Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Soul Discharge

I bought this based on the cover alone knowing nothing of this band. I was floored, it was like if The Butthole Surfers were better dressed and Japanese. When they came to San Francisco a few years later, Matty Luv and I went to see them at the Kennel Club. After the show we were in a state of shock, what the fuck had we just seen? We sat in foggy Alamo Square park talking about music and art until the sun came up , and then we formed a band, That band was Hickey. And that concludes my Paul Harvey style monologue.

19 comments:

tanakabaka said...

Super Yippeeee! Domo Arigato, Mr. Aesopasama

ido said...

Must listen. Must listen. Must listen.

mattack said...

Wait, you were in Hickey? I have two 7-inches, and saw you on tour, probably with Fuck Face!
Small world.

Steven said...

When I was a young teenager, I wrote to a member of the band Unwound, I think to order a fanzine or something. He wrote back and asked what the scene was like in my town, mentioning "I like The Boredoms and Joy Division." Soon after, I found this album on cassette, totally overlooked in our crappy local record store. Boy did playing that the first time blow my mind! Good Day!

Cali said...

The Boredoms are still one of the greatest bands on the planet.

lou said...

file unavailable? :(

Aesop said...

lou, I just tried it. Sometimes the second go is the winner.

justin said...

Sweet, thanx man.

Christian said...

A fantastic classic indeed ... anyone who digs Boredoms must remember the fist time they heard and/or saw them live ... anyone who doesn't dig 'em most likely won't ever forget either ... yeah man, downloaded those (Regan Youth, Eye&Chew, Alle Totmachen)again ... still same problem ... downloaded this ... it worked ... internet voodoo I guess ... creepy!

-WYRM- said...

Brilliant choice, this piece of work changed my life upon hearing. Simply beyond reason. POP TATARI is another amazing release by them.

TMM said...

really like it at about 13 minutes.

edfnblair said...

i bought this on lp for a dollar last year at a radio sale in alaska. one of the most exciting finds ever.

RagnarR said...

Whoa, I can just look at this cover and go "weeep-ah...Huuwoyaa! wee-aaa! Weeee wrrrillll rock eewwwyaoou! eeewwwoyou!"

The Boredoms/Pain Teens/Brutal Truth show @ One Step Beyond at the top of my "why the fuck did I miss that?" list. (Answer: it was 'cause of finals).

In late '91, I once formed a "band" with some fellow KSJS DJs where I played this LP backwards, another band member screamed and jangled car keys, a Throbbing Gristle dirge was on the CD player and Dead Can Dance was on the tape player all mixed together at once. Palle, the DJ who hosted the dark/experimental music show christened our band T.B.D. - Totally Brain Dead and the piece was called "Megamix". He played it on his show a few days later which was Halloween night. Although, I never transferred the damn thing to CD and lost the master reel when moving.

sephim said...

If this inspired Hickey, I can't wait to see what inspired Yogurt.

Unless you've posted that already, I'm not very observant.

Milla said...

This is a sweet post!
'How Aesop got into forming a band'.

Shannon said...

I love it when you need goggles to listen to something!

Mike Desert said...

Awesome, I was gonna rip my cassette tape but now don't gotta! Man they were great live...

Anonymous said...

I saw the Boredoms/Painteens/Brutal Truth gig in LA. It seems a lot of people have "My First Boredoms" stories. I couldn't believe how tight and choreographed they were. The records seemed chaotic to me, but were in fact quite blueprinted. The two drum kits with the common crash cymbal was killer. Shane Embury was in the house there at the fabulous Club Lingerie !

Aesop said...

Exactly. I remember thinking "whoa, these are songs, and they know them"