeste) and features the only rhyme ever with Dean Rusk.

Another Song is Added to the Burden of Frienship Page - UPDATED

The Ice Cream Man is now available for download as of June 9, 2012.

Update - Wouldn't you know it. Shortly after finding the cassette version, we at TSF found the original multi-track tapes of the song. There is now a second version of The Ice Cream Man on the BOF page. It was remixed on June 24th, 2012. The cassette mix of will probably be removed at some point.

New Music by Burden Of Friendship Loaded on the Band Page

Two new tracks were added on May 7, 2012: Mercy, a cover of the song by Wire and an excerpt from a Voidwatch at WZRD from April 28, 1984.

New Music

Three new songs/mixes from December 29, 2002 are now on the Fank music page.

Two new songs from 2009 are now on Mark Giangrande's music page.

Recent Appearances

Research Defense Squad played a set at Hotti Biscotti on May 29th,2010.


Mark Giangrande

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