Wayside School was a three or four piece jam band that played its first
show on September 17, 1998 at 101 Armory in Champaign and its last show
on December 13, 2000 at the Canopy Club just down the street in Urbana, IL.
The standard lineup featured Jon Harper on guitar, Tim Rimbos on drums,
and Tom Perona on bass and vocals. Jim LeFager played percussion
intermittently throughout the band's existance and Matt Cullen joined at
the tail end of the group.
Wayside School recorded one full length album that was packaged and sold
at shows. The self-titled record was recorded on four-track between
August 1999 and May 2000 at the White Street Laboratory. The album was
engineered, produced, and mixed by Perona. It's posted in its entirity below.
A second album was begun, but never completed. The band recorded
rhythm tracks and scratch vocal tracks for twelve songs from February
through November, 2000. Below are a few unfinished rough mixes from the
incomplete Problem With Bill sessions.