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INEOfFSPRING EVEN ROE vs. WADE COULDNTMLL

He

On the seventh day the world's general contrac-

tipped his hat and grackxisly took a bow.

Things seem to be going well for .Marilyn and

chocolate flavored Quik, a starry sky, a tempera-

cow from which al good chocolate came. She ga\"e forth her first bom, so all may stay the same. Faith w<ould save all a place in the grand chocolate factory. And the cow sent down her spirit in the form c^ a magical

mental ocean, Marilyn Monroe and Charles .Mansoa

musical band that wouki help the bovine messiah

tor took a

vNtll

He

deser\-ed rest

sat back in his easy

chair and marv'eled at his finest creations. They

force of gravity

all

The yin and yang, the and the li\ing bra strawterry and

glimmered before

his eyes:

met

that same night during a candlelight months later .Marilyii spawned forth a stomping, saeaming child. Banished by all that is balanced, the child \*'as kxked away in a womb

They

all

dinner. Nine

nurtured only by the apparatus known as the news media.

He

sat blankly in the

dim

lit

room

staring at

the television sets in panorama. Living, thinking,

breathing, the nutrients force fed to

him

He became

day w+ien one

sat

lite.

and devek)ped

five.

until the

They sat they

via satel-

stared, they de\"oured

"In the beginning there was

I

lead the sweet tooth children to the

Okay, stop with the Dr. Seuss here

promised land.

^-erse.

we have morning car-

UTiat

the beginning ct a Saturday

is

the Kids. Their shows are packed and

SK

October, .MM and the

New South

Atlanta's

were invited to play

.Music Conference.

were asked

to play

New

during Halloween week.

rock.

They w+iirlwind you back to a time o^ hinch boxes and inch worms. The point of their message is to

These are the people they are targeted towards. The

get people to take action on something.

w+iole .Marilyn .Manson

something about

"We

it

is

If

you don't

working towards, do

don't condone violence,

satirical

said. "If

movement has

Church of the Chocolate Cow-

what you

like

era of art and characterization. To compare Marilyn

fact that

is

this child

in

and

all its

its

counter-

unpleasantness

Marilyn sat patiently. gave

me

He boked around then

much

to say.

Now where

shall

I

He tapped

his fingers lightly

when

reviewing

simply complex

life

reflects

what we

individuality of

being portrayed on stage

what

.Marilyn

is is

me welcome you to the First Church of the

actu-

point cattle.

to feel his

arxl lust all

w+x>le,

real

e.xpresswa Ifs

life

emotions — anger,

hav% their

own

facial

completes the entire

hate, love

contortion as he

entire package, the

hand as

illusion,

a

throwing

in their

generatioa .And their message seems to be

supported and spread throughout their fans.

Chocolate Cow."

this ntualistic

supported by the

is

one reason religion was brought about

a massive

capti-

back what the mass media taught them and others

play."

was

While on stage his mo\'ements resemble an

animated skeleton with

romps about The

say.

'It's all

"Let

ally

wry easy

begin?"

what to

such performers as Iggy Pop or Peter Murphy

vating.

a grin.

"There's so

to

would take aw3y the

society's creatioa

Their shows are constantly changing, most

Lucas.

The band has

L'se

your

form of control. Hence

own judgement

.Marilyn's

Don't be lead

like

and childhood

.Marilyn also used Dr. Seuss

such as "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate

Factory," bringing back

provided. Call

it

all

the illusion chikihood-

the freedom of imagination for

people to be what they want and e.xpress themseK-es the

way they see tit "^Ve

try to be anti-trendy.

We've actually seen people change before our eyes 1

a focal poi nt for

cknvns that blow bubbles

throw candy to the

women

in

arKl

You're out there building

like

being a part of that People

dictioa

a

"I

bondage smeared widi blood.

show people

their

own fear.

^ ^

bunch of fags.

If

And you know that is

right

about us

is

more

a retlectwn of what they think

we think," .Marilyn stated. Manson and the Spooky Kids

haw

.Marilyn

around the

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A trip down die chocolate riwr into

the tunnel of tv. screens.

we can't guarantee i you fame and fortune, but we

—A

fantasy illusion, sometimes disturbir^ and always

comer Well,

people are

people are real religious they're

tracks, separate

fashioned way. You're working big break

If

gay then they're going to think we're

going to think we're satanic. E^'erything people say

being themselves more and that's great People

,

hard.

from

Their disregard for limitations offers a contra-

THE PRICE OF A4-TRACK SHOULDN'T BE. name for yourself the old-

energy. The

to the other,

WHEN THE PRICE OF SUCCESS IS HIGH, a

its

shows go from one extreme

rather than what

stories

and

re-

drummer Sarah Lee

cently with the adcfition of

afraid of being

you don't

Embrace

Manson

First

pen eating eggs, reminiscent of the

scene form the cult film "Pink Flamingos."

crowd, to

If

and

in stereo.

is

classic

cool."

a lot of

One past show, for example, .MariKn had a girl

sitting in a play

dogma between their fans taken in the right coa text? What it seems to point out is that anyone can make up a ritualistic pattera call it relignn and

...

control the minds of many. This

parts, for Marilyn

type of characterizatwn act with external

see- take

racism, drug abuse

commentary, but they seem to be bringing back an

down

ttiat's

Take for e.xample the

the door they no^^' offer the gift

Kicking

they take time

understand our meaning,

comment

on stage

the show's point. This brings back a 7&s form of art

"Some people understand what we're doing to

arKl

background they usually prwide

seems that something is

catchingi

enough

some

Ak)ng with the music

band performers. These characters play the parts of

giver. Regurgitating in technicolor

force from v*+iich they came.

antics, in the

CMJ Convention

York's

It

their

different ways.

and others don'f Marilyn

an action that society

make up

at

toon with .Marilyn .Manson and the Spooky Kids.

like

own destiny and have the freedom to own minds," .Marilyn added. The band expressed their imfividuality in many

decide their

They

sparked the interest of the music scene gurus and

back to their

life

of that

wonderful surprise entertainment Just this past

some actioa" .Marilyn stated. There is a lot more to this band than their social

the

full


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What do you get when you cross one of the last

of the

most unique heavy metal bands

twelve years and a modern day rock opera? At a time when

mousse and

seem

metallic riffs

to blend better than musical compositions,

some might argue that this marriage could equal a major disaster. Obviously, those folks

know very

little

in

1979, Savatage has been something

of the

odd band out. Rising from the unlikely hotbed of Tampa, Florida at a time when

New Wave

the

of British

Heavy Metal was devastating Europe, vocalist Jon

Oliva, his guitarist/brother Criss, Keitii Kollins

seemed poised

to

drummer

Steve Wacholz, and

break along with the

tiien

bassist

time Savatage had gathered a substantial following (along with

replacement, bassist Johnny Lee Mddleton) that appeared to fmd

rehige

in

the band's heavy yet accessible repertoire. An ill-fated turn

towards commerciality in 1 986 with HghtFor theRockresuWai in mediocre

his

filled

horde. Fortunately, they

by

with

career with the

scene. Through

it all

tiiat

Savatage caught

Records. Within one year

tiie

attention of that group's label, Atlantic

band was

tiie

signed by

A&R rep Jason Hom,

and

984 recorded tiieir major debut, Power olthe Night. Shortly ttiereafter.

in 1

Par Records took timely advantage

Dungeons Are

Calling

of

F.

the group's notoriety and released the

its follow-

latter release,

Savatage has reached

this

Royd's7%0

metal paced at a

1

,000 m.p.h. and make-up a

1

ttie

/4 inch

band has created something quite varied from the norm, putting

Tampa Bay on the map

for Zebra

camp

an unprecedented maturity during their twelve tumultuous years on

thick

But it was during a fateful concert at the Bayf rent Center in St. Pete opening

Sav's devoted

now the group's latest, StPBBls: A Rock Opera.

up. Gutter Ballet {^9B0), mil

varied reactions from both press and

musical community.

tiie

able to repair the problems within the

proved wortiiy on tracks within Hall of Oie Mountain King {^ 988),

bare-to-the-bones metal. The release garnered moderate success and ttie

were

by inviting producer Paul O'Neil onboard. The results from that collaboration

At the crux of their

'"next big tiling."

Sirens — produced and recorded own Par Records — was

Their independent debut release,

area entrepreneur Dan Johnson on

tills

Kollin's

sales and disenchantment amongst a good percentage of

about Savatage.

Since the group's conception

By

(f justice

Wall,

in tiie

process. Not since

Who's Tonmy, or Pink

tiie

has a group presented a successful rock opera to the

masses. Never before has a group taken such a dramatic left-turn at a more vital

crossroad.

During a phone

call

from Berlin during their

first

ever headlining tour

Europe (and a highly successful one at Uiat), Jon Oliva

Savatage secret: being

tiie

odd band out sometimes

let

isn't

us

In

on a

of

littie

so bad after

all.

So far, according to our record company, we're already 40,000 units ahead of what Gutter Ballet did at the same time of its well, obviously.

THRUST: As we in

support of

speak, Savatage

its

is in

Europe

newest release. Streets:

A

Rock Opera. How has the response been thus

release. So,

far?

It's

JON OLIVA: Absolutely unbelievable. Actually

in this business. If

it's

kind of scary because this

is

our

first

head-

line tour in Europe and the shows are packing out The crowd knows the words better than I do. The response has been wonderful and all of

the reviews have been very good. are

coming out and having

The people

a great time.

Throughout Savatage's career you've deK-ed into a variety of styles. Most of the earlier shiff is very raw and Fight for the Rock leaned more

we must be doing something righL

a risky move, but

you have

to take chances

you play everything

you're going to be forgotten about.

have been the type of band that takes chances and does weird stuff. It's definitely a risk but it seems to be paying off in a positive W3y. I

know everybody has to be asking "Why a Was it just the right time to do

rock opera?"

something

like this?

We

had toyed with the idea for a few years and were just waiting for the right moment On

towards a commercial sound.

Cutter Ballet we sort of put our feet

the

water.

Now you have new material which is a k)t more diverse. What brought on these dramatic changes? think

I

it's

wanting

just us

to

grow and do

different things

and experiment with

types of sounds.

It's

not

like

anyone

is

different telling us

to do. We don't want to sound like Warand v,t don't want to sound like Slayer. We want to sound like us. We're trying lots of

what rant

different things

and

that's contributed to the

change.

safe

We always

On

this

in the

record w« jumped into the pool.

There hasn't been a significant rock opera done since Quadraphenia, Tommy or The

Mmdcrime

Wall. Queensryche's

more of thought it would be nice rock opera,

it's

a direct

isn't really

concept

a

We

to do a rock opera for the "%$ 'cause there hasn't been one done in a

while. Plus, for us

it

was a challenge musically

to try to pull this thing off

garbage.

We wanted

some

and

ass

pull

it

to see

without if

it

being

we could

kick

off

Obviously, with a rode opera though, the band is

going out on

a limb. Is this a crucial

himing

point for the band? I

think

it's

very Important that the record does

I know you'd prefer that people buy the album and fmd out for themseK-es but can you tell

'


OK

a bit about the ston' behind Streets?

To make

To make

easy on swur phone

it

bill

Savatage since Gutter Ballet. I'm wondering

easy on Atlantic's phone biU

it

Oh, good then. What

There's been a personnel change within

..

...

basically deals with

it

WTiat happened was. Chris Caft'ery wanted to

a

is

guy named D.T. who's a musiciaa You follow him through his life through- the ups and

downs

that everyone experiences. He's trying

to find

answers

trying to do.

He

play with his brother's band.

lives.

In the end, the whole moral behind the

story

is self-belief. If )X)U

What

trying to say

is, if

How much

you believe in yourself you can

of Streets

(Laughs)

I'd

say

I've

members

definitely touches

it

how

Oh

no. the

of

had. But

it

on experi-

him

looking back they were saying "God, Jon, that

does kind of resemble you, doesn't

it?' It

does

more of me than

touches base on a

my experiences

lot of

but

How wodd you

form. Lars

a \ery

is

respond to that?

good fnend of mine.

had a drug problem.

ting into

of a power metal

more

where I think metal

my

thrash stuff is starting to

take a bath everyday.

mean, I'm

I

doing good. I'm doing better than I've ever done before. I'm not saying that I walk around with a halo around

my head because

don'L But the horns and the

I

comment

human

Some

in

had

to

in style

maybe drawing

in

are going to

like.

likd the

that

it

into the band,

If \x)u're

wtiether

oxCutter

Sirens

it's

going to

you

like really

heavy music

you probably won't But there's still a lot of heavy music on this record. There's sixteen songs and only four are ballads. The rest of 'em are pretty

much

hard rock.

rock you're going to

like

If

you're into hard

the record

If

you're

into thrash metal don't even bother because it's

I

definitely not that

know Paul 0'

Neil has produced

your

last

must be an

He's important

He

co-writes with Criss and

and he works on concepts and

much

of the music. Not so lyrics. It's

with Paul and I as

lyrics

I

and some

with the music as

a very close relationship

far as the lyrics

go because we

work verv' hard on them. We spend four or five months just on the lyrics. He's also become an important part of the recording process. He givts us a lot of freedom and

of freedom as a producer.

we

try

If

we

it

gi\e

him

a lot

he comes up with

them whether we

because sometimes Beatle.

forms of music

to stay alive. .As a

been around as long all

you have.

as

of this?

think hard rock and heavy metal can stay

around as long as it wants to as long as there are bands out there

going to a

total

thrash thing take

like

Queensryche, Metallica like that are

it

so

fer.

wimpy rock sound

going

to try

I

look at the

punk rock you can only Once you get that fer it starts to like

out There's hard rock or w+at

fizzle

really call

I

no limitations with music with an edge.

