This is the official site
of the once again defunct, Pittsburgh-based band,
The Affordable Floors.
release of The Sounding in 1986
established The Affordable Floors as a premier
original music band. As the album's title track
reached number one on WXXP's Dare Ten Countdown
and became the most requested song for four
continuous weeks at WPTS, the band performed for
capacity crowds at clubs and colleges across the
mid-atlantic. Appearances with international acts
such as the Hoodoo Gurus, Concrete Blonde and
Shriekback exposed the band to a wider audience,
further broadening their popularity.
|In 1989, Anthem
Records released The Affordable Floors'
second album, Drumming on the Walls.
The CD climbed the charts of over 150
college and commercial stations creating
a buzz across the country. The single, Wedding
Ring, hit #1 on stations ranging
from KTOO in Juneau, Alaska to WUFI in
Miami, Florida. The band signed to MCA
Paradox Records and disappeared...
Floors, from left to right:
Harvey Coblin, Eric Riebling,
Jeff Babcock and Ken Zenkevich
In the Spring of 1992, the
band returned to Anthem Records, describing their
major label experience as "a long dark
tunnel with a light at the end and our dead
relatives beckoning to us." It was in the
Summer of 1992 that Anthem reissued The
Sounding on CD as well as Drumming
on the Walls. Brisk sales were reported
at National Record Marts and Camelot Music
Stores. The Floors returned to the studio in
August of 1992 to record their third release, All
The Things I Meant To Be. The band began
to book a busy schedule of concert dates in
support of the new release.
The band returned to the
studio to record a rendition of Kate Bush's The
Big Sky for inclusion on the compilation
album Duck and Cover. The Floors
continued to perform until the summer of 1995
when, after their final performance at Nick's Fat
City in Pittsburgh, they decided to end the