Monday, September 20, 2010

Cast Iron Canaries

The Cast Iron Canaries were an exceptional band from Santa Cruz (and later San Francisco.) They sounded a lot like The Damned, had a charismatic frontman named Tony, were great guys and super fun to hang out with. Sometime around 1992ish they managed to record this fantastic 4 song demo. If it would have fell into the right mits I am certain these guys would have gotten rich and famous and done a lot of choice blow with famous assholes.

One night I was drunk and ambling through the tenderloin and I saw Tony and Jim waiting in line to see the Jesus Lizard. They asked if I was going to the show and I replied that I was way too drunk and broke to go. Tony insisted I see The Jesus Lizard and bought me a ticket. It was really nice of him to do and I think I repaid the gesture by getting even drunker and getting kicked out after throwing up on some girl's hair. She had nice hair.

Anyways, Tony, Jim, and/or Dave, if you should stumble upon this post, I love you guys, and hope you are all well, and safe, and happy.

10 comments:

Grk! said...

A new name to me. Thanks!

the Grappling Caballero said...

You had me at sounded like the Damned.

Kai said...

You had me at 'throwing up on some girl's hair'.

Anonymous said...

you must be 30 something or something

Arad Nooh Eel said...

Did you see Jesus Lizard post-break-up or pre-break-up?

Aesop said...

Pre. Several times actually, once opening for Ministry.

Arad Nooh Eel said...

After Ministry started to change from their "With Sympathy" Synthy-New-Wavey style? You got to experience the greatest decade of the 20th century. We're the "Break-Up-Make-Up" generation of reunion tours. Many children envy you.

Scott said...

I recently found an old mix tape with one of their songs on it and remembered what good guys they were. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, this is some really good stuff. Thanks a lot. Not at all what I'll usually listen to, but this just fucking rocks. MORE, I DEMAND MORE!

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there is more. At least we have these four tracks.

Anonymous said...

hey thanks, really enjoyed listening to this this morning!
mk