I know NOTHINK about this band. A lot of people who's musical opinions I just kind of tolerate rave on and on about these guys and how important they were to the Scene back in the daze. After finding absolutely bumpkins about them on the Inter-webs, I thought I'd try to put something together about the band after this demo of there's kind of fell into my lap. Area 51 was comprised of James Bagley (Vocals), Brian Brassfield (Guitar), Mike Nicholas (Bass) and Frank Klepacki (Drums). James, I believe, was in 5150, another seminal Las Vegas band at the time. The band honed their musical chops by playing the usual back yard kegger parties and places as diverse as Cafe Espresso Roma to the Henderson Elk's Lodge. I guess if you had to label them, I'd call them Crossover, or Punk Rock, with an emphasis on the Rawk part of it. Rock Music played by old Punk dudes. :-) The material is good, the guitar work on here is phenomenal, the rhythm section kills it, and Jame's vocals are great. So why didn't these guys hit it big? I dunno. They played constantly, don't know if they ever toured, and they did release a few more demos after this one, but it was always with different members, including Ed from Papsmear, another under appreciated Las Vegas band. Area 51 carried on despite the line up changes, and after a while they just sort of disappeared, with Brian later reappearing in the late 90's with a band called Phatback with a guy named Velton, who was one of the later day Area 51 bass players. They were doing the whole white boy Funk thing and it was just terrible. Anyways, their contribution to the L.V.H.C. scene cannot be overlooked, so here it is, their 1st demo tape, from 1991, and in some opinions, the best thing they've ever done, and I present it to you for your listening pleasure. Special Thanks to Jeff Murphy for letting me copy this and allowing me to put it up here on the website. Thanks to All Hail Bob for the help with digitalizing it from cassette tape and then re-mixing it.