video title:
Game Theory - Erica's Word
video link:
video source:
Davis 80s Music
published on YouTube on Nov. 2, 2008

more info:
Loud Family
duration 4:01 minutes

Remembering Scott Miller (1960-2013) "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on July 22, 2013

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The Loud Family - Last Honest Face
Loud Family: Mixing Art and Politics
Loud Family: Creative Modern Rock
The Life of Scott Miller
Nan Becker Remembers Scott Miller

"I miss him and, as a champion of indie pop music, consider his passing a blow to the genre."
Johnny Pride of The Features

"I have many fond memories of Scott - he was/is truly one of my heroes."
Anton Barbeau

"The tribute event at Shine Cafe was basically one big room full of love for Scott Miller and his music."
Allyson Seconds

On Saturday night, July 20, a gathering at Shine Cafe celebrated the life and times of Sacramento musician Scott Miller, who died unexpectedly on April 15 this year. Miller had been the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Game Theory and The Loud Family. About 100 musicians, family, friends and fans showed up to honor Scott, according to club manager Russell Vreeland. Several bands performed covers of Scott's music, including the following:

The Wheels with Nan Becker
Blossom Rock
Allyson Seconds with David Houston
Jackson Griffith
Bradley Skaught
GIl Ray
Game Theory 1.0
A very special message and song from Anton Barbeau + more!

The event was a fundraiser for Scott's family, as he left behind his wife Kristine and two daughters. Friends helped raise over $48,500 from over 500 donors in three months on Crowdfunding site, surpassing a goal of $45,000. Scott had been planning a Game Theory reunion this year and was set to record the band's first album since 1988. Below is a discography of both Game Theory and The Loud Family. Other bands he played in included Alternate Learning and Lobster Quadrille. The video of "Erica's Word" was by Game Theory made in 1985. Scott sang vocals while other musicians included Gil Ray, Shelley LaFreniere, Donnette Thayer, Gui Gassuan and Suzi Ziegler.


1960 Born April 4

1979 Entered UC Davis and formed Alternate Learning

1981 Game Theory formed with Fred Juhos, Nancy Becker, Michael Erwin

1982 Released Blaze of Glory album featuring "Date With an Angel"

1985 Released Real Nighttime album (teamed up with REM producer Mitch Easter, new lineup)

1986 Released Big Shot Chronicles album (also produced by Mitch Easter)

1987 Released Lolita Nation double album

1988 Released Two Steps from the Middle Ages album

1989 Game Theory broke up after Enigma Records folded

1991 Formed The Loud Family in SF. Named after the 1973 reality TV show called An American Family.

1993 Released Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things

1993 Released Slouching Towards Liverpool EP

1994 Released The Tape of Only Linda

1996 Released Interbabe Concern album

1998 Days for Days

2000 Attractive Nuisance

2000 Loud Family goes on hiatus.

2002 Released From Ritual to Romance album

2003 Live 2000 DVD

2006 Recorded album with Anton Barbeau called What If It Works?

2006 The Loud Family returns.

2010 Published book Music: What Happened?

2013 Planned new Game Theory LP Supercalifragile

2013 Died April 15

2013 Fans honored Scott Miller Tribute show July 20 at Shine Cafe in Sacramento

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