Kids are always going to want that rebellious,

sound

aggressive

What's the biggest difference between the Savatage that did Sirens and the band that exists VS'hen

now? we did those

records

we were >x)ung and wry

inexperienced, vtry raw, very naked. The Savatage that

integral part of the group.

ideas

some way

heavy metal has

naive and v-ery hungry. That Savatage was

three albums. At this point he

with the

that's

in

all

could never see hard rock disappearing or

Ballet. If you're a Savatage fan yx)u're like this record. If

fiiat

heyday. Obsiously

its

are the people

King anyway.

you're into

appreciate

I

two records. Most of those

The older fans

people have been gone since Hall of the Mountain

out

tire

and come up with neW ideas. People are always going to have a need for music with an edge. I

the record that the older fans

first

is

So, hey Lars, thanks dude.

and Savatage. Bands

new ones? on

which

think that we've stayed true to

how do you view I

do you anticipate the dianges

There's a lot

feel

^ing anyway. I think the

people are saying

have to evoK-e

being again.

Thanks, man.

affecting the older fans and

not

that or

good to hear you're taking care of yourself.

How

I

is

ourselves whether people want to agree with

band It's

known

have shrunk a

tail

have a good time with my life but more moderation. I'm not as wild as I used I'm basically a normal

the

definitely

little bit. I

be.

I've

the best thing they've ever done. They're get-

Jon is pretty happy. r\e pretty much cleaned up I

as being one of

him and James (Hetfield) for many years and I love them and they love me. I appreciate that I think the album that they just did is probably

noL Since you mentioned that how Jon Oliva doing ti^e days in that regards? act

that are playing

left

it

Definitely is

Lirich

be real heavy metal

to

Then he mentioned Savatage

don't think I'm the only person in America

that has ever

drummer Lars

It

could be the same for a lot of other people too. I

hold up.

those acts that have remained true to the

realized.

I

he'll

interviewed .Metallica's

there are very few bands

of everybody in him. Unfor-

little bit

how

to see

wiut he considered

Mustaine (Megadeth), Morrison and Hendrix. D.T. has a

new guy ^drome.

about six months ago and he mentioned that

also resembles other guys like Da\e

tunately he has

\ictim. We're going to

If s really kind of funny. We're torturing

stuff.

was never written

I

it

new

long he can handle rooming with us.

see

with that in mind. After it was done and we were

but

now

Johnny Lee (Middleton) and my brother are so brutal on the new guys. They're constantly playing practical jokes on him and hiding his

autobiographical for

is

Savatage?

ences that

right

Yeah, he's definitely experiencing that .And

or any of the other

Oliv-a

do with the

to

mode

He's in a touring

goes on. He's our

we're

do whatever you want.

Jon

The new-

and we're going to see how things work out He might become a permanent member as time

believe in yourself you

being put to the people.

anyway so he had nothing

new record

don't need drugs. If s a very positive message that's

didn't really

— John Zonner who

from Tampa Bay

is

feet

other people's

easily relatable to

It's

It

because he wasn't really

all

used to play with Drama. He came in after the

alcoholism and gettinginvol\«dwith the wTong people.

at

involved with the last record anyway.

guy

drug addiction,

deals with

music

affect the

of other people are

like a lot

if

transition has affected things at all?

tiiat

like

them or not

wx)rks. He's like

our fifth

now is business conscious. We learned

you have

to treat this like a business or

You become more The big difference now is The music business ages

you're going to get screwed

mature just

life

as musicians.

experience.

you quickly. Back then we didn't give a shit whether we made money or not. Now you learn to face reality. Sometimes it's a lot of fijn and

sometimes it's a yx)u're six

real

when home and

pain in the ass. Like,

thousand miles away from

you're looking at your books wondering you're going to get d'fference.

And

I

home or not That s

think

it

shows

We've grown up quite a bit

in

if

the big

our music.

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the

LyJF/W/kat do you say wken

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Capitol Recoras calls

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and

you

tells

tiiat

Les

leasing tke

tkey are re-

T^aul Oapitol

Years Collection and tkat Les kimself

available for inter-

is

hear you

I

way

views. Well tkere was no

tkat

I

We haw

audiences are just

could koard tkis once in a

Kleenex

on Mondays. Every Monday.

play a gig

still

yet to have a

bad Monday night, knock on wood. The they eat

terrific,

Perry from Blvd. Music asks,

it

most

— a stow

"Who were your

influential people in the jazz

asked a few friends to kelp

cowix)ys sprinkled here and there,

influences?"

Lang Nick Lucas and it

became obvious

guitar was the instrument to play, but

witH tke questions.

in the late 20's

r^eedless to say, tke interviev*^ w^ent incredikly well. Since tke

conversation was a long one,

want

to

condense some

i

Les

w^as

tke solid kotiy electric guitar, guitar pickups, reverb, multi-

it

picked up.

it

As an artist, iL»es and kis wife Mary Ford brougkt Capitol Records

to tke edg-"

innovation

wken

'"^

-— usical

magnet

my dad's

still

in grade

scnooL

x~ie is

weekly

78

yrs old, still plays a

gig

despite artkritis in 8 fingers,

. . .

ficatioa

I

tkis energy to

taking care of kis kealtk and loving life

to tke fullest.

No,

if I

Paul kas furnisked an

sit

my

I

took the other half of the it

close to the strings

and

how it will capture the energy and transfer it

ever play acoustic?

go

to

an acoustic guitar (w+iich

my curiosity that I'm

still

I

do constantly),

I

go to

right The acoustic guitar goes

you can turn up the volume wide open and if there is a draft in the room it will vibrate the string and it will take off. So, it's an advantage to the player to have something that you can just touch and it will jump out at you v-s. something that you have to of!

Russ Albums of 95ynf

asks,

"Why

didn't

you ever add

a

bar to any of your guitars?"

did. I was the first in my neck of the woods. Many years later 1 found out someone on the West Coast was doing a similar thing. The whammy bar did the death of deaths. I took the whammy bar I

till I

could not exist without

it. It

whammy bar brought Carl bring the whammy bar back to this

with a coat hanger. That to

Leo Fender was there

same time and

at the

that's

started out

Bixby into

about

Time Machine asks, "What are your philosophies on the organics of recording and the Lcs Paul Pleasure Steve from

Principles?" achjal

1

Disneyland of electronics for everyone to enjoy, so that no many great pleasures with

electronics. Consequently,

the challenge

guitarists

and musicians

w^orld-

and

self

it's

me because of else. When no way to tell wur

been rewarding to

rewards more than anything

sound in your head but there is what you are hearing and actually mold the thought into an actual physical sound is terribly rewarding and unexplainable I manage to do that on my recordings. It is an pleasure to hear a big round clear sound like when there are no

you

ha\'e a

closest friend

wide. iHIere

is

wkat one of tke

most important individuals of

clouds in the sky and you are looking forever at infinitely.

tkis

century kad to say about

some

of kis kistory

experiences.

making

same thing with sound;

It's

the

unexplainable.

it's

Pha Wilhoite from Phil's Guitar works asks, "What's have vour name a household word Uke Kleene.x?"

all

and

the electric so

so,

When my son saw the list along with

he

said,

"Geez, there are only a couple

you left out and I guess Edison did those!" It was scary but true. I was the first one. I am not only a writer, 1 am a producer, director, engineer, and an in\«ntor. of things

What is it like to have the responsibility of so many life dunging creations at your hands? Being spiritual, we can talk on the same wax-elength. I believ-e there is some Supreme power. don't know what this heav-en is all about, but I do believe there is a reason why one person is I

given certain genes and with those genes he has the capability of having perfect pitch, that he can keep time perfectly, he's not

ahead of the beat This

is

God

He'll

hearamelody note, singaharmony note. if you're an atheist, it's still a gift You

given, ev-en

can't go to the store

and buy

it

like to

The most serious part of

this

many of the plumbers should be guitar players and that many of the guitar players should be plumbers. They don't recognize their God given talent There are a million reasons why you should thank God f you're gifted and recognize

conversation

is

that

i

it

and Qpitilize on

for the guitar alone.

a message.

I

it It's not easy.

Music

is all

I

spent 19 years on a pickup

about transmittingor deli\"ering

remember when went to the first record company, They thought my music was a nox-elty. I

they laughed at me.

Across the street Capitol Records was just opening and they

were just putting up their sign. it

TirrraM fifflW}!ill'..iliJM17 i

delay and ambiance sound.

worid and

what brought

matter what you play there are

spiration for four generations of

be about

the

working with electronics is terribly educating, yet interesting and rewarding Sound on sound, reverb, phasing, invented. They make a these are the things and shifting

in-

to

library to find out about translucence,

L/es

show encompassed. The show happened

radio

multi-track recording in the BO'S, electric bass guitar, echo-

thump, thump, thump and that's all you hear of it You can't do what Eddie Van Halen does on it, what you can on an electric guitar. Jimi Hendrbc could pick it with his teeth! The reason is

The

\

some 40 years ago down what this

to write

wouldn't be caught dead without an electric guitar.

his guitar

and attributes

radio

Cause without one, no one could hear you!

my backyard

12-16 Kour workdays

had

radio

and used that thing

puts in

I

wasn't loud enough. So

took the other half of the telephone, plugged

I

beat the be-jeezers out

t,.^ .^wi^tles

way back on

never

and cleaned up, making a whopping S45.00 a night in 1929. So, I could see this was a very profitable and rewarding way to go. To amplify the guitar became a necessity by the Worid's Fair in 1933. 1 was already deep into the ampli-

whammy

were

went to the

I

to the radio.

satisfy

verizer and countless otkers.

did

It

was securing a

sing over a telephone. This was

because of the hollow guitar. So

Do you

track recording, tke LesiPaul-

show I

that I'd like to protect

I

harmonica and could hear me talk, but they couldn't hear my guitar. So I took a phonograph pickup, jabbed it into the top of the guitar and of course, it was louder, but there was feedback

into

responsible for inventions like

have a sinus problem!

I

until the night before last

a few

me

transmitted by my mother's radio. They could hear my voice,

coil, wire,

facts for yoia- F'irst,

me

listen to

telephone, the part you listen on, held

of tke

it

to

played in a barbecue store and people would

I

and

in their cars

me

world to bring the attention

to the guitar. In listening to Eddie

I

can deal with because

copyright for a

up.

Eddie Lang from Philly with Joe Manuti. They w'ere probably the

lifetime opportunity to m.yself so

1

dawned on

he asked

me how many

here.

So whether you

there

is

songs

call it

I

I

finally got to talk to the

had and

luck or the

I

said 21.

He

VT and

said sign

Good Lord sends

alwavs a finale, so ewrxtxxly keep plugging at it

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We begari to

So here we are preparing for 1992 and our you can see from this issue, over 100 Florida bands and artists are featured as Thrust backs up its promise of support for Florida and the South's original music ... with

to the commercialization of Christianity,

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make

most people,

that

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In 1990

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Jam Magazine who called and threatened to wage war against us if we came into their market Apparently I missed the road sign outside of Disney World that said

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We've even heard that sticky people were so scared that they started rumors with potential advertisers that Thrust was backed by cocaine

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in the

Florida about is, we still get calls from Central these lies. If you are a business and someone

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we attempted to bring back

the glossy cover which had previously only been on our first issue. Our goal was to bring a

to electronic

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1992 holds great things in store for Florida's bands and musicians. Thrust pledges to support you unconditionally in your original mu-

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magazine. Bands, promoters,

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mm..

JASMIN DOWN Mamt/fL

The

Come on,

have already proven to be a decade

'90's

&

admit

rock

conquer the prevalent reign of the cover bands, and the scene has started to grow. Miami 's dance-

not, there are a

now

is

of the bands

far as

With

that of

I

last

well, escaped.

Alabama.

can do so because

I

that are sailing out of

scene.

tional

Relatively

new

Jasmin

to the scene,

Down

titled

were

in late

later

.

chib circuit

all

Michael Po\^'ers

of

would sneak in

their

list

own

anyone ever being wise

music without

to their tactics

— no one

was

humming

only like our fourth show; we were about to go on stage and as soon as they started playing our

remembering where

the tune or

it

to find out

was anxious

my home it

state

was

"Unfortunately, there

is

how

the

were reacting to their

like to start

no

real

out there.

scene there. You

have Atlanta and you have Nashville, and there are one or two clubs where you can play originals and

signed onto

venue

While attending the Concrete Foundations Forum, was able to meet lead vocalist Derek Welsh

We would go in and lie about our set list, you know; we'd play just enough covers to keep it cool and then when the owners would ask about a

they've encountered in the short time they've

and guitarist Michael Pov^rs during an autograph

certain song that was an original we'd say,

managed

to

just about every local

fill

make money, but

Records.

basically there

is

nothing hap-

pening.

