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DO NOT FEAR CHANGE!! COME CHECK US OUT AT BRICKBACKGROUND.COM

That’s right! It was time to take the next step. Here’s hoping you follow us on our new journey at brickbackground.com. Cleaner layout and new ideas but still the same voice imploring you to forever keep the search for good rock n roll alive. Come check out the site, sign up to get on our cool kid list (email)  and most importantly, let us know what you think of the new site. Thanks for being with brickbackground thus far. Let’s keep the party lit!

And for those of you that don’t want to keep it lit, heed my warning….

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Morning Hype! Brown Acid!

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Growing up, there were a lot of urban legends surrounding the mythical, mind expanding drug known as LSD. There was the one about the kids that hated the high school French teacher so much that they dosed her morning coffee with a couple hits. She apparently made it through two classes before having to “inexplicably” excuse herself for the rest of the day. By all accounts though, those two classes were the most pleasurable the students experienced throughout her entire career. Another story that made the rounds was the one about the dude that was smuggling acid across the Canada US border. Not the smartest brick in the bunch, he taped 300 hits directly to his stomach underneath his shirt. The story goes that he didn’t realize that it would be in his best interest to put something between the acid and his skin, so when he started sweating while crossing the border, as amateur drug smugglers are wont to do, he absorbed all 300 hits. This unfortunate turn of events set him up for a life of brain damage, or as the kids back in the day referred to it, “turned him into a fucking vegetable, dude.”

I imagine there are a fair number of urban myths surrounding the bands featured on RidingEasy’s Brown Acid compilations. For  the most part, these bands are relatively unknowns from the 70s, except to the most persistent of crate diggers and rock historians. These are the bands that maybe got to share a joint with Ozzy when they opened for Sabbath in their hometown, or had to jump out of the way of a flying television when partying in the local hotel room with Zep. Or maybe they didn’t. That’s the allure of the urban myth, you just never know. What I do know is that RidingEasy Records, with the help of Permanent Records in Los Angeles, is doing these bands a great service because they absolutely deserved to be heard, even if they did lie to their buddies way back when about sleeping with Grand Funk’s groupies. Both “Brown Acid: The First Trip” and the brand new “Brown Acid: The Second Trip” are more than worthy additions to your collections so here’s what you do: Get your buddies over, drop a hit, drop the needle and drop a story about how you played Paper/Rock/Scissors with Axl Rose to see who got to have the threesome with those two Latvian supermodels back in the day. What were their names again?

 

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Song of the Day: OBN IIIs – No Time for The Blues

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You had better learn to like OBN IIIs and you had better do it quick because pretty soon all those “little shit cool kids” that you stare down your nose at in what “used to be” your favorite bar will be pumping this shit like it’s nobody’s business, especially not yours. And it won’t be your business. Because you’ll remember when you read this post and didn’t even bother to hit play and spend the 3:42 to become just a tad cooler of a human being, and oh, it will sting. Besides, the lead singer, Mr. Orville Bateman Neely III, will kick your ass if you don’t. And trust me, he will. I once saw him tell a crowd of about 500 Thee Oh Sees fans that he was gonna kick all their asses if they didn’t like his band and every single one of them left an OBN III enthusiast. No shit.

This is the new song off their upcoming third album Third Time To Charm, out May 27 on Tic Tac Totally. Start saving.

 

Here’s a ripper of a bonus track too: B-side off their debut 7″

 

 

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R.I.P. Gwar’s Oderus Urungus

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Big shock to the metal world this morning with the announcement that Dave Brockie(Oderus Urungus), frontman for legendary thrash monsters Gwar has passed away at the age of 50. He was found in his home Sunday night. Police do not expect foul play.

Gwar has seemingly been around forever and for me personally was one of those band that while you may not like every album you always had to contemplate catching them live every time they came through your town. They made their name on wildly theatrical shows, employing grotesque costumes and gigantic stage props ranging from larger than life paper mache depictions of celebrities(usually about to be maimed in some way and filled with enough fake blood to fill a small swimming pool) to monstrous inflatable penises that would shoot goo all over the crowd. Venues would cover every surface in the venue with plastic in attempts to minimize the mess and wearing clothes you actually gave a shit about would be a mistake made only once. Gwar was a must see live band, and while I’m happy knowing I have more than a couple Gwar shows under my belt, it’s a little disheartening to know the option to attend another bloodbath will no longer be there for us minions who bowed at the feet of Antarctica’s greatest export.

