Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update Overlord and Bible Stud

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.

The Overlord and Bible Stud posts I’ve done were not very well documented, so I thought of a way to make up to you guys. I’ve got my hands on some articles about both bands, articles from magazines such as The Rocket, Backlash and other local reviews. There’s stuff there that must be checked out. Like, did you know that Steve V.L. wasn’t the original Overlord vocalist? Thought so….

Click on the links bellow for download and stay tuned, because I’m planning a post on a long forgotten Seattle compilation featuring bands such as Room Nine, Feast, A Western Family or Crypt Kicker Five. Cheers!

Here and here

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Treeclimbers: At the edge of Seattle’s new wave

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 Seattle’s post-punk. They recorded a self titled Ep in ’85, released by Larkin Record. And while I was expecting this record to be, maybe a little bit boring, I was surprised to be proven otherwise. The record is amazing. It contains four tracks, in which, the band managed to modelate a warm, but rhythmic, popish post-punk. “Greener” is probably the best song on the record followed by “Longing” (check out the killer sax!!!), “On Location” and “Seconds n Counting” which may be the outsider because of its darker influences, like an early Siouxsie and the Banshees rip-off.

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 Seattle.

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:



Monday, February 21, 2011

Sad news about The Fluid's guitarist Rick Kulwicki

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been quite busy. I’m coming back with some tragic news that many of you probably heard by now. Rick Kulwicki, the guitarist from The Fluid, died on the 15th of this month. He was 49 years old. Here’s an article from the Sub Pop’s website.

Rest in peace Rick Kulwicki!

I’ll be back in a couple of days with a post about the Treeclimbers (a mid 80’s band that feautured Gary Thorstensen from TAD and Jonathan Poneman). See you then.