Tuesday, April 13, 2010

AFS v. 263 ~ A Cloud Hangs Over Me


This week in AFS...

* Here Comes a Big Black Cloud! live in Studio A!
* Hornet Leg live in Studio A!
* Mucho Columbus content
* Warming you up a lit'l for KDVS' annual on-air fundraiser

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HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Shitty Vibrations | Live in Studio A,rec'd 04/07/10
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Blow Up France
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Wastoids
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Cocaine World
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | untitled
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Black Out
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Huff Party
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Fancy Fux
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD! | Allergic to Love
HORNET LEG | Savage | Live in Studio A,rec'd 04/07/10
HORNET LEG | Covered in Blood
HORNET LEG | Ribbon of Fear
HORNET LEG | title unknown
HORNET LEG | Bleed the Blood
HORNET LEG | Night of the Phantom
HORNET LEG | title unknown
GUINEA WORMS | Drunk In Your Uggs | Sorcererers of Madness (4rd Year in a Row!) | Columbus Discount *new
V-3 | Girl in a Room | Negotiate Nothing | Ropeburn 1992
THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS | Bottle Island | split 7" w/ Monster Truck 5 | Datapanik 1991
RON HOUSE | Statues Lose | Blind Boy in the Backseat | Columbus Discount *forthcoming (orig 1986)
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS | Aliens in Our Midst [The Twinkeyz] | split 7" w/ Screamin' Mee-Mees | New World of Sound 1996
EGO SUMMIT | Illogical | The Room Isn't Big Enough | Old Age/No Age 1997
PSYCHEDELIC HORSESHIT | Bleak Vacations | Acid Tape CS | Fan Death *new
THE BASSHOLES | Haunted Hill/20-20 Vision | Haunted Hill | In the Red 1995
TIMMY'S ORGANISM | I'm a Nice Guy Now | I'm a Nice Guy Now 7" | Cass *new
THE LAMPS | Salvation Road [The Kinks] | The Role of the Dogcatcher... 7" | Fan Death *new
CIRCLE X | Albeit Living | untitled 12" EP | Insolito *new (orig 1978)
BASTARD KESTREL | Love Story | Oh Splendid Mushroom | Wiiija 1989
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING | Wet Cement | Wet Cement 7" | Mexican Summer *new

Okay, gang......I had a good hunch they'd rule, but actually, I was even more impressed with Here Comes a Big Black Cloud! than I thought I'd be. Even despite jettisoning a keyboardist that certainly seems to add something to the forthcoming LP!

To relate them on a Sacto level is easy 'cos they really seem like a band that grew up getting geeked about the Yah Mos and Pope Smashers. Do you remember seeing the Phantom Limbs on certain nights where they ruled--such as that one time at Primo's Swiss Club--but then you listened to them on record and wondered WTF?!? It sounds kinda like Big Black Cloud had that revolution in their own mind, and their upcoming LP is the antidote to that disappointment. This band is smack-you-in-the-face good. The bass and guitar interplay is really cool. The singer slams Dayquil and shouts from the gut 'til totally raw 'n raspy, but still strong. And the drummer is one beastly bulwark who hits incredibly hard and never goes sideways.

When they come back in a few months to tour in support of their upcoming Dark Ages LP (hopefully if their plans pan out), West Coasters...you gotta see 'em! This LP is by far their most accomplished record. Fans of bands like Strip Mall Seizures and Death to Pigs who also nod toward the more rapid, spastic moments of Birthday Party should certainly watch here for more information on this record...
http://www.stankhouserecords.com/
(two previous releases including their debut 7" and Party Vietnam 10" are available there now. There's a split 7" w/ Tiny Knives just out which is also worth picking up, but that's not there yet.)

Hornet Leg was pretty cool, too. They played as a primal garagey two-piece drum/guitar thing. That dude Chris is a good enough guitarist with a tone impeccable enough to pull it off by himself. But I like the sound of the full band on last year's K Records LP most of all.

Next week I come asking for money. It's the only week every year where KDVS asks their listeners for help. We send you back dollar-for-dollar value in gifts. This year's gifts include World's Lousy With Ideas goodies from Almost Ready Records, and much more. My special gift will be a CDR compilation of the highlights of the last 12 months' worth of Live in Studio A recordings here at KDVS, including killer cuts from XYX, Ratas del Vaticano, Black Time, Slippery Slopes, Pigeon Religion, etc. Any pledge over $25 gets it. KDVS needs to hit a goal of $60,000. I'm aiming for $1000 during my two hours. Thank you for your support, y'all!

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