Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hickey's Last Night On The Planet

Big thanks to Mark Beef from Arizona for rescuing this from the vaults. This recording was Hickey's very last appearance as a band. Actually we broke up the night before at some god awful bar in Tucson Arizona, but reunited the next day to play live on KXCI. I guess the DJ hadn't really cleared it with the station directors and they were kind of pissed about the whole thing. We didn't help matters by prattling on about "pussy frat boys" and getting naked. Not the tightest performance or the greatest audio, but historic for the simple fact that it was the night that the band you wished would die actually did.

The Songs

1. Hickey Blvd.
2. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
3. Sean's Mohawk
4. California Redemption
5. The Prettiest Junkie In Town
6. Her Prosthetic Hands
7. Underneath The Stupid Sun
8. Everything I know About Sex I Learned From KISS
9. Hickey Is About Long Hair And Getting High
10. The Export of Coffee Beans From Chiapas Mexico...
11. The Kittens Will Have Their Say

30 comments:

blort said...

having trouble extracting this one. Is it just me?

Aesop said...

Just tried it and worked fine.

sephim said...

The one band I have to thank for introducing me to Matty and Hickey is Your Mother. Seeing them at their sickest at a shitty hotel in Australia was a godsend. Finding a copy of their one CD 'One Big Inside Joke' with their cover of Stickfish introduced me to the Fuckboyz and the rest just followed on from there.

ido said...

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Stoked to give this a listen after school!!

Roger Camden said...

mighty fine song titles going on there

I appreciate statement-of-purpose-songs that really get the message out
Sex Pistols had "Anarchy in the U.K."
N.W.A. had "Straight Out of Compton"
seems like every powerviolence band had at least one song with a declarative statement about their name
"Charles Bronson" by Charles Bronson just came to mind
"Hey, Hey, We're The Monkees" by The Monkees

it's a can't-lose situation

ifdead said...

rad

the wizard said...

how totally random that Mark Beef and copius amounts of amphetamine came up in conversation just last week...and now this! it's funny that you came home fron that your and didn't really tell anyone you broke up, you just stopped.

thanks for sharing.

tunt_lvl3 said...

holy eff! thanks so much.

tunt_lvl3 said...

huh.. zip downloaded fine. it unzipped fine, but for some reason won't show up in a new folder or in itunes. driving me cuh-raaaazy.

gooniestorm said...

awesome. so glad to have this again.

J.B. said...

Fuck yes.

veganboyjosh said...

What everyone else said, plus this:


I went to high school about an hour south of Tucson. My best friend lived in Tombstone.

I was long gone by the time you guys toured through this part of the world, but he loves the fact that he found a Hickey heart and something about the Muthaship breaking down at a gas station pay phone in Benson or
Whetstone or somewhere along I-10.

Thanks for posting this. Can't get enough of it.

Aesop said...

We left our first van (we had 3) in Benson, it was called The Mothership. We were on our way to Tucson.

prunalogsusan said...

!!!...:)

veganboyjosh said...

Hey Aesop,

I'm having trouble with the file as well. I can download it, but when it comes to unzipping it, it borks.

Currently listening to Various States as a hopefully temporary fix.

Chris (Delaware) said...

Really excited about this. Also having troubles extracting it though. Saying it's corrupt.

Aesop said...

I just tried it AGAIN and it worked fine. If anyone has a suggestion for an alternate way to zip, upload, or whatever to make it available...

William said...

Hickey! Hell yeah, as Aaron Probe stated in his interview with you, you were the ultimate low maintenence and diy band.

Also with sarcastic and sleazy lyrics!

That's what people from the Book Your Own Fucking Life days aspired for!

THRIPS said...

cant open it either :-(

sephim said...

http://www.onlimemedia.com/products/objectfixzip/

It's free and should fix any problems you're having extracting the file.

Aesop, hope you don't mind the link.

Aesop said...

Not at all, Sephim. I appreciate it.

Donnie said...

I tried the object fix zip but still having problems downloading, oh well. Maybe ill have to call call the geek squad.

sephim said...

Okay, Object Fix seems to be a piece of crap - BUT if you are using WinRAR to extract your archive files, there IS a fix at the following page (Step 6) -

http://www.craig.copperleife.com/tech/crc_error.htm

Managed to open up the file and the mp3 works fine.

ripper said...

aesop,
thanks for all of the hickey rarities and downloads, now i don't have to play my already beat to shit records to get my fix of the naked cult!

nano247 said...

dudefuckinghellyeah

way to go Mark Beef

and thank you Aesop for another fine share

i bookmarked those links in case i have any trouble opeining the zip

so thank you to sephim as well

FuneralStench said...

Awesome upload. I've lived in Arizona my whole life and never knew about this band. Very good stuff and I'm not having a problem with the zip file but I always extract with WinRAR if that makes any difference.

Aesop said...

This band was from San Francisco.

U | H | U said...

thank you Aesop!

doreen said...

sigh. <3