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cultures. Also,

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nity

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still exists.

Tampa Bay's Deloris Telescope Spotted Naked in the Gulf with 22

Loch Ness Monster

As an original rock band they've not only managed to survive but thrive, playing original music for 8 years to the kind of audience that loves something new every night. The audience rappxirt is so intense that you'll often find people on stage to join or replace them by the nights end. They cover all musical styles and a variety of topics that keep them consistently fresh in this age of formulas and regimented pablum. That's why they still aren't signed. Record companies don't know how to categorize them. Meanwhile fans return with alarming frequency to see what's new.

6

street Notes

The Dancing Man has taken over control of Thrust Magazine. Share his warped vision of the future of Thrust in "Chris's Addiction."

Reggae Vibrations A

look at where Reggae

27 is

The Great American Ollie

heading in 1992

^^

Stiff

and Jerry are back again, now on home video for

your vomiting pleasure

New The

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Namm 1992. 20/21

Florida Faces A look at some of the Florida bands and artists who you should be checking out before everyone else catches on. This month: Ft. Lauderdale's Amboog-a-lard, Melbourne's Ivan Blavetsky & the Brothers Toad, Hialeah's

Don't Know, Key West's Dillinger, Orlando's Naomi's Hair, Miami's Funk Outta Control and Ft. Lauderdale's I

Dragonfly.

Central Florida's

6/1

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Kim

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Possessed by Elvis Demons Kim Steel picked up the guitar at the

31 age of 8 after

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watching Elvis Presley's movie "Jail House Rock," Jind he hasn't been able to put it down ever since. After a teenage career in body building and Karate, (he holds a black belt in 3 styles), he decided music would be his

Florida.

profession.

Tampa's Lucky & James Peterson Return From Mars with a New Diet From Elvis

North Florida's President Ray-Ray Fights for your Election Vote

has expanded

its

local

include Gainesville and Tallahassee.

"Good things are happening now son. Since relocating to Florida

for

8

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iPetersons have ever. Yes,

the stupidity that flourishes- the blues flourish, also.

Maybe you have never heard of the Florida father and son bluesmen James and Lucky Peterson. Maybe you should." Marvelous Marvin Boone with the Blues.

Saigon Kick Lost in Bermuda Triangle on Way to Record

Second Album "It just It's

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10

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it."

Matt Kramer describing Saigon Kick's second album before the band's myserious disappearance in the

Bermuda

Triangle.

If

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DOOUnU MID THE COMPiEmr

DR.

ROCK BAND

ORfGfNAi "Of course.

A

few years ago

found myself in a hospital,

I

scheduled for stomach surgery. While I was waiting to be wheeled into the operating

room, a

tall,

looking person in purple robes, pink polb-dotted

to save your miserable

life!

is

here

my man.

kind of doctor.

was beginning

Where

gonna whittle

Doolittle's

He laughed and

bom with a salpel

did

friend says our band

members of an all

original rock band. This

my mouth

naft/ra/ surgeon. I've never had

No way,

ing and I'm proud of it. to

do

my

unable to

stir

memories

of

up any

my

rushing back.

label interest

As we

them. I want

any medical fella.

I

was

train-

I'm not about

my surgery to be completely original."

toH'ard the operating room.

me

surgeon moshing blasting.

The

out was

in the hall,

"Oh my God!"

I

cried.

a real doctor! This guy's gonna Later

looking

I

opened

man

Dr. Johnston.

my

last

my

thing

I

saw

weird purple

with a boom-box

"Somebody get me kill

relate

me!"

come up with

"CORE." When; name?

called

is

asked.

that

on me." My new doctor smiled. "You must have been happens a

lot

when patients start to go

You guys have been around a long time. Why do you think you haven't landed a major contract? BILL (lead singer): Hey, dude, the big companies are only interested in making money. Everything has to be commerdal or it doesn't sell.

DON

(guitar): Yeah.

We've got something com-

demos back. Austin Keys won't even give but what does that jerk know anyway.

Well, he

or

is

it

veiy knowledgeable about what's good

bad is

radio station doesn't qualify

a big DJ

him

to

judge our shit

WALLY (drummer):

Listen to

what Chris

at TTirusl

voice.

Did you

DON:

That's right, dude.

worked with a teacher learn junk like rhythm patterns and paradiddles. Believe me, man, that stuff just gets in the way of your drumming.

"I'm a cowboy on the road" and your one local All the

Flowers

some

got that idea from

hit:

Goner Rap."

stupid old song

used to sing.

hundred other bands."

good luck

see. Well,

a record

company

to

you guys.

If you ever

we

fmd

that wants a band with

no

education, no influences, no instruction on their in politics

or

world I'm sure you'll get signed In the meantime "CORB" can ahnys play M.L Chasere. BILL: No, we got fired from there, man.

the

(Looking back:

I

Dr. Doolittle,

Rock Band have a

pletely Original

and the Comlot in

common.

wouldn't want the Purple Doctor operating on

my

stomach; and listening to the music of "CORB"

would probably do serious damage A! Koefm

to

my

ears.)

a nationally acclaimed singing teacher whose many students include Matt Kramer of Saigon Kick, Midnight of Crimson Glory, Steve Gruden of Secret Service and Peter Reckell of the is

soap opera. Days Of Our Lives. His cassette course,

thought you never used other people's ideas. re-wrote

it

so nobody would ever

THE SLWGER'S BIBLE, is being used by Rock and Pop singers throughout the world. To order Ms cassettes or schedule private lessons, call (813)

know.

band only regurgitates the

cliches used by a

and we don't read anything that on influence what makes us totally original. That's

I

Where do you get the ideas for your lyrics? They seem to fall into a few well-worn categories like "My girl left me,"

Well,

is.

it up, Al. Not one member of our band finished the 4th grade. We've never studied with teachers, we don't listen to other music of any

make me

Just a couple more questions.

WALLY:

all

sum

instruments or voices and no interest

once, and he tried to

my Dad

can you be

you steal ideas from guys like this Mozart,

BILL: Let's

I

about your musical backgrounds.

way, man. Everybody knows that a good

I

if

How

what makes us "CORE!"

takes the rock and roll out of the music.

WALLY:

original

Commerdal! Thafs

garbage.

we wouldn't be completely

ever study?

No

jazz, pop,

again, Al.

us. That's

you have an, uh... interesting

Bill;

DON: There you go just commerdal

kind,

wice

I

said about us: (Reading) "In attempting to create an

same

asked

let's talk

like

and

other bands we'd probably

anymore.

"The 'Where Have

BILL: Look, Al, just because Austin Keys

mam I

we heard

use their ideas and then

Bill,

original sound, this

relaxed.

"Did you go to school?"

any other bands. if

is

to operate

It

to listen to

xwm

Mozart and Beethoven, along with

whoever he

of difference between those three

JIM: Yeah,

O.K.,

on a major

"You know, the guy in purple who was supposed

I

lot

of most good rock bands are very

all

cross between Queensryche,

WALLY: We wouldn't know. We make ita rule never

stands for "Completely Origi-

Rock Band" You see, the first letter of each word a letter in our name. Pretty original, huh?

airplay,

performed the surgery. Everything

"Dr. who?"

under."

giri-

bands.

nal

standing over me. "Al," he said. "I'm

I

There's a

original Bill (lead singer): It

ing our

"But, what happened to Dr. Doolittle?"

why when

pletely original, but those label assholes keep send-

loob good, and you should recover in a few months."

dreaming.

My

Megadeth and Barry Manilow.

our interview.

did you

eyes to see a distinguished

I

think you'll understand

came

does

else

Two attendants entered and began wheeling me before they took

I

talked,

Ridiculous Purple Doctor

AL KOEHN: Your band

er hand. I'm a

...

way everybody

operations the

band has

is a

good.

real

)X)\it

you go to school?" "School-schmool.

said,

in

we compose

(bass): Hey,

members

people. Many of them even listen to composers

even country music

to compose, deadhead.

a

I

qualifications?

means

JIM

Moshing Dr. Doolittle until few weeks ago when I was talking with some

been trying for years to get signed, but has been

sweat "But what are

to

It

pletely Original Purple

today!" I

BILL:

like "cliche." Anid

Bee-bop-a-loo-bop."

'Tou're the surgeon?" "That's me,

my

This was

sound smart, using what mean?

he's just trying to

had forgotten about that dream of the Com-

I

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DON: Yeah,

words nobody understands, the hell does "regurgitate"

Harvard." All right'

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I

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HATTERFOX Though they may be new on the current scene, Hatterfox first emerged as a band in

Jimmy Leverette was High School when he started learning the proverbial music industry ropes. As he tells it, lesson one came

really

ber, guitaristA'ocalist still

very

quickly.

and

much

"We

in

played this battle of the bands,

this club

owner was

tt'cre.

He

liked us

weren't planning on getting back to

Hatterfox are planning

learned that in a bar you played these

in pre-production at for a

6-song

tion to

all

Apple Studios in Oldsmar

EP slated for an early 1992

original

on making the

That show was the catalyst

in the birth of

release.

transi-

music sets at about the same

time.

'The scene

is

changing; people want to hear

the original stuff and there are

things called sets."

nities to

many opportu-

showcase original music. Back when

younger brother, Joey, joined up on bass. "He had learned to play bass on the side, and one

we started no one wanted to hear the stuffâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; it was all covers." Jimmy said. Jimmy admits that Hatterfox have experimented with some of the

make

so called trendy styles of music during their

a touring cover band. Along the way, Jimmy's

night

when our

bass player couldn't

the gig, he said, "Oh,

I

can play that"

I

was

like "Sure you can;

but he did; and he stayed.",

Jimmy

The band went on

explained.

to sur-

bad management deals and release an album in 1980 on an indie label, and

vive several

as well as

an introduction to some indus-

Tampa

try insiders. Hatterfox relocated to

career, but he's also quick to stress that

can't escape

your

you

roots.

"With our dad being a musician in the service,

we were

introduced as we grew up.

listened to Aerosmith. Kiss, of course,

We

and Led

of the'^O's bite, "It's

AllrighL" "Billy The Kid," an ode to the perils of drugs, has a rough edge, while "Boxcar

slows

down and

gets acoustical

Man"

and earthy. In

primary motive for

the era of labels and classifications, Hatterfox

move was the proximity of rock & roll venues in the Tampa Bay area, and the thriv-

emphasize that they do not want to be pigeon-

from Atlanta

in 1987.

A

the

holed and want their fans to

make

their

own

ing music scene. For the next year and a half,

decision about the "style" of music they play.

on the "touring

After years of paying dues behind them,

drummer Jay Arce

Hatterfox are ready for the next rung on the

Bobby DeVito rounded out the group. Then Jimmy took ill and the band called for a hiatus, which lasted approxiguitarist

mately a year

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; much longer then

antici-

pated. In early 1991, the Leverette brothers

began playing with some

local

musicians

Things were slow taking off, so when former

and start tearing down. The club owner came running over: "What are you doing? Where are you going?" That's

how we

sic,

mu-

went really well and we wrote some good tunes together, though no one really cared for the

they are booked just alx)ut every week and are

say our thanks

indispensable lessons in the business of

intent

and hired our band to play at his place, so we show up and set up our gear and play. At the time we knew just 13 songs, so we play our set,

as evident in the straight ahead rocker,

playing every week," said Jimmy. "But things

name Drive, so we revived Hatterfox." Hatterfox have come a long way in the past 6 months;

way

70's groove influenced b^

and

"We

Zeppelia" Hatterfox origixi^s^ve promment

brought fame and fortune, but they served as

cover band" scenario, and

vocalist Billy "Live" Rice's band. Drive, for a

couple of shows, the brothers obliged.

individual single

releases. Neither of these studio efforts

Hatterfox were prominent

abruptly vacated positions in his and guitarist/

1978 in Huntsville, Alabama. Founding mem-

up with 5

followed that

on getting a new band

bandmate Jay

called

off the

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one we can. In these days you have to take

it

to

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"Universal Reception of into

A ROCK &

OF IDICHnON

CAJtOUNil IN SEARCH

translates

languages: what you sow, shall you

work pays

also reap, or hard

Szinke ('Zink' to his friends

UROK). As goofy

as

it

guitarist for

UROK."

sounds, that's

Hence, the band's unusual

Greg

off," said

name and

resulting

would make Freedom Williams

that

UROK

its listeners:

rollercoaster

They're going on a funky, rocking

and you should come along

an over-

an added bonus

out on

own.

on patrons' tables or Tanner dancing on the bar

ous and humble as they

(and gathering a few dollar

admirers

in the

bills fi-om

meantime), then with

female

its alter-

music bar band," says lead

original

vocalist

Troy Woodruff.

"I

music

In a time of

with raw sexual

filled

energy, lyrics that read like a lesson in erotica,

ing out a hard-driving brand of honest, classic

native version of Harry Belafonte's "Day-0,"

and bronzed sun gods extolling about the

rock-influenced music mixed with unique and

which

tues of seducing very

who never fail

eclectic personalities

to

win over

audiences. "In most cases, as long as you enjoy

what you're doing, other people too," said Szinke,

who appears

resident philosopher.

summer

in the

Logan and

UROK

of '88

bassist

enjoy

will

unofficially

when

it,

to be the band's

began

Ken

lead singer

Dave Walker began writing

starts

into the

with a sing-along and transcends

most thrashing and fun highlight of

Logan's voice makes the transition easily fi-om

one of the things that Lancelot does

Green Eyes") to a twang)', guitar-boogie stomp like "Your Love," on which he sounds like Garth Brooks on acid.

quest to bring a

a crooning ballad ("See

"Live music

is

being disappointed with

through two guitarists before hooking up with

Side of the Manic, in

"We're fortunate.

We love each other, although

sometimes the fights are as intense as the love," Szinke

said.

With Tanner occasionally taking

produced a No.

"We

Sky."

most important

definitely the

(keyboards) and Tanner on drums, they went

they consider "the missing link."

1

The band learned

this after

its first release,

'89,

Other

although the disc

regional hit with "Carolina

couldn't deliver

them

[the songs]

with any passion, any kind of energy," Tanner said.

So what have the band members learned

in the past year to reclaim this lost

drums, their musical talents seem to be as

you rely on other people's music to make your own, it's bogus," Eubanks said. Walker has

They name the Doors and Led Zeppelin as major influences, but point to Neil Finn of Crowded House for

"That's

why

so many bands break up." "Keep

doing what you believe

of alternative music, like Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tanner

all five

members now

live in

North

Carolina, their roots are varied. "We're fi'om over,"

went

Walker

all

"Ken's fi-om Ohio, Szinke

said.

to high school in Nashville, Tanner's

fi'om Georgia,

Wes

fi-om

is

North Carolina and

emotion? "If

realized that pressures build as success nears.

songwriting inspiration. They are also big fans

Although

in,

no matter what,"

ruary to take part in the Southeast Music

Conference (SMC) Feb. 21-22. The

showcase

for

SMC

is

a

new bands to be exposed to record

label representatives.'The

getting a record deal

is

good thing about

you can feel free of some

of the pressures," Szinke said.

Logan's

life

in '91? "I learned to crochet

try

and build up a following before

the SMC," according to Walker.

compact will

disc titled

UROK

has a

Fashionably Sedate that

be hitting record stores by the

first

of

February, but this band's music simply has to

be experienced

out there?

Is it

live.

"Can anyone

feel

the bass

loud enough for you?" Logan

asks the crowd before breaking into the primal

funk of "Hold Me Down," one of UROK's many originals. Whether splicing in L.L. Cool J's

"Mama

said

feet,"

he cracked.

UROK

will also be at the Friday

with

Knock You Out," demonstrating

an eerie likeness to Jim Morrison during "Road-

has opened for It

Morning Musicale on

many

is

a concept that Troy

the time that he

roamed

on the road and Tampa, though not too many or them I've always add a show t great bands out

wanted to d hooked up

that."

)

Troy

said.

in

w th

they

Troy

roll,"

Lancelot's forte

melody

lines, "

pop band.

is

said.

Whether

play-

'Die Tryin'

written to date." reflected Troy.

about a

girl that gets

'Troy

loves her, she can't get out

but the band usuapy

lighter side,

and we want

the road to prosperity

calm, the

members

of

to

make something said.

Although

may not be

simple or

Szinke

UROK

persist in order to prevail.

are willing to

song,

\

'to

and drummer

life

Smoldering what he had to

opt for the

'oid

ige,

it

single titled

^kJ

how we

i

cheaW

how /did

Why

alwa)Ktelling

did |he\/6hoose the

an

be

is

a power

deals with

it

levers, finends,

it

Both

(

f

these songs

a

3-song tape

me to

be

to purchase a cas single then a

new

success on a nabional

will

be

mat;rial quicker,

name

(

they have a total paclage.

1

stated,

"We

feel

a

"We've played some

uuitly,

by Blackie

hy hdhiVnemaak

f

o

finish,

Troy

as well as

most impor-

you've got to believe in what you're

doing."

hard for them to miss.

onfident that

gimh^ :k

gieat tunes die needed, but

the

whole medieval period, it was a very interesting

Only time

levi I?

but the boys are

will tell,

ii/leiesliiig uuiicept,

their

fais. It will

due to it beH)g cost effecl ive for them. Does Lancelot, have the formula for

Lancelot? "It's

your

on Lance ot's cassette "In The Bej inning." The

able to pht out

Smoldering Ashes, knizlw it," Rob

:re

live

4-6-song demo, and the band

to hard rock?

though they didn't 'They w

...

and those of the

1

i

t

generalize

you

ainly for financial reasons

always Jced hard rockJi)layed

hard rock

'

ntionally talk

h ut if

.band chose to release

the band."

alternative label, r

"We

are available

Noting that Smoldering Ash

ov

n

h

Wmgs'

parents, whatever.

ideas

the marketing, and

creative thoughts about

should presei

anything

that way."

relationships

after

liked

.

cross

what can happen

"Spread Your

amazing shows where you think you're the next Beatles one night, and the next night you're playing in a bathroom," Tanner said. "Yeah, those times really humble you," agreed Walker. With their talent, drive and individualwill be very

)es

"abou: death in that

me I

had

/

negative.

really

ity, it

d'

and trie/to a

I

rra Tierra

p.

late.

it

n

i

about the im

too

said

nas an unjtirtunate end-

"Uie iryin ing,

a guy that

it's

cortinued:

Rob "He had real good

tone down."

for ourselves,"

is

The song has a bluesy feel, someone a 90's Doors sound to iL"

ballad'anthem rocker th

said.

happen

— then

is

dangerous

in

F.nti

call ;d

say," said

being a

'Die Tryin'

"

caught up

and even though there

situations,

Rob Wright, ex-Smoldering Ashes,

UROK seems destined for success. persistent

far fi-om

and 'Spread Your

'

It

Nunley of Vie

ing Jane's Addiction or the Godfather of Soul,

"We're very

harmonies and

in their

though they are

Wings' are the nwst commercial songs we have

baMist John Cannon,

fore guitarist Terry

Rob

Walker

said.

added Rob.

Troy

house Blues," or breaking into an impromptu

and hilarious dance jam of C&C Music Factory

&

"We're aggressive in an energetic sense,"

wasn't too lo ig be-

"I

that stands

begar

musicians.

all,

would categorize our music as being

aggressive rock

auditioninj

Different Things," a cut off Fashionably Se-

month. "A lot of it will be shot in the studio and we'll also get some live shots, maybe

— music

Behavior, and

wore an

date, this

codes and

fire

rather extravagant con-

formerly of Srange,

SMC. UROK plans to begin shooting a video for "Two Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9:50 p.m. for the

at the Ritz show,"

Their four-month Florida trip has been

mainly "to

to

the Southeast playing in bar bands. "There are

Ashes broke

Deloris Telescope, Tyger Tyger and Stranger.

through Feb-

came up with during

up your car, flee in terror and go join a band." Most importantly, what made a difference in

my

to stay

added laughing. Lancelot

joined up.

I'm from Virginia." The band members, whose

November and plan

in their

romance back

of

little bit

"Then we seduce them," Troy

roll.

