Thursday, April 22, 2010

taking our sweet fucking time

fuck, it's now late april. dan pointed out to me last night that we'll have been a band for 3 years in august. the breakdown of this span of time is split between three places:

1) a year in a basement in lovely mount greenwood, with pure cop and robocop (i'll explain later)

2) a chunk of time above haas tavern in crackhead infested blue island

2.5) back to the basement, post blue island exodus

3) and now at the gacy hole in pilsen, which is not without it's charm or freebase cocaine users

there are technically 3 different recordings of sex bunker songs, none of which are really important besides the last one, "everything is awful" which is here for download if you didn't know. these discs just show our progress and the do-it-yrself spirit in full swing. there's a few older gems we don't really play anymore, including a song that was our previous namesake, maybe that'd be some good material for this here blog:

- "in the news today (pitbull assrape theme)"
this one is maybe one of the first 3 songs we made, i think we played it at our first show. anyway it's a bunch of headlines, awful awful headlines, maybe you've heard of a certain sodomy case involving a pitbull? i think you can make out the lyrics for the most part in this one, maybe i'll post them if not. it's a very weird song, both lyrically and musically, but it was formerly a mainstay in our set (and you can actually dance to it!) nowadays we do it at practice in 1/3 the time you hear here, and on occasion if it's all our friends at the show we'll pull that one out just for nostalgia's sake.

- "lies"
this very well could be the first song i wrote all the rhythm section for, ill take a stab in the dark and say its about people bullshitting you. much to our dismay, i found a rolling stones song that has the same hook, lies!, but i don't think that's the reason we stopped playing it. i think we used to play it fast when our songs were slower, and now that we play at meth overdose speed [without dipping into grind, ultraviolence (which doesn't really exist), or powerviolence speeds,] it chugs along like jason on sunday morning by comparison to the newer shit.

- "they said"
sweet chocolate jesus, this one's a doosey. we formally retired this one almost two years ago. after a year or so of playing it, we deemed it to be a knockoff bruce springsteen or "cougar" mellancamp song. hopefully you can hear why. i don't know what to really attribute that problem to: lack of lsd, too much grass smoking and bluegrass listening? shit, yr guess is as good as mine.

- "things even you can understand regardless of what you're on"
well, we still play this one, but its different on "everything is awful," that one is missing the opening bong rip! fuck yeah, obligatory drug use song! i penned this one completely, it needed a bit of a change up to reach completion so we used our war cry of the time "HIT THAT SHIT LIKE IT OWES YOU MONEY!" this one features one hell of a rip from a 5 footer from our pride and joy, jaybird to open up the song. somewhere out there, there's an alternate take of jerry doing the rip instead... this isn't just a pot song, i covered as much dope as i could. the title of the song was the title of this true story i was writing about criminal informants "narks!" in carbondale, il, but that shit got shelved. look at this you stoner:
two dynamic mics on that baby, one for the inhale and clear at the top, one for the lighter and slider at the bottom. fuck yeah, crowning achievement for the world of music recording...


i figure this is the best place to put all the media of sex bunker in one easy spot, cause you totally know thats how you want the internet to work. so inevitably, we will begin posting all the media and all the old shit. flyer archive sounds pretty good (we take pride in that shit.) videos, sure why not. (we never film ourselves, it just happens conveniently.) ideally, ill have a show from halloween 2009 at sludges up on here in the next post featuring decay after death, chum, and sex bunker, we went under the moniker of pitbull assrape and played in priest attire, a pretty fucking good look.

this has been bert,
director and curator of musical antiquities and assets

double post motherfuckers.

1 comment:

  1. Always thought They Said could have been good with some development, even with the opening, but I concluded later then that it would end up as a Descendents song of some sort.

    The further back it all gets in the rearview, the more special I think the Haas' time was, or that you all could have easily died at the hand of an angry "purple-faced drunk" landlord.

    Love and Kisses, Buzzkill Splint, scholar, retiree and patriot.

    I don't know why I'm saying this on the internet. I really don't. This is for your adoring public, not me.

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