I’m curious how many people are as excited by this as I am.
Although they claim they’ve never really broken up, they have emerged from seven or eight years of silence and released the last album they recorded together, appropriately titled “Unlistenable” (this was the verdict of their last label, who refused to release it). After playing a one-off show in San Francisco last November, they’re planning on heading back to the studio.
There were a handful of bands that were hugely influential to me. Jesus Lizard. Cows. Helmet. Steel Pole Bath Tub. The first time I saw them, I was expecting walls of sequencers and samplers and triggers, and a drummer with a huge fancy set adorned with cymbals. What did I see? Two amps. Two Radioshack tape decks with foot switch pedals. A ‘jazz’ drum kit, with two toms and two cymbals. How could this possibly be the same band? How could three people make that much noise? But, they did. Now, I sit and wonder if I may get one more chance, to see them live again.
To date, I don’t know that I’ve heard anyone else on the board mention them. How about it, any other SPBT fans out there?