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CHARTS FOR THE WEEK OF November 20th to 26th,1995:
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 1 * Gob/Too Late No Friends/CD/Mint
2 -- * The Inbreds/Any Sense Of Time/C5/PF
3 7 * Nomeansno/The Worldhood Of The World.../CD/Alt. Tentacles
4 10 Superchunk/Here's Where The Strings Come In/CD/Merge
5 20 Sonic Youth/Washing Machine/CD/DGC
6 -- Guided By Voices/Tigerbomb/45/Matador
7 5 Amoebic Ensemble/Limbic Rage/CD/Over The Counter
8 2 Philistines Jr./The Sinking Of The S.S. Dane.../CD/Dot Dot Dash
9 4 * The Beauticians/Imperiale/CD/Cheemo
10 R * VA/Punk: The Next Generation/CD/Barely Legal
11 12 Boss Hog/S/T/CD/DGC
12 11 Yo La Tengo/Camp Yo La Tengo/CD/Matador
13 14 * VA/Rock Hits/CD/Sonic Unyon
14 8 Bunnygrunt/Action Pants!/CD/No Life
15 -- * Salmonblaster/Vroom!!/CD/Bubblegun
16 24 * Show Business Giants/Lets Have A Talk With.../CD/Essential Noise
17 -- * Ford Pier/Meconomium/CD/Wrong
18 -- Pizzicato Five/Sound Of Music By.../CD/Matador
19 R Flaming Lips/Clouds Taste Metallic/CD/Warner
20 34 Fluf/Classic Years/CD/Headhunter
21 35 Alcohol Funnycar/Weasels/CD/C/Z
22 R The Friends Of Dean Martinez/The Shadow Of Your Smile/CD/SubPop
23 -- Eve's Plum/Cherry Alive/CD/550 Music
24 -- Papas Fritas/Papas Fritas/CD/Minty Fresh
25 17 * VA/Blow Hard & Pop/CD/Bubble Gun
26 -- Milkmoney/Wheelie/CD/Wicked Disc
27 13 Mistle Thrush/Silt/CD/BeDazzled
28 -- Stereolab/Refried Ectoplasm.../CD/Drag City
29 -- Eggplant/Meant To Be Thrown Away/45/Pop Narcotic
30 19 Saturine/Wreck At Pillar Point/CD/Dirt
31 21 30 Amp Phuse/Wind Up/CD/Darla
32 -- * Pure/Extra Purestrial/CD/Shag
33 R * Cowboy Junkies/Blue Moon Revisited/C5/BMG
34 33 * Jimmy George/Hotel Motel/CD/Cargo
35 -- Radar Bros./S/T/CD/Fingerpaint
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 -- Slayer/Live Intrusion/CD/American
2 1 Schubert/Toilet Songs/CD/Mausoleum
3 2 Anthrax/Stomp 442/CD/Elektra
4 -- * The Smalls/Waste & Tragedy/CD/Cargo
5 -- D.R.I./Full Speed Ahead/CD/Rotten Records
6 3 * DOA/The Black Spot/CD/Essential Noise
7 10 Wickerman/You Annoy Me/CD/Hollywood
8 4 Ozzy Osbourne/Perry Mason/C5/Epic
9 5 Widowmaker/Stand By For Fear/CD/CMC
10 -- Cathedral/The Carnival Bizzarre/CD/Earache
11 14 Deftones/7 Words/CD/Maverick
12 7 Skunk Anaise/Paranoid & Sunburnt/CD/One Little Indian
13 8 Masquerade/Surface Of Pain/CD/Metal Blade
14 11 Asphyxia/Optimum Wound Profile/CD/WBA
15 15 Six Feet Under/Haunted/CD/Metal Blade
FOLK / BLUES
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 3 * Lynda Craig/Spirit Of The Wind/CD/Independent
2 10 VA/It Came From Memphis/CD/Upstart
3 R * The Rankin Family/Endless Season/CD/EMI
4 1 * Ellen McIlwaine/The Real/Everybody Needs It/CD/Stony Plain
5 4 Keziah Jones/African Space Craft/CD/Virgin
6 8 * James Keelaghan/A Recent Future/CD/Green Linnet
7 5 * The Whiskey Puppets/Serving Sentace In Limbo/CD/Independent
8 2 Tab Benoit/Standing On The Bank/CD/Justice Records
9 -- * Steel Rail/A Thousand Miles Of Snow/CD/Independent
10 -- Deborah Martin/Under The Moon/CD/Spotted PeccaryRAP
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 2 KRS One/S/T/CD/Jive
2 8 Mic Geronimo/The Natural/12/Blunt
3 12 Saukretes/Hat Runs Deep/12/Genesis
4 6 Cypress Hill/III (Temple Of Doom)/CD/Ruffhouse
5 -- Genius/GZA/Liquid Swords/CX/Geffen
6 -- Prose & Concepts/Procreations/CD/Loose Groove
7 4 Da Youngsta's Little Funksta/I'll Make You Famous/12/Pop Art
8 9 Goodie Mob/Cell Therapy/CD/LaFace
9 -- Tha Dogg Pound/Dogg Food/CD/Death Row
10 5 AZ/Doe Or Die/12/EMI
11 -- Heltah Skeltah/Leefah/12/Priority
12 7 Raekwon/Ice Cream/12/Loud
13 12 Boom Band/Three World Collide/CD/Two Home Boys Chillin'
14 1 The Pharcyde/Runnin'/CX/Delicious Vinyl
15 10 * Cipher/360 Degrees/CD/Mocca
DANCE / SOUL / AMBIENT
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 20 Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner/CD/Gyroscope
2 5 * Base Is Bass/Memories Of the Soul Shack.../CD/A&M
3 1 VA/Rebirth Of Cool Phive/CD/4th & B'Way
4 -- P.M. Dawn/Jesus Wept/CD/Gee Street
5 19 Zion Train/Dance For Your Life/12/Mesa
6 2 Velocette/Clockworks EP/CD/Reflective
7 3 VA/The Real Trip/CD/Rising High
8 17 Earth Nation/Terra Incognita/CD/Eye-Q
9 7 VA/There Are Too Many People ..../CD/Ir-dial Discs
10 12 Kid Spatula/Spatula Freak/CD/Reflective
11 8 A Positive Life/Synaesthetic/CD/Waveform
12 -- * Karl Mohr Audio/Yo "France"/CS/Independent
13 -- Joey Beltram/Game Form/12/Tresor
14 13 Braincell/Lucid Dreaming/CD/Harthouse
15 11 Astral Pilot/Electro Acupuncture/CD/Harthouse
16 17 Thee J. Johanz/Confidential/CD/Ir-dial Discs
17 16 Ben Neill/Green Machine/CD/Astralwerks
18 -- Eatstatic/Abduction/CD/Attic
19 4 Banco De Gaia/Maya/CD/Planet Dog
20 10 * The Grace Of Strange Weather/S/T/CD/Dear Swirl
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 2 VA/Time Warp Dub Clash/CD/Island Jamaica
2 -- The Ukranians/Kultura/CD/True North
3 9 * Wapistan Lawrence Martin/Message/CD/First Nations Music
4 1 Incantations/S/T/CD/True Norh
5 14 The Scofflaws/Ska In Hi-Fi/CD/Moon
6 3 * Orealis/Night Visions/CD/Green Linnet
7 4 Kitaro/An Enchanted Evening/CD/Select
8 R * The Planet Smashers/S/T/CD/Stomp
9 10 Johnny Osbourne/Fally Lover/CD/Nyam Up
10 R Simbi/Voudou Beat/CD/Xenophile
11 5 Sergio Bore/Tambores Urbanos/CD/Instinct
12 13 VA/Afropea 3: Telling Stories To The.../CD/Luaka Bop