I

"Oh

k)t of

what

lot of

is

said in

"My

is

"When

person into outer space. Especially like in I'm In The Mood." If s pretty raunchy."

McQueen

Street's

New York

found on the

I

were a

we were doing

tongue in cheek. A lot of our lyrics wouW send an overly religious

Religion"

attention with a roomful of adoring fans.

enthusiasm when this band is concerned. They've

SBK

tfiere

and saying, "Oh, they're a bunch of mindless, drug-

corded in

lead guitarist There definitely isn't a lack of

and

knock the Bible Belt but

to

word in edgewise with Welsh, considering that had him all to myself and wasn't in a battle over his

in a big way for the members of McQueen Street The band was the first true hard rock band to be

of fans started yelling

bunch

want

crazed Satanists!" So a

rushed to the stage," relates Dee, Jasmin Down's

intro tape, a

the song that are really directed at hypocrites; this area is very much a part of the Bible Belt. I don't

you need to do is pick up a copy of their debut and let it rock your pants off. No doubt you will come away impressed by that Welsh while he i spoke with lead vocalist Derek

music and what

usu-

ing something just because you don 'tbelieve in itor don't understand it There are a couple of lines in

people looking at and hearing what

people of

set .Apparently the idea has paid off

ally fell into the

sunning on

It's

Stevens also jumped on the chance to be a part of the McQueen Street sound. If you're not impressed

Of course

except the people that liked what they were hearing and started requesting the band's music, usually by

loyal following.

his

I

of covers, then they

original

left

religion.

and his "band of merry men" were Raveling between shows. This time it was a lot easier to get a

over the Southeast They would give

the club owners their set

Motley Crue and Poison

was so impressed he

v^+io

"My Religion" isn't really about more of a statement of don't go knock-

take the lyrics.

sent from there to

it v^'as

of

yet, all

Street The band started as a cover band playing the

performing original showcases in local clubs and it wasn't long before they had established a it

and Derek

them about a year later, forming whatis now the complete group ofMcQueen

group of musicians with a distinccommercial rock & roll sound. They began

just started playing out and

Street. Brothers Chris

McQueen

Werman

Stevens, simply because Derek Welsh had said that Stevens was one of his "personal guitar heros."

Montgomery on an internad a debut album self-

hooked up with the three

a tightly knit

"We had

d four gentlemen

freight train

the two about four years ago

added to complete the line-up,

and the band began the inevitable process of rehearsal. By late 1990, they had developed into

tive,

bound

seems that

the beach to go inside to call the label about producing the band. From there the tape went to Steve

Welsh have been playing together for over eight years now, with Richard Hatcher joining up with

1989 when Danny Sullivan and Dee Whitcomb joined forces and began writing material. Chris Wanchock and Shannon Styles

fame

can hold

I

It

producer Tom

my head up and be proud am a full fledged rock & roller from the state

At long

have

these guys.

but most of the people that have

biscuits,

entered the realm of the South Florida club

was contrived

I

concerned. I'm not saying that all the

is

any sense have,

has taken

this they

music

Sunday

blend full advantage of opportunity, taking their of melodic, hard-edged rock & roll and adding an exciting stage performance.

or

people there are as dense as their Cranny's best

managed to estabi ish themselves among group of potential stars is Jasmin Down, a

Down

state. Believe it

know how ignorant the people of the state can be as

that has

Miami-based quartet. Jasmin

of Lynyrd Synyrd or the

rock stations. Hey, I'm from Alabama and

soft

acts that are garnering considerable national

this

think of Alabama

When you

few people from Alabama that think the band "Alabama" is actually rock & roll because they have had a couple of songs drift over onto the

threatened by the

One

roll

country band named after the

growing number of talented alternative and rock attention from the industry.

it.

you think

and the music of the '90's is no exceptioa Original music has finally begun to of change,

oriented stereotype

onn w«ch

?|9y tee

bykorot

demo

City

tape, w+iich

was

re-

on S10,000 raised by the

band, had twelve songs on it Ten of those songs are

SBK

release that

now

is

distributed

nationwide and heard on countless radio stations.

When

asked w+ry those ten were chosen, Welsh

responded,

"I

don't

know

...

I

guess because

that they were the best. There are

— there

personality tional side),

is

tv.'o

we felt

sides to

the mellow side (an

and then there

is

my

emo-

the balls to the wall

hard rock persona. The ballads were written during really personal, traumatic times during personal tragedy, you know. That's the way attitude, die

the album .As far

is,

too, a

mellow

as playing live,

our

side

and

a rockin' side.

favorite has to be

"When

been on the scene. The live performance is moving, containing a combination of powerful songs, choreographed movements, and even syncnronizea, muiiipie, consecutive guitar swings (the kind of stuff you shouldn't try at

home,

Shannon

kids). Bassist

mastered a

Styles has even

triple.

go out of our way to do exactly the

"We'll even

opposite of what other bands are currently doing at the time," explains Dee.

With Miami's music

scene becoming increasingly competitive, the task of organizing an original act difficult every day,

more

Down hopping on anyone

Jasmin

is

becoming

but you won't find "band-

else's

wagon." Aside from local showcases, you can also Down boys on the current

catch the Jasmin release of

Unsigned

conUins the track request

it

WSHE

on

are plans for a

showcases in

II:

The Dotted

"Life Will

Co

Line,

On," or

(103.5). Also in the

working vacation,

New York and

which

call

and

works

v-tiich includes

Los Angeles. "We're

trying to netvv-ork ourselves to get the

name

out," explains Danny, the band's lead vocalist,

certainly isn't going to take

music

is

them

highly melodic and commercially marexciting and well

ketable, their stage

show

rehearsed and

going to take

all it's

— time. Jasmin Down 'em

live,

that's

is

is

the obvious

Catch the name, catch catch 'em quick, and catch the band . . .

going to be rockin' you into the

For Fan Club

Down,

it

long. Their

P.O.

'90's.

Info, Please write to:

Jasmin

Box 22-132], Hollywood, FL 33022.

that's off of

party.

didn't recall

I

any announcements made

Van Halen Bootleg Live" or something They would go, 'Oh, O.K.,'

asinine thing like that.

I'm In

The Mood."

As

far as future

immediate plans go, McQueen

We did whatever it took to get

Street will be continuing their touring with the

present leg of the dates being in the Southeast including old haunts from their "cover" days. .Also

classy yet "in-your-face" rock

our music out. After a w.+iile we developed a good rapport with the owners and they figured out that we were doing originals and started requesting that

around the

we do them when they saw

concerning

tfieir

attendance at the Forum, and

was more than excited to be able rockers

how much table

I

I

to tell these

really appreciated their very

& roll. The aowd was next to enormous, proving

and woukJ believe

that the songs these guys put out are definite hit

crowds.

makers. was able to squeeze in a conversation with the band's manager and learned that they would be

One

I

coming back to the Florida area within the next few weeks, which left me full of anticipation of the live McQueen Street was also able to get the full background of the band out of him and found it to I

be one of those "they went to bed unsigned and starving and

woke up signed

to a label

and on the

road" stories.

The

story goes that a hiend of the

the reaction of the

they are really supportive."

kx)k at the

the debut and you

title

of the first

know

that the

song released off

band has some-

thing to say about people knocking or forcing the issue of religioa The song "My Religion" basically tells

the world to keep

its

nose on

its

ovmi face and

about the other guy's religious views. asked Derek to tell me about why the song was written and what he feels the song will accom-

not to worry

itself

I

plish. " In

band sent a

copyof the band's demo tape to the A&R director at SBK Nancy Brennan. She was so impressed that they had th» whole label out for the showcase on

Now

us!

my lyrics

1

don't condemn or condone any

particular religioa There

is

a fine line between just

strong belief in something and actual organized religioa You can look at some things from a religious point of view

it

just depends

on how you

in store for the

Alabama guys will be the filming

of

their second video for the release of 'In Heaven."

Four guys widi heads on their shoulders and enough Ulent to keep Alabama on the map and in the minds of rockers for a k)ng time to come. McQueen Street is serious about what they are doing and the music and message of this band are exactly

what the South needed

to

the world that there are people krx)w

how

show the

rest of

down here

that

to rock.

any // has also been requested by the band that correspondence for McQueen Street to have please be sent

to:

McQueen

3053 McQueen

do Powerhouse Mgt., Montgomery, AL 36107

Strvet

Street.


musician on the scene. After playing their a last minute fill in at an

R

JocksooviBe,

all

-4i

meat

•'?sh

for Jacksonville's

Shortly thereafter,

i'*

hurts r.e nust-a,-id ieaves the

show

iiuva

replaced ly

i

was working tun job

)"ou

ri^t «»hert

Formed in late 1990 by guitarist Jtny BmRf,

Hu^

BiDy

vocalist

bassist

the band quickly

on the kxal metal scene.

a focal fixture

much of the

Un£k

on

a deeper

sound

drawing their influoKcs from BUck S^ibath, Kis,

Metalfia and underground metal bands

-

creating for

themselves a sound df intensity, a skMcr, yet powerful interpretation of metal

The band's histofy

music muacians throu^-

out die Jacksonville/North Florida area stretches back to

sane

the beginnings of a

comments concerning the recording, ">'ou always hear the same story, "Oh. we're better tiian they

LUOANBUQUe S*.

Pefenburg, Ff

by

lee

arm

Thafs so senseless and riiculous."" Yet Upe and the 'new" lineup, includng May on bass, lead vocalist. Wade Alan

were!'

1

have heard both -the

leech

and, of course, TJ. on supporting guitar, and they 'n)ere

is

a Icm, deep and intense roar starting to

be heard from a local If

^rehouse

in

SL Petersburg.

you capture the roar and follow it until you're you can detect filings and soul piercing

closer,

vocals. This

is

no run

of the mill

Tampa Bay

area

rock band grinding its teeth and causing those fingernails on the chal kboard" chil Is up your spine.

b Ludan Blague.

This

Lucian Blatjue

drumnwr

is

the 'musical brain child" of

Wlsoa

Ke\nn

guitarist

formerly of

.'\staroth

and

.Michael Vincilette, formerly of Fester.

These two went into .Morrissound Studios earlier in 1991 and recorded their 6-song demo, "Blind Man's Bluff,"

along with other studio musicians before

the lir«jp was completely decided upon.

whole and complete Lucian Blague around me, Wilson begins the story of the

VVlth the sitting

much

are definitely

united team. The

and

tighter

it is

two of us are on that particu lar tape. take cre<fit

now

is

really

the base of the band, but only

don't want to away from anyone; there are stucfio first tape. We want e\'eryone to

DeddEng ttut they'd paid

politics.

dues in coundess cover bands, guitirist Brewer joined with bassbt Ruby and first drummer Ashton

much

With the creation of Cronic

frontmanSfOcak BiDy

scene by the horns and ride it

compared

ti\e sound of the

his

own urague to

anl the (&&)c-

Reafity,

singing

s^

for

He's often been favorably

Ooy, as weD as being the most tattooed kxal

1 was really

With Ken's de(&catun and

in.*

Ruby, the

to

songwiidng:

penned by Brn«er and

is

the sole responsixlity of vocaEst

lyrics are

l^J^ (Xoet, soft spokn and uufiected by the stahjs of being a frontman, Bffly

states Brewer.

may or may not show \^ for docait Eke to get into the poGtics,'

The

basic rifs are set down, the music

and then recorded.

defined,

Klly

tries to

keep the messa^ of Cronic ReaEty in a

positive

aspect! doni

cause

gets stale." Says

it

let it

go before

I

tiy to

put too

Hu^ Til

finish

it

much

at one time,

write half a song,

up. 'Riat iny

it

stays fresh."

Today, Cronic ReaEty has taken over North Florida's the force of one hunMMarshalls all

all

the ¥By tp. The focus of the band now centers on writing, recordng and the intensity of the Eve performances where ifs every metal £m for thcmsehcs.

The fij ture of Cronic

of the band, there wasonly one choice for

Hu^ KOy was weO known

the band,

came. Ken

the assault of Cronic ReaEty be-

of the material

then

Aisles.

The band takes an unusual approach While

metal scene with

something completely from what they had been vmrking on before.

call

Ken. Ihis (Crmic Reality) was the only

drumming

Ceo^ to be^ to write and perform the music that had (fifiierent

to get to Los

wanted to play

!

their

been inskle their heads so fong

phone

the

gan.

that suftred from lack of

or no metfia support, and the gmeral apathy

comes with bad

that

bodied as a

full

littie

show is faster and cleaner and with some image work and a tire lit under their asses.Lucian Blague will take the Tampa Bay music live

best

way

to

sum

Reality is promising, perhaps the

what you can expect from

If)

band

tfie

comes from the song 'AntxipatEd V^." "Ready, get ready no worid peace H reaBty."

better

• .As v*ith every new band there are the details to work out and Lucian Blague has had its minimal share. \S"ith every show I've attended there are marked improvements with the guirks that haunt all

bands

(i.e.

men and

sound

stage presence), but

they are working di ligently to iron

time these

St Petersburg

them out By the blow out of

fellows

.Morrissound in March with their new demo, Lucian Blaguewill be one tough cookie to try to top.