Pest In Peace Mr. Urungus. You were truly one of a kind….

 

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Morning Hype! Liquor Store and Dirty Fences!

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After a slow few weeks(and a couple of disappointing gigs)here in Philly when it comes to the live music front I’m more than stoked to be getting ready to check out a killer triple bill at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Things will kick off with Nancy, a Brooklyn punker band I really don’t know a whole a lot about but judging by their Bandcamp page they definitely seem fitting to be opening tonight’s festivities.

Second on the bill and easily the most anticipated of the three bands for me is more Brooklyn love by way of the architects of Brick Backgrounds 9th best album of 2013, Dirty Fences. Playing an amped up style of late 70’s, early 80’s power pop that would make a young Elvis Costello proud, I haven’t stopped listening to these guys since I first heard a track in some random skate video last summer. And speaking of skateboarding, the Dirty Fences dudes apparently have some DIY backyard concrete at their Brooklyn compound, further raising their stock around here. Wish I had a backyard.

Closers tonight are the mighty Liquor Store, probably voted most likely to save rock and roll if they could find a way not to get themselves kicked off the ballot. Saw them open for Natural Child last summer and they dropped jaws with their Nugent meets Dictators rock and roll hybrid so I’m definitely hyped on a full set from the New Jersey crew. When it comes right down to  it tonight’s probably gonna kill so if you’re in the area quit complaining about the weather and get to KFN. You know you want to….

 

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Song Of The Day: The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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I’ll be the first to admit that I generally dig The Shrine a lot more live than I do listening to them at home or on the headphones but that may be soon to change with this sick new jam coming off the upcoming release “Bless Off”, out March 11th on Tee Pee Records. Starts with some serious Sabbath worship before digressing into the classic 80s style thrash that dominated the first album. A mid track return to the altar of Sabbath breaks shit down proper and leads into a one-arm-up neckbreaker of a finish. Skate rock done near perfect. Here’s hoping the rest of the album can hold up because if it does summer at FDR skatepark may already be sound-tracked….

The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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Songs of the Day: Murder City Devils – Hey Sailor/I Want A Lot Now

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Really looking forward the Murder City Devils mini east coast tour coming up in a couple weeks. Philly, New York and Silver City, MD are the chosen ones to be blessed by the Devils. Some of the best live music you will come across, even if they are getting on in years. Whispers of new music abound but for now a couple classics to set your Friday straight.

Philly, PA@Union Transfer Feb 7th

New York, NY@Webster Hall Feb 8th

Silver City, MD@The Fillmore Feb 9th

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Weekend Hype! New Scott H. Biram!

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The Dirty Old One Man Band is back! Nothin’ But Blood is the album, Feb 4th is the date, Bloodshot Records is the label and if you must know the H. stands for Fuck Off.  More country punk rock n roll blues and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Full tour dates can be found on his Facebook page. Seeing Scott live is pretty much required so don’t blow it.

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Songs of the Day: Minto – Mountain Tree/Ratted Out

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Vancouver mainstays Minto have a new EP coming out called Days Gone By and it continues to rumble along in their tradition of Canadian country tinged rock and roll, heavy on the rock. Canadiana? Is that a thing? I don’t know but Mountain Tree  definitely take me back to the homeland. I guess you could also maybe call The Sadies “Canadiana”. Either or, they’ve been solid for a long time and with the recent addition of man about town Adam Fink behind the skins…. well, look out. He’s been killing it lately as evidenced by the amount of Vancouver bands requesting demanding his sterling rhythmic services. They’re having an EP release show at The Cobalt this Friday if you’re in Vancouver and hopefully more dates to follow. Check their Facebook page for more tracks from the EP as well as everything else you didn’t know you needed to know.

Mountain Tree

 

Ratted Out

 

 

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Friday Hype! Three Songs To Get You Out The Door!

Nothing fancy about this post. Just some good tunes to set you right…..

 

Enjoy the weekend folks!

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