13 6 VA/Hail Up The Taxi - Sly & Robbie.../CD/Island Jamaica
14 7 Beasts Of Paradise/Gathered On The Edge/CD/City Of Tribes
15 8 Noor Shima/Where Africa Meets The Orient/CD/ARC
TC LC Artist/Record/Label
1 10 * Oscar Peterson/1951/CD/Just A Memory
2 -- Big John Patton/Blue Planet Man/CD/Evidence
3 1 Charnett Moffett/Planet Home/CD/Evidence
4 2 * Joe Sullivan/A Song For Jersey/CD/Blue Loon
5 11 Nora York/To Dream The World/CD/Evidence
6 -- Kenny Burrell/A Night At The Village Vanguard/CD/Evidence
7 4 * Jane Bunnett/Rendez-Vous Brazil/Cuba/CD/Justin Time
8 5 * Cadillac Bill & The.../Dining Out/CD/RAT
9 3 * VA/Jazz & Beyond/CD/CHRW
10 6 * Rick Bockner/Trouble With The Moon/CD/Independent
11 14 * The Unbeatables/The Great Dogs Are Loose In .../CD/Canal Records
12 8 VA/The Rite Of Strings/CD/Gai Saber
13 12 * Dave Young/Two By Two/CD/Justin Time
14 -- Ellis Marsalis/A Night At Snug Harbour, NewOrleans/CD/Evidence
15 7 Billy Pierce/Epistrophy/CD/Evidence
(*) denotes Canadian artist/content
VA - various artists/compilation
R - re-entered the chart this week
CD - compact disc album LP - vinyl album
CX - extended cd single/remixes 12 - extended vinyl single/remixes
C5 - unextended cd single 45 - unextended vinyl single
CS - cassette
Compiled by Leslie Elliott & Peggy Shanks.
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Interviews: Deniz Tek
G'day and welcome once again to Aural Pleasure. By now you would have heard
that Radio Birdman are getting back together to perform at The Big Day Out.
This is a good enough reason within itself to grab a ticket. It's gonna be
sensational. I recently had a chat to Birdman's
songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Deniz Tek, who is now living in Montana, USA.
Whether it be flying jet fighters, saving lives working as a doctor in
hospital emergency or blasting out a riff on stage, Deniz Tek seems to enjoy
stimulating his adrenal glands. I began by asking him what led to the demise
of the band back in 1978.
"It just ran it's course. There were some pretty intense personal
dissatisfactions amongst some of the guys and we were on a heavy touring
schedule in England and Europe. We were doing five cities a week for several
months. To summarise it in a few brief words isn't easy. It was changing
without our input and guys were going crazy, a little bit neurotic or
psychotic at times."
Tek was without question the dominating force behind the Birdman repertoire,
penning both the music and the lyrics for frontman Rob Younger (now with The
New Christs). "It was nspirational more than anything else. These songs
would generally come to me while tuning up a guitar or even practicing a bit
from another song and you'd go off onto a tangent andthere'd be some other
idea that could be pursued. I didn't set out to write a song on a given day,
it would just come to you. I'd get a bit of music and try to find some words
that would go with it."
Tek wrote the lyrics for every Radio Birdman original except for the classic
'Aloha Steve and Danno', which Rob Younger wrote as an ode to Hawaii 5 O
copper Steve McGarret and his partner Danno. Word is that Jack Lord, who
played McGarret, actually heard the song and likes it.
The lineup at the BDO will please die hard fans of the band. "It will be a
100 per cent pure original line-up of the last version of Radio Birdman"
says Tek. "We're working on a couple of new songs for the live shows. We'll
play the old songs but hopefully play them in new ways and improve on them."
Many of you would have seen Deniz Tek and his band at the Somerville Hotel
when they toured earlier in the year, with guest Celibate Rifle Kent
Steedman on guitar. Tek has good memories of that tour and derives a lot of
satisfaction from this current outfit. "The band that I'm in now is fully
enjoyable to play in. Kent and myself seem to work well together on guitar.
We seem to be able to interweave our two styles to good effect and it's fun.
There's some of the old spirit in it."
Radio Birdman have produced music of a timeless quality. Testament to this
is the fact that so many young people wear their T-shirts and buy their
records. Silverchair's recent Aria Awards version of 'New Race' with Tim
Rogers of You Am I is a perfect example of the appeal of Radio Birdman's
sound. I wondered whether Tek had heard about Silverchair's Aria
performance. "I did hear about that. In fact I got an emergency request on
my fax machine for the lyrics about two days before it happened so I had the
idea something was up. When it happened a couple of people rang me up and
told me that they'd seen it. It's great, I'm really pleased that they did
that." Like fashion and hairstyles, music seems to move in circles.
I asked Tek what his thoughts were on current popular music such as the
whole Californian punk pop thing. He sees the renewed interest in this music
as a natural progression. "It's pretty close to what we had back then. Music
does seem to have come around full circle. It's funny how the old trends pop
up again 20 years later. The production values are different, the type of
songs they're playing and the way they're playing them are fundamentally
rooted in the 70's stuff we did. I don't know why our music has remained
popular for a long time or why it's resurgent now, I really have no idea
other than people like to know where the music they listen to comes from.
