Underground music mavens Thurston Moore and Byron Coley have picked 40 BANDS 80 MINUTES! as the BEST of 2006. Wow!
Here’s what they wrote:
“40 BANDS 80 MINUTES! DVD – director: Sean Carnage (Sounds Are Active) Pretty interesting concept – 40 L.A. bands playing 2 minute (max) sets at some place in Hollywood. The music’s all over the map and most of it’s pretty good, but even the lousy stuff is over fast, so what the heck? So underground that the “big name” bands are on the order of Abe Vigoda and Fireworks . Anyway, what’s the deal on this trio, The Amazements ? Their tune came off like a cross between Demo Moe & the Cheater Slicks. Nice.”
If you are in Hot Springs, Arkansas, you can see 40 BANDS! on the big screen tomorrow night:
FRIDAY 3/16 – ARKANSAS PREMIERE 6pm (check web site for screening time) @ Valley Of The Vapors Independent Music Fest, Low Key Arts Building, 118 Arbor, Hot Springs Arkansas 71901 (501) 282-9056, http://www.valleyofthevapors.com/home.html, FREE
Bobby Mi$$ile of Monday night faves, Attractive & Popular, set this up. Thanks, dude!
Also on the Bull Tongue BEST OF 2006 list is the new band from Cleveland’s Lean Steve, the former singer/keyboardist of my old band, Razak Solar System. Woo-hoo!
“HOMOSTUPIDS – The Brutal Birthday 7″ E.P. (Richie Records) Completely wrecked noise core splunge from Cleveland – the only real rock n roll city in the world. These guys are as excellent as it gets, everything else eats ass in comparison.”
Steve was kind enough to hook me up with a DVD of my current obsession, STUNT ROCK, when I was in Cleveland last week for the 40 BANDS! premiere there.
Homostupids rule, so I hope you check them out. You can hear them here.
Here are some pics of me and Steve from the ye olde Razak SS days:
*Side note: Check the “Ralph Nader/Green Party in 2000” banner… Yeah, we fucked up that election big time. [SIDE SIDE NOTE: Those drums are now being used by The Germs!!!]
I painted myself green for the Party! (Though the blood is real.)
DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT PEHRSPACE…
40 BANDS / 80 MINUTES! is now online for the very first time in remastered form!