And the Band Played On

The lost chord: Peter von Allmen and Fred Schultheis, guitars, above; Kelly Krieble, drums, below right; Bob Brill, vocals, backed by Tom Mondschein, harmonica, below left.

Humor columnist Dave Barry, who has thought up more names for rock bands than anyone on the planet, can’t do better than Lethal Combination, the resident faculty band of Moravian College.

LC actually is a blues band. The musicians are Peter von Allmen, associate professor of economics and business, lead guitar; Fred Schultheis, associate professor of mathematics, rhythm guitar; Tom Mondschein, senior user support analyst, CIT, bass guitar and harmonica; Kelly Krieble ’86, assistant professor of physics, drums; and Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, vocals.

The band made its debut at a Friday get-together of faculty and staff in April in the Doghouse and played at the rained-out College picnic in June.

Its current play list is heavy on Eric Clapton, with “Key to the Highway,” “How Long?,” and “Driftin’.” It also includes the Rolling Stones’ cover of “Spider and the Fly” and The Band’s of “Further On Up the Road.” Repertory also includes works by Blind Faith, Santana, and Robert Johnson, as well as “Matchbox Blues” and other lamentations.

The editor of InCommon, who was a music critic for 22 years before moving to Academe, is ready to swear that these were all in the same key; but the play list and the ears of Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, say otherwise.

Lethal Combination wants the campus community to know that it is available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, funerals, and class reunions.

July 15, 2003

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