When I was a teenager I was into The Stooges, MC5, The Kinks, The Who, The
Stones and Johnny Winter and people like that. They introduced my generation
to the old blues guys." Who really cares why the guys are getting back
together, the fact is they are. But I asked anyway. "There was some talk
amongst ourselves first. Every couple of years there's an offer to do this
but the time has never been right until now. In February we were all
together doing a remix of the Living Eyes album which is due out soon. We
realised that all the old problems had gone, the misunderstandings had been
cleared up, the bad blood had gone, so all the reasons we had not to play
had gone. We thought it would be a fun thing to try, then a couple of months
later we got the offer to do the Big Day Out. We think it would be
experiment 'cause we've all done other things in the meantime so we're
different people than we were then, we're different musicians. To put it all
back together will be interesting to see what comes out."
Well I'll definitely be there to see what comes out. Do yourself a favour
and go see them too. It will certainly open your eyes as to where the good
tunes we're hearing now came from.
Cheers. - Phil Harmonik
From: Mary L. Paulson, 76343,737
To: Underground Records, 74777,3354
Date: Sat, Dec 2, 1995, 1:27 PM
RE: JUSTbecause-2nd review!
Just wanted to share with you my 2nd review!
<<Mary Paulson--"JUSTBecause" (Palmay)
Remember that you heard the name here first--because you're going to hear it again, from someone more auspicious than me, if Paulson continues to produce records as crunchy-catchy as "JUSTBecause" (her "compact disk debut" following two cassette-only releases sold out of California coffee houses). With a crew of San Francisco area studio musicians (including Robert Cray side-men Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Pugh), Paulson and producer Teresa Trull create a big crisp bluesy ambience that sounds (somehow) positively "Upstate-y"; "Lilah" and "It
All Comes Around" would fit snugly on a compilation between the local [Albany, New York] likes of Blue Jeanne Blue, Rory Block, and Ernie Williams.
Paulson's songwriting is confessional and mature, tapping on her unorthodox "day-job" experiences as firefighter and fund-raiser; in the latter capacity she once hosted a Jello-wrestling match to support getting the AIDS quilt to Washington. She is also blessed with a clarion voice perfectly suited to bluesy belting and soulful balladry--imagine Pat Benatar if Benatar had only sung SOMETHING besides her usual damnably misogynistic fare. Paulson plays guitar in concert; on JUSTBecause", however, she drops her axe in favor of one-time Alice Cooper
guitarist Stef Burns, who returns the favor by perfectly supplementing AND complementing Paulson's forceful vocal presence.
If you can't find this promising disk at our fine local music emporia, you can get it directly from Palmay Music, at P.O. Box 87000, San Diego, CA, 92138. Order now!
J. Eric Smith (GNHN)
Keeping in touch!
From: BRIAN SCHUSTER, 102537,3005
To: Underground Records, 74777,3354
Date: Sat, Dec 2, 1995, 5:14 PM
RE: Attn: A & R
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R.A.G.E. successfully combines the influences of some of metal's greatest
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Underground Sound 12/95
The Suspects: The Suspects
What the Suspects dish out on this self titled release is the type of hardcore punk which is needed in greater numbers on the indie scene today...good hardcore though not so-metal based it's thrash, with real punk flavor nearing the melodies and harmonies of Oi!...From start to finish this CD had my blood pressure and attention up...It's easy to relate to The Suspects, making the music all the better for drinking and sex, which are of course the other parts in "","" and rock n roll", the moniker all true rock n rollers live by, not depending on what kind of music you're into!! By the time Blitz closes out the set, my body is wasted, and my house is in shambles from the unstoppable mosh....From America there should be many more band like The Suspects who create good new music while upholding the boot, but the MTV generation has sorely abandoned the time held truths of sweat and feedback, and in turn are bastardizing their heritage...The Suspects have enough sonic noise to fatally maim even the most seriously burnt out ears and minds....We get a great disc, in this vein of style, like maybe twice a year...which kinda makes the "alternative" bullshit thing going on in the mainstream corporate world seem a world away....GREAT!!!! Keep it there and away from the Underground!!! THE SUSPECTS RULE!!!!!
Bytet: First Bite
If you're looking to escape for a while, maybe dance naked in the bush, or just gel in front of an intensly flashing strobe light, Bytet's First Bite is without a doubt necessary equipment. Yes, it's techno, with loops and samples, but hey man it's cooler, much cooler, because these guys are from Alaska!!! Actually, there are quite a few good bands in Alaska - Drunk Poets, Stalemate....and you've gotta add Bytet to the list....I haven't checked but the rave and college radio heads should be immensed feet first into First Bite. It seems like this release may have been out for a while, but hell, I can't remember!!! Anyway, by the time you read this Byte should have a couple more releases via compilation out...which would make great housewarming gifts!! A few arrangements here remind one of a mellower Firece Ruling Diva, or what The Druids could have been...my only real complant is the lack of mind numbing guitars....yet, maybe those damn guitars are why I can't remember anything!!!! Then too, this is electronic music, guitars are, as everyone knows, usually moronic.... It says that there is an Acid Jam live on this disc that was recorded live at the Underground Bar (R.I.P.) in Anchorage, I'm waiting to drop that one....Northern Exposure should've hired these guys, then that TV show could have been something meaningful!! When the disc does remove the BPM and get down to ambience, like on Doubting Angels, the results are nice & trippy....maybe they still do grow their own in Alaska!!! Chant 99 has an English house feel to it, good stuff for the all nighters down at the leather bar......You've really got to be in the mood for this album or about halfway through you might get bored, unless you are the of the dark, then, you'll feel right at home!!!!
APCG: Global Footswitch
APCG are like a good roadster on a modern freeway...one minute it's psychedelic acceleration, then its jazzing along the top for a good ride in & out of heavy traffic...This band from the UK shows the sweeping phrases which our English allies are known for, then a quick riff into progressive ode, kinda like a N. American style, but shadowing the whole picture with what you'd like to call punk, but almost new wave..so forget about labels, just enjoy the musicianship which goes into this product....I think fans from Marillion to Dream Theatre will enjoy APCG, because their music shows they care about what they're trying to do....Opening cut Satellite is a good example of the cross platform stuff, then you get into Down She Said and start to dream into another realm, then Norman's Kitchen takes you there...but your domestication doesn't last for long, you're back out there on the Type O/Tin Machine trip scene with Sign My Name...APCG just need more guitars out front and warping layers of keys to put them on the front line of the progressive war!!!! MORE AMMO!!!! email@example.com
Round: A Most Impressive Girl cassingle
You wanna go NY Dolls & early Joy Division to find a description, but as the B Side tells ya...I can't find a description!!! It's just a good tape with a couple of good punk anthems, and the gothic twinged single, A Most Impressive Girl...one of those college radio cuts that you know the real people will play and the corporate people will too often ignore....otherwise it's a cool headtrip into the belly of the underground. I can't tell if it's live or drum machine on the title cut, so the breaks are there, with superb layering and a groovin vocal disposition...I think the most of the stuff here is live, it's too cool to be contrived!! Round are a band where either the whole unit as a group makes the marquee, or someone outta here is gonna break lose completely!!!!
