"Woke Up This Morning" was captured circa 1992/93 on cassette at the Funhouse, the Chrome Cranks' rehearsal space/recording studio in the Lower East Side. Charles Hanson was our drummer at the time. It’s a spontaneous ditty that was never reprised and lives on only through this rare recording. For tapers only.
- Peter Aaron, 2019
I Have This Town…
The original demo (which was a bit sleepy) was written and recorded while I was living with Jake Rat on 1st Ave. I remember accidentally lighting my hair on fire after the session.
The album version was recorded at "The Can Factory" in Gowanus, and it took about 20 takes for David, and our bassist JJ Murphy to convince me that it should actually be an uptempo dance number.
All the synth parts were recorded with a Korg Micro X, by our friend Dan Sager.
The music video was a collaboration with Gabe Darling of the band o'death, and contains found footage from the 1980's British children's program "Emu's Pink Windmill Kid's". After viewing it I remember immediately thinking of the 90's comedy "Stay Tuned" starring John Ritter, where he purchases a satellite dish that allows him access to a TV network known as "Hellevision". The footage of the "Windmill Kids" is terrifying enough on it's own, but we decided to alter it in post to really play up the concept of "a Hellevision version of Kid's Incorporated".
- John Winston Connel, Adventure Violence
We wrote these songs about Irish Rebellion under English Tyranny, The Oliver Cromwell Twist is about …Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of and the war crimes he committed in Ireland.
We wear kilts while recording and playing the bagpipes. Our favorite gear is the giant bodhran. The Bodhran Mohr, is 4 feet in diameter and has a big big ballsy sound. We also throw in viola, tin whistles , mandolins and bagpipes of course.
- Michael X. Rose, Templars of Doom
Stu of The Art Gray Noizz Quintet says:
"EARGASM: it's about harnessing the elemental power of the music in the same way that Wilhelm Reich used the Orgone energy inherent in the orgasm. A play on words - perhaps a pulsating rock club could become an Eargone accumulator!"
The Art Gray Noizz Quintet is: Stu-Art Gray - Vocals/Guitar/The Unit, Skeleton Boy - Bass, Andrea Sicco - Guitar, Bloody Rich Hutchins - Drums