"We will have eight new songs out in March with on the new recording, and by then we are gonna pick up the Ke audiences and al their the whole band

I

band. 'The tape you're hearing right

not the band

venues,

band

dangerous

rehearsal. "Billy

as proounent

When

farts.

left

upset at the music scene in Jacbonvilk and just wanted

thrash and speed metal that was doininant at

the time, Cronic Reality concentrated -

it

of scar you're proud to

Eve gig as

Femimfina

in

hungry metal

drummer Ashton

Sealey.

to get out,' states

Shawn Ruby and

beame

Ken

'orthFk)rida'sgro»-

off.

first

ages metal show

Beadi, FL, the line-up and sound became solid. The crowd response vas widsed, and Cronic Reality became

gonna be able

to say is

1

"Wow!," said Wilson of his

Lucian Blague.

faith in

I

Information on UXLAS BLAQUE, the purchas-

musicians on the

ing oftapes and all correspondence to the band can

know

Ik sent

that the tape is not all Lucian Blague." At this point, bassist Dave .May adds to Wlson's

to:

Ludan

Blague,

75th Avenue North,

do

Kevin Wilson, 491

St. Petersburg,

Florida

33702 from and to what do we owe the honor? The reason

we

T^fffUNK .Mark Even If you don't like the music, you gotta watch it You've got to think those guys vsiere really

SOLDIER Of PORTUNE

enjoying themselves.

iyljicKfeie

We

want the audience

to

somewhat a veteran of the Tampa music scene. What changes have you e.xperienced

to coca list Mark Togi arul guitarist John Cori. Bassist Bobby Campos and drummer Dan Ryan weren't around at the

time this conversation took place. Just as well, they wouldn t htax got a ward in edgewise.

or seen in the past couple of years?

.Mark A couple of years ago, due to the lack of places

Tampa many more

to play original showcases, a lot of bands left

to pursue their career. Unfortunately

You've been playing out and around Tampa Bay for about six montiis. Hovr are the shov*s goin^

bands

Mark: (Laughter.) We've dubbed ourselves Soldier

back then

Of Misfortune. Just about ewrything that couU go

a

wrong

has.

many good bands playing all origmai sets in Tampa,

John:

got arrested right before one gig.

to

So

is

or

an you

Soldier

John:

It's

Mark: But

We

Of Fortune

a religious concept

band

guys mercenaries?

more

we

like

an Errol Flynn kind of thing

all

you played were coven.

if

it

was

. . .

thou^

it

all dwindle away it might get back once was. which is a cover scene.

I

So you

different styies of

ballads that will

music

make

— from funky

the

littie girls

to thrash, to

cry.

band putting the tunes on tape? .Mark We'll probably end up with about four songs on CD. That will be out before Christmas. Is tfx

What does Sol(fier Of Fortune strive to get across in » live show? John: Good music! Our show b nm by the seat of our pants. v«'re v«ry end^usiastic

diroughout the world. They are separated, classiand reviewed according to originality, style,

bands by not getting out

to the ciute,

chibs supporting the

original acts?

.Mark

It

all

can be taken both

v^'avs.

or aren't the

Some

clubs won't

book us because we're all original, and from a club owners point of view, if the people won't go out to see an original act, then why should they book

them?

It's

really

up to the fans to support

the bands.

That has happened with us; people would go to a club where v«'ve played and tell the manager, 'Hey, get Solder Of Fortune in again.' That type of

support really helps.

the fans are happy, everybody's happy- what else

could any band want' "Well,

our goal

is

to be played

on many (Efferent

and musical guality— hundreds of bands, and each one b trying to capitalize on die stagnate music

varied style and song Ibt they shouldn't have

industi7 by creating a sound or image that is unkjue. but at the same time commercially market-

And

so

v« wait

Finally, justw+ien

scK)riginal act that claims to be original, every

last

tfiat

5e

resembles

one you

week, there's an end to the monotony! The

Funk combine powerful,

music with an

original

exdting, somev^+iat speculative stage turns their

show

that

performance into a me<fia event Guitarists Gary Pecoraro and Barry Belanger, live

bassbt Jeffrey Kbsinger,

drummer

Rick Harcfing,

to bring

South Florida a change

songs are aggressive, covering

in pace.

many

Their

all

Shadow. With such a any

of the local stations.

agMnding their Ibtening audience and accomwhat most bands wouW not even consider

plishing as

every local original act in the area, every kxal not-

"unigue' stage show

problem encompassing

an option.

you thought you've seen itall,

and the elusive vocalbt Shadow, have joined forces

believe that people aren't supporting the

When we come together to write songs, we \iy each member's own personal styie ... and

radk) formats,' continues

saw

WiD Soldier Of Fortune be one of the bands leaving Tampa Bay? Mark hope noL We'd kve to be able to say we got signed out of Tampa. Hopefully it will happea We'll do v«ihat we have to. .Maybe well have to move to

member of the band

fied,

There are

Alaska or something.

really

There are hundreds of bands in Florida, thousands throughout the counti7, arid even more

you did get

the clubs

where

that every

that way everyone remains happy," explains Shadow, The Funk's lead vocalist Well, The Funk is happy,

able. If

for free.

vw II do anything for money!

wanted a name that vrouldn't categorize us; we want to be able to play a lot of John:

unless the people start supporting

now as they (£d a few years ago

chance to showcase,

but

Mark Then there was the time that a club had our name on the marguee as Solder Of Torture.

will leave

the ckibs

is

to cater to

be

.Mark, you're

I

style.

captured by the energy of the show.

Readahng as we speak

are so (fiverse

has an entirely different background and musical

Miami, FL bykorof

Originally consbting of five

members, the band

has expan<kd, recruiting a sixth member to the group. -Jason was added as part of die permanent stage show, which has a lot to do with The Funk's performance," says Shadow. Many of the issues covered by the songs are illusb^ted by creating visual situations for the audience to relate

sor^ "Black And White,"

for

eiampk,

ta The

attacks the

sodal issue of prejudice. During the song, the audience views a confrontation between a black

man and a member of the KKK. The end result b the white robes of the

KKK member going up in flames

topics that

(y^ real flames), simulating an end to the confrnn-

range from the effects of excessive partying ("Hang-

tation between white and black 'AS'e're tryii^ to project a positive image to the crowd and to do

over") to the inevitable process of aging ("Crov^in' OlfT).

No matter what your background,

bound

to be a

topk you can

them. Their song

list

it

sometfiing very positive. Prejudice (fisturbs me. people let that shit go?" say^ Shadow.

Why can't

Although The Funk have become a the South Ftorida altematSe scene, to pigeon-hole

there's

relate to.

b

favorite in

impossible

contains some-

The combination of powerhilly melo<Ec songs and entertaining visual effects has set The Funk apart from the ordinary and

gKen fare a change in The Funk and experience the music that may forever alter the

thing from just abou t every genre induding reggae,

perspective. Catch

funk rock metal, alternative, and even a touch of blues. So where does all tfiis musical variety come

destiny of the Florida music industry.

new

breed of


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new dimension

a

heavier

music's

form

and

Greetings from chilly but sunny

re-

South Florida. At the top of our fine list

up LP

and have

left

pean

saying that

they were almost a completely

differ-

label

MILKY

The Dead Milkmen appeared

who

at

themselves

call

presently focused

MOON and satisfied all of us for

their

music into a unique

GRUEL opened

style.

Their EP, entitled PI, involves a

our "Punk Rock

Girl."

the show, and from the buzz going

soft guitar with a

alternative

prominent bass that's

in

the politics which Florida circles!

New York. They can be seen at the PLUS FNE for an all ages show December 14th and at the RUnON SOUTH

night Club Razz

December 19th. Those maniac rock-

ITCH.

becoming

ers

AMBOOCALARD just completed demo at MORRISOUND in

and national bands. At FAHRENHEIT

RAPED

111 (formerly UaNDS) PIZARRO, WHITE TRASH, U«IY KID JOE, and

club called Stingers, feature

TONGUES. Club

Mirage becomes

bers, bassist

PURPU GROnO

together this raw blend of progressive

boardist

soon.

Led Zeppelin acid

interfacing with a

was as true as can be as they

trip

Moon

packed the

of people.

full

band put on a great show and

The

left a

MERS ON THE BEACH

rock.

A band

-

had been

that

in

the

Tallytown scene for quite sometime

is

beginning to make some big time noise.

The band

HOUSE, who's

is

ZOMIK

IIRD-

recent release, 5T.

many

minds:

peoples

the

at Florid

for the

much about

Saigon Kick, back from a tour in

pearingtherewillbeNAKEDRHYTHM,

Japan with Ozzie Osborne, just com-

THE REALM, TERRAPIANE, MARILYN MANSON

their new video for MTV. Watch

FLOWER,

starting

this

them next

pie ted for

a spe

of Rip magazine, jou will see a small

over to the Foundations

Forum

in

Los

Angeles to talk widi a couple of reps. Part of Trash Palace's

drummer

CAUIO HAian,

has been turning

many peoples heads ... includingsome major record labels who are showing The

interest in the band.

rhythm section

getting

some out

of

has de-

well as

some loal

air

[fellas

cided to part ways, so the band

is

currently looking for a replacement.

NUISANa

16th.

Monday

THE BUT-

continue to rock

miMDU THUISMyS

with the

killer

with the

likes of

RAZOR RED, SQUAD-

MADD MARGRIH

TIGHT with

write-up on TRASH PALACE, who went

as

will

has wrapped up their

LP with bassist Scott Reese handling

...

Naa Nu Naa Nu.

CRYSTALHEART is doing theeast-

AND BREW

CRYIN'

com

is

And at the ORANGE

13.

on ampus, you can

al-

ern states tour once again due to over-

ways find a good band playing, includ-

to their last tour.

ingSPINMENandCATHERINEWHEa

whelming response

MONACO, which features JIMMY FIANO,

are putting the finishing

touches to their

demo

GlED

at

CORDING STUDIO. RAPED APE, on die

RE-

this

month. At the

TIR on campus, some

20, and

GARTH BROOKS .

show sold out

in a record

over the next

day,

scheduled

our

COOL

SPARROW

t, a Tallahassee

R&B with rap, has been signed by SBK Records and will release soon. TIM lAFIK^ Mere Are

band that mixes

You Now? ilhum will soon be out, also. BARREL HOUSE is a promising band out of Jacksonville that

is

also record-

ing out of here. Expect them to be

That's about

ment

for this install-

all

of the Gainesville

Expect to see a

lot of

Music Report

new bands come

out of Gainesville and spread their

new

gospel around the state and the

28

is

if

you see

any Gainesville bands on the national

Also

LL

record charts soon. There's plenty of I

highly suggest seeing

now, before ftey're gone.

RELEASE, GREASE THE

74e

UT

any comments

Please write widi

RUSH

uled for November include

November 27th

a

coming out with

acts

MODE

albums, also.

talent here

month

hosts

-

At Pro-Media Studios there are

J.

On Wednes-

VESPER

is.

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for

be

j^^ ^^

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Other Gainesville bands sched-

of live bands

ment

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f^^^j

nation. Don't be surprised

hick town this place really

all fin-

will

signed soon.

was booked for November 21 Tickets

coming December

SQUEEU,

^

Sbum

Caroline Records, a subsidiary of Vir-

of the biggest

the

31st

Hui^XS ^^ ^^,^^j

are

j^,^,^

ffN-

rescheduled their show for

November

BOATMAN

2^

counti^ are coming. THE

acts in the

JUDDS one year an-

O'CONNEU

minutes. Shows you what kind of a

or so.

TAMPA BAY CONTINUED

some big name acts for November. At theREin UNION BALL-

ROOM, DRMN' AND

j^;^

some exallent

scheduling

ingNovember

month.

this

hosts a tasty assort-

until next time

this

^ndiy^^mu andROBERTRAYWITH jhE vULGAr'

is

be bringing in

New South Musk SemiGeor&a. Thafs about it

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

it's

THE YOUNGIES, HA&STONES

gone.

ever you're in Gajnesyijle

their best effort

one up soon before

yet. Pick this

(quite

New Year

east Fort Lauderdale

in Atianta,

and

^

UNKNOWN

'^'^ ^'""i^'lt'^^^X Tl'' comes to THE HARDBACK. Check this if

Tone Unknown

Tmyl",

just released

possibly Gainesville's best original

place out

and other companies.

Epic,

stores soon. Also, the

of Gainesville's best including

THE TONE

are cur-

rently being looked at by Ceffen, At-

has scheduled

local alternative clubs,

tiie

recently finished and

new album. They

released a

Expect to see them in your record

will

recently show-

month and

Florida rockers

at criteria recording studios in

Miami

BRDHOUSE

lantic,

some

bands in

lot of

MIRROR IMAGE STUDIOS, Gainesville's own ZOMBIE At

of the

for this

progressive pals in

times a

and

album

STRANGE

JESSE

about 25

104.

nar

is

from both V89

The band

and Gulf

cased at the

town

release

airplay as

TRIPU XXX. South

All

^ows. THE HARDBACK CAR, one

even getting into the music scene,

it.

