Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TOXIC SHOCK - 12 SONGS FROM A NON-EXISTENT BAND


Bootleg, 1982


Despite the name of this record, Toxic Shock did in fact exist.

Comprised of Karla Eppler on vocals (who also sang for Burn Center and God On Drugs), Brian Flaherty on drums (rest in peace; he also played drums in Burn Center), Fred Hawkins on guitar, and some young gentleman named David Yow on bass, the Austin, Texas quartet went into a studio in either late 1981 or early 1982 and recorded a twelve song demo. Culled from a second-generation copy of the original master, this long-player was pressed and released by persons unknown and distributed in a very limited run of one-hundred and ninety-seven copies.

Over the years the alleged surviving members have denied the existence of the band, despite having torn shit up enough playing shows with MDC (formerly the Stains), the Big Boys, Whoom Elements, the Butthole Surfers, the Pagans, Jerry's Kids, the Rejects, the Make, and probably plenty more, along with having won the number 10 spot (Number 1 went to blues singer Angela Strehli) for Best Female Vocals in a 1981-82 poll of Best Austin Musicians.

An old Toxic Shock flyer exclaimed:
"Fuck the KKK. Fuck oppression. Fuck Christianity (and all religions). Fuck frats. Fuck fake bands. Fuck hippies & liberals. Fuck the music press. Fuck you."

Despite the name of this record, Toxic Shock did in fact exist.

TOXIC SHOCK - 12 SONGS FROM A NON-EXISTENT BAND

1 comment:

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