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2/27/05

     I hate reading news updates where people whine about how long it’s been since the last update, so fuck that.  We’ve played a bunch of gigs now with our new drummer Steve Jones and the general consensus from long time fans and amongst ourselves is that the band has never sounded better.

     Our “Freedom Fries” 7 inch came out two weeks after the ‘election’ and disturbingly takes on more meaning every day. Please: pay attention and MAKE SOME NOISE!  Your individual freedoms and the safety of the entire world are at stake right now, don’t be LAME, raise your voice.

     We played an amazingly fun and LOUD house party at Zak’s on New Years Eve which proved once and for all that none of us can handle our liquor very well for very long. Highlights included Ray Wyland sitting in on guitar for ‘Live Free’ and then bass for the rare performance of ‘Too Hot To Taste.’   The ensuing ‘no-star’ jam that followed had Ray and Zak on guitar, August singing, Dan Beloit (guitarist, the Valley) on drums and Mark LaFalce (drummer, Glorious Day) on bass for a couple of surprisingly impressive Valley covers.   As if that weren’t enough excitement for the neighbors, Glorious Day turned in an impromptu set at 2 freakin A.M.!

     Another great gig was The Valley’s CD release party at the Sunset.   Thanks to some heavy rotation and constant plugging by local radio the club was packed from stage to door and was a great night for both bands.   Our set featured very enthusiastic fans up front, one of whom split his head open in all the excitement. Now that’s rock and roll.


     Speaking of raising your voice, our new album “GET THE REVOLUTION OUT OF YOUR HEAD” on Steel Cage Records finally hits the streets in March. Twelve riot inciting blasts of premium High Octane Rock and Roll, supercharged by Tim Kerr and Johnny Sangster.   Everything about this album involved a lot of collaboration, both inside the band and out, and we can’t thank our producer, label, friends, and fans who helped us enough.   We went through a lot of shit making this record, from the very good to the very bad, but in the end we really made this one for ourselves, and we’re damn proud of it.

     Get ready for some LIVE TESTIMONIAL cause we’re bustin’ out and taking our stink on the road for the HARD UP ’05 tour at the end of April.   We’ll be rocking the kids, annoying the authorities, and confounding locals from here to southern California alongside our good pals The Valley.   We’ll post all tour dates on our shows page as soon as they are confirmed.

     So, you can see we’ve been pretty busy here at Earache Central, but wait – there’s more!   We’ll be hauling the old website here into the garage for a complete overhaul over the next few months, so y’all come back soon now!   Until then GET THE REVOLUTION OUT OF YOUR HEAD!
                                                                                                                                    Live Free – Fizzy Lipton, Minister of Propaganda

HEAVY ROTATION:

 August:

1.  Big Boys Lullabies Make the Brain Grow,  No matter how long the line is at the cafeteria, there’s always a seat!
2.  David Bowie - Scary Monsters
3. 
The Queers - Love Songs for the Retarded
4. 
Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension
5. 
Ian Hunter - Live: Welcome to the Club

Joe:

1.  Rocket from the Crypt

2.  The Shemps

3.  Volumizer

4.  Glorious Day

5.  Air America


Steve:


1. 
DIG - Self-Titled  (4 or 5 Songs from LP CD)
2. 
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin DVD Boxed Set (All of DVD #1)
3. 
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion  (All of LP CD)
4. 
The Valley - Self-Titled  (All of LP CD)
5. 
The Raveonettes - The Chain Gang Of Love (2 or 3 Songs from LP CD)

 

Zak:

1.  Dare Diablo - Feeding Frenzy
2. 
Soledad Brothers
3. 
Stiv Bators - Disconnected
4. 
Alta May - Dark Days
5.
  The Nuns

 


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