The past year taught Szinke that "if something's not working out, and you give it numerous chances, one day you have to load said.

ages range fi-om 22 to 31, have been in Florida since

&

rock

in the audience. It's just

its

A

...

j

over lead vocals and Eubanks switching to

diverse as the songs they play.

Lancelot are tossing

roses to the

thing," Walker said.

who

women

in

the show, complete with a mini limbo contest.

songs together. After joining with Wes Eubanks

Szinke,

young men

the

girls,

vir-

young and very innocent

lot

ing dragons." Right, that probably wouldn't go

cept, with

not by Logan standing

if

only with dedication and hard work. Industri-

stage these talented bandmates explode, dish-

in

anced combination. "We aren't your average

they

UROK is a rare treat. UROK

audience in^

its

afi'aid

"You can do a

his thoughts:

but in an arena

listening to a set of

hit the

and present something different

John added

with the theme, short of bringing in fire breath-

big thing," Lancelot have devised a well bal-

draws

once they

Lancelot are concerned. Striving to stand out

off too "goofy" or "kooky," according to Walker,

ethic for these five boys out of Charlotte,

are,

time," said Troy.

not dead, at least not where

is

over well in a club what with

who

paved

Chivalry

saturated market of bands sure to be "the next

N.C.,

is

for

Lancelot by Blackie

come

the ride. Although sometimes

work

believe the road to success

jealous,

conveys one message loud and clear to


DOING A ROCK A ROLL

year and a half and has already

DOUBLE-TAKE

includes the band's tune "Easy

Split

on the Tampa Bay music

spur IMAGE The hoods of the

cars belonging to Split

Image and myseli happened

to be

our meeting

thing a

new and

little

different

their 6-song

Sometime during

the

conversation a visibly drunk bar patron

more bass

lines

joint

We

turned him dowTi politely and he

stumbled back to the bar and then turned and yelled at our I

group and thumbed his nose

gained a whole

at us.

new truckload of respect

the studio in February to record six

Drummer Tony

young members

of Split

Image and

their

goofy- grins

them

flying in

and

Image

still

sures that

them.

most

definitely are placed

upon

>'0uth as a

fear.

The

latest

down with

Still,

plans are brewing to

gK'e the "underage" record buying public some-

thing that they\'e wanted for a long time

more

live

bands on their turf

high

like

school and college campuses and areas where

Here off

is

to participate.

the ground where Split Image will take

running

...

and the success will

start smell-

the

ing sweet

songs from

Youth, energy and pure unadulterated desire to

make

it

will

soon make

jacked in

some heaw metal power

"nastied"

it

shots and

force to be reckoned with in

of Florida.

It's

about

said

into

something extn the older

will enjoy. Vocalist

Jason .Morey relates

major about the new Split Image sound; "^Ve're

to greatness with

the younger crowd, but something

hold them

direc-

hav-e the classic ear catching

starting to slide into a different style;

strength of character to withstand the pres-

all

and enough hooks to make Sugar Ray

happened that way!"

Image sees

fector that will boost

in a clear-cut

hooks, yet they haN-e funked them up and

this

the

and the "adults" decide to be just that and

them a chance.

Split

Image a

>'a'

know!" \S'hen asked why the change came

Clearly, Split

band

pop mode with harmonies

funk/groo\'e with a 70's disco funky thing.

in unisoa- "It just

gK-e

influence. There

now."

broke into

cally,

younger crowds are allowed

Leonard quake with

the>' all

nwre

everyone gets a taste of what they are musi-

the same, but with

crowd for

demo tape on a compilation CD of

Di Carlo pipes up at this point: it's more of a

about

Way Out" from

original tunes.

Split

stumbled ovtT and offered us a half smoked

over a

scene. Rodel Records

Earlier tunes find the

more of a progressive

are a lot

little

made an impact

unsigned bands. The band plans to return to

tions

place for this inter%ie\s'.

Image has been together a

it's

some-

Tampa Bay and all

damn

started delivering rock

&

time somebody

roll

to the \'outh

instead of leaving them to wallow in the rap and

altematK-e bullshit which Split

Image does

it

is

fed to

them

daily.

well.

that will

more mature

by Lee Ann Leech

showgoers. This won't be a big problem once

your company s

image is worth

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"

ADDICnON CHRIS'S © 1992 Michael BameH, All Rights Reserved.

Publisher's Note: I was sitting at a local music venue, enjoying Florida original music when this man danced up to me. Distantly

related to me, yet out of context with his

motorcycle cop mustache, this friendly know a little too much

stranger seemed to

about me. "You're

and

Chris, that rock

free drink, regardless

of its question-

able origins, I obliged the stranger, thanking

him with

my

my eyes.

Yet before 1 could vocalize

gratitude a wave of barbituated shock

coarsed through

my veins. I had been drugged

lapped into unconsciousness, I heard

.As I

the ghostly voice of the strange Dancing Man.

wUl take over your column, I will take over your magazine, Iwill take over the world with

•minds and

Chris was addicted. The ring in his nose

hurt him, but he

remove

\^'ouldn't

for

it ...

a successful rock music magazine His previ-

ous addiction, one he'd kicked with success,

had been

to a leal:

and

it

had made his

He

a snake, who ev-entually ripped

him off. He stole

albums and autographed pictures of Lennon and Whitesnake and other musicians

his gold

I'd

life

a

never heard of ... but Chris didn't

let it

deter

his

.And

we

on

local mails; the smile

them out was worth

sv-ent to

his fece as

the

w handed

the pain he'd endured.

We

month.

was the

It

one of my best stories. .Maybe you read it. was about God ... and Jesus in my waterbed. The public decried it as blasphemy but Chris

... I'll

from coast

will spread

nwney." His family

me

gi\'e

a

HI do

to coast

it

on no

but they lowd

suffered,

him, and he got straight to work. They didn't v\'ell;

paper products

house, but they stuck by

\o\z

"I

him and

met him in a graphics design house. His was dyed black but his soul was lighted by fire which ex-en 1 saw. I

hair

We became friends. After all,

he

v^-as intelli-

know how rare that is. Besides, he liked my \Mnting. He laughed at all the right lines. He asked if I'd let him publish my stories. I

was happy to oblige. I gave him a story about a

gotten stuck in "I like it"

I

my

head.

said, "Let's

damn

bird

who had

it

thea"

LOCAL/METRO/BAND

said,

fulfilled

noticed.

paper in the south, and packed

my computer

and family and sold my little house and mov-ed into an apartment and lost touch vkith Chris. I vN-as \\'alking along 42nd Street when I saw

him

"Chris!"

my

He turned and smiled said, "Come on up

yelled.

I

house." IK-e

herer

I

asked.

"Yes."

"And your family?"

Them

too."

"What about your magazine?" Gave it up," he said as we walked up the

stairs into his

and told

apartment His wife

said hello

me how she'd missed me. There v^-ere

fine story,"

he

Oh,

on the

filthy

he always had, and I called him aside and asked

odds.

"He found

Jesus."

"What about his rock music magazine?" 'He didn't think Jesus approved. So we moved here and started a commune. We call it

The

Brotherhood.' visited for as long

I

bothered me, so

I

could, but the aosses

I

shook Chris's hand and

said

good-bye to his vv-onderful family. v^-e

had arguments and disagreements.

even missed publishing a story

"I

scattered

him, "Adrian, what happened to your dad?" all

closer.

1

on mattresses

His son was talking and smiling, the way

fkx)r.

hard on magazines, but some-

let

me

in

one

issue.

use the word "penis."

don't understand,"

said. "It's a bod>-

I

"My

his

left

I

apartment muttering and

my head, wondered I

Yet

somehow

I

advertisers vs-on't like it They'll pull

business

from ...

my

nuig.

whatever

it

have to stay

I

in

takes."

But we remained friends. And he never once said, "Fuck your addiction, or screw you, right to, for

piilishing

I

wras a stinking

my stories.

if

this addiction

think Chris will beat this one

too and return to a real

their ads

success.

.As

shaking

wasn't s^orse than the one he'd previously had.

parti"

Michael Bamett" And believe

He laughed and

publish

a

magazine."

Chris kept his going against

He wouldn't

support him," said his wfe.

gent, and

v^•ere

"It's

my

I was addicted too, but didn't wear a nose ring, and Chris helped me fight my addiction. He said, "Michael, if you ever feel like you're going to fall I'll be there to talk to you, and we'll beat this thing together." Naturally, we grew

rare in their

\^"ere

him

I

sleeping

Times

music magazine that

start a rock

nxmth.

CTOsses hanging on the wall. There were people

He missed LX and the rock music scene; he

chance.

issues a

It

how

show those

really

lished

to do."

wouldn't

I

got a job as a feature vwiter with a news-

"...

came out the next Christmas issue. He pub-

Chris's second issue

it is

who

it

it'

there Viithin a year.

vk-as

Nobody even

seemed, was secured

heed.

v^-est

.And he

"You got a shopping cart and

print

you then."

to

— he somehow published

first issue.

them no

egomaniacs out

to

it

he had no money

me. "And

decided to start a magazine. Til

me

and held out his hand and

told

too,

let

him With sheer tenacity —that \\'as all he had;

paid

and stopped

give

I

of

\\'easel

you

best

my promise. He published "The Dancing Man.

a good friend should.

He found a partner to help him, a

will

"When you're at a 100,000

his famih'

much money myself, but stood by him as

have

but he

to Florida

was the moral thing

I

was broke and

despaired; he

"When

my

of

title

like that one."

un-

still

— the

Dancing Man"

story.

me

known; he labeled

started getting

I

The

I'll

his affliction. "It

and those around him,

living hell

moved

a

reasons

fired Chris for

hungry, and I helped him as I could, but I didn't

it

reminded him of the time he'd owned and run

I'll

he

his magazine;

distributed thousands of issues. His success,

this:'

eat

on

known.

'1

my vision ofa tabloid nirvana. .And it starts like

vv-orked like a slave

had to do it at work. They had lots of computers. It \\'as an employee perk. At first his employers supported his efforts but one day changed their

roll

magazine publisher, aren't you.'' Let me buy you a drink. .Mysteriously, a frothy substanceinatwisted decanter appeared in his hand. Never twrung

doom a

He

me he had every

mess. But he kept

His magazine became a

help

him

life,

and

I'll

be there to

this time.

Friends must stick together. Friends must alvv3ys

be there to care

misery and despair. But golden hand

for

one another

when God

down your throat and you v^rithe

in religious throes, pray that

someone wli

help you remove the ring from your nose.

The End

in

thrusts his


Don't

Feb. 2ist

&

Mks

22ncl

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Die Real Showcase

8pm and ilpm


"

JAMES AND LUCKY PEIERSON "WE'RE BACK FROM MASS WIIH A

NEW MET FROM ElVK!"

-Some news and views about some blues.Everyone knows that iames Brown is the man on the work rehardest working lease

Most people

program.

know

already

thaV James has

already done his best work,

but he records and tours, and we can check him out be-

cause

payback time.

it's

(Good God!)

James Brown deserves

the

all

belated success he can muster

1&2).

(

Parts

When not being chased by the state

troopers, he tours relentlessly

and enjoys his

stature as America's favorite

soulman with

eyebrows that are tattooed on. (The

first

thing

James did when he got out of the hoosgow was have some fine eyebrows painted on his naked

been

face.)

fire.

a

You know the Godtiather, but it's time to let brand new bluesman come in and do the

popcorn

(Parts 3(&4). Actually,

men to come

in

it's

time for two

and pop your com. I'm talking

on

set

begat a son. Lucky,

some crankon Alligator out ofChici^.Luch/ Strikes is his most popular fea-

and James saw

turing the

putting out

was snortin'

fire,

about James Peterson and his prodigy son,

that Lucky was

Lucky.

doomed

James bluesmen Bell

-

from the Alabana home of such

is

as

The

Hank

who

Wallace,

Williams, Barefoot

Ed

Bill,

Weird Guitar Player," and George gave bts of folks the blues in

Al-

drove a crowd of 500 wild

at

with his inherited stage

birth

We're talking a veritable '"'Who's

Blues": Joe Turner,

Muddy Waters,

Bobby Blue Bland, Howlin' rampant stupidity the list went on Milton,

Wolf... like

forever.

At this time James began perfecting his aggressive hard edged blues attack.

James

also

on a show. He was never to sit on a stool and moan, he was (and

learned about puttin'

your

face.

In his prime, Howlin'

the curtains,

tumble

all

all

Wolf would climb up roll and

over the amplifiers and

over the stage.

When Muddy Waters

had his mojo working, he was energetic as in front of a crowd. (B.B.

King was too

hell

fat to

jump

so he fires up the audience and they jumped and shouted.) James Peterson assimilated all this activity and nov; is regarded by some as the hardest working man on the blues circuit today. He was leaping in to crowds before all the punks and thrashers were even bom!

James is jiist plain crazy. He can't sit still, he runs through a

aowd

and sings louder than

He does not carry a wireless he shouts and belts them kozmik blues

the band plays. mic,

momma, just

like

a gospel singer

who has just

running out

in the crowd, and his new

reliance

and then

to the keyix)ards,

on

his

Gibson

guitar. His playing is al-

Mom wasn't too

ways good, but he's even

lucky) and soon advanced

better no^vl

to the

Lucky is sort

of a cross between Otis

guitar.

player Willie Dixon took an interest

Redding and Jimi Hendrix on stage. Cha-

Lucky and recorded the preschool

risma plus mind-bog-

Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Wynonie Harris, Little

in

antics, like

Lucky

drums

(his

is)

Last month, at the

to

man. most

the

at James' joint

B-

Gator in Sarasota, Lucky

James migrated to Buffalo

In the late sixties,

Hainmond

3 to great effect

be a blues-

and ran a joint called The Governor's Inn." It seems that anyone playing the blues then played

the type

he

could play

Alabama.

Who of the

ing discs

While James

Songwriter, producer, and bass

in

blues boy on his

day Record

ovnti fledgling

gling guitar.

To-

Before Lucky was five he

label.

made his television debut on the Merv Griffin Show and then on Johnny Carson. Young Lucky's nuin influence was the great jazz blues organist Jimmy Smith. Long before Lucky was

ejaculating, he

Hammond Who was this

was diddling

He

is

kid?

firebreathing, hyperactive looney blues

and the worid

is

man

better off for it

Sunshine State hotter than

where

it's

ever. Yes,

not the heat,

even it's

seller).

of

James' 1990 (^ Rough And Ready, \s one my favorite modem blues recordings. How fault

an album whose

the skin off your ears?

With

A

Prostitute,"

It's

and

called it's

is

first

cut peels

1 Fell In Lo\'e

one of the

as good as

Ma^ even better. Check out the slow blues of "All

On Account OfYou," the funky Thicken

Biddy," his anthem "Sing The Blues Til

I

Die,

Than The Fish." James also wrote all of these songs. He is one hell of a songwriter. Son Lucky has been recording pretty much since he was hatched. Most recently he's been

distribu-

man, thinks

Lucky is amazing. He signed Lucky to work on the new Etta James recording, which will commence in Muscle Schoals, Alabama. The same place that Jerry Wexler put Aretha Franklin with Booker T. and The M.G.'s for

those seminal recordings like "Do Right

Wonun" and

"I

Never Loved

A

Man."

fe\s-

its title.

the

James has recorded for Bob Schier's Sunland Record label and is currently on Bob Greenlee's

which has national

their biggest

and of course, the tender "Bait Costs More

also.

label

is

in

stupidity that ffourishes- the blues ftourish,

King Snake

whose tune "Strokin"

songs in this world that

Good things are happening now for both soa Since relocating to Florida many years ago, the Petersons have made the father and

this place

Atlantic Records rent label of Clarence Carter,

can you

the son of an intensely enwtional,

Jenry Wexler, the famed

Ichiban label (cur-

his

B-3 and blowing everybody away.

None other than

tion by Atlanta's

Lucky has also signed a deal with RCA (the same label as Rick Astley) and should have a wider audience soon.

Maybe you have never heard of the Ftorida and son bluesmen James and Lucky

father

Peterson. Ma>'be you should. is a top rated DJ on MIX 96 (WMTX-FM) in Tampa and has had the blues since he saw BR King lip a/nc The Thrill Is Cone ' on the 1%9 Grammy Awards.

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what could

possibly be the

band's last

intemewevefos they pfepare for the recofding of their

newdbumin Sweden.

Mefe days after the interview took place, the band's

leased Lear Jet mysteriously

disappeared over the Bermuda

we hear

Triangk Will th'sbethehst

South fhrida foursome?

frcim the

Only fate can

tell.

Are you done with the pre-production? We have about two more songs to demo out, then the whole album will be demoed.

How much time

with three other guys to make Saigon Kick

you have for pre-production? You were on tour for most of 1991.

least

We

from

basically

weeks.

did

wrote the record in the

majority were written in three weeks.

quick writing process. As we wrote

three

last

We had a few songs already written,

but the

was a very

It

we demoed

it,

it.

The whole demo and writing took about a month. suicide season contributed to your

So the holiday

fanatic writing?

Yeah,

it's

last record. It's

textured as any song

on the

loopholes in there, which very excited.

I

was a

little

as heavy and as

We threw a few

record.

we

going to be

it's

always try to do. I'm

worried because we hadi

three years to write for the last record

.

We haven't

been in a warehouse in a year and a half and we got in a warehouse and just start banging it out, just

we

like

basics

We

did as a local band.

just

went back

to

were 50 songs

we

didn't put

left

about 30 to 50 songs that were not put on

it

we had

too

much

the place.

It's

Our

can make any kind of record.

can make an album of

all

you

like

just an incredible inspiration for us.

If you like if

just try to give people an

is

city

and

that's

what your performance is going to be. I if I woke up every morning in sunny Miami and put on some shorts and laid down my tracks it would be a sunny Miami feeling ... but you've got zero degrees in a place that's dark 20 . .

to

it, it

example of

capture a certain time of this band perfectly.

Are you prepared for some of your songs to change

and some

of them, even drastically, as you get over

vibe of the song because that actually putting yourself

it's

up

in a

the song, but

and setting yourself up

a situation to be recording

yourself

is

...

room with

it's

lights

in

to just stick together.

comes atti-

tudes and four different characters to actually make this is

band and

that's

a chemistry that

10

where

we have

I

want

to keep iL There

that

could never find

I

January/February

]

992/ THRUST

is

thought

I

really really gets recognized. Finally a

signed and

it

signed and that's what

me

record.

It's

it's

that's what it's going to be. Sometimes you want to listen to a song and just like it, and then you realize they are trying to stick this message down your

throat that you hate.

or anything like that

it's

very moody, very

questioning about religion, questioning things that are a

little

— things

too taboo to talk about in everyday public that

most people

like to

shy away from

. .

I

don't stand for this, so

not to do that with our music.

know the song, it's make up your own version it's

titles

the band

it's

there;

if

melody, you're not going to have

down your

called

throat.

I

mad

at

me

It's like

tr)'

on

lot

this record

like exactly alike.

the

It

good together so we use it as an advantage. unique sound.

definitely gives us a

Are you using or experimenting with any new instruments? Yes,

we

will

be using

some

horns.

think once

I

we

We have to

get in the studio we'll be getting crazy.

throw some kind of a loophole; we have some really crazy shit for this record.

How long are you going to be in Sweden? Let's talk about time tables.

Sweden

We'll be in

two months. Then we're

for

going on a strategic mini-tour across the states several cities, giving people a taster

then we're

...

going to do a worid tour.

