Week two on the job and I am still unearthing bunches of cool stuff left to me by my predecessor. For instance, a mother load of local CDs. Most of them are years old now and stuff that I really should already have in my possession.
A quick list:
- “Sucker,” Circus Bogus: The most talked-about Fresno band ever. Possibly.
- Circle and Circles: Before Brother Luke had comrades, there was this.
- “Reign of the Sloth Charmer,” Everything All the Time: Saw this band many times back in the day, and was always impressed. Never realized they were a Gardenside band. The drummer played with It’ll Grow Back for awhile.
- Burned CD from Not 4 Hire: One of the seminal Fresno punk bands for awhile there.
- “Things are Looking Up,” Stump ‘N’ the General Populus: You know I like what Populus does.
- Self-titled (or maybe untitled) CD from Soma Holidays: Fresno’s premiere post-hardcore band. See: Fay Wrays.
- “Live at Tokyo Garden,” Cattie Ness and the Revenge: Fresno’ rockabilly queen and a staple of the scene. Anyone who has live CD from Tokyo Garden is OK in my book.
- “Keep the Change,” Chuck Dimes: Awesome Fresno hip-hip. Not sure why I didn’t have this before.
- “Implatical Leptitude, Version 6.1,” Brian Kenny-Fresno: This is some of his early solo work. Sticker on the front says it comes with a Free Bongtool Inside! A.) I didn’t find any bongtool. B.) I’m not sure what a bongtool is.
- “People of Earth, We Are…,” The Neptunes: This could be Fresno’s only surf-rock band (correct me if I am wrong). They have custom-made double-necked guitars and have been known to wear fezes.