Tuesday, August 16, 2016
horny genius - burn your sister
label: community 3
i'm going to preface this with a little something....
for the past couple of weeks i've been reliving the past. once upon a time there was something on the radio called OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (or OTBT for those in the know). the year was 1993. i was living just outside of davenport,ia. it was a sunday night. i honestly can't tell you how i came across the show but what matters here is i did. if it weren't for OFF THE BEATEN TRACK you wouldn't be sitting here reading these words. SGM wouldn't exist. my life would probably consist of nothing but metallica and slayer and the like. but here was this dj (or "disc jockey" for those in the know) that went by the name roberto (because i'm assuming that's the name his parental units gave him) tearing open my limited range of musical taste. i suddenly became aware of things called "public image limited" and "house of large sizes" and "pailhead" and "skatenigs". and from then until the time i moved you knew where to find me every sunday night between the hours of 6:00 to 11:00. tuned into KFMH. i'd even started recording songs off of the radio. i'd gotten up to 24 cassettes. but then i moved. and when i came back it wasn't the KFMH i once knew. but that's changed. the station has an online "pirate radio" station. all of the djs are there. roberto is there. as is OFF THE BEATEN TRACK every sunday night from 7:00 to 11:00. and now i have a soundtrack to me sitting in front of my computer on sunday nights (as opposed to every other night of the week. usually it's just tv noise).
KFMH have a facebook page
and if'n you'd like to actually listen to some OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
and that brings us to this....
i'd been listening to the show this past sunday and this very band got played.
they were from iowa (iowa city to be exact) back in the late 80s/early 90s.
they were in the vein of some minutemen and some mission of burma and some killdozer.
and if'n you're into that sort of thing....
butch vig produced this album.
and original guitarist brian hageman left the band (before the release of this album) and helped form the band thinking fellers union local 282.
both ooos AND ahhs.
so perhaps i'll run into you in cyberspace on sunday nights perhaps.
and do the rest of us a favor and take a shower beforehand.
don't look so shocked.
we all know.