When do you

expect the

LP

come out?

to

We

I

have a

I

going to write a short story about

it, it's

an imagi-

nary psycho land cartoon

think

we

I

now

— you have so much time on

>'our first record.

to screw

up

if

you break

Everybody watches every

screw-up you make. Right now everyone knows the name is there is a band called Saigon Kick

out there. go: "That

I

think next year

is

the year people will

new band Saigon Kick

— they got a

new-

bands in our genre that just came out some didn't

my imaginary psycho tribes that my head and it's — guess if was tribe.

doing. Right

feel-

the ugly of the record:

in

make mistakes

we're polishing edges without the world watching

my

"Body Bags." It's a vicious tune. The is "Peppermint Tribe. 'That's

was formulated

several bands

record out. they're a hip band. There are a lot of

second one we played basiQily one of

a year?

just

Tampa and

for that.

band to be in

like the

We've got the chance to become a band wi thou t the public watching us become a band, which I've seen

you

will release three

because they were played in

can't get

I

want to get into there; if you want

If you

the lyrics and

very, very heavy tune.

not that the messages are wrong or bad

used a

and that has definitely become a trademark of the band. Jason and I have been together for six years and he just start singing with me when this band started and our voices are dual vocals

Where would you shy away

We just basically made a record of that. We made it in a form where it's not going to be shoved down your throat, and whatever you take it for,

like the

not a dark demonic

South

from.

song

of us;

like in

about some of the new songs.

on the fluorescent

came out

seemed

basically everything everyone tries to

ings shoved

just

We

it.

al-

some more

We're hoping the May - June area.

be a darker album. It

it

Florida.

and candles and

going to

few bands get

seems like the whole scene is almost Look at these assholes! They're stars

Let's cut all their support 'cause they got

very dark and you're singing a song or you just

is

whose got a million bands and everyit out on the club scene and no one

fighting

to

lights.

extremely heavy tunes on

there will be

it;

dozen and they are platinum, then you get a place

just like setting

Why a darker side? You keep saying this

took four people, four different

own.

home town was going to do a lot more than Not that we deserve what actually came out of it. it When bands are coming out of LA and NY by the

It's

"A

so easy to say I can do this by myself, I'm this and

down

its

that our

Everything's very Gothic out there

we

it

has definitely acted as a breed of

Tell .

going to put us in a vibe that's going to

it's

you

when

I

Tampa

now.

"Colors"

the last 18 months?

that now, I'm signed. But you know,

think

Use the support of Florida sparingly, please.

a black ball.

flip

is

but we'd go

we've gotten a lot of support from Tampa.

definitely feel

hours a day.

have a ballad on

really

...

of Florida has helped any of the other markets?

basically

What's the most important thing you've learned in

It's

the hit

will

and they would go Saigon who?

like Florida,

The feel is going to change, the vibe is half the song. It's one of those things where you have to catch the

what the band is about, choose the songs and balance them evenly.

The most important thing

LA we were

bum

are

think the support you have from the state

one

going to catch the vibe of that

new dance we

that's a

We just did this one tune; we put volume and we're like "dude, who's who?" For four lines it sounded just alike; our voices sound

You walk around a city that's been there five hundred years on cobblestone streets and you're just

there?

like

were actually only

In

New York we were the hit band

band,

actual production?

We

"Come Take Me Now," we could have all

We

now about 20 hours

We

it.

cities.

. . .

.Month of Sundays," we'd have the heaviest record,

ballads.

dark there right

else?

biggest problem

"Colors,"

It's

With the songs already written, how do you see that environment changing things as you go into

material, that's definitely

the least of our problems.

if

He was helping

out of the day so we're making the dark record. There are towns there five or six hundred years old.

this

figuring out what material to put on the album.

middle America. Once they get big

in

everybody around gets

Do you

just you four guys hanging out, writing the

Just us,

Actually

to Idaho

mostly done in the South Florida area?

someone

which we might not expect? it was kind of backwards. Most bands get

Team?

formulating called the lizard dance. The new

a friend out playing in

and it

is

this about the Swedish Bikini

'Ask The Lizard"

it

What pockets in the country were strongest for you on the flrst album ... and any unusual pockets

band called Talisman. He came back and told us about it, and when we were on the Extreme tour we had the chance to play there. Everyone just loved

we have our own studio. Instead of spending tons of money we just invested everything into ourselves and into our own studio.

tunes, or did you bring in

the love clan

this

Yeah,

Is

it's

and we're pretty much just attacking

accepted in the major

record.

Was

at

have inspiration without a 6 foot blonde. Actually, Sweden's a place Jason fell in love with about two

say

I'd

another band.

happening

over from

on and

definitely be

We're going to be recording the new album in Stockholm; we need inspiration, you know. I can't

and as usual there was a song or two written ... so we had tons and tons of material

the last record that

would

hell.

What

every night

to chose from. There

it

very important to stay together,

years ago.

definitely a dark record;

darker than the

It's

you know

played

brake and there are a few that did break. The

second and third albums of going to show

who

all

these bands are

the true bands are. We're just

going to keep writing new records

till it

here to write a record and to perform

and

breaks. I'm

my music

as far as going huge, that has always

dream. But as long as doing and be happy,

I

. .

been a

can keep doing what I'm

that's

what counts.

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pietSif aiHs VSiStafxeainfk of tfie fine lines^etwe^pau) and treasure. I know for most people fte mere thou^t of this may make them

CEN CF THE

nauseous, but

really

not impossible to under-

enj(^

the

I

musde pain the next day frwn working out or have experienced "Runner's

TURERS

ENI

it's

stand the coanectionif you have ever

hi^"

Are you talking about the endnphins released by the brain to produce a eai^wric state?

WhOe 1 was studying Pre-med in college, became very interested in the coraection between

Precisely. I

wiut

does music and

H-ay

pierdnl interact

an entertain-

at

ment levd?

On an

tural differeiKes in perception of

entertainment

tion of the

level the interac-

two seems Tutural to us. While

not all hardcore/metal people are into piercing, the)' are part of

an underground scene

which shares a certain open-mindedness that

may

your commercial listeners oftentimes

Commercial radio

possess.

to be comfortable with less apt to

listeners

not

to tend

sameness and would probably be

accept a band that professed to be into "bizarre

unacceptable''iifestylesorphilosophies force

seem

them out

becauseitwould

...

of their well-protected "comfort" zone.

they obviously affect

natu-

threshold by^lrinding sptd&c "opiate" recepton

women

them faster and in due to their capability

possess the alntity of releasing greater quantity than men

my

for childbearing. In

sbidies

I

came

to find

interesting correlations, culturally speaking, in

terms of the d^erences oif people's ability to release endorphins, especially to ftose

who

practice "pain-

such as the Sadu Hindus I

be "^infijl" in

found tfiis

that a lot

society

is

of what

in India.

we view

to

found to be pleasur-

is

In yibit ways does music and pierdng interact first off,

Basically,

along the central nervous system. Typically,

many "primitive" cultures. .^Iso, 1 that many of these spiritualists were

able in

ered

trancelike euphoric state to in fact, can say that

on a

spiritual level?

me on a very personal

both act as a catharsis to cleanse the soul.

I've

level in that

always thought of

I am aile to my emotions, w+iich enables me to look at myself and the situations around me in a dearer light I would say my lyrics,

playing music as a type of ritual exercise whereby

enced something along

I

ening experience

amnect with have

it

as this

...

able to

the spir-

definitely experi-

this line

tongue pierdng. and fcRind

discov-

and indeed used the

release endorphins at will

its. I,

Well,

the

by the body and act to raise a person's pain

rally

Interestii^,

most definitely "alternative" in many ways, even though this term is slowly taking on ne\v meaning as bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden gain commercial airplay and wide acceptance. Likewise, the piercing demonstrations presented on stage depict an "altematiw" lifestyie. The Genitorturer's music

paa

»e produced

endorphins are peptides vAich

ful" rituals

Are the Genhorturen an alternative band?

throu^

the body's rote in regulating pain

production of endorphins and indiwdual and cul-

when

I

my

did

to be

a very enlightwas an intense and

overvk-helming feeling.

purge

*^

9996 of the time, are written on an extremely personal

What I am

M

I

saving

is

notak'ays evident to the listener

...

as

tend to use a lot of metaphors, which have a very significant meaaraig to

because you

me. In a way, this

is

good

you can comprehend what I am saying. you gain more because you have

an art A good

piercer

it

an

is

artist

an

who knows how to place jewelry in such a way

that it will look the best on that particular person or

be the most stimulating to the wearer.

with (HW.hthatwa>i think our musicis spiritual

There aren't any

we talk

about challenging ourselves and

same time diallenge these wh'

listen to

us

^ qucstioD things about diemselves. Is fecre a

RUODS

dtthrum bcNwtn picn±i| for spiritual

as flppoMd te decaratmi?

Theft are tbie diffeent reasons people may choose body fHercir^: decoration, sexual and

spiriaaL In germi, most peoplewho possess pierdngs

have done so becase they simply just looio. In the

like the

way

it

b^imng this is how most people are

introduced to pierdng. Ears, navels and noses, in

common, and generally these ir^ do not possess a sexual functioa On the r hand, many people who do take that next iar,

are most

and venture into the realm of nipple and soon discover that there is to it \!rm they had ever suspected. In Lthis respect, I am talking about two sexual J

nital piercings

0)'

pierdng

that

is

the act of

dng and the function of the pierdng It An OBTuple of this wKRild be a persc»i; who aft£ r getting their nipple pierced fespedally males), notices an increased, nsilKity of the area that

becomes

rctJcaUy stimulating. likewise *is translated to lower genital .. vhicJi save to erihance Se&i^ty by irKreaai^sensiitf. Another sexual aspect of erdng is understood bj^ those

dLSco^•er the actual act of itself

ting, Cfflne to

who would say that piercing is sick and most

phy or being sexually molested. They would definitely believt that no "God fearing" Christian would do this ... because I am my owngodand my body is a temple, and I choose to decorate it ''

How many

and

may

primary or secondary goal?

composed of members membership nationally; however they hold meetings in San Frandsco. The Gauntlet which is based in CalifOTiia with offices in LA. San Prandsco and NY, b a company which manufactures and sells piensig ing.

The Janus Sodety

who

are into pierdng and offers

use this to ei^istce a

some

instances peoplewill get into

"play" piercing, which

the public.

no jewelry b inserted. This is done for the

They have been one

in popularizing

of the major fiwces

pierdng throu^ their magazine:

Pierdng Fans International Quarteriy. This

is

an

informative magazine that acts as a forum for people to share ideas and information on pierdng.

Has pierdng historically interacted intk vmsic tai/oT the stage? Well, definitely not in the way we present it Hov*'ever, as music is used in many cdtures to accompanyritual.thetwohavecomectitHtsinthissense. Historically,

man)'

pierdng has been used in the

modem and used

of .Mexico

and penis felt

rituals of

primitive cultures. The .Mayans

ritual

to release

body pierdngs of the tongue blood fi-ora the body, which

allowed the soul to visit in thcrealm of the

Gods, .^lany .African and South AmerioBi tribes practice genital pierdng as rites of passage that nfjarka boy's entrance into

woman's tiribe

that a smaller

.-'gauge needle is.used and

is

jewelry in addition to offering pierdng services to

they e\'en

organizatx»s support piercing as a

There are a few organizations which siq)port plac-

to be erotically

sexual experience. In

means

in particular that I am aware oi. However, I'm sure there are some fundamentalist

types

probably the result of being exposed to pornogra-

to piactice

-^^

is

Are there organizations opposed to body pierdng

at the

1^.

practice pierdng consider

sought an answer and were not simply presented because

x-.

most people w+io

art just as tattooing

In the end.

consider

...

may stiHiyand assimilate other informa-

tion before

pierdng considered an art ot science? it to be a synergistic reiaticHiship between both art and sdence ... but I would say that Is I

le\'el.

manhood or to signify a one Samoan

availability for nurriage. In

in particular,

women

chose their mate based

noton thesize oi'lhe genitals, but on the impresswe rings he is able to decorate them with. A l^ge pierdng indicates stitngth of character ability to

endure pain and hardship.

aadT^ p" '^

sheer pleasure of expe-

riendng the act of

12

by Christopher Robhi

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What do you get when you take four musicians,

think the expression "commerdal thrash"

a contradiction in terms, then ifs painfully obvi-

is

Every band has horror stories about the road

ous that you haven't heard of Amboog-A-Lard.

tales of adventure

Bursting out onto the metal scene in 1987, this

will

someday become

(or

worst nightmares). Well, in

band began

its

ascent into the ranks of Florida's

that band's fondest

my

memories

port for the South Florida thrash scene began to

of road stories, but this by far has to be the

and as many of the dubs

lost interest,

many

bands,

of Florida's

and

cofver

began to blend the best

peers, .\mboog-A-Lard

elements of the now-thriving alternative and metal

own

scenes, creating their

The scope and

niche.

diversity of thei r music gave birth to a

music known

"commerdal

as

\hr?:

After a few simple changes in

1

new blend of

C

.le-up,

predomi-

Lard, whose current line-ur • .atures guitarists

Fontana and Jordy W^ite,

Chad

Dan

Bob Franquiz,

bassist

Steinhart, and

drummer George

Kokkoris, once again began tightening

the story of Ivan Bfavetsky and the

It is

Melbourne, Florida at a

grip

its

on

musical styles that,

four musical entities, who you will

drummer Tom Van

original styie of

all

from the masses, with the exception of a few

drummer Tom,

Daa

like Metallica, Iron

their

groups

ifs a lot

more than

may be thrash, but

of people that have metal, but

I

come up

really love

on the fine

Dan. "There are a

that," says

you

me and said,

to

guys."'

"I

lot

hate

The separation

line that.Amboog-.A-Lard

has chosen

walk between a hard-core thrash band and a

melodically powerful, hard-edged metal band. With

the use of keyboards, they have intensified the already present, dynamic guitar sound, and at the

same time added a more melodic undertone that gK-es them a unique sound compared to what is

modem

indiative of toda/s

thrash band.

them used a whole.

for effects,

It

"Now

wt're starting to see

added on top of the music as

definitely embellishes the

you won't see a keyboard solo

or so the

sound, but

in this band."

picture, .^fter nearly it

rang. told

It

me

that tragedy had struck and that their guitarist Sal hitd left

town

meet back

at

to attend to

some

personal

was not lost We were to the warehouse to continue our inves-

business. However,

it

seems

that Amboog-.A-Lard has stumbled onto a

monu-

all

rating.

ors

"Our goal

"Hey,

on

This

is

an open

people are too fast to

"^ou

haw

to

you can not respect it People don't know."

invitation to

anybody that hasn't

Amboog-A-Lard to come to the show and bring with you an open mind! "Our music Dan. "The

to be abie to

and it can't be held back,"

shows are very visual.

reiterates

want people paint a picture with every one of our

li\'e

I

songs, because the lyrics are so meaningful.

want

to rely

on gimmicks

to get

Miami area and firmly

a rock

establish-

retumed

ing themseh-es as an original act they

On

October 26th,

I

Don't

Know

Rock &

six tracks, the tape is a

a very up-beat musical story-telling

Though difficult to describe,

I

don't

our point aaoss."

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music

heading. fully

became

clear

the music "I

is

highly

is

when

we were once

a band that

playing

Femy.

" ex-

Don't Know's songs are currently

I

receiving airpby

on WSHE(103.5), WKPX(88i)

and WVUM(90 J). Those of you who haven't had the goal in mind: "to create a styie of music

from the

I

Based out of Key West Dillinger has become well

]snmm as a popular cover band and, due

lack of an original

to their original music.

taking the elements of each musical genre that

make something to get

I

Don't Know's music,

Come

out and give

'em a listen or call and request I Don't

Know on any

start

supporting local music!

Probably the most universal concept displayed

alternative act

is

that though they are definitely an I

Don't

Know

has managed to es-

cape the limitations of being pigeonholed into any

one particular "1

style of

know who can

don't

get

away with

Know

practically

still

Some

Don't Knovv."

saw Mark. "That is probably the most

I've

heard in a

important goal that

accomplish

more

universal scale

is

by no means

most

sion and partying with the

original

jam

mass gathering of

sesindi-

viduals that had evolved from our trivial musical

we dedded it was time 1

I

Don't

Don't

Know

...

e.xcept for

found

it

to leave.

As we

safe to say that this

wouldhardly be the lastwe heard from Ivan Blavetsky

and The Brothers Toad.

Greg. "Whether

underway.

I

has strived to

to be able to play anything

Don't

cities

Know will

we v\ant

be hitting key South-

including Tampa,

Orlando,

and Atlanta. The music is high-energy, show is entertaining, and this is a band that you definitely must see! If you think you've seen just Gainesville,

about every kind of band there

is

to see. then think

again, cause v-ou haven't experienced anything like I

"Every

good song to dance

to,

there

is

for everyone."

member

different style of

of the band

music"

is

influenced by a

says John. "Craig

comes

Greg comes from a more album rock-oriented background, such as Yes and Genesis. David is more into the

70s oriented pop music: everyone

is

into

something different therefore the combination is

totally original."

of

Having the advantage

of being shielded from the industry politics that

I

the

After partidpating in a

headed back home.

I

and get away with it" says Ferny. With plans for a small tour this spring already

eastern

radio hits, whereas

of," explains

usually heavily influence a thriving original scene.

anything and

be

something

the music

music.

spectrum somewhere in between.

music

tc

from the background of southern nxk. whereas

of the aforementioned stations.

my head as being future college

investigation,

experiendng

compared to either of these bands. I b€lie\'e that han Blawtsky and

of best

something out

listening for a privilege of

by the group

definitcK

them together

that every individual will be able

you're listening for the musical complexity oryou're

the music could hardly be solely

haw

can say that they won't

we're familiar with and fusing

think the best description would be

funk that one

I

have any trouble making the transition. "We're

this integration of

styles featuring

.After

personally witnessing a highly favorable response

a

accessible markets.

Plans for hitting locations throughout Miami and

to play

on

to the

music scene, has dedded to focus

an original

their efforts as

"My Name Is God, Don't You Re' member," "Manufactured .Astronomy," and "Possibly No Reality," stand out in the music

stemming we enjoy

different variations of music that

blend them into a virtual plethora of tunes."

arxl

Thou^ the music must be experienced to

styles,

^

think the

where the music was

understand the nature of

musical

Dillinger,

&

added Jared. The tape began rolling and it

John

Guitarist

and drummer Greg Rose came together

may be, it became ohious when I heard the music. "Wewant to promote an open mind, take it toits full potential,"

R&B and traditional

and blended them into their own

Roll roots,

keytoardisfD" Michael Smith, bassist Craig LTsank.

ments of a remain that

more irtformation about I Don't Know or want your own personal I Don t Know kazoo, please write to I Don Know, 9805 S'^'80th .Avenue. Bay §}3-0, Miami, ft 33016, or

to retain the essential ele-

sound, while continuing to

totally original.

same

"Our goal

is

to generate

feeling that people used to get listening

to that old rock

&

roll,

people that are into a

but update

it

so that the

more contemporary

style of

music will also be able to identify with it" say? Greg.

The best aspect that this band has is. besides being diverse, that

we

possess quite a bit of versatility.

member of the band contiibutes to the band, and we have tw<o very strong lead singers, it's hard to get bored with the band or pin us down Beause

to

Don't Know!

managed

classic rock

Dillinger has

every

one particufar If

Ifyou are interested in

style of

you love rock

&

party, or simply love a

music"

roll,

love to dance, love to

good show, this band is worth

checking out Coming soon to a

dub

near you

't

call (3Q5)82&-i299.

Key Wests hottest act to folkjw. For nwre information, please wTite to Dillinger. 1716 Washington Sti-eet. Key West FL 33040. or

Dillinger,

call

20

cover band, they have taken the most

roll

concept

with described us as 'niirsery-country-punk,' pfains

ol"

anyone has ever come to describing our

closest

music

the tenn "good

A band that found its roots as

combination of

musical styles ranging from folk-oriented rock roll to

roll."

style of original

officially re-

The Shoe Fits," to the public at a live show at Washington Square. Two days later the tape became available in area stores. leased their second EP, titled "If

Containing

new meaning to

prominent elements of classic

to

the shjdio to begin working on their second recording.