THE MAVERICKS, who are signed with MCA, are vwning down their

RON. NAKED RHYTHM, and SKIN

October issue

left,

December

TON SOUTH

month. If you check

in

packed house

the plan for

of the bands will be held every

band, but more

Weekends

There are also a local studios.

of those should be

m

December. Ap-

THE SPOOKY KIDS, and

November.

scheduled to play

all

VAN- group), SCHLONG, THE YOUNGIES, WILD and RUN IDENTIFIED, DINGO FISH, CODEBlU,allfromthe«»/aiO// NAOMB HAIR, «,d ROOT DOC DOmO IME, captivated the TORS to name just a few. Just about

title

haven't heard very

has

is

in

are

AaS

DAL, THE ITCH,

KRYPnCKURSE.Inaddition,thebattle

same

stuffon

of

STRANGER

J,^

of south Florida's best bands.

cial all ages thrash show with AMBOOGALARD, RAPED APE and

bands were

competing

month

at

their

Boca Raton on Sept 20th with some

Lounge. Host-

at the Plus Five

AND

man

State, where

second release party

bands

ALLIGATOR ALLEY,

including

WET

S.CLBattleofthe

Bands

tiie

featuring two

the entire

FIFTH COL-

UMN won

HOME-

full days of local

ha« packedtheir "lend^rsj^i,^

great

STRYDER RECORDS had

ustnal

ffoctr-M-ffou

on Thursdays, and

Speaking of name changes TUFF LUahaschangedtoSUCKER PUNCH.

conjunction

hosting the second

is

aowN

ing only original music

dead?

local

TIONS

in

CONORT PRODUC-

STARFYRE

bands

Elvis

is

with

FRONTLINE, and many others. September will be a big month for local

puzzling question in

BOV FRANQUIZand keyCHAD STEINHART. SUM-

THE

feature both local and na-

dubs

tional bands.

usually a dance

APE, THE FUNK, THE ITCH, NATIVE

MAR-

Kn STREn PUB and THE MU. All of these

just break-ups, though. Local clubs

their

newly renovated theater

a

turned into several clubs, THE

more going on than

There's alot

CLUB INTENSITY on Sundays, featuring bands like THE FUNK and THE CLUB ECTA5Y,

^^

BARNACLE lACX^, R.ORIDA THEATER,

I

up their releases while you an.

Ma Tazz becomes

^^^^^

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are changing their names once a weeka progressive club for the

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RICHENBACHER^.

Their mixture of original music.

growing

is

loj^m MDMOUSE and PIU-

pu_|'

MARILYN MANSON AND THE SPOOKY KIDS at the CMI convention

many tight tempo changes, which pull

label.

^^

NDOIPHW,

the break-up of

expect to hear something soon. Pick

in the next issue, as they have

of Reggae

is

way. Most of the dance and rock clute

the success of

is

the hype. Look for a deeper coverage

European

town

MUSIC

j^qh. jaNity CLAUSE, MSIDE

given as of yet for the break-up, but

Progressive music

it's

The big

Tampa. They've also got two new mem-

DREAD ZEWELUrS image

BUT STREH and LUIANS

.

one of Gainesville's hottest groups

South

exist in

Rock the Vote!

overtopped widi energentic vocals and

just been signed to a

Thrust because of

still

around town on these guys, believe

on Cruel

.,

were a bigsuaess. No reason has been

up there say

folks

don't doubt it

in

FILTH. They were formed in

May 1990 and have

notbe appearing

Records. Re-

,

Greetings from the Camesville

Music scene. The biggest news around

strange percussion, and weird lyrics

We

buzz around town

Euro-

now

in

from the

smokin'.

received info on a band from

I

MCA

for

it

popularity in South Florida in a big

ports

SPV.

South Florida

ent band.

their

THE MAVERICKS, who are curdown their

are

debut album

MANUFACTURE SOUND

OUTPUT COMPANT and

expecting to see the old

...

for

do

.

ballot.

even though the ballot will

you have not submitted your

rently in Nashville mixing

Tampa Bay Metal Metal Award CURREOTLY IN influences have changed the winners DVC ARE STUDIO recording their follow style and edge. After chat^ng THE

Shatterposts,

THE

are kickin'

should be out anytime.

lease

to the band, but also

drummer Errol Koiosine itseems fans have come to see them per-

that

The songs

direction as his harder and

new

vith

duties.

should do the band justice as die

Steven Fox, has not only added

tarist,

a

voqI

gui

or suggestions to Thrust

ma^zine,

and and

Sl^ Oi

Ti/OiAe^ Ifau

see you next

I'll

issue.

l^fuat

/i

'putt

kickin'

Thanksgiving Eve out died "Black Betty." Well the bassistfrom thatband,

HOWIE BUUMTT,

is interested in starting an indie label

in this area, as well as

bands.

He

duction at hearsing

is

producing some

currentiy working in pro-

APPLE STUDIOS.

at

Apple are

are

PANDA STUDIOS

at

THE SUSPECTS, who

ing a 6 song Ep, called

BtUl. The tape

will

are record-

PfCTW£5

W

have 4 originals as

well as a cover tune by a band out of

Atlanta called the

SWIMMING POOL

QUES, and "Look Sharp" by

Joe Jack-

SOLDKR OF FORTUNE are completing a project and LANCELOT have finished a cassette son. Also at Panda,

single entitled "In

The Beginning."

is

a special

out of the

norm

ages

Marilyn

ORLANDO CONTINUED

all

THE GENITORTURERS

Manson show. See also

LANCELOT and

On December

4th there

Also re-

DESERT ECLIPSE. Recording

party.

the

niversary of bass player Mike Marino

some East

KIT-

joining the band, received the award

and opened

PLASTIC NUDE MARTINI on

11th and

TIN

LMD

December 18th

hosts the Christinas

cember 25th catch

part)'.

De-

BUCK JANH

as

jam through two shows. FARRCRY, along with produce PAUL they

TRUST what

are

will

still in

be their

the studio mixing first

album. This will be a

independent

sizzler. It's also

time again for the South Florida Rock

Awards. There acts,

including

will

be four acoustic

FARRCRY and VAN-

DAL doingsome special stuff and eight elecbric acts, including

TRPIE XXX

THE IKH and

plus a host of others.

If

for Best

South Florida band

Tampa Bay Ritz,

at the

Metal Awards held at the

September 1st Their new demo,

cut at Gled

Sound

StucEos,

getting

is

plenty of air play throughouttiiestate.

Look

for their

(Killing

cut on Unsigned

Time) slated

III

to be released

around the end of November. See ya next time! )'OUT information

column

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you would like

to appear in this

please send

it

to;

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local

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Every job, no matter

boring

might

it

be, has

how incredible

or

one individual who

epitomizes everything the profession stands for

and who also gains the respect of In baseball

much who

womanizing

attention for his

massive

home

runs. In boxing,

more time

has spent

his personal

is

Bundy, dim witted star of Married

With

And

is

...

face

I

debuted

#7 on

at

Billboard's

Tears

album chart

is

On No More his roots,

out

in

ventured into his

new

know

if it

Hatch, the fine Republican Senatorfrom the greatstateofUtah,stayt)oweda little longer, so

Black

don't even

and Geezer. There's just too

involved on the outside. I'm sure

Ozzy still stays true to but is daring enough to try branching Tears,

new musical

new areas, he

review that said,

you can receive agoodswift kick in the ass for the character assassination you didon Anita Hill. VirginiaThomas, you should receive an

know that no one can be that ugly. And let's not forget to mention the clown responsible for y^

would be kind of nice

my

my

for

some

record and have his old

quite a nice song. WTiat

is

horizons.

that?'

say.

But

I

It

returns.

The reason

I

called this

instead of

because this

is

simple

not one with

title,

a

album No

undertones."

it

When

But don't worry, Ozzy still can rock, as "Mr.

Sabbath

first

started out,

'68,

shadow of a doubt. Ozzy uses the lyrics on "No More Tears" to let some skeletons out of the closet, ranging

the premier faces in a dangerous,

music.

from

a career

childhood to his lifelong battle wnth

is

up

to

you

to figure out, because

"I

had no idea how the

go over, so

Ozzy refuses

wasn't really

I

"I

condemning myself. I explained 'Suicide Solution' and everyone turned around and said that I was wrong. You make up your own mind."

agree with what

Lyrics aren't topics,

but

one of Mr. Osborne's

when

it

comes

to discussion of his

band, Ozzy has plenty to say. The newest band

member,

bassist

Mike Inez, was chosen when

he beat out hundreds of other applicants for the job. "He's the nicest

says Mike's

new

guy I've ever worked with,"

boss.

Longtime drummer Randy Castillo and guitarist Zakk Wyidd complete the ine-up, one Ozzy is very proud of. "Zakk is a great guy, he's I

different

from anyone

I've

ever worked with

and sometimes his playing will make

hadn't

me think

album would planning on making

way tight punk that owes more then a passing nod to Bad Religion, which rally isn't that

Brett produced

people are still press-

y

^

\^

know, but

really don't

it

I

have to

my father told me. He said as a musician,

been a convict.

I

I

if I

would have

used to be a petty

Now 20,15,

8,

7 and

to

my

wasn't that crowded. The

Buzzcocks ripped through theirclassic punk anthems with a renewed vigor. I put this show in the Stiff Top 10 of all time. If you weren't thereorinanyotherFLcitythattheBuzzcocks invaded, you missed out big-time. Nuff said.

a proud father of five children, ages 6,

"The reason

would be packed, but much it

Ozzy wants this

is

to take things

my last solo album

is

want to slowdown. All I've done for the last 10 is record, tour, and write songs. It's quite boring after a while, really. I want to just sit at

Another English punk band that has been around forever,THIDAMNEDdidaswing through FLrecently.TheshowinTampadidn't really seem as intense as the last time they

I

years

home, watch T.V. and vegetate." If anyone deserves to vegetate, it's Ozzy Osborne. After more than two decades of producing the best music of two generations, he deserves iL

Long

live

Ozzy!

BY HOT ROD LONG

played in

St.

Peteor Miami, but what the

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England, and his

replacement didn't cut itatall.

Here

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lated by.

confusedwiththatshitplayedoncommercial rock radio.

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fanzine front here are a few that

really standout,

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now defunct FLESHY fOLDSis

cool photo-

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sure that

copy. As always postage isn't free, so send somethingto helpout. KNISDiADis a great zineoutofL.A.It'salways informative and well

hell,

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James was called back

ing vinyl

GODFLESH S/flm/fl/e CD., to-

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it.

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O'Connor is too. About the only good thing that happened is that maybe people will be more aware ofsexually harassment.

amazement

much ofa

surprise since Mr.

ClubDetroitinSt.Petewasamazing.Ithought his career?

you know."

thief,

easy.

I

made

definitely

favorite

of

don't know! What were you doing 23

years ago?

just

new fonn

first

Ozzy plan on making

to discuss his lyrics. "I refuse to explain any-

more because I'm

in

out of Sabbath."

How did

the bottle. But exactly what those skeletons are

way back

Ozzy didn't knoviiit would make him one of

Tinkertrain" and "Hellraiser" prove beyond a

his

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you could have picked the most qualified person for the job and this whole 3-ring circus would have been avoided. But no Bush, you got yo ur way as usual, and now we can get used to

stay

with the image of Ozzy, the death merchant

More Tears

heardinalongtime,

and here's what's

this whole joke,

individualswhoshare your own sick and

That's if

drenched guitar, great vo-

cals andsongwri ting, one of the best things I've

stacking the court with

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cassette, feedback

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album I decided to go in way until I was happy. I was making records, because of the Ozzy image created, that people would expect. On this broaden

these guysjustkeepgettingbetterwith age.

wholefiascowas directly

this

to

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every possible musical

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yourfault.Ifyouweren't

I

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oneelse.Yes Bush, this

record

someoftheirearlierstuff,butthisstillpacksa

Academy Awardforbestsupportingactressin a comedy. The talent it must have taken to standby your pervert, oops mean husband. If

you will not be disappointed, but don't expect any surprises.' Now that hit me like a ton

So on

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andmoanandblameall

fan,

of bricks.

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get yourway, you piss

states,

on the last record, I read a you are an Ozzy Osborne

"In Rolling Stone,

it.

IHllMi QOVIQ\HlSThere'saNewCirlin

yearoldkid.Ifyoudon't

directions. Explaining his

decision to tread water in

Orrin

my

would work. There's too many manit. Everybody has a manager Bill

inspi ration, take a

off

agers for us to do

me, Tony,

Long DongTho-

mas.Ialsothinkaroundofapplausearedueto the Senate on the way they handled the whole

the

the chances of a

I

drenched rock from the Pacific Northwest. I

I'm

and made some

There's been rumors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but

tionsare inorderfor Justice

But

record with Ozzy,

past, specifically the

you people out in rock land.

is

it's

hanging

all

(jiuch deserved bow, you've earned

difference

shit

comments on

many people

proof of that.

stuff.

