The Black Labels – “Please Give Me Something”

A track from the 2001 Shaky Ray Records compilation album Let’s Get Sloppy.

R.I.P. Black Labels’ drummer Ryan “Chunk” Lund — April 25, 1983 to Sept. 17, 2023.



about 7 months ago

RIP Ryan. This song brings back some gooood memories. 
Jen on Ben's account :)


about 7 months ago

It blows my mind Ryan died. I hadn’t had a beer with him in a decade or exchanged texts for like 7-8 years. 

The last time I saw him in Duluth, he was working at Lake Ave. Cafe, then he was at Lucia’s in Minneapolis (which got a James Beard award), then he was in North Carolina. I just assumed he’d always be kicking ass in kitchens and being a good dude. 

I don’t know what the song is called, but I have fond, faded memories of a Black Labels song that hit the bridge, at which point Chunk would start playing the drums like a train - like a choo-choo train; I can’t explain it any differently. If you were there, you know what I’m talking about. I know it isn’t a complex beat that anyone else couldn’t play. But over the years I’ve reminisced over that whole scene - drunk on 75¢ beers in a hot bar on a Wednesday night, knowing I had to be at work at 7am, with a random 17-year-old drummer who had to go to school at the same time controlling everything.


about 7 months ago

Early 2000s, Red Lion

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