Kevin Seconds

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Kevin Seconds (born Kevin Marvelli; March 24, 1961) is a singer/songwriter/musician, born in Sacramento, CA. As a teen, he moved with his family to Reno, NV where he lived until 1988 when he relocated back to Sacramento and has been based ever since.

He founded the highly influential hardcore punk band 7 Seconds in 1979 with his brother, Steve Youth. Simultaneously with his career with 7 Seconds, he has been engaged in many side bands and solo projects.

Seconds has released several solo albums and has appeared on several compilations, split 7 inch vinyl releases and a popular split album with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, released in 2002.

He frequently collaborates with his wife Allyson Seconds and also owned the well-loved True Love Coffeehouse in Sacramento.


Bandography

Solo Discography

  • Stoudamire

1997 album on Earth Music EAR021

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  1. Stoudamire
  2. Tiny Shelter
  3. A Random Thought
  4. The Day
  5. Won't Be Boring
  6. This Cassette
  7. Greens Turned To Brown
  8. Good Morning Hannah
  9. Hey Al
  10. Sacto Lately
  11. Prove Myself To You
  12. June
  13. On It
  14. Nowhere Ain't A Town


  • Heaven's Near Wherever You Are

2001 album on Headhunter Records HED095

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  1. Chin
  2. 137 Song
  3. Bad Girl Afterall
  4. Anti Me
  5. Better Picture
  6. X Girlfriend
  7. (Not My) Father
  8. Weather Everything
  9. Down
  10. Her Secret World
  11. Little Mistery
  12. Mick Foley
  13. Stumbled Into Ben

Bass, Keyboards, Editing, Mastering: David Houston; Drums, Noises: Mark Harrod; Harmony Vocals, Handclaps: Allyson Seconds;

Tracks 1 to 9, 11 recorded at Cafe Paris, Sacramento CA; Tracks 10,12 & 13 recorded at Yeahandahalf.

Recorded, produced and mixed by Kevin Seconds.


  • Rise Up, Insomniacs!

2008 album on Asian Man Records AM-165

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  1. The Violence Inside
  2. Big Dumb Nostalgia
  3. Disarm Your Bomb
  4. I'm Stuck On
  5. Good At Evil
  6. Backaches And Bad Dreams
  7. Ione
  8. Never Heaven Sent
  9. Less Fortunate Sons
  10. Rise Up, Insomniacs!
  11. Not That Bad A Guy
  12. I Feel Done In
  13. Say Goodnight

Credited as "Kevin Seconds and His Ghetto Moments"


  • Good Luck Buttons

2010 vinyl album on Asian Man Records AM-200

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  1. Random Harm
  2. Slights And Snickers
  3. New And Beautiful
  4. Message To Kv
  5. Be Your Witness
  6. Hello Square One
  7. Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Polo
  8. Theres A Hole
  9. No Good Eggs
  10. Big Important Place
  11. Happy Beginning

Mastered by David Houston; Recorded and mixed by Kevin Seconds.


  • Don't Let Me Lose Ya

2012 vinyl/cassette album on Asian Man Records AM-247

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  1. Forever Try
  2. On The Hill
  3. Don't Let Me Lose Ya
  4. Only Drug I've Ever Done
  5. Disappearing Girl
  6. What A Lie
  7. Deaf Ears
  8. Oh Rhonda
  9. Masterpiece, Unfinished
  10. The Elements And You

Backing Vocals: Allyson Seconds; Cello: Alison Sharkey; Drums: Kepi Ghoulie; Guitar & Assorted Other Things: David Houston;

Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Houston.


  • Off Stockton

2014 album on Rise Records

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  1. My Recollection
  2. The Broken And The Bent
  3. All The Killers
  4. Oh Let Me Try
  5. Run Run Run
  6. Love Or Hate
  7. Truth Be Told
  8. The Answers No
  9. Courage
  10. If I'm Honest
  11. Strip Your Soul


  • New Years Rulin's

"Song interpretations inspired by Woody Guthrie's 33 New Years resolutions for 1943"

2014 CD album on This Means Something Records

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  1. Work More And Better 00:30
  2. Work By A Schedule 00:50
  3. Wash Teeth If Any 00:35
  4. Shave 00:47
  5. Take Bath 00:47
  6. Eat Good - Fruit - Vegetable - Milk 00:44
  7. Drink Very Scant If Any 00:41
  8. Write A Song A Day 00:31
  9. Wear Clean Clothes Look Good 00:48
  10. Shine 00:28
  11. Change Socks 00:46
  12. Change Bed Clothes Often 00:46
  13. Read Lots Of Good Books 00:52
  14. Listen To Radio A Lot 00:51
  15. Learn People Better 00:41
  16. Keep Rancho Clean 00:58
  17. Don't Get Lonesome 00:37
  18. Stay Glad 00:34
  19. Keep Hoping Machine Running 00:46
  20. Dream Good 00:37
  21. Bank All Extra Money 00:28
  22. Save Dough 00:24
  23. Have Company But Don't Waste Time 00:25
  24. Send Mary And Kids Money 00:30
  25. Play And Sing Good 00:27
  26. Dance Better 00:28
  27. Help Win War Beat Fascism 00:32
  28. Love Mama 00:26
  29. Love Papa 00:43
  30. Love Pete 00:30
  31. Love Everybody 00:34
  32. Make Up Your Mind 00:49
  33. Wake Up And Fight 00:48

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