Howdy,

have a few observations to make on some recent eventsand then we will dive right into themusicendofthings. We haveanew pervert on the SupremeCourt, sol thinkcongratula-

Thomas affair. What an

Black Sabbath reunion.

around, and producing

No More

v\'ith

stuff,

cover."

interesting

and lawsuits claiming he was the cause of more than one teen suicide, that

The big

his feelings regarding Sabbath,

and right wing organization on earth,

fact

dramatic

couple of records and

of themes.

on the

any of my

Sabbath years. He was open and honest about

first

that nasty bat incident,

is still

direc-

raunchy

there's

After discussing the

loss of his guitarist in

super group, persecution by just about every

The

difference in

one

this

not standing around

Ozzy Osborne is still going strong. After enduring several battles with alcohol-

great music.

half

me off had nothing to do

much

listen to the last

same kind

bath,

Ozzy Osborne

if

record very, very much.

this

there's heavy stuff, there's

big as the bizarre lead singer of Black Sab-

religious

On

records.

first hit

a plane crash, the break-up of metal's

like

I

There's not that

without a doubt Ozzy Osborne. Twenty three

ism and drug abuse, the

new musical

in the

"The press writing with it

the premier hea\'y metal singer

years and over fifteen albums after he it

Al

spent

asked Ozzy

embraced on NMT.

tions he

right

lethal

hook. The world's top shoe salesman

Children.

up played any part

as his

in the headlines for

problems than his

I

tie

the press in the wor\d claiming he was washed

Mike Tyson,

it's

am

which

Tears,

album,

insists is his last solo

quite a bit of time in trouble.

was Babe Ruth, who gained as

it

and how lucky I

is,

oiNo More

Before the release

Ozzy

his peers

accomplishments.

for his

he really

working with him."

to be

rundown of some records

that are essential to have in yourcollection.

lAOHO IMHBoozeT great 3-chord beer

written.

If you're

living in semi-poverty,

and

who isn't, send a couple bucks to B.I.D. PO Box 3166, Hollywood CA90028,andaskthem to sendyouthebrokeissue.It'saveryinformative

guide to livingwithnota lot. Guess what kids? That's the news and I'm outta here.

I

hope

didn'tbreakanycopyrightlaws there. Peace.

I


THRUST: Tyger Tyger has

really

forefront of the hard rock genre in

now. There's another song called "Joe Brilliant, which is about not doing drugs. Your body is telling your mind, "Lxx)k you stupid idiot, why are you doing it?" To me that's what it's all about. And there's other songs, supposedly the ones everyone

come to the Tampa Bay.

Would you agree? TT: Hallelujah!

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

as

we wipe the sweat from our

brass's.

likes so Is

it

the

member changes that have caused Tyger much or have I just been paying

Tyger

to shine so

more

attention?

much, "Bomb" being one.

Lyrically

I

think

a piece of crap, but that and "Harley David" have been our biggest staples on the radio. That has to be it's

BY MATT KELEMAN As

was getting ready

I

to write this story,

"A

I

Bill,"

town soon, instant memory

to us that

Exploited were one of the bands playing this

new hardcore music

supposed to be

had heard of It was

I

in

its

hardcore, and setting the tone for in their

tinue to mutate and

many bands

With

most

off-

direct descendants of

thriving today.

still

had the opportunity

with

to catch a ride

Mosh

in

Deland

to Kraze

They had been signed

dues

Is there

other bands.

in

right

and the band was anticipating entering

vere.

Everybody

bottom

at the

of their heart

knows

mels

probably say "Shotgun Love Affair."

Sum up the attitude of the band. Angry and mean; that's the direction we're going. Some people have called Tyger Tyger a heavy metal band.

we do same time

wouldn't say metal. There's a lot of songs

I

that aren't even close to metal. But at the

there's a lot of stuff we do that's real super hard do, that \%'Ould never make it on the radio.

Let's talk about

your live

Eaten

When

...

Alive.

project.

was recorded on July 27th at the Ahepha Center in New Port Richey. We've been talking about the release for so long

it's

time to do

going on with it

I

don't

gonna

be released.

Will

be out before Christmas?

it.

There's a lot of

know when that's

believe, yeah. We're headlining a show at the Manatee Civic Center on November 29th and I'm getting everything done by then. I

Will

it

be available throughout Florida?

I'm talking with a distribution

company but

nothing's definitely on. In

not harder, tfian

some songs you

certainly get very political like

lot closer

get

many friends who

are helping us

it's

unbelievable.

they'll

buy our tapes when they're

released,

that We've been contemplating putting together a party for industry people who've helped us out and our hard core fans. We've wanted to do

to the fans.

So

it's

a two

way

street?

knew each other and

I

were

fell

called the

Pus Bags. Ron met Rodney through

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

I'd like

to say

we came out of

like

the warehouse, wrote

good songs, went out and toured and toured and sold a bunch of our material, got on ten million radio stations, got the support from

a

bunch

of really

sit

down and

get a deal

them a

sent

Days

"1

had seen the Pus Bags and

I

thought Rodney

was awesome," continues Ron. "He said he needed a bass player and said don't worry about it because I

knew Phil from Pennsylvania." "We didn't have a drummer for a long time," adds Phil. "Just me, Ron and Rodney." After searching West Palm in a futile attempt to I

drummer who would mesh Ron

Orlando

hit

on the

a

I

tape with 'Beer Riot'

well with the

was interested

in signing

them. The band

is

set to

record their debut for the label at .Morrissound Studios in Tampa.

"We have

all

much

of our songs pretty

"We want to

record

picked

some songs and

pick from the best"

.Meanwhile the band gigs like the

is

waiting

one we were heading

it

out, playing

to that

night

They opened the show with "Daybreak," a standout cut from Keep the Faith. Rodney, quiet and restrained offstage, becomes an angry, flailing whirltheir audience

is

a

want everybody to enjoy what they're hearRon. "I think the main goal of interacting with an audience is to make sure they enjoy what they're hearing and seeing. Rodney brings them "I

ing," says

He wants everybody

in the

audience to have a good time. He might throw beer

them on top of

to drink a little

into the audience, get

almost

He

got

the

PA

last

and

time

...

killed himself."

What does Meatlocker see in its future now that is no longer fantasy but reality, and

getting signed

how

does this affect the Meatlocker philosophy?

It

doesn't take long to receive an answer. "Just keeps the aggression

answen

...

and the honesty,"

Phil.

"And keep keyboards out of it" adds Ron.

An

"It's

a hard planet" states Rodney.

rehearsing a hassle, but

"It's

a hard planet, and there's a lot of shit flying

idea of approaching

drummer made

and

tacked on 'Stripper' and 'Un-

from KTF," recalls Ron. later, the band received word that Kraze

loosen up.

the rest of the band found advantages

from now, what would you say you've accomplished in 1992?

a

mutual friend.

everybodyjust thinks we're great We're just smacking each other and saeaming behind the scenes.

a year

"We

right into the show.

apart"

Rodney, meanwhile, had been playing in a band

band,

Looldng back

I

I

find a

1

in

in P.U.I.

had been playing guitar for 14 years, but took up singing for P.U.i. When Bill left (for Orlando) the

We want it to be. So far, our fans have treated us like gold. We get up and play and even on our bad nights

How'd you come up with the name Tyger Tyger? Reno and had been doing roadie work for over seven years and we were down in Fort .Myers doing a show. One day we were sitting in the hotel room and somebody said tiger and Reno just kept spinTyger Tyger. ning it around in his mind

resulting

staple of a Meatlocker live show.

else

We're definitely gonna be behind our fans to the point of no return. They come out and pay to see a

The

wind onstage. Interaction with

band kind of

shouU Florida fans know about Tyger Tyger that we haven't already mentioned?

What

won

lead to a contract with Kraze Records.

tion of the frip. less

tiny thing

band

The prize was tracb would eventually

comfortable on the cramped confines for the dura-

"Bill

little

everybody and are ready to

But we're a helluva

the

origins of Meatlocker while

"Everybody more or

know. Every

band we wanna

be.

Ron related we both tried to

hardcore. Riding in the .Meat van,

West Palm," begins Ron.

I

to

I

audiences with raw, no frills, state of the art

we can

else

"The CovemmenL" Do you really consider yourself a political band? can't really speak for ewryone else, I'm the lyrical writer. We've only been together one and a half years and we're still really figuring out what kind of in

its

think of to do to promote the band, every&iing we can do, we're definitely doing. And we've got so

something like that That's something to give back

It

it

if

stuff like

the public

legal stuff

because we work as hard,

Si mply

show,

to

South

Formed in West Palm Beach Rodney Perry, the band puno-

Florida for a year now.

signed out of Florida?

to

The Art of Being

going to be available

is it

Tyger Tyger should be the next band

me why

anyone

we've got to do that

.Meatlocker has been playing Cenfral and

put on?

Tell

studio time.

out," says Ron.

they would be recording.

by Ron and vocalist

I'd

No, after a while you get to see the idiosyncrasies of every person in the band and the thing is to perse-

For now, they were waiting out the

fan^iar with you. Which of your songs, if you could only play one to get them to buy the whole album or to come to one of your shows, wouUyou

any sort of an ego

for awhile, the

of the tracks, "Sfripper,"

grateful'

fit

time playing shows and refining the material that

problem?

One

included Biohazard, Ripping Corpse, and Cancer.

for the label.

of Tyger Tyger have paid their

that

ing spitfire weals competing with Ron's shredding guitar fury.

'Bonecrusher,' then

Morrisound Studios in Tampa to record their debut

members

jamming together

Records over the summer, joining a roster that

in

All the

all

in."

Locals Only contest at Q-96 F.M.

to Meatlocker.

Meatlocker's brutal, aggressive metalcore

whole act has just come together. We look like a real band now ... and come across as the same.

back

unleashing pure raging frenzy, with Rodney's rasp-

several days before.

aren't

have to take

grindcore bands they will meet and play with along

I

who

shit

After

Meatlocker to their gig at Casa del

Ftorida

We would

spring in the form of thrash, death metal, and

Welcome

in

around.

all

worked up enough material to record Keep the Faith. Although recorded in the spring of 1989, the recording wasn't released until 1990. Recorded in a tight budget in sixteen hours, KTF captured a band

hardcore are the thrash bands

lot of fans

Phil.

their personnel complete, .Meatlocker be-

everything out of there, practice, then load

mesh with other musical styles

the way. Probably the

There are a

got

"He brought all these gigs here we wouldn't have gone out of our way to

cockroaches

that

wake. Hardcore would con-

have the opportunity to meet their bastard

something.

we

after

gigs."

gan refining their raw sound in a ... Meatlocker. "Yeah, it was on a free ... kind of farm thing," said Ron. 'They kept vegetables in there. It was hot

More than ten years on, the Exploited are still together. Currently on their American tour they

me

more

interjects,

anymore," finishes

during the eighties.

telling

happen

to

a tot

"Which are pretty much the only places we play

imme-

The audiences were wilder, too. They didn't pogo. Instead of jumping up and down vertically, theyslammed horizontally. The Exploited were there helping punk make the transition to would follow

"We got

find."

England.

angrier than punk,

faster,

seemed

stuff

says Phil.

Ron

trigger. Years ago, the

diate predecessor.

Hopefully everybody's been paying a little more attention. Since we made the member changes, the

more

lot

word from Meatlocker guitarist Rotton Ron Hanisco that the Exploited would be playing in received

,

Bill.

too.

around." echoes Phil.


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is

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of ritualistic danceP

fits

Whop

Okay,

buy

I'll

call

a

in

explode into erotic

listener to

techno, pop, metal, kind of funky stuff," says Itch bassist, Mick

It's

but mhat the

it,

mhen that sound causes a

it

an aesthetic response

elicit

hell

four extraordinary musicians oihose diverse

is itP It's

backgrounds have brought them together to bring us a unique style of alternative progressive rock that has taken South Florida by storm. In one short year The Itch has managed to accomplish luhat usually takes years for most neiu bands. They've created a huge folloLuing of fans ranging

age from early teens to approaching mid~life

in

and they recently broke the

crisis

attendance record at The Purple Grotto, a popular progressive dance

club.

"We're not just searching for one specific audi-

drummer Dennis Dean.

ence," explains

"We're

"Everyone's

ing to reach everybody with our music," continues

"We

Mick.

try to satisfy

music as

And

much

We

love to listen to

WKPX

on

and

our

love to play

it

national

and many others.

favorites as the Cure, Jellyfish,

more

before, found himself faced with a totally

new very

"There's nothing like being on a stage.

approximately

A high ment a

"Some

year progressed. "UTien

more obvious than

others, but we're

keep up with what's going on

basically trying to

the world. There's a lot of injustice in the world.

maybe

present an issue with the hopes that get something out of before.

Our music

own

your

it

gives

growing

is

larger,

shows

the

Itch will do. "We're a

it.

no limit

when

love to

'Visual" at an Itch

sound

effects,

mock war

this

the inevitable cloud of thick fog-like smoke, and I've

even been entangled in a web of Silly-String!

