Over the years, Orphus has gone through a few changes. For now, we'd like to take the time to thank those past members who are no longer writing and producing music with the band. In the future, we plan to have a Band History/Timeline posted on this site. For now, we hope this mention will suffice.
Co-Founder of Orphus, Chris is now enjoying life with his wife and two chidren. His contributions were greatly appreciated, and we wish him the very best.
Also a former member of the band Molotov, Neil's contributions to Orphus music included the passionate song "Anguish". These days, Neil is at home with his wife and kids. We wish him well!
The music is what matters most...
Trippin' On A Rhyme
(I've Got To) Escape, What About Tomorrow, On My Mind,
The Beer Train, Never Say Goodbye, Cage, Bustin' Out,
10 Years On, Guy's Night Out, That's The End, I Will Follow You,
The Beer Train (acoustic)
Videos include "10 Years On" and "That's The End", as well
as the mini-movie/video for "On My Mind". A fourth video was
made for one of the "hidden tracks", a cover of Tommy Tutone's
"867-5309". This album also marks the first time that B.J. sings
lead on songs that he has written entirely by himself.
Want Me To Be, Don't Let Go, No Tomorrow, Insomnia, Outlast Time, My Song, Would You Like Me Better, Raising Hell, Anguish, One Of Those Days, Colder, Halfway Home, Home (Live Version)
Album title inspired by television series, "South Park". Clearly the broadest effort from Orphus at the time, marking the first time a cover song was not listed on the track list. Fan favorites include "One Of Those Days" and "Anguish"; the latter being written and sung by the newest official addition to the band, Neil O'Brien. Videos include "Want Me To Be", "No Tomorrow", and one of two O'Brien-Randall collaberations on the album, "Don't Let Go". Album also includes a version of the original song, "Home", recorded live in a Kansas City hotel room. Song was originally co-written and sung by friend of the band, David Lyons, on the "Orgy Of The Mind" album.
Orgy Of The Mind
Orgy Of The Mind, Low Life, Movin' In, Proof, Home, Time To Burn, Ties That Bind, Solitary Man, Take These Wings, Tomorrow And Tonight, I'll Set You Free, Twisted Metal
Originally recorded on cassette but later transferred to compact disc. "Low Life" was written and sung by former Molotov bass player/singer, Neil O'Brien...he was listed as a "Special Guest" in the liner notes. Videos include "Ties That Bind", "Proof", a cover of Neil Diamond's classic "Solitary Man", and "Low Life".
Other Obscure Orphus Albums:
Dreamin'-1995, Vicious Circle-1996, Unplugged-1996, Dreamin' '97-1997, Live At The Bison-1997, The Lost Album-1999.
Most of these "other" Orphus albums contain material that was originally recorded on a 4-Track recorder and mixed to cassette. "Live At The Bison" was recorded "live" in between recording sessions for "Orgy Of The Mind". Originally recorded to cassette, it was eventually dubbed to a 2nd-generation CD (as was "Orgy".) "The Lost Album" was supposed to be a super-duper 1st generation CD collection of the best songs from the first 5 Orphus cassettes. The intention was to re-record the favorites on a new digital 8-track and burn them directly to CD. Unfortunately, technical difficulties turned this "first" into an incomplete, 2nd-generation CD that was never promoted or distributed in the manner that was intended. Some of the songs from this CD still rank as "classics" and will remain signature Orphus tunes for years to come. If you have not heard some of these songs, you are definitely missing out. They include: "Many Beers Ago", "Believe", "Beer Goggle Blues", "Credit Card Behind The Bar", and many more! In the future, we hope to give you the opportunity to hear some of them through the downloading of audio clips as well as a possible redistribution on CD. Stay tuned!