&

emerges a band deter-

Florida, there

to bring

southern rock &

perfomiing several show-

local stations. After

cases around the

mined

began receiving radio airplay

other Florida locations are already underway.

limited to that range.

yet experienced

can't be labeled

Free!" and

continued Gary. Strange though this description

'

th^

It's

to bring all the musical styles into

is

long time. Original songs such as

a chance before

Key West

Soon we were joined by Jared and the offidal

from an "alternative" band

it

Soaring out of the country s southernmost dty,

simply to entertaia

is

In 1990 the band released their first EP. titled

found their niche in the musical

are scared of what

as a collaboration of musical endeav-

whose purpose

investigation bcijan.

the Brothers Toad

give

w+iistiey-jive thing,

and a damn good one at thaf ) Mark Ruiz, the

band formed

mightcompare to Primus. Though

Daa

and a

as a kazoo

George Gutierrez, Scott Casadine on per-

cussion, and accordion player (yes, an accordion

explode." Quite a psychedelic masterpiece in deco-

sity of progressive

thrash bands," says

guitar, as well as various other instru-

ments such

we met Tom and Gary back at the warehouse. Upon entering the warehouse we encountered "enough visual stimulants to nuke someone's head

the diversity of an alternative band

condemn

on

Coipel

plethora of

members Ferny

ter,

such as Mr. Bungle and the inten-

lot of

member

original, four

all

al-

final result

tigation regardless of conditions. Shortly thereaf-

a combination of

mental concepL "A

Don't Know's

I

enterprising and easy to understand.

where we enter the

from there

With such a wide variety of fans coming from such diwrsified musical backgrounds,

being an

in

Don't Kixjw.

I

lowing a metamorphosis to occur, the

sway with the parables, brought

freezing to death in front of a pay phone,

Orlando

and put them

one," explained Tom. "And then blow it apart again,"

"Keyboards haven't had a role in this kind of music," explains Chad.

is

when "Cosmic Guru" band has named him for

fate

my attention.

the band to

This

that

would soon have yet

was master ke>1x)ardist Jared Campbell. He

not going to limit ourselves by simply

being a thrash band. The music

"best kept secret"

selert

know

in their area, little did they

his keen ability to

Maiden, and Queensry'che as

more understood

the

all

"Vi'e're

to

sites

major influences, making their commercial

appeal

lies

'VieW play with

funk meets

Keeping their musical endeawrs seduded

where

The band

Jr..

and began

lando, joined forces in a warehouse

another strange twist of

for anybody."

come to know as

Dyke, bassist Gary Morris.

shows

anybody and

or not, were

it

keyboardist Jared Campbell, and guitarist Sal Or-

tinge that has allowed us to play just about e\-ery-

South Florida market and with a wide

creative energy,

with a variety of musical toys and

suppressed musical creativity finally exploded,

bom of a party, would someday

them to draw fans from all parts of the music scene. "W'e definitely possess some sort of an alternative

variety of groups," explains

Year's Eve

world from the bonds of the ordinary. These

Melboume's

filled

Beginning as a cover band,

player,

fusion.

music has allowed

and

talent

instruments? —

these fine partying fools there were four

pounding out an

in the

New

musidans wiw, w+iether they knew

free the

f

bassist

party ringing in

among

1

a warehouse

many people at this particuUr the new )tar in fine fashion, and

the wavering music scene, opening the doors for a

accessibility of their

Year's Eve of 1990 in typical

bash. There were

heavier sound.

The

New

began on

It all

1

'

CTeative ejqjression. Consisting of

brought together by fate to create a combination of

nantly the addition of a keyb drdist, Amboog-A-

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my

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band

onl>'

as

life

for the

underground

Vk'eirder?

now

helps to adjust your attitude

than ever, things aren't the

v^-ay

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We

idea than the sound.

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as

that's

my

made an is The

thinking

more

that,

they seem.

May

is

the lamented Minute-

and honesty than anything

haw been a few three piece bands that much mileage out of sparse arrange-

There

else.

could get as

ments than The Minutemen. This siveness is what both bands share. "You and

can't verbalize it but

creative cohe-

know when

I

friend.

Scott

going to break into something,"

Joel are

your

E\"erett "It's like a relationship with

You know

if

say's

girl-

you do a certain thing its going

to set her off in a certain

manner.

It's

the same viay

mately

a cynical edge is important" Naomi's Hair have that edge, but whatever role

c>"nidsms play in the band,

it is

tempered

b>'

an

their brothers in integrit>', Jacksonville's Beggar-

Each band's growth has paralleled the othand this was the latest in a number of double

it

has

Mike Steigman, hasskt John Babel, percussionkt

Ray Rdna, and a three piece brass section conskting of Luke Basso on trumpet, Lou Amat on saxophone, and keyboardist Doug Labinger nwonli^ting on trombone. The music combines musi-

D.C.'s

bilk.

WTien The Hair took the stage, the crowd at

the Beach Club

knew what

to expect,

and

.As

the band began

was apparent

attitude

— only

the musical power

and cohesiveness of three musicians who knoweach other's personalities as well as their a*.-n. .After thoroughly abusing the stage, adausting the audience, and shouting

down a

quest they ended their until the next

set,

Jane's Addiction re-

extinguishing the

fire

show. Naomi's Hair continue to

steamroll in an upv*'ard ascent

.Maybe adapting an internal c>Tiical edge

is

more

important than an outwvd one. Being in a barxi for six years ^^'ould bring a lot of

disappointment to an

internal optimist Talking to the in their

warehouse,

it is

band a week

later

evident that Naomi's Hair

have gS-en up nothing, but instead ha\'e taken a

more realistic approach to their dreams. The band formed in 1985 at the Uraversit> of Florida. Guitarist Scott Mahaney was playing in a band called Tone Unkno^^u when drummer Joel Roberts began jamming with Mahanc>' in covert practice sessions at the band's rehearsal space, sitting in 'Joel

on Tone Unknown's kit

had to change the drums around and

cigarette holes in the carpet

posed to go," recalls Mahanev'.

'He caught us a couple of times. Sometimes we would get out to the warehouse and something

little bit

of ftjnky bass,

it all

some jazzy. New

Orleans-type horn blowing, and a dash of Harlem-

to Orlando. The band decided to record

type

vsitfi

an album of

time, they let

first

him

John Croslin of The

Rei\'er's the

band

think you've got a pretty

I

accurate description of what a mixture of the best

music from

e%'ery

musical worid might sound

Originally starting as an

R&B co^-erband, F.O.C.

promo

for the

demo

k a hard

Dragonfly.

drivin',

slam jammin', balk

k roll band with versatility

to the wall, original rock

and originality spilling out all over the stage, not to

mention the

fact that

each one of them resembles

Vtk god.

a 16th century

soon to be

all

make an album and gain momentum after we had some down time before Marty joined. We picked the

college radio and ti^tional

to record them.

was a very dated snapshot of

Regardless, Tara was well received for a

without a national distributor. lades

on

from the

It

explains

band

and professional

"Our

original F.O.C.

their

own

music had to

offer,"

Far exceeding everyone's, including

Bill.

music resulted

expectations, that

in a

high-energy, danceable, and extremely powerful

union of character

us."

tape

...

that wiien

combined with the

band's stage presence during a live performance.

gether as a band

our separate

Youth Rrehouse, and

I

called

about give

Jamie MacDonald, Dragonfly's bass player conpart was finding just the

ri^t fi'ontman for the job.

\S^ auditioned wcaUsts

from

Some were from

New

w^ a stale There's a

n 6%^' one of us "embers are profes-

I::

that has to be fe: sional musicians 'ja

iiooDc to be in

for the

thing in you."

"When we write, we're

album succeed, but they know better than to get carried away with high hopes. A chance at hooking up wth Important Records was dashed when Sony bought them out "Td like to get more college play," states Everett "Important

v«txJd like to see this

v*as the heart of the indie distribution

throughout the country.

It

was a

real

bk)w because

they (Sony) knocked off like 200 labek.

Our hands

are kind of tied."

"As far as major labek go. look

how many

independent bands were signed, put out

tv\t) al-

Bill.

remember what music

in a while, however, they

originally drove

them

to create

Bill.

Has F.O.C.

in musical expression?

Randy goes on

combine the

poly-

cau^t on

to

"Isn't that v»*iy

to say.

The band agreed to keep

Dragonfly beiause

image of the

flying

name

wt had

in the

built a steady

dubs. Plus,the

Dragon with the 16th cenbjry

dothing and Gothic art work seemed perfect I had artist Mike Messina do our logo into a trade-

our

mark and then had a copyri^t done so no other

bow come you guys deeded

to get

invoKtd

time or money to keep

it alive.

Terminally

ill

one that made us aware that

k short So live your days to make dreams come tell

me your reasons

for perfonn-

kids who come out for Dragonfly are mostly high schoolers that spend enoi^ money at the

The

door. Doing that four or

fiv-e

times a

month can

bum your fans out fast I wxxild rather see 400 hds once a month than twenty kids every

ni^L

thk

It's

lot of positive feed-

initiated a

new concept

hard to say. Does thk

sure w^' to

tell

k

to experience

it

for yourself.

Selections from F.O.C.'s independent

EP release of

Pork!, featuring the songs "Carnation in the Bath-

T Don't Mind," can curW^'M {90i) and WSHE (103i).

room." "Chib MTV," and rently be heard on

don't hesitate to call and request them. Its

worth the effort

Keep an eye out

FormoreinformationconcemmgF.O.Cpkttse write to F.O.C. 2751 South Ocean Drix, Apt. *I1Q2 S. Hollywood. FL 33019. or call (305)9225737.

The lure of a partying life-styie and not having a job," recalk Roberts. starts a

name

the

folfowing with that

union of styies project something deeper? The only-

So

luck will play a major role in their future. Every

Obviously, Miami has

back." says

definitely

Time and

jet black haired, paleface

South Carolina-based powerhouse of a vocalkt walks in and grabs the mic and hktory- was made!"

world around us," contin-

"We've recently been gettir^ a

the right route to take."

their edge, they will be a successful band.

over the counbry.

concept of a melting pot of musical proportions.

bums, and are gone. Fetchin Bones, Husker Du ... gone. It makes you wonder whether a major label k Major label or no, as long as Naomi's Hair retain

trying to

tonality that exists in the

ues

thk project

purpose of a aeati\"e outlet," says Doug.

extremely knowiedgeable and he brings out every-

The Hair

all

Jersey, Indiana, arid

ing only one or two times per month?

produced a high

wx)rking with Croslin

"He's great to work with," begins Everett "He's

LA.

North Florida. Then thk

Scoley, can you

it like

to

true for yoursdf as well as others."

picture of us at the time."

again?

and he agreed

tinues the conversation 1^ adding. Tiie hardest

life

.Along with satisfaction of bringing their music

to do,

a shot"

w-as a very speidal little

an accurate picture of where the band

was

it

and explained

for at least five years,

w^ Randy wanted

home with me and tlafs why these hdpless victims mean a lot to me. Blayne

once again the band teamed up with Croslin to produce their lateS album Chum.

to date, wiiat

my bass player from Life Force, who Fve been

jamming with

little

today," says .Mahaney. "Whereas Tara

w

w-ays."

children hit very dose to

Eventually the urge to record beckoned and

is

seemed that no one could see all decided it w^ best to go

community service so soon ifler forming and why did you choose Children With AIDS? We all need to be aware of the real wOTid and give a

The Hoodoo Gurus.

is

says. "I

Frank Bartch, Dragonfly's drummer, adds, "Life Force, the band I uxzs in. was suffering from the same problems. Everyone was talented enou^ to make it but no one wanted to agree on anything. Randy gave me a call and w« met and talked at length about our sibiations and saw that w-e had the same outlook of witat music was supposed to be.

Randy,

followed and the band found itself opening for

'Chum

it

things eye to eye so

Randy

Krieder.

with the

college stations around the country. Touring

musical heroes like Sonic

Randy

band could put a daim on it"

received acco-

and found airplay

altemativ-e press

Dragonfly was formed in the summer of 1990 by guitarist/sor^-riter

w^ to elevate the best aspects of what pop and

goal

and then went to^istin

like.

used this opportunity as a way of funding the production costs for a

a good album because ^"t write great

is

and

stireet rap,

songs," jokes Mahaney. Tara was about trying to

once

bum

where they were sup-

with a

and samba choruses. Top

former Green Today bassist Everett and relocated

up

no evidence of cynical

its set,

GoCo and Strai^t Edge punk movements to

off

antici-

pated the band like a Paviov experiment

ranging from Miamfs Cuban com-

suburban Chicago; from Washington

to

B(^

Mahaney and Roberts hooked up with

for

Funk Outta Control, or. if you prefer you can come up witti your own brilliant acronym) are drummer

Brazil's basso novas

Truck,

ulti-

of the band possessed,' says Doug.

sustained the band. .After recording an album called

v^-eeds.

ers,

own

Florida's

Dragonfly

members

would

Completing the line-up of F.O.C. (w+iich stands

munity

intense musical edge best experienced in raw per-

formance. Recently. The Hair pla)'ed Orlando with

member

each

cal influences

"People that

feel

reflect the best aspects of every

together for years and its the same

feel."

for the appropriate

to complete a seven piece line-up that

as far as the three of us go. \S'e'\t been playing

it, it

I

South

It's

much attention to the individual goak of each musidaa .After thirty shows and ten months to-

best songs

believe in m>'self, but

you haven't

musial spectmm. The outcome was a "conglomeration of the musical styles and influences that

for spirit

When Tara finally came out a year after we recorded

"I

if

Hair can be compared to

'Tara

believe in ><ourself.' ' reflects Naomi's

Bill

and

formed the band around talent and didn't really pay

recorded Tara.

Hairbassist Martin Everett

and lead vocalkt

...

genre of the

up

haw to do is

guitarist

frontiTian? Youll be surprized

seen them y-et you're in store for a thrill of a lifetime!

gan the timely search

choose the songs to record and keep. After hooking

come in with big dreams and get come true can walk around sa>ing ,'AIl >'ou

when

of 1990

it

makes a k>t of sense. Listening to the two albums, it is nearly impossible to dissect what their influences are. The only band The first

learning the songs for the

to

about time you went

it's

on a first-hand bask. Probably the nwst intricate webbing of diversity that thk writer has eN-er experienced. F.O.C. k determined to combine the best of all worlds that music has to offer. The band saw its initial inauguration in out and experienced

get wiien you put together three musidans and a snariin' darlin' of a

very talented

Metzer and keyboardist Doug Leibinger. They be-

songs written bdbre Everett joined. Since he was

them

you have no idea what thk

if

Minutemen."

Maintaining that feel hasn't been easy, but

bands or are things getting It

The

liked the ideas.

out because of The

"I started

and The Who, more the

band, for Christ's sake.

Are things getting better

their

What do you

you familiar with the expression "Tlie best of

both worlds'? Well

expression iHustrates. then

sound was influeiKed by

fa\x)rites.

Adds Everett

attempt to unify the country. Dan Quayle sees a

tion of

early

.Are

singer had to

because that was the only

was working."

that

The band's

men, more Get

my amp

stand behind

band's

Of ncdt kelcfnon Its 1992

Our

standing,' and "Psycho Killer."

\S'hich

ORiAteX>

leaders.

"We played "Peace, Love and Under-

says Mahaney.

for the band's L

Friends' CD. They are in the midc

.

and have asked some of the best r-Fbrida to join in. The CD is to re BLAYS'E'S PLACE. For more info on un.^.u-j.TLi' pkase write to: Dngonfly, P.O. Box 693122, Miami. Horida. 33269-3122

everyone

band?"

21

January/February \992/THRUST


KNOWN DEUNQUENTS ADMIT

^fmm mui

n

WE'VE

By now you've heard the name, seen the band, and heard their songs on the radio. Since the

autumn

of '91, Vandal has showcased everywhere

from Miami

agement

new

deal, entered the studio to record several

tracks,

and established themselves

najor new markets both

visually,

"92, it certainly

If

through exten-

seems Vandal has gotten off

to a good start and fully intend to best year yet

make

time you get off your life,

this their

you haven't heard the name, seen

the band, or experienced their music,

social

in several

and on the radio airwaves. Head-

sive showcasing,

ing into

new man-

to Los Angeles, acquired a

ass,

develop

and catch South

it's

some

about

sort of a

Florida's hottest metal

band while the opportunity

Eric.

The band played

at Metals

thought process than having some pre-padcaged thing on

made quite a name for themselves in their "home away from home," and have been receiving requests on Tampa Bay Rocks after only their fourth Tampa performance. "We've been getting a lot of support from our Tampa fans," explains latest

The band had

members.

It

scheduled for

to cancel a date

Guns

'N'

Roses show due a

illness of

one of the band

was reported the a large number of

show

drummer Derek

aware of the sudden cancelatioa Vandal would

showed up

for the

Foundations Forum

'91 in

Los Angeles.

After the

^e definitely accomplished everything we set at this year's

convention.

By the end of the Forum, everybody knew the name "Vandal," explains Eric "We made a lot of contacts and experienced more productivity than we've had at past conventions."

Immediately following the

edged, highly melodic rock

Upon returning from

&

roll.

the convention, the band

began investigating new markets

to tap into.

They

on the Tampa Bay area ,where they

were welcomed with open arms. Vandal's first Tampa

in

TX

Montgomery, AL

Tom

tinue to explore

New York. "Hie success of last year's

Gribben). They will also con-

album. Milk the Glory, nicely produced

new

is

nicely followed by the

effort Polorous

.

Drummer

Ricky Wilcox's solo album Bonecrusher (just re-

soon be followed by the second solo

by guitarist Kacy Ross and myself, Steve

They are also planning

to release a special

re-

on TV.

RW: When you could be making your owa

DT

How

does

SG:

think that point has been

I

feel

much

pretty

about trends?

made

at

our shows

satirize that trend thing.

is all

good fua

certain genre they'll support

...

SG: I'm either a Rocker or a Rapper.

KR: Like

they're real insecure about crossing over

those boundaries and falling out of favor.

RW: I was that way. But as you got more nature, you began to hear things that you've been blocking out for i-ears.

do at

I

since

and the energetic

a pleasure to provide a forum for them, and

and thought provoking "Thought already receiving airplay on definitely

Police,"

WSHE

which

(103.5).

becoming a

lot

is

"Our

harder

aggressive," says Richie. "The

music has

through the fan club.

The Vandal boys have

definitely

had a hectic

schedule these past few months, and with '92 un-

hate flowery, quacking interviews, here they

I

you see who's

least give

bands a chance

nov\'.

survh«d over the past 20 years, you're looking at bands that were signed under great duress for being outspoken or visually If

including "Helltown,"

live tracks,

a powerful, dramatic metal tune,

become an outlet for our frustrations." The band's management is currently shopping the new tape and has already received an inaedible amount of positive feedback. For those diehard Vandal fans out there, the new tape is available

to astound the audience with their blend of hard-

box.

else's life

collection of older favorites sure to please their

performances, the band

where they showcased

one of

is.

than sitting in

6

(with old friend

like

and more

at F.M. Station,

life

room watching a glowing

little

KR: Watching somebody

— we in

the South by Southwest conference in Austin,

and the Federal Penitentiary

turned to Miami to Gled Recording Studios and

newer songs are

to

KR- With younger people these days, there's a lot of peer pressure involved in what kind of music you like. They kind of pigeon-hole themselves into a

at the Rock-It, un-

convention, the band ventured into Hollywood

Hollywood's hottest locations. There they proceeded

Mean-

to categorize them.

faithhil fans.

recorded 5 new,

more

RW: Which

It's

out to do 100 times over

compa-

to see >\x] out next time.

Tampa

us what good music

categories last year. They've been invited to the

to thank their fans for their unconditional support

and they hope

a

TV telling

Let's face it there's

Virgin Islands, the Southeast Music Conference,

Repetti.

the music industry's largest hard rock convention:

aren't signed Record

know how

leased) will

Cintron, bassist Sosio, and lead

still

They swept the Bay Area rock awards

effort

set their sights

they

nies don't

ing and

the night following the

why

SG:

consistently fresh

while fans return with alarming frequency to see

Vandal has developed quite an intensive follow-

Eric.

musical styles and a

them

age of formulas and regimented pablum.

live

far

all

but thrive,

to survive

what's new.

fans

Knight packed up and headed West for

managed

variety of topics that keep

That's

our best out of town experience," says Derek.

heard sonKthing

The audience rapport is so intense that you'll often find people on stage to join or replace them by the

the

Vandal performance. "The St Louis show was by

We

like.

audience that loves something new every night

in this

who were blown aw3y by

energy of the music and the intensity of a

about what we looked

playing original music for 8 years to the kind of

Edge, where once again they astonished a large,

unsuspecting crowd

SL

coming out of a six inch radio speaker and had to figure out what this must look like. That actually gave us an opportunity to be more original in our

they've not only

n

founding guitarists Richie Fitz and Tony Reeds,

vocalist Eric

a notorious band from

is

nights end. They cover

from there," says

sudden and unfortunate

still exists.

