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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

28 October 2007

Get Uber It



Nathan Nothin' here!

These tracks go out to a dear friend. He's setting
out once again to damage some eardrums
& I can only wish him the greatest!
So for some truly classic eardrum damage
from some of Minneapolis' finest, by request
(& with two bonus tracks courtesy your truly).

HEADBURN - HALO OF FLIES - Headburn ep.1988

Halo Of Flies was a 1986-1991 Minneapolis trio comprised
for most of its history by
guitarist/vocalist/AmRep Records founder Tom 'Haze' Hazelmyer,
bassist/vocalist/AmRep Records producer Tim 'Mac' McLaughlin,
& drummer John 'Presumably Ang, Though I've Never Heard
Him Referred To As Such' Anglim.

They took their name from an Alice Cooper song.

Their finest work mixed hoarse shouted vocals, trebly
yet innovative guitar abuse, and insanely busy, roll-happy
& creative drumming (like Keith Moon on speed!).
Unfortunately, it took them a couple years to reach this peak,
& then they got bored & broke up "like eight times in a row".

Bonus track:
DDT BEAT 69 - HALO OF FLIES -Garbage Rock ep.1987


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3-WAY LISA - COWS -Peaceticka 1991


The Cows formed in Minneapolis in 1985. They were one
of their home town's favorite punk/noise-rock bands.
On record & live, the group was primitive, loud, exciting,
& enthusiastic. The original lineup consisted of:
lead singer Shannon Selberg, who later took up the bugle,
guitarist Thor Eisentrager,
bass guitarist Kevin Rutmanis,
& drummer Norm Rogers.

Like another local outfit, the now-legendary Hüsker Dü, the Cows
had a hardcore sound characterized by blurred guitars.
However, the Cows took the chaos a step further. Stripping away
anything that remotely resembled pop--including melody
& catchy hooks and riffs--the Cows offered punk rock in its
crudest form. There music has been described as
"a feral racket that sounded as is if the guitars were
being played with metal files."

Lyrically, their songs dealt with just about anything,
from losers in life to sex & bodily fluids.

Selberg's shrieking vocal style & general lunacy on stage
provided the Cows with a bizarre, yet often engaging focus.
Live, the band's presence created a sort of uncomfortable anxiety.
Selberg's antics ranged from robotic movements & mocking the crowd
to cavorting with an array of sometimes obscene objects.

Bonus track:
CAMOUFLAGE MONKEY - COWS -daddy has a tail lp. 1989

Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. rutmanis is great...tomahawk are a pretty gay band. rutmanis was great with the melvins and awesome with the cows

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