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

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  • alterego100usa
    well, i did say i like the records and that bass wolf was talented, and that i liked the movie; i sure wouldn t call that dumping , unless you were referring
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 4, 2005
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      well, i did say i like the records and that bass wolf was talented,
      and that i liked the movie; i sure wouldn't call that "dumping",
      unless you were referring to guitar wolf (singular character) as
      opposed to guitar wolf (group). --- In theboredoms@yahoogroups.com,
      Doctor Funkenfurter <doctor_funkenfurter@y...> wrote:
      > 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
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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      > > > > ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
      > > > >
      > > > > 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)
      > >
      > === message truncated ===
      >
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