In October of '91, the Vandal gang, consisting of

Deloris Telescope

Pete/ Tampa, Florida area. As an original rock band

really

are... live and ver-

batim.

this

If

sounds good you, you

to

ou^t to

go out and see them sometime. It might be just what you're look-

ing for.

Sex, drugs and rock & roll. Where do you fit in?

KR: Below the na-

above the

vel,

knee.

RW:

prefer Sex, dogs,

I

and rock

&

dangerous or for simply daring to be diHierent ... never appealing to the (kmographics of their time,

roll.

Describe the best qualities of your band.

What

from other bands? RW: Chemistry and unpredictability and the ability distin|nishes yon

to improvise. Diversity

is

a strength, not a weak-

ness.

SG: We've been described in every possible way,

We want

SG:

to express

Right

where they may.

people usually aren't indifferent about

KR: Last year it reached a point where all of us where so obsessed that we had to stop it for a while.

us.

RW: Gain some

lecture yourself as part of an audio gaikry. Off to

Do you

one side we have songs that have hung here for 38 years, since 1954.

What do you thidc of

the old

music?

perspective.

naked doing something new on stage. KR; The audience grew to accept our new stuff, U)d we grew to accept that you an't throw aw3y everyfeel

thing from the past

KR; There

no old music,

is

old records,

when

people

in the sense that e\'en

made

our views.

now we're just happy to be doing something that we really love to do. We're really just trying to make good music and let the chips fall RW:

I

think.

RW: Yeah

due to their alternative nature.

on

those records they

were our age so it was young music when they made

The only thing that nude it old was the way they look at it now. They were young people like us who

RW: Our new different

It

means a

lot to

our

fans.

was written from a angle and I'm proud to say has gotten tape, Delorous,

I like music that grows on Sometimes things are catchy right off the bat

better over a period time.

it

you.

but lose substance.

used the instruments available at the time to make

most provoative music they could. To me Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing" is just as intense as .Metallica. They had drum solos, and the clarinet played lead guitar. It had more to say than most modem music the

SG: Sometimes being put on the spot: to talk or perform makes me feel naked.

KR- Audience apathy as opposed would say makes me feel naked. If you

SC: Music's been around a long time, coNtred a

showcase was aired

live

on 98Rock's Tampa Bay

derway,

it

doesn't look like they'll be taking any

Rocks, and shortly thereafter, they returned to

vacations.

It

Tampa

happening

at a fairly rapid pace for this band,

to appear

on Trax, a

local television talk

show hosted by Cathie Lucas, and performed a

live

acoustic set Immediately following the teleN-ision broadcast, they headed back to

packed house

at

Miami

to play for a

Washington Square and then

re-

turned to Tampa once again the following night for a showcase at the Rock-It Club.

Lynn Chartrau, a manager out

Louis, Missouri, formeriy associated

mg

acts

SL with managof

such as Kingofthehill.

22

was

certainly never

an

With both a

probably one of the most tight, high-energy

live

performance that

shows any band could possibly style indicative it

only of rock

seems impossible

offer,

&

reflects

and a musical

roll's classic

to believe a

metal

band w+io

has dominated the rapidly growing and changing

South Florida music scene

for

over

five

yeari has

yet to find prosperity.

fell

into place

January/February ]992/THRUST

Vandal Fan Club, please write

to:

it's

with

it?

.UL

Blow

has a different W3y of perceiving

Vandal, 170

E

very

little

difTerence in their

visual aspect of a band's performance.

RW:

I

before

we were more luck\' cutting our chops Mtv came along. We didn't think so much

think

up

it

(laughter)!

it.

sound from the recordings to the stage. I also know that you are all more dependent on interaction and spontaneousness things that translate more into the is

>'ou

owned

do with

.\LL Blosv

a big record

company, what would

it?

it

upl (more laughter) During a staff

meeting!

RW:

I'd

If you

make albums about

talk radio.

owned the Goodyear Blimp for a night, what

would the message be?

ALL

Lo\'e thy neighbor, hard.

VACAnONINO NAKED IN THE GULP

60th Street, Hialeah. Florida 33013.

by Karat

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owned a big radio station, what would you do

lot

just there and

knou- that a lot of bands are so uniformed that

there

option. is

can't reim-ent it

If >x>u I

\s-aiting

For more information about Vandal, or the

"Lynn heard the tape and gave us a call. She said the tape was inaedible and we flew to St. Louis to showcase for her. Everything just

back and

e\'er>'one

You

and

what

giants,

Seeking new management. Vandal caught the attention of

sitting

appears things have already started

of ground.

to love or hale,

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ISliiiftSykW4lM[4^||B^8gM<BIKB Bay area

Tan^pa Q^y THANKS

a big

Year,

Tampa!

to the

many

First off,

folks that

have been involved in organizing and executing the

many benefits

that were

held throughout the Bay area prior to the holidays (mentioning

the clubs

all

and bands that participated would

many

column). Though

this

fill

great

bands donated time and equipment

to

reunion of state that

it's

true.

NASTY lONNIE,

UN MYII and HOUUn lATIMAN are writing

album to be Records.

new

all

material for an

Steamhammer

released on

AM COCMII

of

said

Steamhammer Records

ap-

The show

include such classic family ori-

we may

In the wide worid of sports: Stage

Diver of the year award goes to the guy

"Blowing Chunks." You can marvel

showed incredible endurance as he

at

Boomerangs Feb Tampa's

at

— cheese throwing —

rushed the stage, scoring a winning

touchdown

9th.

favorite dead guys,

CAST

Of NASTIES, have completed their latest tape, SCMOOL Of OiSmCbe released some-

and panting

directly center stage.

aimed

for the field goal

victory.

Where the heck

luted the band,

and achieved

album, though no

time this month. The 3-song tape fea-

Incoming reports indicated that they

confirmed.BenalsostatedthatSMOy

tures "Cold

LOO is

Snow." Meantime, you can see

moshing with the

ber of out of town shows, and there are

them live"

air staff at the

no intentions of disbanding,

on March 6th.

were all successful goods

in raising

money or

for their respectiw causes.

SOIMB Of POITONI have recruited MtM IMI50N to the ranks

live

dates have been

going strong, playing a

num-

Umits

Brandon

in

More

SANON RKK show at and ener-

ery by vivacious, charming,

audi-

BOHTMSS BAND, has released his

getic Mrs. Brooks, the ritual

centlyshota\ideofor"PlayThatFunky

tioning a like-minded guitarist Vocal-

debut tape entitled Big Thing. Leroy

in celebration of tree

Music"

ist

The band

of their guitar arsenal.

re-

at the Rock-It Club.

In the Musical Chairs Dept. Part

SNOW

THI

245:

man/guitanst

in

Paul, replacing

who

have a new front-

PAOl WIUDNSON.

WMta

STIAZZA.

MSSTAKEN,

joined

hails

by

band has been

as the

fire

still

6EII drummer

bassist

inductee,

MICKIY ROBtlTS have material read\', and show lined up. .All talented deviates call Tonii at (813) 885-7236.

HEAITUSS have recorded 10 AMEKKAN MUSK WORKS

played

^. i^ifti f.^ity Mi iillikithiJi ft\V

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were scheduled to

this error. Bandits'

play what would have been their debut

show, but alas, bassist Aair

Mbir had

a confrontation with an inanimate

hand

object and broke his

forcing a

. . .

cancellation. In the meantime the band is

once again recording at Platinum

LANCELOT have a new member TERRY NVNLEY has left the band; replacing him is DEE 6AMES. Dee

is

a

newcomer

hailing from

to the

Bay area,

Memphis, TN. Dee

will

be

playing his debut with the band at

nal bassist

on

guitar,

DORIAN SA6E, is BENMAKUS MALLOY and JOHN MACDONALD

vocals,

on drums.

Internal sources say that

been above the

hit potential,

local politics

has decided to be

but they prefer

them on a it

local

that way point-

portive of the

group and that they owe

Toupkr are

currently in pre-production, and are in dire

still

need of a vocalist to com-

plete the line-up.

Anyone who

to audition, please all the

Une

\vants

Templer

Tampa Bay

seriously because

lACNEl

are busy writing

and rehearsing new material. The band promises an onslaught of new material

TNR

This month.

DERGROUND, on will be playing

NORHD

and should be playing out again by

the end of this month.

LUOANBlAQUEhawpartdways with guitarist TJ. The boys are busily

Jones Intercable,

host to such acts as

24

NASTY SAVA6I

otherband to watch for.

Loal music will

course

MW)

hate

Band of

its

that just happens to be ahead

FAITH

NATWN, it

will)

Faith Nation

emerge as a new discovery that

defies all ategories,

and the music

press will be so confused as

The

aught up

in

their ovsm self impor-

and once

romance with watery rap

this silly

will

M.K

us these bands don't either.

time:

I

what

to

do

say give 'em the

cover.

Best

or whatevtr

or

it is.

RAY

There

no contenders. Anywhere. For hangin' in there and being the

sho\^•cases February

21 and 22 at the Apoalypse/Ritz The-

best in southern/hard rock: RICKY MDlOCKZoflLACRK)OT..AI though

ater.

Gunnar Ross

OLR ASS"

UIOK

X

(Universal Reception Of

up, power

is

come out

is

missing from the line-

not One

of the best

bands

of the North Florida area

making an

Florida should hold Blackfoot in

pop meets stand-up

the

will be

appearance. Also, in a twist hostess

spotlight brand of

same regard

as they

would

much their

music. This band comes highly rec-

own family tree. "Guitar Slinger's Song

interviewee as Nasty Ronnie grills Miss

ommended

and Dance

Morbid and her band THI DEAD. The

Musically they are very ti^t and they

SUZI

MORBID

will

playing

be

divine Miss Morbid will also be

making

SMISMA

with a hardcorathrash-meets-

Nickelodeon

SMMMA

act

called

ME6A

that will be assaulting the

January/February ]992/THRUST

by fans and peers alike.

aren't afraid to

make themselves

the

morning

flakes,

ARf and

"

still

gi«s you the

chills.

ConKback of the year QICUS, pulling together through

brunt of a joke. Many Bay area bands

times and not giving up.

could pick up a pointer or Xw) from

TRACY AUSTIN

.these guys.

DKATI

for

some bad

New

voalist

formerly of THE

SYN-

should put Circus back in the

forefront Congrats go out to E<kiie

for the

ANME and

Personally

met

I'd like to

my

coffees,

every-

the nighttime

Adrian, Ricky

who knows how

to rock-n-roll.

(my best houseguest)

chick In

music equipment and senice,

lARRY HKIfUN

MCE HOUSE OF

at

MUSK gets the blue

ribbon. Studio of

ALAN AUDIO

thank gour-

publisher, Chris

Phillips (what deadline?) Sandie,

JQAME MAVERICK as

and Tim, Hang Pole- get

camera ready) Jim,

(it's

Chip for

it'

Janice,

Stiff,

in there v^th Stiff all

his help,

Marvelous Marvin Boone, Kurt

Fritz,

for

Towne, Kelly from Atheist The Silver

supporting the Rockfest Tour man-

Tongue Behind the mike, Scott Gentle

the year goes to

ager of the year goes to

DOUC

might as well be a

guy since he was tour manager

for Vicious

Rumors, Noisy Mama, and

Flock of Seagulls. Hope you got the job at Disneyland, Doug, and

in their

Don't miss Explorabon

comedic source of material

local

PRESIDENT RAY- RAY,

RAY ROCKS, are

WT^YsRiaTRAa gets the nod as

600DMAN, who performance.

live

and

where.

formula for "alternative

never could get into

I

for

7W/?OT" will be

there, here

really

(I

finally

hittheairwavts.andof

and

other venues with their alternative/

special guest appearances as

rounds regarding a

MW

101

DAMNATIONS are an-

not wimping out with the usual

nCER

gize rock music.

ever.evtrystringpickingchildinNorth

TRON, the

ing to their guns

THE

for

SENSES, BLACK JACK

Bay at Boomerangs, M.L. Chasers, and

Coroner

in

to keep touring alive.

Also look

OilTUARY, BOLT OWU. BELKVER, and COIOIIOR. Former lead vocalist of

way

trend setting, and help

to

replacement has yet been named.

rumor making

ers will lead the

Karma) have been entertaining Tampa

auditioning replacements, though no

There's been a

UN-

agers/agents promot-

with them. Me?

very people that could help are so

"KISS

tion for their 3rd release.

In-

dependent labels man-

the local scene has a "local" attitude.

SCREAM are busy writing

material and are in pre-produc-

TW

at (813) 525-5194.

WUN

SILENT

new

local

music and

more networking.

and they

music ends, (and

of their success to that

The national music industry does

show.

rejoined the band

more

original

get these plugs for stick-

to add that the local

are collectively the "ioal industry."

two ytar absence.

probably another hit record from 31.

next

pany. The band has alrays

completely overiook the fact that they

doimmer, has

CLOCK

to ener-

and are orchestrating a wry theatrial

nal

today)

MONAUSA

thebandiswritingmaterialforadenw,

after a

it

ION SANCTION,

new

supreme

this

will wail

THE It's tie: a CLOCKNOUSEandTHE SENSES. Muchomucho

management com-

ItClubonthel 1th and

origi-

the

have

cess of negotiating with a

Boomerangs, Feb. 3rd, and the Rock-

MIRE SCHANER,Templer's

a pussyat

you know

TATTOO

tance and self promotion that they

17th.

really

of

HOUSE,

PYRAMID,

this has hurt

not take

We know you're

some

change rock music as

will

TY6ER, AND

radio stations have been quite sup-

JAMIN on

who

Best Original Band:

They are quick

some

Four Horsemen, John.

LITA FAWl,

look out for

umn.

and are

ULTRA WOIENT

origi-

and takes names. Great job on

stage for the

%

In

(band that

trophy.

in pro-

labels

I0N6S, THE PANCAKE FARMERS, and

have returned. Joining

ass

does kick

production deals by two

Lucky

PHONY

of the electric lunch: really

Faith Nations Subtle \hlence

and the Soul Guardians.

thing to read this col-

bands.

Name Down Dept NNHTMARE SYM-

The king

.As

Darkness Reins, Blackfoot's Medicine

Man,

go again.

JOHN LEARD, who

Fates

Local releases go to Prodigy for

neglected to include this

produced any major results anyway.

You Can't Keep A Good

INHTS.

3

Disc jockey Jacksonville loves to hate:

King's X, Faith, Hope, Love, Atheist

shows,

Those of you

ing out that the local "games" haven't

In the

to

Tesia Psychotic Supper.

Savant.

SPECUL, more all ages

that

plastic

ROXX 6ANC are laying down tracks at PANDA STVDIOS, as are WEIRED im, THE TELEPHONE (formerly the Belvue

Way

STAGI

Voo-

Psycho

Warning, Pora/ZeZj, and the new Rush.

to:

Best production crew: Hands

ITB and

for

Unquestionable Presence,

Industry awards go out

dov\-n, it's

doo Highway, Intruder

can't

Maybe

Boys).

and AR-

UrdmM

Comal Knowledge, Badlands for

party

with the local industry "Moguls."

level,

was

second

close

a

WUTNCWLD AMIRKA MOUDSAMT

year go to Van Halen, For

have already been offered

in 1992.

blatant about their disgust

and out of

Running

Bonng.

at Dirty Harry's.

was the only Florida spot

chosen. Best national releases this

we

town.

Studios.

guitarist

locally,

Shades.

Jacksonville

hum. It doesn't cost any-

game and

showcasing both

REAUTY.

IADa close

Most ho-hum club perfonnance:

STIANfilR

in Jacksonville at

discovered them. Ho-

national

Blaze (no relation or correla

ALSO NOVA at

KINC'S X

the

major

We m-

lead vocali:t

rule the entire

CRONK

Running

at Pappa's.

to

Gabriel's for an eKiusive 12 city tour.

a lot better.

Best club performance:

LANDS

Performance goes

Best .Acoustic

They

band to watch

date has been set

afterward was a

1991. Not bad,

go, proof posi-

.Americans will buy anything.

showcases year about how good they are and how you

EXPLORATION X is

the

posted. In

and

LYNYRD SKYNYID but could've been

Guns -N-Roses

them a fancy

Too bad

The

original

all

will

universe in 1992:

give

doing shows with

we found

metal band that

took a stint off

lo-

.All

tive that

knows

the IoqI music scene: Best

HATTERFOX, and EMER- band in ALD OTY, and will be play- ategory

d

DITS ROOSTS'

guitarist Tina

is

who

the

have been playing

Of Hope," and "So Jealous

advertently misspelled

for sure.

On

for personal pleasures.

ing

for release; we'll

formerly

Rejoining

again!

shortly.

No

all

time to run with the Foxxxes

It's

once

include "Lady Love," "Song

project

have taken

to

purple sweatshirt and empty wallet

bassist

of .Autodrive, will be sitting in.

Morrisound Studios. Songv

MOWHS engineered

was rumored

and

EMERALD CITY cor

JIM

WYATT

part in this flesh fest but nobody

girls

demo

slotted for

far as

was held

WARREN

Saigon Kick manager

notably the Van Halen release, and as

Most Ho-hum arena performance:

trunks birthday.

Tampa Theater, Feb. 21st, guitarist Wes Dearth, drummer Mark Prator,

the

out.

pleted a 3-song

show

studio, but for a live

songs at

and the boys have a busy month of

of the instruments in the

all

FOXXXHEAD

theendofJanuao'.sogocheck

them

TONII TIASH,

are

Snow

louring steadily. The will

ini-

WIA,

WVIOE, and new

from

Panama, Central .^erica and was tiated

CVFST IAN6

you missed open-

you were making h\t.

second was

ROCK 105

entire

If

We

need venues.

had some great listening parties, most

ing act SUKIDAL TENDCNOES, I hope

Power

action:

athletic

Shades. Led into complete debauch-

inOflKYERS, drummer for the

Those slam glam trash boys.

was Sam Kouvaris?

December" and "Cherry

at Off

As

the crowd applauded wildly, he sa-

scenes that deserve an extra thanks,

will

it

QVEENSIYCHE.

still

performance:

arena

Best

he climbed, sweating

as

TtOH, and

the people behind the

it's

a defensive line,

the year, but we

and Lisa on the baby.

show who made a

at the Sepultura

mad dash through

this spectacle

Jackser^vilk

laugh, cry or sing

about So away we go

preached the band about recording an

the events,

take a

ented tunes as "Bulimic Mute" and

spot on

Ben Myer

this project Guitarist

that

ttUTAUTy

drum

has been slated for the

ing and smegmatic purpose. v\ill

good

it's

month we

this

back into Jacksonville music

events that

Jack Peak on guilar/vocals/floor freakwe're proud to

sorts. Well,

and

to be back,

Smegma Tron; walk

vocals/bass/atti-

tude and dildos (acoustic or electric');

^1a«=tci

\^-y Happy New

neat tricks and slave to

Mike Maresca on lead

Good evening campers,

Smegma

month. Mega

this

Sean Travis on drumi'vocals/

stars

owt me gas money

VR

still

for the beer run.

Locally, its been a great year for

for last

minute lessons

in journalism,

Tania Philpot for phone lunches, Tree-

Trunk

for beer,

Dockside

staff,

Brant and the whole

Ed and Larry from

Milkbar. Atlantic Records, Holb'wood

Records, a big across the miles

Jim and Marco

hug to

at Metal Blade. Jim,

Shawn, Kyler. Marti, Megaforce

TW

HOSPKE

Records, Freddie Breedon, Jonathan

lATTU OP TNI

UNDS at

Morgan, Kathy, Robin. Ron and Kevin,

Shade's where over 900 people showed

the dashing Mr. Brooks and the "Most

Mm

Jacksonville music:

up

to support k>cal original

music

the

Excellent" Mr. Leard. Frank. Ray, .Neal

11th Hospice benefit concert with

Lauren, Roger, Brian, Bob, Eric. Jus-

Faith Nation, .Artimus Pyle. Foreigner.

tin.