What more could an audience want? "The more energy we produce together on stage, the more rubs off on the audience. That's \^at

we

it

try to

accomplish with every show," says Dennis. "We've

been pretty lucky with doing everything on impulse. Rather than planning everything out,

get together before every That's

how

this

show and

we just

collaborate.

band works." This strategy has

1

show

I

play, but

The

Itch live

almost every

don't get away with

on

stage,

it,

especially fear,

you never know what

encounter next Their music alone

is

with

you'll

enough

to

ises Miles. All

personal goals aside,

nitely has a plan

through

and a vehicle

following. Eventually

we

we

Itch

make an

indelible

won't be long before The

mark

in the transient

South

Florida music scene.

"Our goal

is

become the most

popular four letter word," says Dennis. Already

among

the top ten in

my book,

be tong before that goal will either

Mick.

don't think

it

will

accomplished. "The Itch

is

be larger than

1

life

"When we

or larger than laugh-

get signed, I'm going to

sure that anyone that has ever been to one of

our shows

is

gong

to be invited for dinner,"

prom-

to

company that

means

ha^

I

to

Our ever

the face.

in

«ry

artistic

dedicated and caring

Itch flier

on

Brent's desk and,

proceeded to girt Brent

flier offensive,

I

was

in

scale has

high school! He wiS even

to

want

If

the past year

is

any indication of \s+Mt the

already in the making.

The

So

Itch,

then the proof

far they've

tremendous support from the

is

encountered

market and

local

have even managed to acquire a few endorsements along the way.

Drummer Dennis Dean

is

currently

endorsed by IRC, and guitarist Brent Jest has

"It's

hard to deal with such newfound

to do," explains

my life's dream. This is what BrenL

everything happening at such a rapid pace, Itch adapted to their

his

who are «ry supportive,

management company

that his education

is fulfilled.

vKi\t as far as to get

him

\\'ant to

make sure

At one time

we even

a tutor," says Gary. Well,

neither Brent's grades nor his talent are suffering in

any case, and The Itch have proven themselves

new found

how has

success?

ters their path.

...

So a word

of warning: stay out of

that path. .After carefully observing

The

Itch's

gradual ascent to the ranks of South Florida's hottest local original acts,

I

think

it's

safe to say that

no matter how hard you scratch, you 'II ne«r get rid of

The

Itch.

se-

cured an endorsement with Reed guitars. So with

The

and

fliers. Is

encourage a brilliant up and coming

capable of overcoming whatever impediment en-

are marketable," says Miles.

future holds in store for

for the Itch to

them

something

will release

and energetic as

it

itch defi-

it "Basically we're just trying to build a

the market that will prove to a record

theirs,

The

to guide

mesmerize a crowd, but with a show as entertaining

make

at

I

shows," says Mick. But never

at all ages

ter," says

count on being naked

that

advancing Brent's

in

of his

"Both Brent's parents,

apprehensive of what to expect at every show. I

One

any way

musician?

proven to be a tremendous success, leaving fans

"Personally

. . .

to return to reality." Reality can

freedom. I'm lining out

"»'«%«'-*

and enough

gas masks, chemical suits, and e\'en

school

We'« been

threatened to be suspetKkd for passing out

on any

situation including

new

joined the band

an F on his paper. .My how the grading

illus-

send an

get

hard to be so free and then

hard slap

mous) found an

show can include any num-

off the stage to actually

electric current, a

of school.

finding the

taining escapades as simulation capital punish-

energy on and

town It's

lot

changed since

electric chair

I

school teachers (who should wish to remain anony-

Itch.

given issue. This writer has experienced such enter-

ment complete with

it!

such a rapid pace; now all

at

miss a

endearors.

watch as well

trate the band's social or political views

first

I

studio, going out of

been very cooperative

to

as listen to. We're very visual."

ber of strange theatrical presentations used to

love

popular and supporti\'e public school system has

do something different with every show.

We want to be a band that you

moving

definitely be a

asked

about what we can expect to see next from the try to

The

brand new band and

we're changing every day," says Mick

"We

form

are getting

bigger and better, and there seems to be

what The

harder to deal with as the

wake up and have

definitely reacted to

definitely

practicing every night, playing a lot of shows, in the

you'll

to

1

of a sudden everything has picked up.

you hadn't considered

you an opportunity

little

things weren't

in

We

opinion and react to it"

South Florida has crowd

that

it

school senior. Brent found the adjust-

songs deal with issues," says vocalist Miles Hie. are

in a

so ps)"ched to play before every show," says BrenL

"The

itch to love.

this

on stage

seems that Brent has adjusted quickly to the change.

45 minutes worth of material, giving fans even

more techno, pop, metal, funky

band

environment "Brent has had to be molded

responsibility," continues Gary. Well

and are currently in the process of recording

for a release that will contain

in the band, joined the

and, having never played

short time to handle a very big project and a bt of

Recently in the studio. The Itch completed 8 tracks,

summer

past

(885) alternative radio for the entire

among such

member."

"fifth

arourxl hero. There have been a lot of

member

newest

they do. The Itch ranked #8

format, topping the charts

all

obstacles along the way. Guitarist Brent Jest, the

everybody loves to listen to it"

as

has had to change in one aspect

managers, producer, promoter,

both ourselves and our

audience at the same time.

life

or another," says Gary Stryder, one of the band's

try-

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LOOKING FOR A RECORD DEAL?

VibratioinfS

JOHUKAMES POSSE much happening around

There's been

the

the area of Reggae. First, lefs take a

state in

look at the international scene.

RANKS

presently

is

by Epic, Shabba has reached a height in Reggae comparable perhaps only to the legendary Bob Marley. But Marley's culture roots music

is

a

sharp comparison from Shabba's "Slackness." As Shabba explains, "Sex sells" ... and it has

done just that

bum

Shabba. The successful

for

al-

has tracks such as "Trailer Load of Girls"

"House and features two dynamic duets Call" wth Maxi Priest and "The Jam" with KRS1.

Shabba discussed "House Call" with us: "If s not as

if

who

F .ft 1

'

.

IS ^liom TIM ilMli Mi

J.l

l

.

r 'A »'!

!

in

every genre

f

(women)

they're

catering to him.

is

loving, let

woman

is

d music!

W^le

...

woman

Give her proper

her love be at the top of the line. If a not getting proper loving, she must

not bother with

il l lilNiNV ''iilltlfiJil

selling their love, but

a decent respect to a

must pay

a male

The members,

only female in the band) briefly for an interview. '"Initiallymybrothersperformedoncruise ships.

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^y moved to this area (Tampa),

Once

they often worked with different bands individually. Eventually

the entire Florida circuit

Shabba

AI Oops" hit the #2 slot in

The band

Shabba wtrt KRYSTAL and

write

REGGAE gregory

more

people are going to do what

duet with Shabba from the LP

they want anyway.

"Rappin' With The Ladies" and

people love a song for the

that they

for this

their

the

V\^en asked

west Florida area

in-

we

style is

band from Orlando. Both Burning Spear and

Spring of92. One, entitled

ranks, ninja man...

Burning Flames have albums that are must and haves. Burning Spear's

SOCAtrinidad 1991 road

Burning Flames Wfi are now

march king

on

iM KIMDOM

both

bean music, we even play Zouk (Haitian music)."

The future

is

about a young

— lAM^I-YA are no longer any-

was correct

"the

bus conductor ".Stalin

"the

black man", sugar aloes,

bo\i nend

key ohains, but-

tons....

'

for their

Fortunately, the Reggae beat goes

on with

performance

Recently the band performed at the Uniwr-

local

bands

as

in the

bers include

DS

ENTERTAINMENT/MANAGEMENT

"We were happy with the positive we

in

to

JOHUKAMES. Johukames.

Tampa

Hugh

encouraging." Johukames

SL

is

proud

also be participating

Kitts Carnival,

December

"93.

The

Carnival attracts thousands of participants as well as tourists.

Johukames, whose

area for the past fwt

members. The memDickenson, Melvin

it's

announce that they will

affair in

Sarasota

first

gig was a private

concert party), had an

(a

attendance of approximately 300 people. Five

band

in existence. Cer-

Dickenson, Vincent (John) Dickenson, Rawle

years later the

Dickenson, Rudi Dickenson, and J.D. Dickenson-Zamba (keyboard, synthesizer and

tainly the fact that the

Johukames is a long abbre\iation (an oxymoron) of the original band members, Johu represents Johanna and John (Vincent). Hu for Hugh (that one was simple to figure out), Ka for Kanta, the prior sound engineer. Me represents Melvin, S for prior band member

longe\ity. However, femily ties or not. five

lead vocals.)

R

sity of Tampa.

in the

years, consists of family

REC

The second, en-

Rally" should also be hot.

played,

Tampa

last

who's been

dants,

"Come

about him, and what he

feelings.

Tampa's number one Reggae Band. lAM-l-VA

such

african watches, flags, tarr^/hats, leather pen-

feels

"Low Me (Baby)," who explains to her

feedback we received from the material that

fans.

african flames...

how she

girl

more; they have dissolved. Once crowned gave their

xpress band, burning

Johukames includes two

should do about her titled

label.

for

reggae tunes to be released on cassette in the

We are sad to announce that the rumor mill

baron poser, crazy, poser

11502 N.Nebraska. Ave Tampa. Fl. 33612 972-2499

available,

said,

We don't want to play We play the best in Carith

endary bob marley, cutty

Mango

the band

be diversified.

like to

freddie mcgregor, the leg-

the

if

not simply one way or the other,

only Reggae or Soca.

"super blue",

If

lyrics,

gae or Soca band. J.D.

"Our

BURNING SPEAR, who shared the bill with Soca band BURNING FLAMES THE SUPER JAM FEST '91 also at certain locations featured HOPETON DAVIS andVUTAVE REID, backed by CARIBBEAN EXPLOSION, a local

frankie pul, ziggy

when

considers themselves a Reg-

Orlando where in the

want our

then that's even better."

Shabba was

sold out.

Other shows

jimmy

I

have fun

they appreciate the

areas of Florida,

show was

know the lyrics or

istening to our music.

women onto the stage.

particularly in

later,

much later,

meanings.

listeners to

true singer, Richie did not

all

Many

music alone. Ifs only

term entertainer.

for

...

and sometimes

show from Shabba. Ladies

strong in

marley, shabba ranks,

because

having fun

cluded cliff,

I

an angle of

at

RICHK SnPHENS. Krystal, hit "Twice My Age," a

The turnout

issac,

it

whose

enticed

and video and new releases

explained,

music,

the

lack dramatics, as he often

cassettes

muwho writes most of

sic. J.D.,

"When writing music

A

the latest

New York.

often perfonns their original

(Orlando). Touring

nition to the

12' disc,

when the opportunity

becomes available. Johukames is one of the few area bands who can claim to have a prior recording go on to

guy. RichieStephensgivesdeli-

the widest selection of

one ever

Followers of the band have perhaps seen them perform in Clearwater, where they play on the beach five days per week. Johukames has now opted to freelance and can be seen playing

MAnOCKS INHRNA-

went absolutely crazy

albums,

as

throughout the nation with

the

for

got together and

all

since."

Richie Stephens nearly stole

cfice (^tu^<^'»

we

formed Johukames and have been

become a "hit" In 1989 asongentitled "DeParty/

it!"

in the Central Florida region,

T10NAL

Send Demos To: TIME IS RECORDS

of whom are related, have

all

been in the entertainment business for years. We had an opportunity to speak with J.D. (the

had such openingacts as DEMOCRAClf (Tampa)

and

now for the newest member Rawle S.

Dickenson.

SHABBA

tour. Recently signed

on

Steve, but

family

>'ears

is still

band members are also

members could be

a reason for their

playing the local circuit

is

a long time.

We wish Johukames the best of luck and much continued success. In upcoming articles we

will again interview Florida bands/artists

in the area

of ReggaeJSoca.


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longtime fens a chance to

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me

contacted

at the

tICE. Replacing Rob in Krunch,

letter,

guiatrist

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band

most

is

mentioned

liialy

column.

this

you didn't

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call

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line

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comebacks.

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recei«d

SOLDEI

on Halloween Night

OF up,

FOnWI

rewed

and The Cast

The

oGf.

them

finished

Nasties are at

CIS.

qU

out of the grave news,

813-

to

Ml. CHASttS played host a benefit for Kft WEtTTS drums

UTS

En,

in

The band

TODD DABRI cur-

is

completing

due

MANCE, ARSENAL, KATS and NAKED ANfiO. A

benefit

EVE,

band.

CH9H

UCHAM ATRE.

was held At The for

HeartlessguitaristlUrWEBEl,

who was

fte recepient of a freak

gun shot wound

On

the

bill

at

Guavaween.

smashing debut

have fmaUy gotten

it

Though, there has been a

back within the band camp.

new guitarist won't

his playing obligation as

he

is

you're interested in the

position, see the classifieds this issue.

