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This is the official site of the once again defunct, Pittsburgh-based band, The Affordable Floors.

The 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...


The Affordable Floors, from left to right:
Harvey Coblin, Eric Riebling, Kirk Botula,
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 project.