...the thing we do instead of the things we're supposed to do...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sorry, fam. Between vacation, catching up on work and the other various excuses that adults use to talk themselves out of fun, I haven't made any time to give you new music to listen to. So let me rectify this!
Trenchmouth is notable for a few reasons. Damon Locks gets a shoutout in the liner notes for Fiestas + Fiascos, which is the first time I'd ever heard of him (I'm a youngblood. What do you want from me?). Fred Armisen, star of stage & screen, played drums for them. And I heart Fred Armisen.
But, mostly, they were a kick-ass post-punk band from Chicago who cut a bunch of records, had nice ties to Baltimore & DC and should be a helluva lot more appreciated these days. ...Vs. The Light Of The Sun is Trenchmouth's third full-length. Skene! released this one in conjunction with EastWest Records. It always cracks me up to see which punk rock bands got signed back in the early 90's. EastWest had Trenchmouth & Sick Of It All on their roster in 1994. Yep, someone totally got fired from their A&R job.
Anyway, I think I picked this up for $2 at Soundgarden back in 1999, then promptly misplaced the actual CD for about 7 years. My copy also came with a most excellent J-card, which I feel is a most underutilized add-on for CDs. File this under excellent housecleaning music.
Trenchmouth - Vs. The Light Of The Sun
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RIYL: bass & drums, slinking, Saturday Night Live