Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hit The Right Spot - Record Fair, Killii Killii, Suds, S H I T

It was at the very first Northside Record Fair that I learned about 'record spotting, which was by total accident. I was looking for a copy of Black Sabbaths "Paranoid" album that contains my favorite song they do, "War Pigs." Even though I found a copy and actually had the cash in hand when I noticed something on the cover. "What's this stain on the cover." I asked innocently enough scratching the spot and removing small flakes of the unknown substance. "Well, it's a 'spotted' record" he said bringing to notice that the record was from a certain, small section of LPs labeled SPOTTED "What the fuck is a 'spotted record' and why are they so special?" I asked this question still holding the cash in my hand and the record resting on a crate of records. The tale he told, exposed a very seedy underground ring of weirdos. Well, the spot as it would turn out was actually jism. There's a small sect of record collectors that use the records for an 'inspirational listen' and climax upon the record. Each record in the section had similar 'spots' most of which, but not all, were originated from the record seller according to him. Upon finishing his tale, I rplaced the money in my pocket and immediately dispatched myself to the restroom to wash my hands. So yeah, see ya at the Third Northside Record Fair!

Shortly after a blazing show in Louisville, Kentuckee featuring The Socials, OPPOSABLE THUMBS and Noise Pollution Records artist MADAME MACHINE -- who completed recording a full-length for Noise Pollution which included a by-gone cover of GREEN FORMICA TABLE -- the band disintegrated. Long story short, Salena and Forrest formed a new band who, according to Salena, are beginning to do shows. The new band is called KILLII KILLII... Just in-case your wondering, Killii Killii is the call of the American Kestrel of which is the smallest of all of the falcons according to expert 'Avianologist' Salena Filichia goes on to explain: "It's [Killii Killii] louder than Madame Machine... Musically, it is like complicated pop rock, I guess... With a lot of noise" you could expect sightings and shows of Killii Killii in the Louisville Zone frequently and probably in Cincinnati into the spring -- if we survive the winter...

Don't call it a come-back and actually, don't call it a 'real' release either. THE CINCINNATI SUDS, premier goblin-fighters have a four-song CD demo supposedly, exclusively, available from BLACK PLASTIC RECORDS in Northside. I say supposedly because according to Suds spokesman, ALL the copies of the CD has been 'distributed' and, in fact, only a stray amount of CD's are possibly available! Chock full of garage rock-n-roll madness, the four songs leave Ya wanting more which was sorta the mission of this 'sampler.' Recorded by Lance Kaufman of the rock-a-billy ambassadors The Star Devils, the intention of the band is to create interest for a vinyl release. Apparently besides the debut of In Your Bedroom, The Suds have several full-lengths of original material that remains un-released.

There's not many bands that would sound at home on a installment of Killed By Death, Punk & Disorderly and/or This Is Boston Not LA, but Toronto Ontarios S.H.I.T. is one of those bands! Out now on Static Shock Records (link below), their latest dingle that's now available on limited-run vinyl or you bandcamp (you name the price), "Feeding Time" b/w "Private Lies" reminds me of street-punk drums and blazing buzz-saw guitar of The Freeze, FU's and UK's Partisans rolled into one. So maybe it does lean a bit to the Boston HC side. Regardless, it rages and deserves your attention.