Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Back in the early 90's there were a ton of cool bands happening in and around NJ. Gigantic were one of my faves. Even though i was in a straight up metal punk band i loved these hard rocking indie guys. They were raucous and noisy and rocking. They always played their asses off and it really looked like they were having the best time on stage. When my shit band got signed i tried to help them out and get them in touch with some folks who could help them. Not sure what ever happened, if they made contact not not, those days are fuzzy at best now but i know they broke up not too soon after due to some personal strife. Another one for the, shoulda, coulda, woulda file.... I'm pretty sure they made me this rehearsal tape of newer stuff to check out in hopes i could get it to some ears that would listen. Anyhow, this tape rules, 3 dudes down in the basement ripping it up, playing their asses off, and having fun. Done live and in 1 take each even the boom box quality doesn't matter, at least to me. This throws me back in a time machine. I don't know how many people will be into this or will give a shit about a small piece of New Jersey time/history but i love it. Gigantic should have been GIGANTIC!
Gigantic - Half Hour
Gigantic - First Names
Gigantic - Multiply
Gigantic - Great Big Man
Gigantic - Last Song
Gigantic - I Invented The Wheel
Gigantic - I Never Expected Anything
Gigantic - Ambulance
Gigantic - Cross My Fingers
Gigantic - What Does He Mean?
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
killmildred - life to distracted
killmildred - adoptee
killmildred - early grave
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
SmogMonster is the spawn of great BASS heavy bands of the past , such as Flipper, Deep Purple, and yes even Sabbath, and more recent extreme bass-based bands, such as GodHeadSilo, EnemyMine, Death From Above and Lightning Bolt. .. The band is named after one of the finest Godzilla films of all times - - the environmentally conscious semi-musical/semi-animated early 70’s "Godzilla vs. The Smogmonster" - "history shows us again and again, how nature points out the folly of men ...." .. Armed with stacks of old and semi-reliable Ampeg, Peavey, Kustom and Guild amplifiers and a handful of old Fender basses - SmogMonster produces a big low-end throb that relies on extreme volume and lots of overdrive to make two basses and drums fill in all the sonic spaces. .. SmogMonster is Krishna on fuzz bass, Dave on base bass, Rick on drums and Nino on vocals. .. Also - if any of your are guitar weenies - check out Krishna’s guitar and bass restoration service - "any guitar, any color": .. http://www.bostonguitarrepair.com
Nino - vocals Rick - drums Dave - Bass 1 Krishna - Bass 2
GodHeadSilo, Death From Above 1979, Melvins, Altamont, Monster Magnet, Flipper, Killing Joke, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Stooges, Tunnel of Love, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, SSD, Motorhead, Hawkwind, OM, Gang of 4, Big Black, Shellac, Boris, Turbo Negro, Big Business
A bunch of guys drinking 40 ouncers in a warehouse in Somerville and playing bass and drums
Krisna Jain slso played guitar in F.C.C. (Fanous Cheesecake), Crucial Youth and Half Off...
Sorry no track list.... If you know 'em drop me the 411.
SmogMonster - Demo
Monday, July 30, 2012
Scarlet Fever - Antique Wine And Roses - Advanced Tracks Tape
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Pretty cool riffs here and there on this one. I like when the singer stays screamy and more sinister but i can do without the "singy" parts or the spoken word entries..... ugh.
a total 90's time piece.
the band consisted of:
Bass - Byran Bridgman
Guitar - Tannon Penland
Drums - John Freiberger
Vocals - Dwain Curd
Kenmores - Prototype - Demo
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tough working class Oi by NY band Oxblood.
The bands bio taken from their Website:
The band started out in 1992. There was not much of an oi scene in nyc at the time. Some bands came and went until four die hards members, tired of no shows, no bands, but so much oi in their blood to start a band for themselves, and embark onto a journey that still continues today. A band that would go down and still is in the history of oi as the most infamous, band around. In the beginning, the line-up consisted of Harry drums, unknown bass, Mac guitar, frank vocals. Harry left the band to pursue his tattooing career in 1994. Frank left right after that to pursue his Psychobilly band(TR6).So Mac jumped on vocals.Kev joined the band on drums in Febuary of '96.After Frank's departure of the band in '94,he returned to his duties as the original vocalist in March of '08. The current line up consist of Frank on vocals, unknown on bass, Kevin on guitar/drums and Alex (Carnage Krew,Fed Up,Offensive Weapon)on drums/guitar.This is the last and final line up from here on out... In spite of their reputation, rumors and setbacks that they have encountered throughout the years, Oxblood is still alive and kicking. The gods of of oi are looking upon them and guiding them through thick & thin to the path of victory. A reflection of our everyday life in New York City. We sing about many things . We do many covers in our sets by bands like Sham 69, 4skits, & other early oi French bands. Rose Tattoo-remedy etc.
Happy 4th of July America......
Oxblood - Demo
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
One of the best demo tapes you have never heard. Noise & awesomeness from NJ circa mid/late 80's on the equally awesome Cool Beans Tapes. Cool Beans was run by one time Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain.
Pretty sure this was Joe Hell Sausage alone in his garage drunk and high and making music pretty much for himself. It rules.
I love this tape.
Hell Sausage - Look Up AT The Sun And Sneeze Demo