If you were a fan of MTV’s 120 Minutes, the video channel’s weekly spotlight on those American and British bands appearing “Left of the Dial” on college radio stations in the late 1980s, you will remember Divine Weeks, an L.A. band of considerable promise that made their national debut on the program in 1987.
Divine Weeks is: Bill See (Vocals,) Raj Makwana (Guitars,) Dave Smerdzinski (Drums,) and Michael Lawrence (Bass.)
The band’s second album, Never Get Used To It, was originally released by music industry veteran, Mike Lembo’s First Warning label through RCA/BMG on September 24, 1991, the very same day as Nirvana’s Nevermind, as rock ‘n’ roll’s landscape cataclysmically shifted.
Fast forward to present day, twenty-six years later, Lembo’s Funzalo Records will release a remastered, deluxe, digital-only version of the album on August 11. Featuring six bonus tracks, including covers of Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and Sly and the Family Stone’s “I Wanna Take You Higher.” More on the remastered Never Get Used To It here:https://youtu.be/6vQ5C29ZBmw
Founding members Bill See and Raj Makwana reformed Divine Weeks last year to record and release their first new album in two decades, and even played a rare reunion show earlier this year. With a new album out and the remastered reissue ofNever Get Used To It, it feeling like Divine Weeks is taking care of some unfinished business.