Thursday, August 18, 2016
But enough of that...I will give you one of my latest acquisitions. The Metal Ribbons compilation. This is a 7'' released in '91 on the Tacoma's label Meat Records. I have no idea who own this label but it released some pretty obscure bands. It's a pity their catalog is rather small.
This compilation features Big Satan Inc, A.M.Q.A, Fitz of Depression, all from the WA state and the hardcore band Slag from Tucson Arizona. Now I won't bother covering this last one...actually, come to think about it, I won't cover any of them. Big Satan Inc, and Fitz of Depression, each deserve a post of their own, right? And you can read a fine piece on A.M.Q.A. here.
Meat Records release mostly 7''s, and besides the ones already mentioned above, other bands signed here were Treehouse (Olympia/indie band), Seaweed, Superchunk, what else...Oh, The Fuckers who were supposedly Seaweed's members in disguise and few more others. Like I said, some obscure stuff here!!!
So go bellow and click on the links, download them and put them on your phone, drink ten beers, go to work, pee in the subway, and get your ass fired...Don't do that, I'm just kidding!!!
Side A--------> click here for download
Big Satan, Inc - Zymo Genetics
A.M.Q.A. - Sinister
Side B--------> click here for download
Fitz of Depression - Everybody And Their Dog
Slag - Alive
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Grunge goes on theatre! Wait, what?!
Yes,"These Streets" is an original work of theatre created by Gretta Harley and Sarah Rudinoff. Gretta also played in Maxi Badd and was the co-founder of the Home Alive organization.
The story centers on five musicians who share a house in the Greenlake neighborhood from 1989-1994. It was inspired by over 25 interviews conducted with the women musicians who were an integral part of the Seattle music scene and whose stories and songs have been overshadowed by the familiar bands and retrospectives.
"These Streets" will also be featuring music from bands such as: Capping Day, Hammerbox, Maxi Badd, Kristen Barry, The Gits or Danger Gens, and will have its premiere at ACT Theatre in Feb/March 2013.
You can read more about the project, by downloading the dossier: These Streets - Dossier
Facebook page here
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
After an exhausting day of research I’ve managed to put together only a short abstract on another
The band was formed in the early 80’s and was originally called Feast of Friends. The founding members were Tom Mick on vocals, Dan Blossom on guitar and Jane Higgins on bass. The line-up also included musicians such as Dan Peters, Reed Hutchinson, Rolf Berteig, Darrell Myers and Kevin Evens and probably a few more…who knows. By the end of their existence the band manage to put out a demo cassette in a limited number of 50 copies. They split at some point in 1988 but will reunite 20 + years later. Yes, Feast did some reunion shows recently, with line-up including Reed and Dan sharing guitar duties, Tom on vocals, Rolf on drums and former Room Nine’s member Scott Boggan on bass.
We can only hope that Feast members would eventually put out a compilation CD of everything they’ve recorded. But until then ------>
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Greetings! My apologies, I’ve been gone for so long. Things got little busy lately, as I am trying to put together a local fanzine.
Click on the links bellow for download and stay tuned, because I’m planning a post on a long forgotten
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Again, I apologise for the delay…those “couple of days” were more like two weeks. I’ll keep my promise about one thing though, that I will share my knowledge about the Treeclimbers with you.
The band formed in the early 80’s in the glory days of the
Studying the back cover of the EP, we find out that the band is composed by: Jonathan Poneman - bass, Gary Thorstensen - guitar, Loren Evans - vocals, Jeff Lindeman – keyboards and sax and Peter Barnes on drums. The songs were recorded and mixed at Triangle studios in
Treeclimbers were a “rotating cast of characters” as Jonathan Poneman recalls: “…some real "characters"! - who played in a band whose nucleus was Gary Thorstensen (ex of TAD) and myself. We were around for 5-6 years and managed to put out one ep, produced by Peter. While I have a fond place in my heart for that EP, Gary and I were always striving for a more nuanced, textured sound that neither of us could adequately convey to our various bandmates”.
Regarding shows, bills and gigs, the Treeclimbers may have been more of a “studio band”, and please correct me if I’m wrong, the comment section is at your service.
See you next time. Enjoy: