Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cherubs - Pink Party Desert 7"

Label: Trance Syndicate
Year: 1992

There was a time on this blog, this one right here...that you're reading, that Austin, Texas and more specifically Trance Syndicate Records were prominently featured. It was like a month straight it seemed that we were practically vomiting up Ed Hall, Johnboy, Drain, Pain Teens, Crust, and Cherubs records. That was a good time wasn't it?
Well, set your way-back machine controls for the glorious acid soaked days of baked thud rock and day-glo record sleeves. The time when every college town had a handful of bands trying to "out rock" the others by tuning down, slowing down, and being as ugly as possible. Good times. That being said, you would have been hard pressed then, and hard pressed now, to find a better band than Cherubs, they easily out-rocked, out-tuned, and out-uglied the bands in your shitty college town (or mine for that matter...although Harvey Milk were playing shows in my college town whilst I was in college, and they were v-e-r-y ugly...and smelly, and come to think of it, they tuned waaaaaay maybe not the best example of college town).
Hail Cherubs!



vampyreverdi said...

Those Cherubs records still sound great, tricky to pinpoint why there noise sounds better than other similar sounding hombres. Thanks

polk said...

Hail to the Cherubs indeed! One of the best noise-rock acts of the '90s, bar none.

'Heroin Man' - a f---ing classic. One the most prized LPs in my collection...

Will said...

You might dig this blog a couple of dudes in Austin have thrown together as a historical compendium of Texas punk history, including all the Austin bands you mention in this post, and more.

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