Friday, December 14, 2007

Crash Worship - Triple Mania II (1994)

San Diego's Crash Worship has one of the most exciting -- and dangerous -- live shows in independent music. While the band's three drummers pound trance and industrial rhythms, other members play music, start fires, ignite fireworks and drench the audience in pig blood, water, flour and fruit. An inspired cult of fans have closely followed the group since its beginnings in 1987.

After forming the Alarma label in 1987, Crash Worship began releasing material with This. Two years later, the band recorded the album The Science of Ecstasy, an EP titled What So Ever Thy Hand Findeth - Do It with All Thine Might, and the 12-inch single "Flow." After the 1990 single "Pillar of Fire" and the LP ¡Espontaneo!, the British label Cold Spring released Crash Worship's first CD, Asesinos (1992), a collection of remixed and remastered tracks from the group's initial recordings. (The American label ROIR reissued the album with extra tracks in 1995.)

Crash Worship's present lineup finally coalesced in 1992 around drummers Markus Wolff, Simon Cheffins and Dreiky; J.A. Mattson on guitar; and "Fat" Jack Torino and JXL on vocals, Moogs and tapes. The group's first "studio" album, Triplemania II, appeared in 1994 on the Charnel Music label.


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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


1993 - Gimmick
1995 - Lard Room EP

Barkmarket was a rock music group formed in New York City in 1987. Personnel were singer/guitarist and main songwriter Dave Sardy, bass guitarist John Nowlin and drummer Rock Savage.

Barkmarket's music was usually loud and aggressive, touching on many styles (most prominently including heavy metal, hardcore punk and noise rock), but not resting definitely in any one genre. Critic Stewart Mason wrote that the band "can at times be frustratingly difficult to pin down, but their best work has a noisy, rattling power." There were also odd touches that demonstrated an experimental edge: the eerie banjo and tape loops on "(Radio Static)" (from Gimmick), and the nearly delta blues acoustic slide guitar on "Visible Cow" (from L. Ron).

Sardy's ragged, proto-screamo vocals usually offered bizarre lyrics that were at once evocative and absurd, and rarely without a menacing undercurrent: "I bought a handgun made out of glass/I cut a hole in the side of a wild ass" ("Visible Cow"); critic Ted Alvarez wrote,

Sardy's distended poetry often has a dark humor about it; lines like "I opened all your mail" ("Feed Me") and "I got a game/it won't take long/we'll list all our beatings in a cursory rhyme" ("How are You") add a dash of laughter to the often humorless scowl across the face of hardcore music.

In 1988, they released an independently-recorded demo tape, 1-800-GODHOUSE. They were signed to Triple X Records, who released the group's first two albums, Easy Listening and Vegas Throat; the latter featured guest work from avant-jazz guitarist Marc Ribot.

Vegas Throat attracted the interest of Rick Rubin, and Barkmarket was one of the first groups signed to Rubin's American Recordings. Vegas Throat was reissued by American, which then issued Gimmick and the Lardroom EP. During this time, they released the Peacekeeper EP on the Man's Ruin record label.

L. Ron (1996) was Barkmarket's final album. Sardy's engineering/production work was taking precedence over his own band, and the group quietly broke up in 1997. Sardy has since become an in-demand producer and mixer for many heavy rock groups (e.g., System of a Down, Marilyn Manson, Wolfmother, Helmet, Quicksand).

* Discography *
* 1-800-GODHOUSE (1988)
* Easy Listening (1989)
* Vegas Throat (1992)
* Gimmick (1993)
* Peacekeeper EP (1994)
* Lard Room EP (1995)
* L. Ron (1996)

1993 - Gimmick
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1995 - Lard Room EP
mp3 - 192kbps
rar - 20.8mb

* Any other Barkmarket albums out there, I'd love to hear them! *