Friday, November 18, 2011

Initial Detonation-1997 Demo

This demo was recorded in ID's early days, when they still had Steve on guitar/co-vocals (he later quit the band and was replaced by Ritchie and Garry from Satan's Ice Cream Truck). The sound quality is decent, and the tape is notable in that three of the five songs were never re-recorded anywhere else-"Homeless" and "Pro-Life???" are originals, while "Rehumanize Yourself" has lyrics lifted from a song by the Police (!).

1. Did You?
2. Homeless
3. Mary Kay Commandos
4. Pro Life???
5. Rehumanize Yourself


Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Itch Releases A Benefit Album For Joplin

As I’m sure everyone knows, a devastating tornado hit Joplin, MO on May 22nd, killing at least 138 people and destroying a large part of the town. Many of the fine bands profiled on this site hailed from there. It’s very fitting then that the Itch, a Springfield/Joplin garage rock act has released a live recording with all proceeds being donated to the Joplin United Way. I really encourage everyone to give generously to this cause. You can find the album download here.