Ruby Faith & The Waiting World: The World As We Know It
I almost passed this off as an 80's tribute to B sides of Head East....This tape had good songs, just a little too MOR & cover bar to make my lizard jump...There used to be alot these bands on the bar circuit, but since that fizzled, the bands had to go underground to stay anywhere on the scene...Ruby Faith is a good heavy rock vocalist and her band does enough to make you know it's viable music, it just doesn't make the grade in the riff windmill, just far too many cliches and Pat Benetar leads to keep you interested...Country is a good field for these kinds of bands in the modern world...there they would have mucho places to play and maybe a hit or two......
The Choice: Looking Out My Window/American Oi! 7" EP
The Choice take you in old-style fashion, with great Oi! tendencies. You want to cherish this EP, because THE MUSIC GRINDS FORTH GIVING WHAT IS IN GREAT DEMAND TODAY FOR THE TRUE INDIE DIY'ER!! More garage than say The Suspects, The Choice are the perfect topping for the 2nd pitcher or six-pack..The band's label, BRRAPP IS FROM SIMI VALLEY, CA...seemingly where many of the great American punks are blowin' chunks these days, are here and there where we need them in CASE OF NEED!!....The Choice lets you pace yourself, but before long you realize the last tab has been popped and this EP has made it's 500th revolution..but do you quit!! NO!!!! You turn it over and get some more!!!! I'm looking for the album info, but I am lost in a sea of blurry letters and numbers...hope THE CHOICE get here soon!!!!
Augustus Pablo: Classic Rockers
Slide this CD in the changer when you've got time for an all night burn. Otherwise you'll end up on the fried end waiting for sensation...when really all you're gonna get from Augustus on this one is one laid back stoned reggae groove...No big radio things here, no techno, & nothing really new as far as island stuff goes...but I guess for the perpetual zone it could be rockin'..it is of course Classic Rockers, so you will find the alternative radio filler here which bases the deep grey zone over the last of the true radio/studio...I prefer Ziggy on this front, he's no more authentic, just rhythmic......ILS handles this one, of course via Underground....Damn' I hate these child proof lighters!!!! ssssusususususushhuuuppmmmt...ahhhh...there we go!!!! KCKCKCKCKAUUUU!!!!
Ya man, we be jammin!!!!!
3D House Of Beef: Lazgrodin / Zosaval (cassette)
Latest release from 3D House Of Beef shows the band maturing into an intense ambient industrial metal outfit, blending the perfect cocktail of distrortion, rhythm, and pulse... and I don't mean sythnesizer loops, 3D House are creators using feedback and delays for effect....When you see an industrial DIY outfit like 3D getting things this close to true mind melt, you realize it's better to spend your hard earned money on these kinda underground bands instead of wasting it on chemicals that more than often lie and fail to deliver....here on 3D's latest you get all you'll need to wind up layin in the floor incoherent, without the outside influences....3D's self titled takes you past the borders of sanity, into a realm only the truly touched can decipher...want to be touched??? Contact 'em, at firstname.lastname@example.org...I am hoping for recovery within a few weeks if I can get in a good therapy program!!!!
Idle Wilds: Dumb, Gifted & Beautiful
A few months ago this wouldn't have made it into the Underground Sound reviews because it's distributed by a major, but since it's an indie studio being tossed upon by the men in suits, it qualifies for either redemption or castration.....Idle Wilds are without a doubt "new" radio darlings...not enough punk to matter, the right dose of power pop to flirt.....BMG, as all big distributors and label conglomerates do today, are trying to give us some pop dressed up like punk, hoping we buy in great numbers...while the CD is 60% radio sure fires...the rest is too much like Drivin N Cryin on holiday....maybe at a party, if no one is really listening.....It's an album that will grow on you, without fail, until you admit you like it...like a good lay that you gotta booze up a little to even stand, much less enjoy...But then you enjoy it, and therein you find out the Bay City Rollers Still do hold a place in your heart!!!!!
Pork: A Taste Of Pork
Remember the Theme From Swat, Or Rock Ford Files...Put that in your DJ booth for the lighted floor transpositions...got it, sampled? Great, now ship it on over to a war torn area like, say Sarajevo (SP?),
that's right, you've got the message!!!!
Morphine Angel: You Have Been Judged
Black Pepper Records outta Lincoln Nebraska sent this CD our way, showing that the Midwestern US is as full of dark sinister freaks as the rest of the country....Morphine Angel are at once gothic, then metal, then progressive....so you need to have an open mind going into this battle, 'cause afterward all you're gonna have is a badly burnt brain-stem....The band is tight and methodical in it's approach...like a moor killer on it's way to a hit...Then when you get there, the blood is already flowing, so you, as the killer, toss some of your own DNA into the frenzy, just to make it interesting to the researchers, knowing that your darkness will prevail......
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* Rene L. Blake...Vocals
* Tom Spencer...Bass
* Joe Roets...Lead Guitar
* Charlie Hood...Drums
* Kevin Abraxas Kinkelaar... guitars
Southwest Kansas was a desolate area with nothing but fields and used car
dealerships, ergo, a horrible place to raise a band. It was the summer of
'92 when our heros ATROX, with the promises of a diverse music scene,
trailed northeast to the city of Lawrence, Kansas. At the time Joe Roets,
Tom Spencer, and Charlie Hood were on a search, for the mighty ATROX machine
had no voice. Hearing of thier plight, guitarist and chugga-gruff vocalist
Rene L. Blake, also fleeing the pit of southwest Kansas, became a part of
In early '93, ATROX coughed up their first release "The Leveling Fist."
Recorded and packaged in the basement of House of Atrox, it went on to sell
over 900 copies and made them an underground sensation in northeast Kansas.
ATROX went to play shows with local favorites such as Dead-O, Spine,
Slackjaw, Hostility, and Stick.
