Warren David

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The mysterious original drummer of the Left Banke, Warren David, according to the discography enclosed with Rhino's The History of the Left Banke album, played on just two tracks recorded by the band…
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The mysterious original drummer of the Left Banke, Warren David, according to the discography enclosed with Rhino's The History of the Left Banke album, played on just two tracks recorded by the band during their first recording sessions. Those were done in December 1965/January 1966, including "I Haven't Got the Nerve" and "I've Got Something on My Mind," both of which were used on the band's first album. These first sessions were done before the Left Banke had a recording deal, and before they got one, David and Left Banke keyboardist/principal songwriter Michael Brown tried to go to California. Left Banke bassist Tom Finn, however, has said that Brown's father, Harry Lookofsky, stopped that excursion when the pair got off the plane. David was fired by Brown sometime before the next Left Banke recording session, although David had devised the drumbeat that would be used on "Walk Away Renee." David, Finn told The Bob in 1986, subsequently became "Lisa" after a sex-change operation. No doubt she has a hell of a story to tell if anyone ever tracks her down for an interview.