Saturday, 24 May 2008

Oblivians part I

The Oblivians were a garage punk band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1993. The band consisted of three members -- Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber, and Eric Friedl -- who alternated between instruments on stage and in the studio, each member serving as vocalist, guitarist, and drummer, in turn.
The Oblivians’ sound was much harsher than the Compulsive Gamblers' sound had been, owing both to Friedl’s influence on the band, and to some of the music the members had taken to heart since the Gamblers disbanded, including Thee Headcoats and The Gories. The music was also much more stripped-down than that of the Compulsive Gamblers; the Oblivians had no bass player and no bass drum on their drum kit, instead using only two guitars and a standard drum kit between the three of them. All three members shared songwriting responsibilities, and each member of the group supplied vocals, guitar, and drums, when recording. During live performances, it was not uncommon for members to switch back and forth multiple times between a shared set of instruments. The band did catch a certain amount of flack for their unconventional setup; while the band was working at Sun Studios the group was refused a space to record until they procured a bassist. Despite being offered a chance to record for free, with the only condition being that they add a bass player to the lineup, the band opted to record elsewhere rather than conform to the request.

Popular Favorites (1996)

1. Christina
2. Trouble

3. The Leather

4. Guitar Shop Asshole

5. Hey Mama, Look at Sis

6. Part of Your Plan

7. Do the Milkshake

8. Strong Come On
9. She's a Hole

10. Bad Man

11. He's Your Man
12. Drill

13. You Better Behave

14. Pinstripe Willie
15. You Fucked Me Up, You Put Me Down

16. Emergency

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Soul Food (1995)

1. Vietnam War Blues
2. And Then I Fucked Her
3. Big Black Hole
4. Jim Cole
5. Mad Lover
6. Sunday You Need Love
7. Never Change
8. No Reason to Live
9. I'm Not a Sicko, There's a Plate in My Head
10. Blew My Cool
11. Cannonball
12. Nigger Rich
13. Bum a Ride
14. Anyway You Want It
15. Static Party
16. Ja Ja Ja

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Oblivians part II


Art Union said...

justamente andaba buscando este tipo de sonidos, muchas gracias


RNFR said...

thanks for posting these! lost all my shit, and i need it back! this'll help a lot. cheers.

Xaymaca Ska said...

Enormes Gracias. Huge Thx! Larga vida al garage!

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