Playing covers of other people's songs has never been a big part of any of the bands I have been in over the years. Today's post contains a couple of exceptions to that rule.
Up first is a cover of the T-Rex classic Liquid Gang performed by Waltz Bop Shop and recorded at KUNM. Waltz Bop Shop was a trio (and later a quartet) and was the longest lived project I have been involved in. Spanning most of the 90's Waltz Bop Shop played proto-math-rock and fractured jazz with a decidedly quirky mix of pop and experimental sensibilities.
Track: Liquid Gang (from the cassette: All my idears are flawed in sum way) Players: Keif Henley - guitar Rodney Cupp, ph.d. - bass, vocals, piano intro me- drum kit
Up next is a cover of Gun Club's Sex Beat by the infamous Jonny Cats. The Jonny Cats tore through the Albuquerque scene alongside bands like The Drags in the mid-90's playing surf-beat-cow-punk-mutherfucker. The Jonny Cats would have been household names if it weren't for a focused dedication to all of the most self-destructive aspects of the rock-n-roll life style. This track was recorded for a compilation cd that never happened.
Track: Sex Beat (unreleased) The Jonny Cats were: Kenta Henmi - lead guitar (now in The Violenta) Dave Chavez - bass Jonny Jarden - vocals, nudity Jonny Reed - guitar Johnny T- drum kit