Two days ago, while I was traveling by the bus, and my mp3 player was fetching its last breath(because it didn't have any batteries) with "Come on down EP", I asked myself: "Is there anyone listening Green River right now"...but I realized how hilarious I was so I came down to :"Is there anyone listening Green River"...."Is there anyone listening at least Nirvana"...I realized once more that I was the only survivor of Kurt Cobain’s X Generation, and the only one who tried to bring this country on the right track.
Ok, I think it’s time for me to come back to our subject today, because it seems that I started with my own problems. One of the reasons for witch I like so much the short-lived bands is that by having only one material and maybe a song included on some compilation, one can’t criticize their evolution…because they don’t have one. I think that the material which fascinated me the most was : ”Another Pyrrhic Victory: The Only Compilation of Dead Seattle God Bands LP(1989)”…is absolutely overwhelming. Today’s band comes from the dark and obscure side of Northwest, from Eugene, Oregon and was formed in ’88, the guitarist Adem Tepedelen, the singer Jeff Kleinsmith, the bass singer Karl Hornyik and the drummer James Halada, they all had come from different local bands…Interesting to notice would be Jeff Kleinsmith’s former band, The Funeral Party, founded in ’86, which had as influence The Cure, Joy Division etc. The Cure influence has left its mark on Fireclown too, on account of the singer’s voice. The name of the band has been taken after a song from Tygers of Pan Tang. In October ’89 James and Adem moved to Boulder, CO, the band took a short break until July ‘90 when the four reunited. In February ’91 they released a single, and then, in August Adem left the band and had been replaced by Sean Tessier. It didn’t last long, the sources say that after two shows they broke up.
Adem, Jeff and James founded Stymie in February ’92. Sean had sung for a short period of time in Dehumanizers after which he founded Squalor…And that’s how, folks, Fireclown disappeared. Junkie 7’’(New Rage Records) is the name of the sole material released by Fireclown and has two songs: Junkie and Big Disease….very, very dark.
See you after the holidays...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!