One year later "Taking Face", ATROX's second crusher, hit locally like a
slam dancing giant. Even through the bias against metal and crooked politics
in the Lawrence music scene, the cut "Daily Blues" hit KJHK radio's top ten
and won ATROX a slot on the "KJHK's Farmers Ball". "Taking Face" so far has
reached 300 in sales and the demand for more is overwhelming. And more they
Armed with rythm guitarist and riff-master Kevin Abraxas Kinkelaar, ATROX is
demoing new material with master mind E.J. Rose (Stick, Slackjaw) for future
use. With an unyielding style of bouncing chunking riffs kept together by a
pounding sure-fire rythm, ATROX is a force to be taken in. Bruises and all.
THIS IS THE E-MAIL VERSION OF
"BLACK & WHITE" # 1 DEC. 1995 - JAN. 1996
Black & White is the house organ of Stubborn Records.
For a copy of the paper version, send a S.A.S.E. to
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SKINNERBOX is putting the final touches on their new CD,
tentatively titled What You Can Do, What You CanAEt. Also coming
soon is Special Wild 1989-1994, an 18-song retrospective
compilation featuring remixes from Instrumental Conditioning
(the bandAEs first cassette release, 1989) and choice cuts from
1993AEs Tales of The Red (out of print) as well as material
culled from compilations and vinyl-only releases. The boys
definitely have a reputation for being a bit wild, but the
slant here is decidedly ska & reggae.
Look for them on tour in January in PA, WV, FL, GA, NC, SC & VA.
ROOTS, BRANCH AND STEM
Look for this new all-traditional compilation on Stubborn around
New YearAEs! Featuring the Stubborn All-Stars, Skinnerbox,
The Insteps, The Slackers, Dunia & Django with the Stable Boys,
Kim Stevenson and The Echoes, Noah and The Arks, Brandt Sean
Abner and The Weeds, Venice Shore-Line Chris, The Blue Beats,
Pork Pie Tribe, The Jumpstarts, The Skanksters, Mobtown,
Skavoovie & The Epitones, Checkmate, Franceska, The Regulators,
and The Preschoolers!
Mr. TC Says: Oi!/Skalloween ee95 once again was a huge success.
A massive onslaught of the best of the East Coast Unity &
Midwest Oi! Punk Reggae Ska with the Krays, The Furys, Great
Oi!/Ska band to watch out for is Pist-n-Broke, and the East
CoastAEs best Punk Oi! band, the Blanks 77! The pogo doesnAEt get
better than that! Also BostonAEs great newer ska band the
Ska-Vengers featuring ex-member of Mr. Cranky, The Allstonians
and BostonAEs Old School punk band The Freeze. Also NYAEs own
Skinnerbox, NBNJAEs Inspecter 7, keeping skins, punks & rudies
alive plus NYC rude boys The Slackers also keepin it real! May
next year be just as bigger and wilder and a lot of fun! Done by
the scene for the scene. Now have a pogo hoppin skankin good
time rude boy rude girl rastadreadlock punks & ska-skins & mods.
Until the next time, watch your step and stay S.H.A.R.P.
"BOXERS vs. BRIEFS" by Jay Wasco
IAEm freeballinAE eecause itAEs RockAEnAERoll, baby (plus IAEm toilet
trained). Note to all wedgie boxer plebes and ball-stranglinAE
brief (why do you think they call them briefs) sterilites: take
off your collar, but be real careful with your zipper.
FAVORITE HIGH-SCHOOL RECORDS by Happy
DRI, Dealing With It
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Uprising
Various Artists, Dance Craze
While Jamaicans were dancing to the sweet trumpet sound of the
Baba Brooks Band, a new trumpet voice was emerging in the US,
that of Booker Little. Django is taking my pen now, so go check
out BookerAEs last album, Booker Little & Friend, just reissued
on CD. He lived a short life, but he accomplished more at 23
than most people do by 83.
Django Says: LetAEs tear up all the pavement, blow up all the
buildings, outlaw electricity, and live a migratory existence
in harmony with the Earth.
If you are a vocalist or instrumental soloist and you want to
throw down on some ridims at the secret Stubborn stronghold in
NYC, make contact!
The First Time I Heard Ska was on MTV- MadnessAE House of Fun.
The first time I went to a show was at Downtown at 666 Broadway.
I got in free and saw The Press, Skinnerbox and The Scofflaws?
OTIS REEM should be done recording their debut CD in early
December. Look for a February release on Riposte Records out of
North Carolina, and a summer ee96 tour.
G A N G S T E R P U M P Delaware Ska-Core
Jeremy (302)738-1921 Jeremy2470@aol.com
Jeff (302)239-2209 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: We have no relation to the ska band "Gangster Fun" of
Detroit. We got our name independently from a porn movie!
FAVORITE HIGH-SCHOOL RECORDS by El "Wood"
The Specials, Too Much Too Young
UB40, Food For Thought
Althea and Donna, Uptown Top Ranking
Bob Marley, Three Little Birds
Mr. TC Says: ThereAEs a difference between skanking and moshing.
Skanking is a good style, you can skank to a good positive
reggae or rock steady beat, go with the rhythm, go with the flow.
ThereAEs people who donAEt understand that moshing is not a good
style if you want to come to a ska show. Save it for a hardcore
show. But I can see people pogo and skank at a punk or ska or
Why NY Rox Cali: Our City rox your whole state.
Fave Blunt Brands: Garcia y Vega All Flavas! ---Happy
Coming soon from Simmerdown Productions:
Land of the Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country. A CD
skampilation featuring music from the Northwest Ska Scene/Bigfoot
Country (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia.) Set for release
in early 1996, oLand of the Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country
will include ska styles ranging from Traditional, to 2-Tone, to
3rd Wave, to Ska-Core. There it is - lurking behind the tree off
in the distance: Bigfoot Ska!
WHEN I SAY DUB that means drums drop out,
So we can hear the people all jump & shout,
Like the cap on my head and potatoes with butter,
King DJ Mush is on the verge of another!
Django is a sugar addict.
I was a sophomore in high school listening to that whole Seattle
thing, you know...Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and all that...and I still
like Nirvana thank you very much! Pearl Jam was playing a huge
outdoor festival at the Univ. of Kansas and one of the opening
bands was LetAEs Go Bowling and they were described as ska. I was
like, "Hmm...ska. I think Fishbone plays some of that." Because
I had no clue what ska was. I went and my jaw hit the dirt when
LGB came on. It sounds cheesy but I was a changed kid. Then a
pal made me a copy of oDevilAEs Night Outoe and itAEs just
snowballed from there. I still listen to ska because itAEs simply
good music, and it makes me happy and makes me dance. I have
found a sense of unity and brotherhood in the ska scene too. It
gives me something to believe in, unlike the punk scene where
everyone is trying to be more opunkoe than the other guy. I
still like a lot of punk, but the scene there sucks. Fuck that.
editor of _trouble bound_ zine
e-mail me fer detailz!
