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1957Re: [the boredoms] Re: DMBQ / Bass Wolf of Guitar Wolf RIP

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  • Doctor Funkenfurter
    Apr 4, 2005
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      I can't sit by on a Boredoms e-mail list and listen
      passively to people dumping on Guitar Wolf. Guitar
      Wolf has all the raw energy and wildness that made me
      love the Boredoms upon first hearing Onanie Bomb. I
      still dig what they're doing now, but I just wish the
      Boredoms still tore the paint off the walls and made
      my big toe shoot up in my boot like Guitar Wolf
      continued doing until Billy just died.

      -marquis de tzara


      --- alterego100usa <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      >
      > Sorry to hear of this; he was quite good (maybe the
      > strongest point
      > of the band) and had an amusing appearance in the
      > film WILD ZERO. I
      > saw Guitar Wolf (the band) live several years ago,
      > they were
      > entertaining but Guitar Wolf himself was basically
      > posing/vamping
      > with his guitar and hitting chords sloppily,
      > shotgunning Budweiser
      > from cans like a freshman fratboy (as if this was
      > supposed to impress
      > us?) while the band rocked out. The albums, though
      > recorded with the
      > fidelity of broken Edison cylinders, do have a lot
      > of excitement &
      > fun at times, like Link Wray meeting the Ramones,
      > but any Ramones or
      > Wray LP is more satisfying (and better-recorded),
      > honestly. WILD
      > ZERO, the movie, is mildly recommended--I own it on
      > both VHS and DVD.
      > Would give it 2.5 stars on the usual rating scale.--
      > In
      > theboredoms@yahoogroups.com, gygax <gygax0r@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > Does anyone know if Yoshiko (ex-OoioO) left DMBQ
      > > permanently?
      > >
      > > Also: RIP Bass Wolf of Guitar Wolf who passed
      > away
      > > yesterday of a heart attack in Tokyo, aged 38.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- Joshua <janzano@w...> wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > http://www.exitheuxa.com/CLUBEXITFLYERsmall.jpg
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
      > > > ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
      > > >
      > > > Friday April 1st @ CLUB EXIT
      > > >
      > > > ::: Panache Magazine party :::
      > > >
      > > > :: LIGHTNING BOLT
      > > > :::: DMBQ (from Japan)
      > > > :::::: PANTHERS
      > > > :::::::: TITAN
      > > >
      > > > :: special guests SHELLSHAG
      > > >
      > > > :: NEW TAAFE party btwn bands & till late late -
      > !!!
      > > > aka CHK CHK CHK
      > > > djs
      > > >
      > > > :: projection art by MIGHTY ROBOT AV SQUAD &
      > VIDUNO
      > > >
      > > > [ CLUB EXIT ]
      > > > 147 Greenpoint Ave @ Manhattan Ave | Greenpoint,
      > > > Brooklyn
      > > > G train or B61/B43 to Greenpoint Ave | 18+ | 8PM
      > |
      > > > $10 | 718.349.6969
      > > >
      > > > ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE @ EAT RECORDS
      > > > EAT RECORDS-> 124 Meserole Ave @ Leonard St in
      > > > Greenpoint, BKYLN
      > > > call 718.389.8083 for ticket info
      > > >
      > > > [ LIGHTNING BOLT ]
      > > > two man drums and bass guitar maddening
      > explosion,
      > > > churning rubber
      > > > mallets of drum lines pounding out catchy
      > staccato
      > > > beats @ 5x speed,
      > > > alongside rising and falling crazy nood-ly bass.
      > > > Prog and metal and
      > > > some sort of twisted new cranked up jazz - in
      > > > costume, in the dark,
      > > > on
      > > > the floor. Think Slayer with the Boredoms plus
      > cronk
      > > > addled freejazz.
      > > > Several records out on Load Records out of
      > > > Providence, RI.
      > > > ��� MP3 ���>
      > > >
      > http://www.loadrecords.com/sound/LightningBolt.mp3
      > > > ��� MP3 ���>
      > > http://www.loadrecords.com/sound/sample.mp3
      > > > ��� PRESS ���>
      > > >
      > >
      >
      http://www.citypages.com/databank/24/1164/article11152.asp
      > > >
      > > > [ PANTHERS ]
      > > > Brooklyn quintet pounding out "angular rock
      > songs
      > > > characterized by
      > > > strung-out guitars, panicky percussion, and
      > tribal
      > > > bass." - "Panthers
      > > > they offer a ferocious brand of slobbery but
      > tight
      > > > punk, along with
      > > > plenty of (sometimes) tongue-in-cheek academic
      > > > references. Panthers'
      > > > combined humor and aggression might make you
      > think
      > > > The Jesus Lizard,
      > > > and there's truth to that, there is, but their
      > > > brainy polemicizing
      > > > and
      > > > controlled angular assault aligns them most
      > closely
      > > > to the DC
      > > > political punks of the late '80s and early '90s,
      > > > i.e. Nation of
      > > > Ulysses and Fugazi." - Epitonic . Members of
      > Orchid,
      > > > Turing Machine,
      > > > and the Red Scare. Records out on Vice and Dim
      > Mak.
      > > > ��� PRESS ���>
      > > >
      > http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/p/panthers-
      > > > things.shtml
      > > > ��� BIO / MP3 ���>
      > > > http://www.epitonic.com/artists/panthers.html
      > > >
      > > > [ DMBQ ]
      > > > "No discussion of Tokyo underground scene would
      > be
      > > > complete without
      > > > mentioning DMBQ. They are the missing link
      > between
      > > > the much-divided
      > > > Japanese Noise/Alternative music and garage rock
      > > > scene. Their Hard
      > > > Rock/Psychedelic-based music, infused with
      > elements
      > > > of Noise and Free
      > > > Improvisation, still unleashes an unstoppable
      > power
      > > > to embrace the
      > > > whole spectrum of underground music. DMBQ was
      > formed
      > > > around 1988 in
      > > > Sapporo. By 1990, the band relocated to Tokyo
      > and
      > > > engaged in
      > > > genreless
      > > > activities, with Guitar Wolf, Boredoms and their
      > > > family, Buffalo
      > > > Daughter, Merzbow, and Violent Onsen
      > Geisha,etc���
      > > > Their sound, which
      > > > was a complete deviation from the trend at the
      > time,
      > > > stood out in the
      > > > local music scene and the band began to garner
      > > > respect, especially
      > > > from musicians. They released their first album
      > in
      > > > 1995 and were soon
      > > > attracting more and more followers. The band
      > > > continued to release
      > > > albums on a regular basisand in 1999, they moved
      > to
      > > > a major label,
      > > > Parco/Columbia. In 2001, after 3 albums, they
      > > > released a remix
      > > > album"Resonated" featuring old friends Buffalo
      > > > Daughter, EYE
      > > > (Boredoms), etc. The following year, they signed
      > a
      > > > new record deal
      > > > with Avex Trax, the Japanese biggest major
      > record
      > > > label. They just
      > > > recently signed with the American Label Estrus
      > to
      > > > issue out their
      > > > first U.S. release. They have toured the country
      > > > supporting the likes
      > > > of J.S.B.X., Fugazi, AxCx, Mudhoney, The
      > Dirtbombs,
      > > > Bob Log III,
      > > > Coachwhips, and 20 miles, etc. Their talents are
      > not
      > > > limited to DMBQ.
      > > > Masuko is also now playing with Damo Suziki
      > (ex-Can)
      >
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