Hologram started in 1983 when I (Carl Jasper) was playing bass for the "Gary Efford Band,"
Jeff DeYoung (drums), Chuck Mills (guitar), Rob Nunn or Doug Goodwin (keyboards, mostly Rob) Gary Efford
(writer/singer). After playing many local clubs in Los Angeles including "Wongs West and East" I
realized it was time for a change. Garys' music and the ensemble of talented musicians in the band
were a great learning experience for me. Still, I wanted something more than to just be a replaceable
bass player in the band.
I asked Rob if he would play keyboards on a tune I had written. Danny Loi (another excellent musician) programmed
an early EMU Drumulator with an awful hum in the output. The 8 trk studio we recorded at didn't have the
equipment to reduce or remove the hum, so I lived with it. After a few nights of recording and mixing I
had "Trendy Mannequins" in the can. I felt a good connection with Rob and when he said let's do a "B"
side I immediately agreed. Jeff DeYoung helped program the drums using a different machine this time,
(read that NO HUM!). "Scraps" was the end result of me butchering a romantic tune that Rob wrote. He never
seemed quite happy with the result (or me at the time) but to this day I believe it's still the best experimental
playing he's done.
Then along came Ken Ferrante as lead guitarist to complete the band. Hologram continued to record and
rehearse improving and adding to our growing list of tunes. Then the world of music exploded with the
advent of "MIDI". We used Commodore 128s and midi interfaces to control all our gear. The music industry
was changing fast and it was very hard without a record deal to finance all this wonderful equipment. Hologram
eventually parted (mostly good terms) and reunited for a few recording sessions here and there. I haven't
heard or seen Ken since then, Rob is now using his real name (Elliot Anders) and we still keep in touch (he's a brilliant musician)
and Jeff - master drummer/song writer has moved out of California to pursue fatherhood. And me, well I
met up with Doug Goodwin (now deceased) to start a progressive rock band "U.R. ONE" That story is located there.
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