Billy Squier,

Enuff Z Nuff. The Rock

Bell

Rocky the cat Office depot Ma

and Overnight Express.

.Also

105 listener appreciation weekend

thanks go to Lisa Cannady. Rick Grant.

where the Four Horseman put mean-

Dan Mosley.

ing back into rock

&

roll.

White Trash.

Northern Pikes, and Tall Stories. The Pixies don't get the

memorable show

award

for

most

at the Milk Bar.

Whoops, now you see it now you don t

The bhies stayed steady throughout

Pizza Palace.

nese foods, and

havt kept

me

all

.A-1

Japa-

the rest of you that

sane/insane through-

out the ytars. We're on our way. Jacksonville, let's

on the

astral.

keep

it

that way. Seeva


C^^SS^ ^^ASte*' doimant holiday season

After a

nity

on all

ablaze with activity

is

fore

jump

I

in

fronts.

abundance. Be-

right into

me

let

it,

fir^

thank the folks responsible for putting

SNAM benefit for ANI-

together the

MAL UinATION ing.

The Orlando

rooted

mu-

with a new raw approach to their pro-

taken to different dimensions,

anv

gressive thrash.

Trig, sic

bient yet electric.

THE OENITOITIIEIS

ebrated the unleashing of their self

Shamel

with several "Bondage and

music conv

was recorded

at

SWNATMf SOiND

in

show-

Beacham featured SLOW, «IANT

MANrALAIASm, HACIUTS and KXinS. The scheduling of possible for patrons set,

and get

The

cassette

year and captures the band in

last

their (as wtll as tongue, navel,

The

nipple) piercing glory. can't do justice to the

rial for

all

and

cassette

for

January saw

MACWNA and CUTI-

CAL MASS play a benefit for MCK AfiAINST CENSOISHIP at the SUbon

Fern Park. Look for Yngwie

in

Malmsteen and

LUME

fusionists

Of NATIONS

ZIIO.also bnxight the

SCIEAMiNC WIANAS or LOVE and to their

host

will also

cm

SPAOnSH car

tGO,

Drummer Ken

uau CLOsn, swinc, the smn

terial will

MENandUUCUra

punk vein, but

Tlie event

was engineered by Underground

to

be in a loose ended countiy-

a few shows

I

finally closed after the

EJdwrder/

mor has

it

osmer Mike Brown

the

new

resurface in .Altamonte with a

dub

at as of yet

tion.

Meanwhile Daytona

an undisclosed will

\m11

loca-

several previously

mentioned bands.

DIE

prepar-

ing songs for a fu-

and

in February.

will

be journeying to

themselves from

full

out garage rav-

the

new home

COMIAT ZONE,

to the

Helping them celebrate

ing frenzy. Look for a possible release

a self-contained

in the spring.

plans to bring the best underground

DECLAUD MrOMNAlU ha\t

SAME and TKK TKK TOCX, who

are recording matenal at

6MANTK

reunited and are auditioning

dnim-

bands it

SKU

unsuspecting club goers. After dis-

Combat Zone.

Fetchin Bones vocalist Hope Nichols)

banding two years ago, the three

should Contact

at a post-concert party for Dinosaur Jr.

nal

members have

the

SIMDdANS and MASTBMMDS

an

out assault on the

all

but each

ENTM will be opening for

reassemble as D.U.

at the

definitely be

J.

Beacham and

Masds it

the

VtSKANT in-

drjmmer

NAOMrSHAII

opening lor

cals

NPRTS and

the breakup

at the

MEAT

of Psychefolk band

felt

CATEniAMraS.

since played with

the time was right to

On the death, thrash side of things,

will

a hot sho^v.

Other alternative happenings cluded

your attention, be

Industnal.

If it's original, it's

have recruited

Ste\'e

AZUa

Zenbier on lead vo-

and are most

likely

found playing

SMmST m. The Sunburst

saw the (kbut of

MTAL OfOA,

a

6994.

MUT Loom

March

for

Florida

is

voted to

Spring Break. Central

sorely lacking in clubs deorigiiial

way they can support so

if

bands and the only

stay afloat

you

like the

is

with your

concept take

a chance and head out there. Lastly,

longtime DJ. Denizens

Worst 0^ Baxter" a collection

McMann may perfbnn together as a duo, but no

cessful

Mojje and vocalist Kristen

immediate plans are

in the

en^ment

NAMOIU

and

in

January with

SMASH TNI

UT

opening the show.

works.

TIW

AZBAA have had soiK personnel changes and wOl be hitting the dubs

release.

According to

of

com-

edy soun<fl>ites from the popular WDIZ

morning

crow>d

seemed pleased vwth the show.

HOILIWOOO

has

left

Hilton on Miami Beach.

pening

to see

jny new projects result from

if

the split TTui's about it Send infor-

mation for

this

column

Thrust

to

TIASN

is

radio personalities. available at

The

who

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con-

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to

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SUME NOTMNIG, MORE, ENOALD STEELE, STYGUN CROSS, SMCULTWO, and VAL NALLA. The sermfiand Sundays

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and

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Upcoming

Nights.

mosh ing are TEMPUS LIGIT

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Feb.

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happen at C.B. Snuth Park. The bendits will go to

HOSPITAL and

MIAMI CtflLOREN'S the folks in charge

us that Vanilla Ice pearance. to get

is

making an

We are not able

be appearing, but WSHE

FACTORY ILACX and THE

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Upcoming shows

MARILYN MANSON AND

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on Feb.

12.

Feb. 5.

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February 19th and the RELLI

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FttIS with

Feb.

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at this time

you know exactly who dse

FLOWER, CRYSTAL HEART and Tampa

MARY KARLZEN THE

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FM is a major

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for

REUMON tins

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EGOISTl

The

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presenting an

Showcase of Hispanic-

AJMEZHA.

shov*'case itself will start Fri-

RVTTON SOVTN MtlCXy, FACTOn UUM, OUT and WIT FlOWIt. .Acoustic acts will be tNI SOMCZ, THI CMLOIEN'S HOM and MIL day, Jan. 31 at the

with

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Sahjrday's bands are

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Saturday's acoustic acts are

DARa, DUNE WARD

KEN

and iOISI

AW MOSS. During the day Saturday and SunI

Forum will

&

2, the East

Coast Music

bring various and assorted

professionals to the Fountainbleau

with

Good luck

function.

Wn FIOWIR, RASRH

player in trying to get some heavy duty

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couple of changes have taken

finest

Thrust

to break up.

them all

GION. SQUEEZE will continue

day Feb. sette

has recorded material for

Former Red frontman

regular

dedded

scene,

SKINTIGHT, SUCKER PUNCH, FAC-

setto open the

Samuelson. The band played a suc-

members

its

dosage of live music and mayhem. The

years here in Tallahassee's music

South; THE

American Bands with is

dub on Feb. 1 8th. .After a trial nm, the dub will be open again "full blown" in

continue to use the name. Guitarist

album

being seen by any

N. Knotts at 788-

J.

ex-Megadeth skin pounder Gar

a Spring

that hasn't been getting

audience

Thunder Thursdays rock on with more

at the

will

as three of the original

metal fusion project put together by

also been

all

and

.Any interested bands

lAXTEl AIM MAIM have released "SO, UC, AND AIMOTAIV ». The

Restructuring may' be more accurate,

JOHNSON

at

IN WWS,

International origi-

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lAILH, has dedded that his new home wasn't so sv«et and has parted ways. Lastly, and sadly, THE SIN6IN6 SPO9NS. who after many

SNATCH THE PEIRLE, TALISMAN, UD HAVOK. and PSYCHODRAJU.

little

KACN am on Feb 19. lABES MTOTAND and My KOODT VAL-

at the

original club that

Thrash, Hardcore, .Alternative, or

mers

for

all

in Florida to

STOMOS and will be playing with SMACI (featuring former

and Co.

dub hopping bands who aren't

AMBOOCALAtD, Xy NAKED IHTTHM at the Button

.Also,

were

will

TROPICS: PICASSO

NewYorkforanengagementatCBGB's

UWSON

seen out pla>ing.

new drum-

MT

mer,

you can see

at

ture release

of

ENADE: 100

in Januis

have a crack

THAN6S

On hand were SLOW, who also

Slow

and

600DS, HOLY TIUOIS and FUNKHOUSI at CHUICHILLS HIDUWAT: KILMO AND THE RILL-

Years part>' featuring

ary.

ESMESSO iONGO

talent Here's a quick rundown of who's

New

for

starts

as the

doing what and where:

message^t^rgs.

DNEZIN

THE WOOOPECKEIS, RIAL MEN and

Band.

boom

verge upon Miami in search of

Here's hoping the

opened

be playing a couple of showcases

event starts with an offidal kick-off

number

local

hosted a

seems they

panels and seminars that will be hap-

will

have

law representatives.

WOK

South Florida

participating in the actual event itself

been subject to ha-

rassment by

in

night where local

ni^t club

who

It

for labels in the next couple of v^teks.

be followed by a special

erance Policy" to-

attendees

will

often.

MIAMI lOCKS TOO! VOLUME 4/EAST COAST MUSK FOmM kicks in. The party at

the city's "Zero Tol-

late

February

with a sonic

soon be

bring attention to

ward

respect and attention.

more

playing out

have been

now

is

Resurrection/ Meat locker show. Ru-

\i\in

more

heading back into the

HIDHOIBE

liquor license

it's

doubt that they can hold

after seeing

more

up

and Georgia. They

few months ago. The club

off

Chiodini says the ma-

a

and

&6. ALUN

it

SAIL STVMOS.

who have

WML

roll,

not be missed.

Thursday night

10 tracks of their 60's garage band

ALTO

an interesting

to be

ready to

material and set

a blast and should

revoked. After struggling to stay afloat,

ing in the e\tnt wtre

and

new

HOOKIK

place:

part>' is

mysteriously had

nu

SHAnEIK)STS

have written

shjdio soon.

JISTIN

Another concert with locals

IIZZFISH,

rdease Out of

replaced by is

also will be

ZOMM

Sl^tterposts, with their new, harder-

hear this

1

Iguana's haw a new release titled "Wild,

wizardry at

good

a

show nonethdess.

band

they hit the stage.

TOASTHS from New York. From what

Wild, Wild." Giant Man are laying down

Ot-

Van Halen, they put on

well as

lAMN. The

gigs in Mississippi

A

down on weekend

W

Chains were not received as

latest

PALACE and been

are in

who

Moid, kept the energy flowing when

The

government's obses-

acts participat-

support of their

ing

alternative scene.

UtHTtlt

know how please an audience. Though .Alice in

have been gaining a sub-

style,

stantial following. Gruel,

the annual Ska party featuring the

fiasco a

UMO! .Among the

albums. These veterans of rock

viola player in their line-up, are gain-

play

history as a result of a

activity led to

off their

Beacham. The Beacham

will

ing notice from the local press. The

local

Van Halen played

as

edged

current albums, as well as songs from

combination. Buzzfish,

a taste of the dhersit)' of Orlando's

The

W'ORLD

ttttEl pro\'ed

sho^»s. Both bands have been receiv-

sion with cutting

fans were

instrumental

local

TOP OF THE

on

Van Halen

earlier

their first cassette.

Many diehard

ing the Civic Center.

DCn DIEGS reunion stopover at the

theRitz.

OANT MAN

up

and working on mate-

ignit-

opening. League will also open for the

Conference where they

ILOW

material.

Alice In Chains

Van Halen and

thundered through Tallytown

have to

you'll

check them out at the Southeast Music

work

to

RNICRLEHEAP opened

CAWf-lOO

a

mayhem of their

liw shows, so for that

WnU

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Pete.

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some

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and used the time

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OUfE AND JERKY:

Wkbrdi'tk>ins Happy New Year!!! There has been so much going on in the area of award giving, in particular with the Caribbean Award Winning celebration that was held in New York City. The ceremony was the celebrities

also contributed with

The reggae scene

recognize the vast

acts as

PATO BANTON and MICKEY DRED, "DRED AT THE CONTROLS'

The

l(xal

bands are always keeping us on

our toes with information. The band that brokeup is supposedly back together again, lAMlYA. They have everybody slightly confused

has an undeniable style and a string of hits, such as "We Could Make It." The other graces

since the split happened only 3

EARTH KHT, CICILY TYSON,

months ago, them

whose roots are from Nevis, BURMIM FUMES,

but none-the-less everyone

SHELLY THUNDER, ARROW, CARELENE

back together again for what we hope

BARRINCTON LEVY for the

and others. The

time. Also,

at the

femous Apollo

Theatre in New York. Everything was

— from the production, sound, and ers that were present

the Caribbean

is

It's

first

a long

is

released. Actually,

cassette single fi-om probably their

ducer, EDDIE GRANT, and SUZETTE CHARLES.

The award show was held

glad to see

FRONTUNE MASSIVE finally did it

They have an album

evening were the dynamic pro-

is

it's

most popu-

song. The band has experienced

lar

the

some

changes fi^om the original members, but the sound of Frontline Massive is still unmistak-

class

entertain-

We

ably their own.

good that music fi'om

wish Frontline Massive

great success with this venture.

steadily gaining popularity,

and that the originators of the music, those of the Caribbean, and the lovers of the music, people from all nations, decided to have an

town in the near future include the number one band from Anituga, BURNING FLAMES. They did a great

awards show. The categories represented were a direct reflection of the x-arious kinds of music

tour throughout Florida with

from the Caribbean, music such as Reggae

popular demand. Burning Flames are a must

(lover rock, dancehall, culture) Salsa, as well as Steel

Shows

in the

awards show and

Throughout

with the

Such singers

still

Mango

Label,

to

one group, signed had revolutionized the

music that they

play.

Rumors

are

spreading about the dancehall performer,

CUTTY RANKS, but

PATO

as

BURNMG SPIAR

and they are back due

of '90,

ters of the

Florida, as always, celebrities

force.

full

to

Soca scene. They are the originators of the term Caribbean Funk, and are certainly mas-

it

are visible via the concert scene. Concerts were

held in

fell

coming

see for any Soca fans. This

Soa, Zouk,

Pan music. This was the

was a splendid success. It was the hottest ticket in New York., and one can only imagine what to expect next year.

first

to be

there

still

at the time of this article,

hasn't been any confirmation for a

BANTON, ECHO MINOn, SLUGGY RANKS,

performance from the "Stopper Man." Due to

PETER KUTRO, and MICKEY DRED,

the season,

formed the Florida

GREGORY

it

circuit.

enclosed venues that keeps Reggae

has to be noted that his perfor-

many

was disappointing at His quick brush ofhis melody hits was not

mances

in

many outdoor venues have

sus-

pended Reggae until the season comes back for it Well, there's something to be said for the

The Cool Ruler,

ISAAC, also performed the

Unfortunately

best.

circuit.

per-

all

cities

well. There's always a

demand

warm or not. That's about all for now with Reggae

whether the weather

after his less

C?*.

have to redeem himself

financed, distributed, and narrated,

even send

where he got his doctorate, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was Oral Roberts University. Anyway, the

heard in quite awhile; the band

a laugh a minute

is

...

with Fallwell doing his

damndest to make a crook look like a hero. Along the way we learn that North is a bom-again Christian, that he loves his family, and that the whole

made up by

Iran-Contra affair was just

Good

media.

the liberal

old OIlie was just doing his patriotic

money

duty by selling amis to Iran so he could get to support the

Contras

— those wonderful humani-

Vibra-

have an interview

REHEARSAL STUDIOS. Inc. 7 DAYS A WEEK

me

was puking, and speaking of blowing chunks, how about our Boy George doing laughing so hard

a

projectile

little

I

vomiting of his own

in Japan.

...

Way to go, George! That ought to create a lot of jobs, jobs, jobs

...

and

it

also will teach those Japs not to

mess with American business. Moving right along, NO

what has happened: Guitarist

dmmmer

and

Rob have

MANIC DOSE, and working on a demo

LoudtrdoU

1

bk)ck

oH

1-95

on Stvllng Rood

have gone

let

me

clarify

Dean

Pete, bassist

the band to form

left

are currently in the studio

No Fraud frontman and

tape.

75

make

are what

from San Diego but dress, so just

but the anguished vocals

feel,

a classic The band

this record

buy

it

couldn't

I

from

make out

is

the ad-

475

Blacklist Mailorder,

ValenciaSL, San Francisco, CA 94103. EpicRecords,

needing some extra holiday money, have released CD box set that contains 64

Clash on Broadway, a 3

the best and

first disc is

contains everything off the

it

LP,

first

plus the ultra rare Capital Radio off The Cost of

make

Living EP, plus a couple of cuts that didn't

on the

U.S. version of the first LP.

tracks of the 10" Black

It

it

also contains

Market Qash, which has my collection. The

mysteriously disappeared from

rated Give 'em

song

CLASH song the disc

Enough Rope LP, plus an unreleased

"One Emotion" which sounds

called

I've

culled from the

is

a

like

heard a million times. The rest of

London Calling double

go downhill rapidly on the third disc. It off with songs from the triple LP that should have been a

LP. Things starts

LP.

single

Sandanista\

to-

gether a new

Don't

band that in-

me wong.

clude

on

get I

is

also

songs of

drums

North Port

lot of

hardcore band CONSPIRACY.

on

Doug

guitar and voals.

number

SW 2(* Wqy IN3

and we get a couple of unreleased out-takes on disc. With the exception of the song "Straight

filler

To

plus 3 originals, the standout being Paradise Lost,

time, so

which begins with a hilarious pisstake on Tampa's

set

Ron and Ron. They also metal band 6ENIT0RTVRBRS.

this

Hell"

v\"on't

even bother reviewing

and

stores for 60 dollars.

about

the environment, and

is

it's

available for

FL 34293.

all it's

$3 p.pd from 475

band

E.B.S. are a

out on their

own

label. If

your tastes

run toward raw unpolished hardcore, you might the want to check out this EP. But be forewarned quality isn't that great, mostly due to the record's

too long.

When

the pressing plant

side,

for the quality

they aren't bullshitting

tells

over 6

yxju.

The

from 5022 Rivervv-ood

available for $3 p.pd

record

is

Circle,

Wnter Haven FL33884. FIAMINC MIDCCT

their

own

label as well.

is titled

Melodies. The songs have a sloppy DIY

and they tend to grow on you And, as an added bonus,

3421 S.E. Micanopy

midget

it's

is

Midget

punk

flavor,

it

Making a buck

in

it

O.K., but for

is

only cost $2 to make a CD and no studio

time was involved to speak

of,

and everything

in-

cluding the book, J cards and box are only one color. This boxed set

$60 at

for it

is

nice,

but I sure as shit wouldn't pay

So I guess I should thank those

Epic for

my

and I'm gone. tffffNis issue 6

fine folks

Christmas present One more thing

comes wth

SOCKfYI, X>HN

7

that features

lARIUS and a really good band

from V^nnipeg called itself is first class,

a cool fanzine out of Philly;

a ten color

NOfOMNDM. The 'zine

and besides the nonnal reviews

and interviews, editor Chris East

talks to

some

people from M.R.R. about the sex industry. really quite interesting

Besides,

how could you

and well not

like

Vk-orth

a 'zine that will not

take advertising from major labels. This fuck.

It's

the $4 price.