TROUBLE BOUND ONLINE! http://www.sky.net/~rudeboy/trouble.html
KellyAEs Heroes - S/T Cassette Four song demo tape. They have
completely changed their line up since their track on
Skarmageddon (SkaAEd Shitless). "SkaAEd Shitless ee95" appears on
this demo, a new version with a new singer. Order this tape for
only $3... they also have buttons for a buck. Look for their
interview in the next issue of Rather Be Dead than Cool. Write
to them at: KellyAEs Heroes, Box 424, 5500 Prytania St, New
Orleans, LA, 70115.
This review was taken from #7 of Rather Be Dead Than Cool... you
can get six issues of RBDTC for just $5. its that simple. send
yer cash to: RBDTC c/o tIM, #7 Allegheny Center, Apt. #403,
Pittsburgh, Pa, 15212. E-mail: email@example.com
SPECIAL POTATO PRODUCTIONS is an underground production crew
encompassing but not limited to the following bands, projects
and persons: Sic & Mad, the Slackers, Agent 99, Change Inc., The
Bandroids, Rock Steady Station, DJ Q, DJ Django, DJ Hapstar, The
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McCarthy, Adrien Vargas, Death, AinAEt, Vert, Rocksteypood, Chris
Jordan. Special Potato does artwork, productions, security,
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Oink! Fanzine is a new 'zine out of North Jersey!! it's SKA, and
Oi! and it's cooler than you!! just send shit to:oink!, Dave,
po box 44, cresskill, nj 07626. I fucking NEED contributions!
record reviews, zine reviews, stories, bitches and moans,
comiks, your mom, anything send 'em up! please! CHRISTMAS
SALE uhh, i mean CHANUKAH SALE! you can now own your very own
copy of HEFT "Anthems For Arbor Day" 7" for the low price of $2
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The First Time I Heard Ska: I saw the English Beat with REM and
Squeeze in 1983. The most impressive musician all night was the
BeatAEs drummer [Everett Moreton]. --Victor Rice
Skanking vs. Moshing
I started doing them both for the same
reason. -- Sluggo
CHECK OUT SIC & MAD! With members of The Slackers and Agent 99
and the infamous HAPPY on vocals! Punk rock, ska/punk, kooky
kids, special guests. 11-song cassette "Now IAEm Vexed!"
available for 5 bucks in well-concealed cash from: HAPPY! PO Box
73, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457. Also available at Bleecker BobAEs
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
STUBBORN ALL-STARS with THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY BOSSTONES
at THE STONE PONY, Asbury Park, NJ
SATURDAY, DEC. 9th
THE INSTEPS plus INSPECTER 7
at DESMOND'S TAVERN, NYC
Park Ave. So. bet. 29 & 30 Sts.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15
BIM SKALA BIM, THE SLACKERS, SKINNERBOX
at WETLANDS, NYC
Hudson & Laight Sts.
SATURDAY, DEC. 16
STUBBORN ALL-STARS w/Mighty Mighty Bosstones
at the MIDDLE EAST, Cambridge, MA
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27
STUBBORN ALL-STARS w/Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
MERCURY LOUNGE, NYC
Houston St. and Ave. A
THURSDAY. DEC. 28
2 Sets at CROSSROADS, NYC
E. 77th St. & 2nd Ave.
SKINNERBOX NYC will be hitting the road in January!
So far it looks like this:
Fri. Jan. 5 - Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA w
w/Ruder Than You & The Insteps
Sat. Jan. 6 - Drop Shop, Huntington West Virginia
Sun. Jan. 7 - Rec Room, Atlanta, GA
Mon. Jan. 8 - Gainesville, FL
Tues. Jan. 9 - St. Petersburg, FL w/Pork Pie Tribe
Wed. Jan. 10 - Sapphire Supper Club, Orlando, FL
Thurs. Jan 11 - GA or SC
Fri. Jan 12 - The Turtle, Greensboro, NC w/Sans Sobriety
Sat. Jan 13 - VA
More details filled in as they become available!
Fri. & Sat. Jan. 19 & 20
2-DAY SKA BLOWOUT at CONTINENTAL, NYC
3rd Ave. at St. Mark's Place
Skinnerbox, Slackers, DeFactos, Stubborn All-Stars, and more!
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THE INSTEPS I'm The King 7" single $3.50 $5.00
STUBBORN ALL-STARS Old's Cool 7" 4-song EP $4.00 $5.50
THE TOASTERS Dub 56 7" single $4.00 $5.50
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Dos Pilas is a rock group that came to life in 1992 in Reykjavik, when
vocalist Jon "Junior" Simonarson and bassist Elli Thorkelsson from the band
Bootlegs started jamming with their friends, guitarist & singer David Thor
Hlinason and drummer Heidar Kristinsson. They had hardly stuck one singer
chord when the music came pouring from their sound system like hot lava from
a vulcano. After a short while they made their first demo tape and presented
it to Spor Records. In spite of the demos poor quality due the lack of
proper recording facilities, it was pretty obvious the band had good
potential and it was signed to the label before ever having played a live
Soon after signing with Spor, the fifth member guitarist Sigurdur Gislason
joined and the band made their first single "Better Times". This first
single was welcomed by radio DJ's, the band being awarded as the best new
act of the year and getting good airplay on several radio stations. Some
singles were to follow, and while the guys worked on developing their
musical style they played club gigs in various places to an increasing group
When Dos Pilas made their first single, guitarist Gudmundur Jonsson was
asked to produce it, but the band members produced their next three singles
themselves. With his busy schedule, Gudmundur could not find time to
continue his production work with Dos Pilas until early 1994, when they
finally started recording the bands first album. Gudmundur hired the English
sound engineer, Nick Cathcart-Jones as his co-producer and together they
recorded the band at the Rock Mine Studio in Reykjavik. In order to give the
fans what they had been waiting for, the band released a 7 track mini album
in June 1994, before laying down the basics for the album itself. Most of
the album was recorded in the spring and early summer, but mixed in August
and September after the band had taken some time off from the studio, to
play live concerts and get a second sight of their musical work. The
selftitled album has been praised as a great Rock album by radio and press
Subject: 25 ways to confuse your professor (fwd)
1. Brush your teeth during class. While doing so, raise your hand asif you
have a question, and mumble your question incoherantly while brushing,
spewing toothpaste all over the place. If your professor objects to your
actions, go on a tirade about proper oral hygiene.
