Archive for August, 2011

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New Music

August 31, 2011

Well, not really. The above track is from Fu Manchu of course, but I’m starting up a stoner rock side-project called Ursa Major that’s gonna offer up some heavy riffage pretty soon. The name is actually latin for the Big Bear star constellation, but I took it from an old Incredible Hulk comic from the 80’s. Wrote two songs last night and as soon as there’s more material I’ll head into the studio to record some demos. If it’s gonna be an active, touring band is not really decided just yet. Got so many other projects right now I’m not too sure I have the time.

The track is taken from my favorite album (Godzilla’s) Eatin’ Dust and I highly recommend you check it out! Originally released as two 10″ EP’s on Man’s Ruin Records it was re-released on LP/CD and after the label folded it has been reissued again with new artwork.

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New Link

August 29, 2011

This guy Jeremy at Silver Ferox Design has the kinda job I really envy; he’s based in Italy and designs posters as well as DVD-sleeves for the film industry, mainly focusing on cool exploitation! We’re talking Lucio Fulci, Romero and Bava among others – now how sweet is that?

He’s got some pretty cool ideas and it’s nice seeing some of his innovations on these classic works of art, considering some of them has been around for at least 40+ years so you can imagine all the different versions that has been made up until now!

Check out his blog here.

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Kodak Moment

August 29, 2011

I received a package from Mexico last week with my free copies of the new Transmetal CD I recently made the artwork for. Now, I’m not too sure how I feel about the band giving it to a second designer who obviously threw a lot of Photoshop effects at it, but the end results are very different from my original design. Oh well.

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John Everett Miner

August 16, 2011

My pal John Everett Miner is a cool graphic designer based in the Los Angeles area. His works include such greats as The New York Dolls and more modern outfits like Social Distortion, among others. Beautifully handcrafted, his posters are screen printed with the utmost quality and the designs themselves are pretty striking, especially for us old punkers that grew up on xeroxed street-art (I just love the poster he did for The Masque anniversary!).

No official site yet, but he’s gotta page on Gigposters.com so check it out here.

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Stoned Pussy

August 16, 2011

Well, my pet cat Xerxes recently had some major surgery and the vet must’ve prescribed some pretty heavy damn painkillers ’cause he’s been pretty much out of it ever since. This clip offers a “best of” from the week that passed, along with The Ron Wray Light Show‘s classic acid instrumental Speed from 1967. The song is available these days on both Pebbles Vol.16 and Arf Arf Records‘ classic collection 30 Seconds Before the Calico Wall.

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Kodak Moment

August 15, 2011

Now, this is so damn cool! Italian madman Carlo at Scarey Records liked the poster I made for the then-upcoming The Bulemics‘ Euro tour so damn much he tattooed it on his calf! Now, how’s that for a compliment??! Whoof!

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For Sale!

August 12, 2011

Whoof! Well, I sure as hell wish I had some spare copies of this left – Daddy needs some cash to pay the upcoming vet’s bill! At fifteen bucks a pop it sure would come in handy right now with my pet cat Xerxes having some sort of snafu in the great outdoors, ending up with a really swollen leg. My garage outfit The Plastiques‘ debut 7″ Shoplifting, originally released on German label Radio Blast Records back in 2003 is available at the number one collector’s site GEMM.com (or have they been surpassed by Pop-sike?).

It has been re-released digitally with bonus tracks on my site on Bandcamp, but if you’ve got some spending money you’ll find it here, but I recently saw it available on Amazon, at a much reasonable price.

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Kodak Moment

August 9, 2011

This is pretty cool! Somebody – who’s name I’m not gonna print on account of me not knowing them – posted these two pics of the CD on Facebook recently, showcasing what the fold-out sleeve for the Dead by Mono No Way Out! Vol.1 compilation looks like. And the action figures looks pretty nice as well!

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New Artwork

August 8, 2011

Well, can’t share any more info just yet – ’cause it’s a work in progress – but I’m doing some pretty cool artwork right now for an upcoming CD to be released later on this fall! Sorta weird “infernal circus” themed with a nice blend of fiendish devils and horrific clowns – some, as you can see, wearing KISS make-up! It’s gonna be cool.

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En Español!

August 4, 2011

Well, it might sound weird, but I recently decided to make the most out of the amount of time I spend in front of the computer, so instead of blasting various kinds of music while working I signed up for this online Spanish course. It’s called ProSpanish and so far it’s been pretty good. Or muy bien to be more correct. Not that hard to grasp (if your English is somewhat decent) and I’m kinda amazed how simple the structure of the language is! They promise you’ll be able to speak decent Spanish within twenty days, but I’m taking my time on this one just to be sure. And it’s free so what’s the rush?

The above track is by Spanish maniacs Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!! (don’t forget the exclamation points!), and if you’re into noisy garage you should definitely check these guys out! Two albums worth of cool material (with a horror bent a’la Misfits) and maybe some seven inchers. Not too sure about that though. Check out their MySpace for more info and they’ve released some stuff on Austrian label Voodoo Rhythm, so check that out here.

The course is available here.

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