Wednesday, December 8, 2010

p - self-titled

released 1995

this is kind of an odd pairing...gibby haynes and johnny depp (and some other guys)

apparently they'd met while mr. depp was filming WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE...and then eventually they were all like "you know what,man? let's jam"

and jam they did

and then they got folks like flea...the sex pistols' steve jones...and andrew weiss (rollins band) to show up here and there

i was originally turned onto the band via a mixtape a friend of mine had made for me that included their cover of abba's "dancing queen"

and i think they had a video that was shown on the mtv (though i may be wrong about that)

the band has the distinct infamous-ity ('s a word) of playing the viper room the night river phoenix was having a seizure just outside on the sidewalk (he died a few hours later)...and all of this went on whilst the band were in the midst of playing their song "michael stipe" (the song includes a few mentions of river phoenix)

musically...this sounds like just about everything else that was popular and alternative at the time

but you should still snag it up

so go it


DL: p


jonder said...

I always wondered if the guitarist on this (Bill Carter) was the same guy from the Screaming Blue Messiahs.

ipecac said...

they are one and the same,sir

JB said...

Whoa, cool. I'll definitely check this out when I get home from work. I can recall searching for this a couple times over the past 5 years or so, never turning up any results. (It is DAMNED hard to google the self-titled record of a band named after a letter.)

G_G said...

Used to have this on CD back in the day. Can't remember what it sounds like, so...

Anonymous said...

'Ello Jonesy you say? Not that the rest are slouches but we loves Jonesy.

jonder said...

Thanks for the answer. BTW have you heard the new Future of the Left demos? Falco hasn't lightened up, thank god:

PP said...

Ya learn something new every day.

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