2. Sit way at the back of the room, up against the wall, to get as far away
from your professor as possible. While he/she is lecturing, shout out
things like, "What!?" and "Speak up! You're mumbling!" If your professor
advises you to sit closer to the front, tell him/her you can't because
you're scouting the room for "assassins."
3. If you have an early morning class, get there before anyone else, and
bring a pillow, some blankets, an air mattress, and an alarm clock. Wear
your pajamas. Lie down on the air mattress with the pillow and the blankets
and act like you're asleep. Have the alarm set for about two minutes into
class. When it goes off, preferably very loudly, hit the "snooze" button
and go back to sleep. Keep doing so for the duration of the class.
4. Dispute everything your professor says, no matter how simple. Try to get
him/her to "prove" everything to you. Rant and rave about what a big liar
your professor is. Yell at students who are taking notes, saying, "Stop
writing down all these lies!"
5. Show up to class about ten minutes late. Ride into the room on a
bicycle, yell, "Look out!", and crash into the blackboard. Get up, take a
seat, and act like nothing happened. Do this every day.
6. Keep "accidentally" setting fires at your desk. Burn notebooks, papers,
whatever you have handy. Whenever you start a fire, no matter how small it
is, start yelling, "Fire! Fire!" and run out of the room in a panic. Don't
return for the rest of class.
7. Hide somewhere inside the classroom. Wait for your professor to take
attendance. Don't come out when he/she calls your name. Halfway through
class, jump out and yell, "Just kidding! I'm here! Fooled you again!" Sit
down and be quiet for the rest of class.
8. Wrap yourself in bandages and come to class in a wheelchair. Throughout
class, cry a lot and moan things like, "Why me?" and "Please kill me!" Get
up during class, like your going to miraculously start walking. Instead,
fall down, cry out in pain, and wait for someone to help you back up. When
class is over, say, "I feel better now," leap up, and run home.
9. Come to class with a jar full of angry hornets. Five minutes into class,
release the hornets, scream, and run away.
10. Bring a vacuum to class. Halfway through class, stand up and start using
it. If your professor objects, explain that you "can't stand sitting in
this pigsty any longer." Keep vacuuming, grumbling angrily.
11. Bring a small cactus to class with you. Raise your hand, and when you're
called on, say that the cactus has a question. Turn and look at the cactus,
as if you're waiting for it to say something. After a few moments, shrug,
and wait for your professor to move on. Do this once a day, and become
increasingly irritated with the cactus every time, sighing heavily and
giving it evil looks when it fails to "speak." When you leave the room
after class, start yelling at the cactus, "I can't believe you embarrassed
12. Every time your professor stutters, do a shot. If he/she objects,
explain that drinking games make the class more interesting.
13. When your professor gives you a syllabus, take it home, correct it, give
a grade, and return it to the professor. Demand extra credit.
14. Come to class every day wearing scary Halloween masks. Try to get your
professor to guess who you are. Shoot him/her with a water pistol, scream,
and run around the room knocking things over. Say, "Pretty scary, huh?"
15. Get the whole class to show up a few minutes early, and throw a surprise
party for your professor. Insist that you can't start class until he/she
has a piece of cake. Keep asking people when the strippers are going to
16. Instead of taking notes, do an abstract painting during every class.
the paintings things like, "Professor Acting Like Mr. Know-It-All" or "Idiot
Who Doesn't Know What The Hell He's Talking About." Give the paintings to
your professor as gifts.
17. Wait for your professor to mention a date, and then yell out, "Bingo!"
Apologize, and explain that you got confused.
18. Carve a bust of your professor out of cheese. Tie a ribbon around it,
and present it to him/her at the beginning of class. Demand extra credit.
19. Write your professor a note that says, "I'm going to be about 15 minutes
late. Go ahead and start without me." Wait outside the building until the
time when class is supposed to begin. Tie the note to a rock, and throw it
through the window.
20. Write down everything that your professor says, word for word. Think up
melody, and turn the words into a song. Bring a guitar to class and perform
the song for the class. Explain to your professor that he/she is "very
21. Get a monkey, and bring it to class with you. Tell your professor that
you've hired the monkey to take notes for you. Sit back and relax during
class, letting the monkey scribble on a piece of paper. When it comes time
to write a paper or take a test, write down things like, "I wish I had a
banana" and "I miss my tire swing." Assuming you get a bad grade, angrily
fire the monkey in front of your professor.
22. When you have to write a paper, get it done early and mail it to your
professor's house. From then on, don't hand anything in, and blame it on
the sluggishness of the U.S. Postal Service.
23. Tell your professor that you'd like to interview him/her for a writing
class. Get him/her to tell you his/her life story. Act interested, and
write down everything he/she says. Fabricate a few romantic interludes and
turn your efforts into a trashy romance novel. Make copies for the entire
class, and your professor. Demand extra credit.
24. Draw hearts and flowers on the backs of your papers and tests. Next to
them, write things like, "You're the best, even though you suck" and "You're
the worst professor in the world, but I still love you."
25. Start asking questions in a fake foreign language. Act like your
professor is stupid for not being able to understand you. Get other people
in the class to start speaking the fake language too, and have frequent
discussions during class. Act like you're really interested in what you're
discussing. If your professor tries to interrupt or stop you, act annoyed
and kick his ass.
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Dandenong based band CDB are probably one of the best exports of talent outa
that city in recent years. These ultra popular guys out of the Midnight
stable of talent have finally managed to satisfy the incessant demands of
their fans with a fantastic new release. We caught up with the CDB guys last
We like 'Let's Groove' but do you think 'Don't Stop' has a gutsy style to
Definitely. That's the one we're after. Andrew wrote that one. That's our
favourite track on the album. It's actually a progression. You can see the
difference between our first two singles 'Hey Girl' and 'Hook me Up' which
were written four years ago and the contrast to 'Don't Stop' which was
written just four months ago. We've been exploring our own creativity, which
is really important to us. We've been lucky enough to have creative control
in our album. In that way we were able to produce tracks such as 'Don't
Stop' and the title track of the album 'Glide With Me,' which you haven't
heard yet, but I hope you like. It's along the lines of 'Don't Stop' but
with a harder edge.
Tell us a bit about 'Don't Stop.'