So vv-hat are you waiting for?

is

punk

as

— P.O. Box 1382

$3 to

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1382. How 'bout that? I've made it through two columns without plugging

FL 34997. Head

Sim POU RECORDS. Amazing. Till next time—

after a

few spins.

on yellow

Ter.. Stuart

ROI SMEN

? out

and Ihey have a

The EP

chrissake,

lyric

nicely packaged, but I've seen

take a swipe at the

is

big

This box

it.

comes with the mandatory booklet and

sheet,

is

Combat Rock LP sucked

think the

I

I

corporate rock god DJ.'s

it's

San-

were pure

Dan handles

They have a new 4-song demo that includes a punk rock version of the Peter Tosh song "Legalize It",

length;

songs

danista!

plays bass;

7"

all

time, but a

the

for

one of the

greatest

drums. Walt

on

1

human

with a more

Destructo has put

are a band out of Stuart, FL,

and they have a 4-song T out that is so brutal it's sary. l^e music reminds me of RW ilACK but

founder Dan

minutes a

hor hastdst Service

ft.

I've

HEROIN

called

is

second disc contains 4 songs from the vastly under-

FRAUD

through some personnel changes, so

you they are not responsible

925-089S Irom MJomI ond

one of the most intense records

obscure B-sides of import singles. The

fighters. There's also plenty of shots

lying his ass off to Congress. This video had

an 8-song

latf

Now for some cool stuff not from Florida.

first is

the Bible Belt, and, of course, Ollie in his uniform

freedom

Foxglove Rd., Venice

75 afler your

I'll

can you

tracks by one of the best bands ever. Most of these songs have been previously released, or have been

tarian

out of trendy upscale Winter Haven, and they have

1

How

of Ollie giving speeches at universities throughout

a fine release and

and Dfe«

review and

you want

The

video

I'll

that

ton Bullets"

AU Ni<^l

76fi'40e3

if

beat that?

the corporate greed that's ruining it All and

DAY,

back to you

it

none other then the REVEREND JERRY FAUWEU, is also a doctor, I might add. I don't know

But what the song

OPEN 24 HOURS A

wants their stuff revie^^'ed, send it;

no less, "by

of the bands in Florida

who

Walter

tour.

(7«t

'CLUE NORTH - AN AMERICAN HIRO,' and

it's

cheese metal or death metal or heavy metal

which leaves out 98%

Florida Con-

than desirable showing!

AU J>^

you. The video

any Florida bands that play anything other then

tact editor

with Pato Banton and discuss his most recent

definitely

tell

your

music

tions. In

he would

I'll

if

lyrics. O.K.,

•Washing-

to see another performance by Gregory Isaac,

we'll

is

so without further ado

is,

compilation 7" of Florida hardcore bands. So

band is interested, send Bob a tape with

think

is

our next issue

market

s

we expected from Isaac. It can only be commented that before anyone go out the treat that

local flea

when I came across the GRIATEST COMEOY VIDEO ever made. I know everyone is dying to know what the Greatest Comedy Video

and

alive

for the

was wandering around the

I

the other day

ever

dedicating their shows to Dr. King.

He

DAVIS, emcees

such

with his popular

given to legendary Sparrow.

were

THE LEGEND CONTINUES

nation there was vast cel-

ebrations to celebrate the birthday of Dr. King.

Sparrow, one of the most dynamic Soca singers, has been in the business for over 30 years.

to the stage

the celebration of the

dreamer, the great DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

awards as the Lifetime Achieve-

ment Award was

month marks

Nt Throughout the

contribute to the Caribbean

who

sounds. Such

first to

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opportunity to showcase in front of national

helped

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had just returned to the

(I

my home state of

area from a two year stint in

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this publisher guy,

1

headed down the

Brian

October of

Phillips over

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happened. Within

months

six

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I

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editor of this bizarre collage of ink

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us in on some of

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last year,

new songs on

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it all

If

the group will stick with Williams' former band

entrance. "They were going to arrest Jon Oliva

said.

You make

Joe Williams.

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thanks. .And finally, thanks goes out to you, the reader.

members were

way from frontman Martin

my

and various music industry pro's out there,

back to the

with some of the

band's gear. Apparently, the

their separate

Revel lo and are presently working with vocalist

to all of

is,

those people that have been a part of experience with Thrust, and to

off

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gone

seven-day-a-\vcekoperation..Accordingto.Ace's

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Eddie Rice.

with the band but they are in search of a

you now hivt in your hands. I've seen the publication go through a \'ariety of dramatic

after only-

Koob

Toy." Incidentally,

Feb. 15th at Channel Zero;

that

Wacholz,

.At

Glory," "Pedal to the Medal" and "Dirty Little

What You Want" A studio drummer will record

appears that in mid-January- the

stop at Seattle. Washington's FIRE

music industry.

Of FORTWS w-ho took first place during week

the

will

will record at

for a compilation

tape to be distributed within the

premature version of ".All the Love" has already

and company

11th. Following the

bands

AMERICAN MUSIC WORKS

under the moniker

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&

on April 10th

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eight weeks,

be expected in the next few months. In fact a

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my

is

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on top of an equipment case with several copies mag in hand. "Are you the guy from asked. .And as they say, the rest

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that included a T-shirt

of his

I

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turned out to be Thrust

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Floyd, and

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have signed a

TCA

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they-'d let

him

if

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Artist

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POWERSURGE debuted their latest addition, guitarist ROB KOOB (formerly of KRUNCH),

set for late-March at the Rock-it where the

material off of their latest release as well as new-

band broke that club's all-time attendance

material slated to appear on their next outing. Some of the f''-^^^ fr-.rW include "No Gub. No

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record last December.

to the

group on Jan. 28th. During a devastating

set at the

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ttioni record. Further, to allow us to •ilk

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pbjing cot m dabs evta

Jim, you of

all

Remember when we played the 95 Concert

at

let

YNF

to the door, they

us in to play because

of our age. It would be pretty hard to play firom the parking

lot.

primetnic on Friday night is fantastic tto's

bppening radio time. 95

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YNF is

"Blue Eyes," and we would sell those at our gigs. This "Blue Eyes" demo got us a

major management deal and a demo with

AAM Recwds. A&M then helped us put together three

new

songs: "All That

I

Aiii,'"TmSony"andasoogcaUed''What I Need," which you and your partner at 95

YNF, Don Capone, lot going to release

are playing. it

Well, as eveiyone knows, we're pretty straight

stations.

We released a three song demo, entitled

We are

to the public be-

guys

the Christian rockers.

But then we're very wild and ojergctic and people have a hard time figuring us out.

Home Of Rock '\ Roll.

Home Ben-

Mako's? Until our buddy.

Diamond Jim, came weren't going to

Tampa Bay's

people should know.

Christinas in July Childreis' efit

I

first

tboo^ you gnys are andenge?

ottnacy radio stations out there that will

fBow

looking to release our

CD sonaetimc in April of '92.

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9SYIIFIIAS

YOUR TICKETS TO THE SHOWS.

We definitely speak our mii»ds. A lot

of bands have gimmicks; ours

is

being

ourselves. Jeff on the bassdefinitely keeps

us all in check. He'sour balance while our

drummer J J., who we

like to refer to as

the "energizer bunny," is our wild man on

drums. Honesdy, together this band like a four man circus.

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"

we had

that

PEARL JAM

pressure to

BUND (EPIC)

what a

lot

dealt with a

make

major

There was a

label.

the perfect record.

it

on the

of bands are forced into

lot of analyzing

and

WAR&ABIES WARBABIES (COLUMBIA)

think that's wrong. 'That's

I

The contracts

record.

first

SEATTLE,

are big and there's pressure to have a hit single. There isn't any natural

SecitHe,WA by dj justice

progression in that

ends up putting a band in a

It

really

weird position

BY

LEE

WA

ANN

LEECH

where they don't know what they're writing and they lose their I definitely felt that to an extent with Mother Love Bone and

to

identity.

A

my younger brother and I drove twelve

couple of months ago,

hours from Tampa Bay to New Orleans to see one of our favorite new bands. Pearl Jam. Seeing the group perform on the bill that also featured Smashing Pumpkins and the Red Hot Chili Peppers was cool

enough but we also got to meet all ofthe guys in the band. For various reasons we drove back to Tampa with incredibly huge smiles on our faces.

if s

not that way with this band. lyrics

— and that

1

1

know

Jam is sort of a new band. Two of the group's members, Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard, used to be with

bassist

Mother Love Bone, one of the first to evolve out of the omnipresent music scene in Seattle. In early '90, Mother Love Bone dissolved following the loss of vocalist Andy Wood who died from a drug overdose. Gossard and Ament decided shortly thereafter to continue

working together. PearlJam was ultimately rounded out by guitarist Mike McCready,

drummer Dave Mruzzesse (who replaced Dave Krusen shortly after the group's formation) and surfer-cum-vocalist Eddie Vedder. With a quick name change from Mookie Blaylock (a moniker taken from the New York Nets guard of the same name) things were in place. The band then recorded their debut on Epic Records, Ten, a embraced by groove and emotion, power and melody.

release

The following interview with Pearl Jam bassist JeffAment should on the group that made a twenty-four hour drive

offer some reflection

a true pleasure.

THRUST: When JEFF AMENT: I (Wood)

Jam begin to cultivate? think the idea cultivated about a month after Andy Stone (Gossard) went back and wrote a couple of new

died.

did the idea to form Pearl

songs and he and Mike (McCredy) and

1

bottom life

there's

line

is, it's

my

it

life

played a

it's

show

after

only being together

been looking ahead.

it's

definitely has this rejoiceful feeling

it

definitely looking

Does Pearl Jam have the potential of being around for some time? We're planning on making music for a long time. That's even the attitude at the label. We had a really great lunch with Dave Glew who's the president of Epic and his whole conversation was about growth and building the band slowly. He's familiar with that because he was with Atlantic when they were building bands like Bad Company and Led Zeppelin. It took a long time for those bands to take off. Now, if a band doesn't happen by the first record they might get a second shot If it doesn't happen by their second record they're dropped. The theory is. Epic is going to go back to the old school and build bands. That's great news to me.

CORROSION OF CONFORMnY

BUND (REIATIVITY) Seattle, NC

titled

Was that to give people a taste of what was on its way? Yeah, we wanted to let people know that we were still around and had this cool new thing. Those songs were the most recent demos we had done and they ail had this live, good feeling about them. That's how

We had only played

that

ended up on tape and we went "wow,

this

the Beatles cover ("Got a Feeling")

song four or

five times. It

sounds kinda

cool."

It fit

came

up.

perfect with the other

two songs.

Formed

in

June of 1982, we're here to celebrate the tenth anniver-

most prevalent hardcore/heavy metal

sary of one of the

acts in the

music industry. Corrosion of Conformity, or C.O.C., has been around some time and continues to reign as one of the most

EP

length LPs, several

and

releases,

we

going as strong as ever. "We plan to tour endlessly until says

drummer Reed

band

several tours, the

returned from a club tour with Prong, C.O.C.

is

returning from that tour, the band

with Soundgarden.

It

certainly

totally different

think everybody likes to approach the songs in a

plenty of opportunity to catch In the midst of

A new

release

With

is

A

is

way

currently working

is

It

Before," as well as a

couple of older songs. The band

twoends

it's

kind of crazy, whack\',

is

was recorded

at

A&M

likes of

JOAN JETT, U2

in production for "Warbabies,"

which

Studios in Los Angeles. Interestingly enough,

the band's single release

"Hang Me Up" was

co-written, aJong with

Tommy

McMullin, by none other than Paul Stanley. The tune was

penned

after

McMullin had been watching the greedy pleas of a

sanctimonious televangelist BULLSEYE! The band had heart right from the start by admonishing

my pet peeve in

won my the

more

'righteous circles'.

"It's really

hard for

me

in the

hands of Columbia

to hear that" said Sinsel

when

I

start

take two weeks

I'll

missing

it

and

like a child

and not 1

listen to the

have to

listen to

it

thing and then

again!

It's

really

Now everybody's going, 'Oh! We love it!' And I'm going, 'What

it? Where the hell were you two years ago?' The band, having completed the LP, stood on the threshold of a record release party being thrown the next evening at the Boeing

do you mean you love

new

original

and a

hoping to have guest appearances

be able to keep touring with the success that

ideologically there's

we

crap that

refreshing to be around something that

is

in

our music. Our

style is basically

an integration of the frustration and angst of hardcore, and the metal of the late 60's

new

release

When you find the right formula, it's best

and early 70's.

a

— sometimes

sell

and musically as we were ten years ago. I don't think that

been any serious changes

not a lot of bullshit involved. In dealing with people

much hjpe and

and AEROSMITH, had a hand

have." Having been in the business for as long as they have with such

to stick with it" Their

there's so

soil.

Panunzio, former producer for the

also in the works, featuring covers of "Future

happy, fun-loving guy. Eddie's this serious, solid, quiet guy. There's

was

on

continued success, what advice do they give to their peers? "Don't

It's

roll

Bullet" soon to be released on MTV.

out your music for any reason," says Reed. "We're on the same track

sung about or what the groove is doing The similarities are more in the groove aspect. The differences are more feels and tones and colors. There's such a huge difference between the type of person Andy was and the saying.

music industry

back to the time when rock

with its roots firmly entangled in rhythm

giving their fans

that will accent what's being

in the

Thom

&

me roll

live.

touring, the band

all this

the video for "Vote

them

that C.O.C.

or what the

surrounds everything.

and blues

— rock and

planning to possibly head out

is

seems

album out in about six years," says Reed. "So we've been

even

simply that

heading out with Pantera, in February, to cover the Northwest Upon

Soundgarden's vocalist) and Eddie. They're

this really insecure,

Warbabies transported

currently planning a

from Pantera frontman, Phil and Ozzy Ozboume. "We

Andy was

"Hang Me

listening ear by

headlining club tour across the Southeast for several weeks, and then

release

of the spectrum.

single

together in 1989." Well, touring endlessly they are. Having just

really fortunate to

Especially in terms of personality,

first

on the

collapse,"

haven't had an

is.

cast

main reason we got back

Mullin. "thafs the

on the

type of person Eddie

is

full-

different.

riff is

Warbabies

is still

There's a huge difference between playing with Andy, Chris (Cornell,

I

fi-om the

Sean Trotter and drummer Richard Stuverud provide a beat

bassist

bizarre!

Black Flag's "I've Heard

personalities.

work

Now," by Metal Church, Black Sabbath's "National Acrobat" and

all

the release. Sinsel's vocals are coated with sadness and the blues in

"Cry Yourself To Sleep" and roughness in the

I

Hnd myself wondering how three bands with so many similarities Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam could be so I

was so wrong!

I

my hands just before a telephone interview with lead vocalist Brad Sinsel. The first tune, "Hang Me Up," hit me instantly and the mood and force stayed with me throughout

really helps is

by karat

changes as well as a break-up and reformation, releasing two

Before your debut was released, you put out a three song E.P.

myself.

good verbal reviews fix)m our staff. "It's been two years in this band and when you work that long on one album ... I've just lost a grasp of whether I like it or whether I hate it! What I've found that

auspicious acts in their league. Having gone through several line-up

Alive.

same thing

related the

people into this?

Eddie most definitely did that

the

The Warbabies are a great discovery

What were you looking for, though, when you decided to bring other

We wanted somebody to blow us away.

thou^t

1

see. Nirvana,

day grunge rock.

Warbabies' debut LP came into

Records.

for quite

people that were going to take us into a completely different direction.

Yeah,

Lefs

modem

very reminiscent of the rock so popular in the late 60's/eariy 70's.

way

Obviously you and Stone knew each other from Mother Love Bone.

More than anything we were looking for people that had their own trip and weren't really trying to fill any kind of shoes. We knew we had to do something different We didn't want Love Bone to be this dark cloud that loomed over us for the rest of our careers. We wanted to get

...Seattle.

Tommy McMullin and Guy Lacey. Classic, hard driving rhythms from

and the Chili Peppers. Things fell Eddie flew up to Seattle for a week and wrote a bunch of songs and then

We

mind? Ah, yes

about it

Somebody was

offer. In that

into place in a strange way.

into the studio.

to

Soundgarden, Asphalt Ballet your basic

down upon us because none of this would have happened the way that it did. ITie fact that we have a record out is pretty mind boggling to me.

and

inspirational

Bone record was just coming out and we were doing up some loose ends. We just started looking for people right away. We bumped into our drummer and our singer Eddie (Vedder) through a common friend, Jack Irons, a guy who was

or six days. Ever since,

you that Warbabies was a new Seattle based rock

tell

Up," String

were jamming. At that point

in Eleven

were to

I

act what would come

definitely

everything that this band has to

press, trying to tie

five

happen. The last year of my and I'm looking forward to

the music that makes

has been the best year of

the Mother Love

we went

some songs but that is totally the feeling a lot of shit that we have to go through. But at the always this other thing that's worth living for. The with

it is

get There's

same time

Pearl

If

on Ten are so true to life. The vibe I pick up from it is a rejoicing of life. Is that a good representation of the band? Totally. I don't know if that's necessarily where Eddie is coming from

The

formula

on the way,

is

certainly

working

for

them and with

doesn't look like we'll be seeing any less

it

of C.O.C. in the near fiiture.

"As we're entering into a

new

and

year,

basically a

new

decade,

1

Airfield, a

company

museum

bands hometown of Seattle. Record and all the industry 'people and expected, Sinsel had a smaller party

in the

executives, radio personalities

in

high places' were invited

in

mind

for the fijture to celebrate the band's success with families

That relationship between the band and Eddie must be cnidal.

continue to fight for what they believe

Fight

and close friends who had stood by them on their way, "This isn't our party, it's some label fiinction. You know, it's different We're gonna

It'sdefinitely crucial. Withalot of bands

censorship, register to vote, and force the necessary changes to

have one where we invite the same people who will be there, but we're

happen." With artists finding censorship a serious issue in the 90's,

gonna have more

real.

who

really

will write the lyrics

easier but

it's

so

there'soneprimary songwriter

and the music.

much more

over songs. Everybody talks.

some ways

In

that

might be

we haggle thing to see a song come from

interesting with this because It's

a cool

being a

riff

Do you

ever get that feeling of apprehension about whether or not

you can

pull

I

to a hill fledged song.

it

in the business,

and on the whole, can

in,"

adds Reed.

C.O.C. has approached the issue with flags flying high.

is

and does something about or

thing you read, watch or listen to

is

way

that

wewantedtodothings.Whenthefiveofusgottogetherweimmediately wrote out a plan. We said "this is how we want to do things and within

we want

to

make a

record." That's

experience than anything. With Mother Love

more from

Bone it was the first time

hope that

it

won't be long before every-

affected by censorship. "It's time

to look at the big picture, to look ahead into the future

off?

I

"...

everyone reading this article can realize what an important issue this really

think there's always that sort of feeling especially with the

the next three months

hope that the people

responsibility for

done

in the past"

what

will

happen and

expounds Reed. In

Happy New Year! by newt Anyone interested in writing

for the

full

damage

agreement

I

leave

Box 5091,

band mates

in Warbabies are just

making themselves slaves pitfalls

to the rock stage.

and disadvantages, but the guys

Even

in

in success there are

Warbabies are talented

you with

Warbabies, and every sign points to success. Touring plans for the "difference in Seattle rock" very definitely include

to Corrosion of Conformity, please

Raleigh,

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.

