Saturday, February 20, 2010


Year: 1992

Here is a rip of a cassette-only demo that was recorded, mass-produced on their mom's dual tape-deck & handed out to friends of a Baytown, TX. based noise band: Feared Alien Voodoo (name derived from the film, Predator 2). They let me hang out cuz I was handy with a pen & I did cool flyers for 'em for a while- along with the above cover art for this EP. Their live shows were the shit: The vocalist, JR, would usually be mostly nude, w/ maybe a showercap, swimming goggles & diving flippers- jumping around like a spaz; then the bassist, Rik, an obvious GWAR fan, would dress in mock-up medieval armor & rip his shirt open to sling raw ground beef on unsuspecting audience members... I moved away & lost touch, but I heard these guys were playing in some incarnation as late as '96 or 7...

Yeah, you could get away with anything in the '90's... I guess that's why we love this kinda music.


p.s. F.A.V. also showcased a song on the previously posted GREAT BIG PILE comp.


Anonymous said...

I think i remember you, good artist. This is Rick and i was into Gwar at that time.

Anonymous said...

I remember both of yuz. Although you may not know it, both of you were a huge influence on me as an artist and helped me get through highschool as well. First, I thought your flyers and your drawings were fuckin ill. I was so envious and would practice and practice to get to your level. When you saw one of my pastel drawings I'd done, you gave me a compliment and I think you said I was better than you, which just left me utterly confused as I thought your work was way more awesome. Either way, thanks for the encouragement; coming from you that meant a lot. I just found your blog and am so fuckin stoked! This EP brings back some memories. Thanks for posting it. I borrowed a copy from J.R. but was not able to dub it.

In case you're wondering it's me Ruben. I was in Ms. Edwards art class. After I graduated I moved back to Brownsville, Texas, southernmost tip.

People thought Rick and I were brothers cuz we were the only two death-metal mongers at Robert E. Lee. Rick, without the years we spent writing lyrics and drawing sick disgusting shit, I dunno how I would've survived that depressing school. You were always a true friend and a great artist that I looked up to as well. Thanks for all the encouragement and inpiration. You drew the sickest shit I had ever seen. I hope you read this and send me an e-mail at

I saw you guys play and Cody was wearing some shorts with knee-high Docs, a gimp mask and was whipping everybody which I believe you did not like. Also saw you rehearse on speed at the drummer's garage. Howz Felix, J.R. and Cain?

I'm still down here and will graduate with a bachelor's in art education in a couple of months. Gonna be an art teacher. Who woulda thunk it?

Anonymous said...

hey Ruben!!! whats up my brutal brother?


Anonymous said...

JR Valdez was my friend back in 7th grade at Horace Mann. He turned me on to Sigue Sigue Sputnik around 1986 which opened my mind to a new world.

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