Andrew wrote it about eight months ago. Originally it could have been the
third single. Although it was frustrating we didn't get the product out
earlier, the fact that we could actually chose between three singles on the
album was a bonus for us. 'Don't Stop' is basically what the group is all
about. When times are tough just keep going on. Keep with the flow. That's
'Don't Stop' feels more like a real CDB release than 'Let's Groove' - the
one with all the trumpets in it.
It's more of what we're all about. Its the type of music we go out and buy
and listen to. More funkier, more street, more what we're all about.
I've noticed you've changed your image more in recent photographs.
The photos are more indicative of what we're all about than the first two
photo shoots we've had. We're just exploring at this stage our basic
A couple of months ago we talked with your manager (Roger Aboud) about a
play or musical starring you guys. What stage is this at currently?
The script is being written at this stage. At this moment though we're in
tour and the thing has been put on hold for a while.
What's a day in the life of CDB like?
For the next couple of months we'll be doing 'phoners' from 10am till 5.00
or 6.00pm, from there to a sound check. Then another gig. Do two gigs in a
night. Add to this retail runs, instores, this and that. An average day
would go from nine in the morning till about two in the morning and then a
couple of hours to party.
Do you find that since your last album you've got a lot more people aware of
Yes, since the last couple of singles we've had we've been lucky that people
have remembered who we are as we have been out of the public eye for a while
Why so long between releases?
There have been a few things actually. We were recording our album so we
weren't too phased on what the release was. There was a nervous stage for us
for a while being out of the public eye for a while as it was. Now the
single has been given airplay and people's action has been positive we don't
feel we have lost any ground. If this single goes well, we think the album
What have Brad and Danny been doing lately?
I've got them next to me.
How have you been developing the dance routines etc?
We've been working with the Midnight dancers. All of us have been putting
the shows together for Tina Arena.
What's your approach to the dances for the new tour?
I think we're just using the two girls and new routines for the new songs.
We're at present looking for themes and props for the new tour. We're using
more themes on stage rather than a live cabaret/floor-show like we used to.
Be more theatrical, more larger than life, rather than just another live
band. We've got a few ideas, but nothing is finalized yet. We have the
single out now.
What's on the forthcoming album?
The title track of the album is 'Glide With Me' which is pretty indicative
of our moving more in an R & B funk sort of direction with a hip hop sort of
base. It's a more mature approach. 'Who Needs Tomorrow.' We're moving more
into an R & B direction rather than a pop R & B direction. We've always been
into the R & B music with a harder edge.
In your press release it describes CDB as having a "fresh ninties sound."
How would you define this?
Something really cool. A harder edge to the music, the fusion between hip
hop and R & B. The new album will be titled 'Glide with Me.'
Why this particular title?
Basically three of our songs have 'glide with me' in it. It's about what
we're about really. We want to glide to the next level.
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New Aussie Band: Stonewave
Stonewave is another of those new Frankston bands out of the garage and into
the limelight. With their current lineup forming in April of this year and
with their demo played on Ugly Phil's FOX evening show, the guys from
Stonewave, whilst still at Secondary College, are seeking to make a name for
themselves in the local and Melbourne scenes.
Just off a support gig with Melbourne band Sidewinder and having recently
competed in Moorabbin Town Hall's Battle of the Bands, the Stonewave dudes
say: " Although we ditched school variety night tonight, we'll play at
anything. We played in some crap youth music festival, held down in
Mornington. We ended up being the only rock and roll band entered in the
competition. There was another seven entrants, you know, jazz, girls singing
girls stuff. We came out last and arrived on stage to see the backs of all
these grey haired people dragging their kids and walking out. They probably
came in with dark hair, saw us, heard our opening chords and left with white
We caught up with those crazy Stonewave guys Clint Kenna (vocals), Andy
Fisher (Guitar), Brad Armstrong (Drums) and Glenn Woods (bass) over a few
Big Macs and some spilt fries in Maccas one evening last week. With their
influences described as Damaged, Spiderbait and The Henchmen, Stonewave
music is pretty democratic with guitarist Andy coming up with a riff or two
"…music is always first with us…", the rest of the guys put in
their concepts and finally Clint manages to come up with the appropriate
lyrics. As he puts it: "Whatever I really feel about I usually end up
Considering the average age of the band is 17, considering they were one of
the first unsigned high school bands to have three of their songs played
live across Australia, the guys from Stoneave have made an impressive start.
Keep up the good work guys!
From: "K. Elizabeth Cauthen", INTERNET:KCAUTHEN@loki.berry.edu
To: Underground Records, 74777,3354
Date: Wed, Nov 15, 1995, 7:18 PM
RE: Funny Poopie List!!!!!
Someone put this on all the stall doors of our bathroom my freshman
year. It was hilarious reading... I realize it is gross, but it's a
THE POOPIE LIST
GHOST POOPIE: The kind where you feel the poopie come out, but there is
no poopie in the toilet.
CLEAN POOPIE: The kind where you poopie it out, see it in the toilet,
but there is nothing on the toilet paper.
WET POOPIE: The kind where you wipe your butt 50 times and it still
feels unwiped, so you have to put some toilet paper between your butt and
your underwear so you won't ruin them with stains.
SECOND WAVE POOPIE: This happens when you're done poopie-ing and
you've pulled your pants up to your knees, and you realize that you have
to poopie some more.
POP-A-VEIN-IN-YOUR-FORHEAD-POOPIE: The kind where you strain so much
to get it out, you pratically have a stroke.
LINCOLN LOG POOPIE: The kind of poopie that is so huge you're afraid
to flush without first breaking it into little pieces with the toilet brush.
GASSY POOPIE: It's so noisy, everyone within earshot is giggling.
DRINKERS POOPIE: The kind of poopie you have the morning after a
long night of drinking. Its most noticable trait is the skid marks on
the bottom of the toilet.
CORN POOPIE: Self explanatory.
GEE-I-WISH-I-COULD-POOPIE-POOPIE: The kind where you want to poopie
but all you do is sit on the toilet and fart a few times.
SPINAL TAP POOPIE: That's where it hurts so badly coming out, you'd
swear it was leaving you sideways.
WET CHEEKS POOPIE: (The power dump) The kind that ocmes out so
fast, your butt cheeks get splashed with water.
THE DANGLING POOPIE: This poopie refuses to drop in the toilet even
through you know you are done poopie-ing it. You just hope that a shake
or two will cut it loose.
THE SUPRISE POOPIE: You're not even at the toilet because you are
sure you are about to fart, but, oops----a poopie.
Now, that wasn't sooo bad was it....okay, okay, so a couple were kinda
gross but, it's all in good humor....:)
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