A

Beatles tune.

very cool, slightly alternative 60's

with an interesting time and

beause they mesh

Shame, Shame!

listening to this tape

the music-he didn't overdo or underdo

and

really well

at all.

it

I

are very

all

by James Dean

talented at being original,

This self

titled

EP

Hollywood,

came

cassette

my hands

into

month ago and I've been anxiously waiting to tell the worid about it The third track on this 4song demo is a ballad entitled "Tell Tale," but I over a

wouldn't even

call it

a true ballad, simply because

it

has slick guitar licks and a heavy hook of power. The AtkaUa,

age

isn't

JOYKOTZEN-GUTHRIE

GA

very ori^nal, but has exceptional instru-

skills and good sor^writing. The five-song LP is very well produced and consists of songs like

mental

"Final Retribution," 'land of the Free,"

& "N.K.B.,"

\^ch is a put down of New Kids On the Block. The member band seems

five

to be in tune

and

if

they

D

rary and yet, "no-age"

The music and vocals

feel.

are on a wide horizon. Personally,

and psychedelic.

interesting

new

to

found

it

very

tight This tape

is

who

should be enjoyed by the people

minded

I

applaud the great

I

studio work- the production

JadscmiUe, FL Finally a

band that knows

how and when

to use

big

is

arena rock, veiy Journey oriented and exciting. "A Shot In

Tht

Iterk" is a po^-er

tether. No

well

the

all

muacians

one's trying to outdo the

essential for this type (^ is

pop and

music to work

play

other

efficiently.

for

who

is

most of the songwriting. bg Ledie R.

side of this tape

music,

slow ballads. In dining, as in

is

tend to

I

that one whole

is

Although

like variety.

guacamole, a whole meal of it makes

Thomas

an oasis

is

me feel funny.

in a sea of bland,

Ttiese songs conjure

enchanted

and blood red roses

more! In a SNL'S fit" theme,

want

or

youVe got reason to look over your shoulder. This is an all over the place, larger than life arena-

if

oriented hard rock. Influences are early Motley

Crue (who could forget "Too Young to Love"?) and Great White. "How Sweet It sultry tease loaded with mega-power rife; song that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler

me on

Steven agrees with

While the musicianship

that.

is

I

in

Fall Is" is

a

it's

the

likes best,

and

like

the guitars.

deciding

if

through

some harmony because it relies a lot on chant instead of pitch. But I'm jxist being picky. Gunloses

slinger are proud inheritors of the

sounds of LA

street glam, con^lete with all the elements of fire, ice,

energy and LOUD. This

be sweated out

on hot

sticky

live,

is

hard rock, meant to

with hordes of screaming fans

summer

nights,

by Leslie R. Marini

ddni^

are

Kentucky

unknowa

intonations highlight the electric folk st)^e of Impulse Ride. "Believe

You" and "Voices"

the best cuts on this 5-song they're deep

and

radiate as

release. Lyrically,

serious, but the

music

is

fun. Bill

Irwin's "Legions of Guitars" probably doesn't have

Eddie Van Halen worried, but they're pleasant, well played and the keynote sound of Impulse Ride. The

musical influences are strong "Georgia" contemporary

...

stuff

1

always try to avoid listening to but

what

I

your

interest,

and Impulse Ride

The Bobby

Friss

own with

the instruments himsdf,

a jadk-of-all-trades, and est2d)lishes himself as a well-rounded talent Lero/s vocals cut through

on all tracks. Feature cuts on Big Thing are "Christine," a power ballad, if you will, and "Woman On My Mind," a pop/rock ditty. If Leroy has more tun«

Tfmy

stashed somewhere,

it

would behoove him to give it a go as a fronfcman . as did former drummers Steven Tj^er and Jani

V&m.by Blackk

and sass spouting

of razz

what puts paira in

lyrics

about

their respectK'e asses, plus cutey

listen,

by

and

You" feature a melody line that absorbs into your brain the way Bounty absorbs spills. The lyrics are definitely poetic in their frankness

how one can "Wag," "That

Damn Giri," and "Social Diseases" all

one damn fine record-

the type of tape that doesn't need vocals.

is

Instead, Jesski uses his instrument to create the

same

type of

mood

that vocals

me, "Visceral Jounieys"

would

For

create.

a good trip without

is like

feel on this tape is that of something and Satnani. by Josh Paez

SQUMi Haunted by Real Ufe

first

first

thing

I

thought of when listening

song was that

it

was a

totally

to

updated

not a bad release.

Still,

understand

I

band will be releasing "Dancing With Your

that the

by

"92.

length cassette in eariy

full

R Marini Greatest tits

Vtkmtll Tampa, FL

hero Todd Grubb's second

local guitar

is

but this time he's brought vocalist Frank

Marsh with him. The basic format of the tape is hard rock with "in your face" guitars, but instead of

showing

off his virtuosity,

Todd uses

to let the

it

songs shine through. Overall, Grubb's incredible playing does not overshadow his fellow band mates.

Vengeance

Guy

Bassist

Poletti

recently replaced by Keith

Inc.,

Hancock) show incredible rhythm and technique. The tape shows off many varying styles; everything from heavy metal

to surprisingly

funky

riffs

are

by Josh Paez

displayed,

TOMMY TYE DYE 5/.

Petersburg,

Urtx«f FL

Funky! Funky! Funky! Punky! Punky! Punky! be Tom"

is

"1

the author of awesome slap and pop bass, like totally

and

several quick lead breaks scattered

throughout the

Motown

flavored guitar

song. The 60's inspired,

work, dealt out by cool echo

work

TTD

chain.

be Tim," contains evidence of

"I

— harmonizing with

his

own echo

are a tough rock, while maintaining

Frank's" signature.

Snappy snare cracks are "I be The unison chorus with stac-

Qto

is

that alternative edge.

to

vocal delivery

reminiscent of eariy Devo.

Her name call

is

Reprise [Ala' Prince) and scores with

some

soulful

cut "Can't Get Love With

Money" twice and yai may be humming

it

for

life.

Good vooi hannonies and strong

subtle hooks pre-

sents the Senses as a band worth attention.

a hook-line-and-sinker melody, both songs are on the threshold of "commercial." (There is nothing

wrong with commercial

"When She

mind more

d the

songs, and the

beS. The sound of The Senses

is

that has

keeps plasing

my head.

all

the right stuff.

It

and

basic, serious rock itself

by

Ian Astbury or Steve Jones, though Jeff has

this tapes

is

A

ZOMK BiRDHOUSE TdMassee

finely

Called Haight," with

in

Leslie R. Marini

its

powerful bass line and

The sound hai that late 60's feel to it Another favorite cut is "Stamped 7 14," and marching

like

style hook.

most of Zombie Birdhouse, lyrically it's intelliclear cut, and loaded with hannonies. .Musi-

gent

FL

& roll soi^, The pounding

collection of party time rock

HMiM.

sounds great by Blackie

in the

music

SHAME, SHAME Bewtre Of tkeBHe Cleanvater,

among many marketable

Zombie Birdhouse have attracted serious label interest and steady airplay on Tallahassee's Gulf 104 and Gainesville's WRIT. The jocb have been pushing "Anyway," but I like the title cut "Street

back

Not only that but the balance maintained

enjoj'ed.

Uncle Sally's music

control. Kuitos to the production people

an (iservation «i the lack of comnuiniation

the most mainstream

...)

com« off fresh, yet deflects from what has become

that plagues relationships, asl "Lazy Bones" has a keen is

a rock solid compi-

"Rough on You," and "Evil" are played generously on 98 Rock ... and so they should be. With

bands. Jeff Dyer's low, tantalizing vocals bring to

THE SENSES Jacksonville, FL

edge and

latest effort is

a mainstream format

bySuePeone

is

Uncle Sally's lation.

Iww you pronwince her first name. This

first

Tye Dye listening

by Kentucky.

Tampa, FL

her "Ches-el."

sounds. Listen to tlw

Tommy

any vigorous

UNOE SALLY, (UbSdy

Schasde "Twinkle" Huygens but

earth mother has signed a multi-album deal with

Seeps"

sessions,

and he might be ri^t

thinlss so,

moods

nonstop hair shaking. See your doctor before

starting

Saras>ta,FL

Could the new queen of soul be from Sarasota? JerryWexler.v^ produced Aretha and Ray Charies,

pushing the envelope of

HialeakFL

The

is

more

with side effects ranging from moshing to the Pogo,

missed.

MEOKIiffMAN

little

This tape will cause severe damage to bad

instnimentation, songwriting and vocalization

'

a

...

the drugs. The

tuned. The Senses won't lose you, they're easily absorbed

Management confirmed Florida dates this spring and summer. Lighten up, everyone. The worid's too full of depressing stuff, by Btackie.

ballad side

like Vai

Rumor has dies* boys putting on a rock & roll "Comedy Comer performance not to be

Marini

January/February \992/THRUST

about

about their significant other.

facetious prose.

the

30

feel

is

follow the fast and frenzied pace, and have equally

stays very in

Leslie R.

ing. This

names (Rae Rae 0., Joey Low) gave question to their musical validity. Then I accidently listened to the tape agaia Low and behold, off come the critical actually started to dig this stuff

a ballad, not

into the dirt with time changes, stop breaks

Brandon, FL

pie

I

It's

"Saying Goodbye,"

with clear smooth tenor tone vocals and

by Chip Mignacca

the song titles fool you. "Brussel

let

That's

Scmdak,Al. At fi rst listen I thou^t "Oh boy, another Faster Pussycat/Pretty Boy Floyd." TTtc quick tempo and full

some

RUSSJESSKI

you can

MARtlYNSUiaDE

vocals

while stirring you with

ability

re-

gnariy enunciation. "Unappreciated" krwcks you

.

touch with a hard rock background, inspired, well

rounded and worth a

and vocal

Sprouts," "Visceral Journeys," and "Catnip." For an

he's

Big

your

melodic blues and rock acts with

instrumental cassette, this

with a litSc help from his friends, Leroy shows that

in the vein of

if

the

guitar, they offer a nice blend of acoustic, elec-

need more, by

Tampa, n.

<rf

is

on

or

LBtOYMYBlS%ni9 for

one to watch

definitely

any chances.

(of

FL

same

adventurous but Shotgun Wedding aren't taking

Don't

end up liking anyway. They're fast enough to maintain

on the bluesy

also

side,

Drummer Todd Newland and

BAND

women

.

drummer

instmmen-

keyboards, and Barry Sosby (Barry's Guitar Shop)

(Hating)

Power, pop, and Ruskin Yeargin's deep vocal

quality,

to press Lady Sabre's

me.

Call

there,

is

addition to the Bay area

great original tunes,

we go

as the vibe

had a hard time

appreciated the plaj^lness of the tunes. "Love

N.C

Peter Treibcr band

good

for lava

Leslie R. Marini

Clearwater,

A welcome new

tapes were produced by Chris in Del Rey Beach in

1988 and 1989, so as

by

Beethoven. The other

release,

gets let out in the

PETER TREIBER

tric

blinders.

Chariotte,

some good strong emotion

that aren't very noticeable.

of psychedelia

do give one a longing

As song

clean.

peat/measure pattern, with minor octave changes

This

guess you had to be there.) They

more adventurous

"Yesterday," an emotional

is

simple, carrying the

it's

a

the song "Take A Chance On Me," where

especially in

into

is

someone with a voice instead of a saeamer. Backed Glen Lanbaugh on up by some familiar locals

I

Lady Sabre were two

exceptional, the vocals

commonality that seems to thread this release is the chorus, whidi

clear, the only

little

Turns out the one wth heavy makeup is male. The

Big Thing. Playing all

Gras. Warning: Don't play "Misfit Kid" in your

could get a

structure goes,

a pleasant

it's

from one of

— unplugged, dreamy and

ballad

Daughter," a

Although there

and the touches

riffs

bands. Side one

roll

TODD GRUBB'S UNIVERSL

in this material,

( 1

FL

quality

Hollywood's hardest working rock (raunch) and

Leslie

me till I beg for

Band, has prominendy slq)ped into his

New OHeans, LA to interview these guys during Mardi

lamps and day glows.

ungrand,

up images of warlocks, lace,

forests, satyrs

Leroy Myers,

itself

love

that iloat through the

Good production

had to keep listening

1

in order to absorb.

format, non-threatening

glandular wimpy women-led pabulum, the likes of

with lar^sharp thorns. Oudi! Hurt

makes "Slow Me Down" by Ground Zero a sure bet for anyone who likes commercial straight forward rock aid roll. I fomd the solo quite tasty, but the vocals were sli^tiy monotone, but the singer's pronunciation was great I also fwnd that the drummer and bass player worked very well off of each other on the flipside, "Cruisin' Man." Very mellmv and slightly boring, but a good song none the less, by James Dean

and over

talion as well as the vocals,

stars,

Tampa, FL catchy chorus and a good rhythm section

one of those tapes that

is

This collaboration of Chris Warren and Sandra

al.

6R01MDZER0

I

1

Pat Benaturd, Gloria Estupid, Paula Ahbullshit, et

Maim

A

the major player in this

There

Redding sharing vocal spotlight with the

re^xmsiWe

is

Ole!

keyboard/rhythm guitarist Timothy E. Lawhcm, also

amour

touch. As usual,

night at the opera. The phantom

a good versatility and clarity in the vocals, with lead

guitarist David

to over

In a word, gothic. Gothic rock with a woman's

a lot of

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capacity with the artwork of the band's

LADY SAIRE taAmHtdmdlkiet a Stnmge

ahead of them, by Corey Ditirmo

To Nowhere,"

Us Do Part" and "House Of Order" are

music and vocals have a very contempo-

Joy's

stay together, theyll probably have a bright future

other three songs, "Road

FL

Oldsmar,

— power thrash from Georgia. Dam-

to

SHOTGUN WEDDING

OH

Cirtcinnati,

would be a shame, shame Kentucky

It

miss, miss them, by

NAKED TRUTH

Damage

change. Shame,

couldn't really pick out any outstanding musicians

when

was upbeat and happy. The singer has a good feel for

DAMAGE 7W Mors* «M«fx

feel

Shame delivered a product so clean that all the girls are screaming to see them live. One highlight is the prominent bass lines. Too often good bass, ^a Chris Martin, is buried in the drum mix. Watch out for

song. The whole feeling

rhythm section accompanying high range, searing voals makes for a consistent piece of work. The riiythm romps on the 4th cut "Land Of Dreams."

cally this

band

isn't

doing anjlhing

heard from the B>Tds or the Turtles

we haven (if

t

you were

bom after 1970 it's REM). But songs' — not a loser in the ...

bunch.

Go see 'em

before

ycu can't

or can't afford not ta 4y Lesiie /I

afford to

MwTO


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THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE OF CHOICE

Pttsam On

the campaign

"back in arms"

with Thrust corre-

trail

society

Live from Jacksonville, Florida ((^ay, semi-

good

How

Tired of David Duke?

from

we reach the 2 1st century?

itself as

What exactly

comatose).

his cabinet be able to save

Ray and

Will

spondent, Leslie R. Marini

Ray's message anyway? "I'm

is

doing interviews," Ray

at

no

so often

is

about President

known to state. Vice presidential hopeful Phillips

Bush's performance at that Japanese dinner?

could not be reached for comment, since he

my lips and

Read

be Ray-Ray

is

form comin'

read

here

it

here first President to

was on a date

with the campaign plat-

...

and

at ya, live

and spent thousands of

you're sick of no-fun presidents,

Bom

ners, parties

then get ready for Ray-Ray.

70's),

Ray McElway, aka Stevie

Continental Ray, aka

(in his

For Ray

aka

Stilleto,

own words)

people

a very

To fund

the

campaigns, Ray has

re-

in every garage.

campaign to end

all

(drums); as well as the

new

was

women's

rights

scrapped the male libera-

("I

in

fawr

of 'back in arms.'

music scene

uncon-

For the present from the '**<

man who once

and feathered an audience with pillows

'.arred

"1

lie "Night of the Cops" and "The Promise"

S

final

f

time you see a homeless person on the

indicate that Ray's influences do indeed

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

stem

when some of us not without reason, that what we took

thought,

for granted

a time

would soon be

lost

and Elmers glue

after

Steel picked

watching

Elvis

up the guitar at the age of 8 Presley's movie "Jail House

Rock," and he hasn't been able to put

music would be

down

ever

when ytiu see another rat remember he could be the can-

corporate takeovers,

ELVIS

Orlando,

Once

offer.

in

formerly with Jefferson .\irplane and producer for

RCA Together they produced a three song demo at Road Studios, and thou^ well received by Kim was told that his music was "loo American" for the English market The band Zig Zig Sputnik was the new hot thing for EMI and there

Madison Square Garden as a guest of John Reed, Elton John's manager. First pia>ing the bar and

labels,

houses in Greenwich Village solo,

same nerves

of a well needed vacation in

3 styles), he decided was

at

New

month

Kim left for England with his then drum-

mer, to see what England had to

.Abbey

music movement of

is.

England Kim befriended drummer Greg Catch,

his profession. This decision

cided the feel of rock-a-biily

and probably

...

DEMONS After a

made after attending a Rod Stewart concert in 1977

coffee

street,

body building and

since. After a teenage career in

Karate, (he holds a black belt in

it

Ray's

it's

another unemployed person victimized by the

didate for the 90's

Kim

San Francisco,

in

arm to wake the dead. The next

shot in the

infested slum,

la/MSIEEl

in

Jacksonville.

speeches set to the sounds of high energy punk

from the Reagan era

It

was all just a joke anyway," Ray states.) And the

Reagan

still

draft

sweating profusely on stage,

. . .

lack of the halfway decent

in pre-production chores are

25C

command of such relevant issues as

army album

tion

full-length release

firmed at press time, but such memorable

for a

entertainment Combing the

IK'e

ind taking

Lome Mays

that ex-president Ronald

to reaching the

Ray captK-ates, leads and inspires millions with

"Back in Arms."

Rumors

new approach

a

out-sized guitars

and campaign manager Neil Karer

(bass),

v^-edding

success of Mtv with an anti-political message,

corded with Vice-president/running mate Frank Phillips (guitar), press advisory

on

and golf on the white house lawn.

it's

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the voters who cry out

and good

nice guy, Ray promises to put a car in every pot

and two chickens

dollars

china. Ray looks forward to endless free din-

comedy

ready to bring back Nixon or Ford (the

team of the

you're

if

own

breakfasts, raised english springer spaniels,

near you. If

bowl-a-rama.

at the

Other presidents have cooked their

direct at a seedy club

Kim

de-

and punk (then the

York,) stimulated those

that those early Elvis recordings had.

was no interest

in

American sounds

for

now.

After a year in Los .Angeles indulging in the

martial arts,

Kim

returned to

Engl^

to tour

He joined the band " The Boys" in 1978 as manager,

Great Britain and Scandinavia for nine months.

became singer and began developing

"Disturbing The Piece." That band went on to play

While in Sweden he was the guest of the King and Queen of Sweden at their castle in Stockholm where he was honored to give a performance for their guests. This opportunity was afforded due to the. fact that his producer, then Gary Lyons, was

the Troubadour in Hollywood and in Las Vegas, the

dating Countess Tec Tee Weismeister, daughter to

old Starwood and outdoor concerts with Billy

the Ambassador of Sweden.

his stage

presence in clubs such as CBGB's, Max's Kansas

Club. Mud the and He moved to LA that year and formed a band called City

Preston. Just 12 hours after finishing the first

demo Kim v^-as offered a recordScotti Bros. He turned down the

self-composed

ing contract with deal

mix on his

to the 10096 publishing Scotti Bros,

due

was

Upon returning

America Kim mov-ed

to

to

and record. Sending his first three friend Chip Rochlin, former V.P. of

.Arizona to write

songs to his Mtv, Chip

recommended he send the

tape to Nat

in the

Weiss. Weiss was the attorney for Apple Records,

business side of the industry as well as the artistic

and partner with Robert Stigwood for R.S.O. Records. Rochlin pointed out that no one had

taking.

Even at a young age he was interested

process.

Kim

returned to

New York

City in 1983 and

formed a band with Corky Lange on drums. Corky was and is the drummer for "Mountain," the femed

band with

came

the

Leslie first

West on

guitar.

Along with Corky

producer Felix Pappilardi. Unfortu-

nately, halfway throu^ the post-productioa Fel ix's wife, Gail, shot

and

lolled

her husband. The band

then recmited Gary Lyons as producer. Lyons pro-

duced

Soma Oris and

Tattoo You for the Stones as

well as early Foreigner,

Humble

Pie.

Queen, Aerosmith, and

Though the band had

a great pro-

ducer, musicians and material written by

Kim

Steel the

grand jury trial sunroinding the band was

to steep.

Thou^

,

they backed

out

Arista Records

was

more

clout than Weiss and

Kim had known Nat

since 1978.

Nat Weiss agreed to represent

Kim on

the

strength of the demo, and they began the long hard process of dev-eloping

enough material

to warrant

a good major label deal.

When moved

the material and skills were ready,

this last year to

Coast clubs and

Kim

Orlando to work the East

haw dose

access to

New York

to

pursue work and a recording contract

Kim

Steel

is

now

pla>ing the clubs mixing

songs from the SO's and 60's (the roots of his music) with the originals he has developed.

interested,

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