Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cherubs - Icing


Label: Trance Syndicate
Year: 1992

I shouldn't have to say much about this one, because it seems that, even though Cherubs toiled in obscurity during their lifespan they have become widely popular among noise rock fans posthumously. Their records turn up on the internet to unanimous praise, so apparently, folks are into Cherubs these days. For good reason, they are one of the best at what they do. And they "do" relentless, rolling, thick noise rock with some of the more memorable vocals of that canon. Think of Helmet on cough syrup after a full night listening to Flipper. Are you thinking? Well, so like I said, their albums show up from time to time on these kinds of blogs, but I don't usually see this one, so, since I was listening to it myself, I thought I'd get it up (the record, not my dong mind you). 
They were from Austin, Texas (which I believe we have discussed it's magical early 90s qualities here already) and featured the talents of the bands Ed Hall, Butthole Surfers, Sugar Shack, Fuckemos, and Drain. If perchance you have not had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with this particular band, please remedy that situation post haste. Please.

11 comments:

RC said...

epic record ... it was great living in Austin during this time period ...thanx

Anonymous said...

Yeah I bought this when it came out after I saw the vid for Pink party desert. In my opinion they and Ed Hall were the crem-de-la-crem of noise rock at the time. Speaking of which. I'd like to make another request if I may. A repost of Ed Hall's Gloryhole, if you will.

Gray said...

I will most certainly get Ed Hall's Gloryhole up here either tonight or tomorrow morning.

RyanG said...

Thanks for the upload! I have this on cassette some place and Heroin Man on vinyl. I found Heroin Man not too long ago, but really wanted to hear "Shoooo Fly!" screamed behind a wall of fuzz.

chris said...

Thanks for the upload.
you guys might be in to my band. we get cherubs/glazed baby comparisons from time to time.

www.myspace.com/metztheband

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really appreciate you keeping the Cherubs flame alive. Damn it does a heart proud. Keep it up up up. -K

Anonymous said...

I seem to be having trouble with track #9. Otherwise, great album!

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps for posting the trance syndicate stuff, a bunch of us really got into the texas sound at that time. I'm proud to say I've still kept most of the label releases on vinyl. Now i also have these on my ipod! Too much bro.

ming masterson said...

I did bong hits with these cats after walking into a rehearsal before they played at ocayz corral I'm madison wisconsin wit pachinko... having no clue who these cats were they ended up being my favorite fucking band besides ed hall..... ha ha kevin..... anyhow... the cherubs are to noise rock what the beatles were to rock&roll..... if anybody wants some come get it cuz you're gonna hear so much everytime you play a cherubs record... I've never gotten tired of any cherubs tunes..... turn it up fuckkos cuz you're in for a sonic assault by 3 cats who know what the fuck is up... ming masterson signing off

Anonymous said...

RE-up if possible, please?

Anonymous said...

please re-up <3

 
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