Perennial favorite around these parts William S. Burroughs II traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central & South America, Europe, & the Middle East in his day, but ended up settling down in Lawrence Kansas. He moved to there in 1981. He lived there for the remainder of his life.
He once told a reporter from the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle that he was content to live in Lawrence, saying, "The thing I like about Kansas is that it's not nearly as violent (as New York), & it's a helluva lot cheaper. & I can get out in the country, fish & shoot & whatnot." You all should know by now how much this Zero treasures his whatnot.
In Lawrence, Kansas in 1982, Burroughs developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans some distance in front of blank surfaces, then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun.
Teriyakis hail from Lawrence, Kansas, & their music reminds me of Burroughs painting method. They kinda line up some lyrics & instruments of all kinds in front of their microphones & blast'em with their big guns. This shotgun method creates quite a sonic multiple-musicality between one song & the next or more often right in the midst of a song, aural creativity splattered against their musical canvas. Maybe they're sounding like a 60s style psychedelic pop band like Apples in Stereo, the next minute an early 90s indie rock mix of Pavement & Sonic Youth, then maybe a noisy punk band.
The influences of a band like Polvo can be heard in much of their guitar sound (no surprise that the release is produced by Bob Weston (Polvo, Sebadoh, & more). The dissonance & strange guitar tunings are prevalent in an outsider combination of bending guitars mixed with Teriyakis weirdness. You'll find creative samples mixed in with intelligent instrumentation & cool shifting time signatures mixed together to create amazing soundscapes disguised as songs with the essential freaky Teriyakis lyrics.
Ripped by me. Converted to 320 from lossless. Here Teriyakis are: Brent Piepergerdes; Hiram Lucke; Brandon Brown; Bill Lamboley; & Mia: The Radio Boll Weevil with Elizabeth Giffin on clarinet for "Return of the Panda"
This one's for a friend. In an e-mail, he stated (excerpted to remove the blush factor)…
"…a big part of what makes your blog…better than those that just have a cover photo and a download link,”
To be honest, I've sorta been leaning in that direction lately (I've been hella busy as of late [my lame excuse]) & so he was causing me to feel guilty, so I took a little time to do a bit more.
He also said…
"for sharing information as well as the cool, the rare, and the just plain odd recordings that are out there. "
This one's plenty odd & definitely out there.
Teriyakis - Haunted Hungarian Sauna, Priapus Records, 2000.
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Brown Family Theme
Peter Lorre’s Big Red Munster
Pocketful of Sunshine
To My Daughter
Another Pocketful of Shame
Picaresque & Proud
Return of the Panda
Happy in Erie
Inside the Samba Drome
Stroke Pt. II
Ryde Øë Ghêti
This Jon’s for Der,