WOODLAND PLAZA

in

Oldsmar was the sight of a two day benefitfor some new publicplayground

were

STIAN6EI, AIAZMO,

have also included their previous

bum,

Check

CD

on the

Tara, in its entirety

al-

from Orlando, and

out in your local

it

record store for a dose of hi^ energy

On hand

away with

tfie first

costume contest was Tattoo's

to help celebrate

were

ON KE and POTENa strong set

played dieir

first

to

at the Milk Bar in Jackson-

true, as ttie

dream

Buzzcocks were the

impetus for several members to start

They

playing their instruments. currently recording

demo

are

material at

Orlando

ing

SLAMFEST

Pub has been host

in January.

who

acts

as well as

newer

The

AND

acts in-

Md

VESIUNT

cluding

backs of music, that break-in.

fill

the

CASA DEL MOSH,

which closed down recently

after

several m.onths of Saturday night

SMASH THE CAT drum-

concerts.

mer, Mark Harmon, brought

many

of centiral Florida's best metal acts

and provided a haven

to the club

DeLand's burgeoning metal will

be devot-

don't

I

CTeeps are and

I

know

is

having

to

— there

news

had

of Baytes Motel.

this

Many

playing their brand of alternative rock

RttS, Pete

in cluls

HEARTS among

ademotapeavailable.TKXTKXTOCK

others. Billy

are

now

also

demonstrated their talents around

around the area and

playing the

nw have

show and have

the area. Their sound

is

inspired by

preformance at

such bands as Velvet Underground,

LIVESTOCK I

Cocteau Twins, and

will attest

hints of eastern music and hip-hop

Sonk Youth

with

death metal scene

and

is

RUPTVCE, fea-

band

on material

is

currently working

for a future

demo

Voulist Pete Roy

lease.

is

re-

also

As

memstart-

the

band was

project called liD.E., short for

will

NUR DUTH

ing. If thafs the

be^n

Never Play.Again

vocal presence.

They can be caught

THE PHR.HARMONK CONVER-

best,

6INCE, and

'Jacksonvil le'sbest guitarist", butwhat

was jumped and savagely attacked

equipment The mucho

a cot^jle of years ago,

included

playing

joined

is

drums and has

back

to

recently

MNOCENT EXU.

CuitaristROIKOOIhasleft

KIUNCH

to

MWEISMa,

join

up

replacing

with

EDDK

talent line

up

lUEDffK HEARTS, WAIX

at the

Ml!

in

I'm sure

band called

many of you remember

RAM

a

MM that had a hit

D0CXSIDE5 and

ing heard

music fans are be-

all

case, Jacksonville will

we can

be

in for

some of

stand. Speaking of the

he was introduced to

the heck, John,

already

I

HENRY CASTRO,

me

knew

formerly of

nal acts than ever before.

BOY CLUB bhes/ rock

and

capable of live. Hopefully well have

Bobt^ coukl've done

more

aUow them

WOK

future.

If

show,

don't let

has been showcasing original

whxh

previously

they play

you catch one of

them

The Law

Is

their

leave until

Wrong."

ne^

a

slant called

Namely, BAD club v^ith a

STUDIO ONE.

CHARUS USMRNE

OwTer

looks

forward to eventually having a juke-

box in the Arlington based venue

fea-

turing only k)cal Fbrkla bands

who

are

original. He's fully

all

with stage,

equipped

PA. and room

if

you're

interested in being seen there, keep

your eyes on this space.

As

I

close out anotfier

month

of

PMS

induced Deadlines, thanks go out

to

those wonderfijl bands andpeople

all

as

tfiat!

in the Jacksonville

for the

to play Henry.

year ago, you

by your

wouW

MNN —

band was

And Bobby

has never suffered from a lack of talent either.

They had

Cheap Trick

in

just

opened up

for

Daytona at Rnky's and

music scene that

keep the phone ringing. Just a short

may recall, you were tokl

k)cal press (not

me)

that you

never support a thriving scene

that you were a hopeless

be

arAniAMraSandTHESAME.THE

in the near

More and more

over.

venuesare doingbetter with k)cal origi-

knew you couM do

on them

new standard

has set a

Jacksonville's

RBS BAND. Probably the best thing

material

and sup-

Speaking of original music,

outs that only hint at what they are

will

the cool people

all

at Docbide's

port orignal musk!!

Wok

Year's party at the .Magic

bands Friday nights

who hang out

Thanks

downtown. Joining them

a few.

day and here's to

So, here's your

Brant Happy Birth-

DOE, has joinedforces with the BOBBY

Ea»SE,aASSALLEr and THE SUSname

sent

member of me a demo

in the eye.

of the blues/rock inspired work-

New

to

be a

DRUM AND WRE. Thrust

will also play a

THE CHALK, WALLSTREH, DESERT PECTS

to

WH6 COWBOY,

December.

TKX TKK TOCK

pia>:ng local clubs.

is

Mark w+io used

at

Dockside's with the Atlanta band,

writ-

the best

TNM WHITE ROPE in at the BEACH CLUi and HHCH HHCHY

on his birthday, December 13th

get-

After taking sometime off,Mark

for

in-

not afraid to take a

band

Sabatino, has reassembledhis band,

opening

is

along so

ting

well, the

IN SARON pro-

JOE

and

Kenny

sometimes ethereal

who

it

mentioned that

vides a strong,

influences. VoQlist

on

the stage, bass

player

•niey Said Hell

the

other clubs shake in their ungodly

shoes over original music, Brant sists

band

the

spending time on an industrial side

EXPERENa

OUCH! Who gets the Thrust in the month? BRANT over at DOCKSIDE'S for supporting loal original music. Way ta go, bud! While eye this

talented

casually leaving

Septem-

that at

turns to gold.

Roy and Tim Annette

lead guitar. Debuting in ber, the

it

members were

Darin Bridges on

like

anything else

like

members of ARCTU-

ex-MMMf,

something

music scene, check out the

a

bunch touches-

lEACHAM'S CATS and

good concept

you think you'd

chops and

their

tense live set recorded

HACK

if

covers, keep up

Check

recent adition to DeLand's

sound man (and

ing the band just to go out and play

whichcanbeobtainedattheirshow.

A

gets

that's

Jim and friend s

benefit featuring fifteen bands at three

of Oriando's top alternative acts

if s a

ROa 115

to hear

like

bers of JYNX to bring us the hot sounds

downtown clubs on Thanksgiving day.

cassette,

maybe

his axe again with the former

few bucks, but

on

my eyes—it

KM BROWN has picked up

Florida's!)

time being. They have their

out

it

public of old

there,

Jacksonville's best

maybe make

it

get out of

I

why. But, good old buddy and

ing his time to his own band for the in-

all

^e

littie

knowwhat

are assholes everywhere.'

tears in

smokey in

awfiiUy

«^ these

really don't

inform

room

a band

is

they get out of it but

1

The Sunburst may help gap created by

EVENSTAR.

the Southern rock band,

KNUCXUHEAD.

underground. Mark

ANIMALIIEUriON, was set to host the SHAME

received

portion of

have suffered one of the deadly draw-

shows

AZREAL, NAPHOBIA,

ATnU

for

time,

Too New"

on the

airplay

the

headbangers

to veteran area

ZERO. press

some time

proAid

Sadly, I've been informed that Target

featuring Orlando's heaviest

rau SAJl and an be caught live soon at the recently reopened lELOW At

are also recording, get-

bring-

is

'91, a series of

•LEEDIN«

DIXON,

fol-

home

chance! Be sure to buy this boy a beer

RHI SA&.

for the

wiiich turned out to be a

come

than most of

in fishnets

recorded at

likely to be

TTCEI TVCER,

his

they wish they couki

BUUNE GILBERT is paying the bills in

turing former

doing quite well,

women

new demo

iOTTlE ROCKETS, who have been

is

—ftat was Bobby,

a

up new material fw

THE SUNBURST PUI

RENZy

for the

Scotty Prince and are gig-

roster includes

Dept."

eyes

story in this issue elsewhere.

getting better k)ok-

you were wrong

the programming. Meanwhile, Target's

alternative rock.

are scheduled to play.The

ST.

member

UNOE SAUY,

In

my

in

women were

ng,

ging around the state and working

NAIREN,

as

are recording at

glorious days of Z-Rock,

tracks, the Hair

had the opportunity to open

The

listen

one pleasant Sunday ewning

the

release due out

iAN« 6AN«

If

featuring

had the chana to

I

lowing road maps

You may remember Target from

new

Ramones. They recently

Quinton.

local bands.

local radio

TARCn

In addition

to thirteen

TENTIAL

ttiat their

on Orlando's

show

broadcast

live

the studio: TAT-

ting ready with a full length

THE-

RIDDLER5 going on

set

WDIZ

in

us do!

open

seems

NATION have just received

Halloween night and thought that

with a party at the

couple of the

taking a extended vacation in San

November 5th

Rock-it Club

new

lease of their

gig with the

fullfil

FAITH

airplay again. This time

for

looked better

and then dropping out of sight, CVPSy

It .

Everybody's

this,

annoy club owners

everywhere with requests for this band.

in

celebrated the re-

Ramone's and the Buzzcock's. PO-

minor

EXIU,

UOSUT 10-

support them.

drummer, BOBBY CLEAVER, who

BuzKocks

mOCPff

who

hands and the people

local

all

prize

ville

MAXUMIM M,

So keep supporting

time.

beg, scratch and

it

for

NAOMI'S HAIR

duction, and expect to play out before

STUETTO,

your

going to keep up

it's

have. Sashaying

acoustial tracks are a different sound

year's end.

some

as the

scene,

together and are currently in pre-pro-

line

looks like

meanwhile have acquired new

On the alterna-

up

The

included

out of the Southeast everyday, and

Kevin and road crew deveriy disguised

VKItA TIIIA, THE SNOW, EMEIALD CITY,

ber 22, of cancer.

SPM

dubbed 'Pimp." THE

Ihrust.

of honest rock reminiscent of the

a

funk inspired project tentatively

and more good music keeps coming

i

airplay. ITiese

making

for a 70's

in a future issue of

TIAL RENZy, who played

Christmas for radio

death

DINER

band

feature of the

version.

A

stateside.

AHACX

HEART

an upcoming

for

sence Of Mind" will be released prior

After

passed away Septem-

STEVEN

MORRiSOUND,

March.

but has

lee's definitive

Tampa's DOC'S

for tfie

& 5. Jeff, who STUETTO and

November 4

played

new band

KM HAZE

3 song demo.

in early

Kam

songs 'So Goes The Sun" and "Ab-

to

882-5898.

family

(drums), and

9 song tape at

out

new

their

tune 'Cherry Snow." For fresh

1,

and

HATMUM STUDIOS record-

LUOANILAQUI are a

leased tape, Plough you can call

98 Rock and request

is a

AMR

ing a

tive

album,

WKSa

for a soon to be re-

preparing

CAMELOT

(guitar),

111).

Featuring

tive

headlined a

MMES MWTHORNE

rently at

been made available

finally

to see this

TRUTH.

(bass) (ex- .Act

ao^-d

the

available overseas

and

More

Ftorida issue.

home. For more information on the

(ex-The Release),

(vocals)

Club

had been

album

the

SPM MDI

of the

all

some New York style

WEAPON. If you were out at SNABFS

on the scene, featuring

up was

line

at the Rock-it

MORRISOUND,

at

at the Visage.

Zak Melang has hooked up

members

port of Thrust's

for

gigging soon. With a lineup like

reviews in the

good

lANDfTS ROOST

anticipated

appearance by the re-vamped

March

for

head out

will

metal press. Look

INTENTIONS

also featured were

Bassist

opened

your sup-

Write to

show at the State Theater November

been a hectic couple of

It's

Urban Dance Squad

a death metal classic. Recorded in

MUTHA RINKER

for

FORTY BOOW with SCOH COVD and iOE BENNETT, guitarist for

their peers alike,

UD

saulton the senses destined to become

and thanks

Jacksonville,

TOO MONALISA

band out making music again.

to.

acts in Orlando.

has secured posi-

memorize

You know you want

U.«Sli

Greetings from the astral plane,

for alternative

work, the album

and remixed Saber

it's

dormant evening

HAZE,

tunes. A popular favorite with fens and

whatever, just use

a

SACRE ha« released their longawaited debut ROM BTfOMD, a brutal as-

growl and Rick Rozz's blistering lead

are also releasing a

tape of remastered

(536-

MAS-

artist's

OKU have

sages in c/o Blackie) write itdown,

it

H

rocked the ROOC'IT Novem-

ber lOth.

#103, Largo,

4100), (please address/leave mes-

it,

little

guitarist STIVE MATHEWS, drummer XSSIE IAN and new bassist fiARV

time,

address

FL 34643) and phone #

hot

re-emerged. Vocalist MIKE

PROMOTE

One more

THRUST

here's the

title

MACHM

dine publicity. How To .Market

is:

THYSELVESi:

out

is

they were gonna use,

cool

Rule #1 in the

tape

my

got a copy in

I've

printed) thenobviously your band

reap the benefits

new

hands, but whatever happened to that

won't get

it

LO<XE, who replaced

UNCU SAUrS'

phone num-

write, (mail without

MKE

newr mind.

aw,

JacksQnvilte

I

t»»' Earache recording

is

MATT LA K>RTE, most recently of DIAMA, )'ou'll remember he

postcard, or show schedule, your

Orlfiwio

I

^1a<=lc«i

*»y^

for proving

market

them wrong!!

I

it!

Next month I'm on the road to Pensacola to help

been

stir

up trouble.

in close contactwith several

in the area

I've

bands

and I'm looking forward

to

creating a strings scene in the area.


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