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Monday, April 11, 2005

Toxin III

I've been wanting to hear some Otis (super old band w/ Chris Cart, Ricky, and Danny where Danny played drums made out of chunks of metal while the other two pulled out die grinders and started showering the audience with sparks) so I was searching on the web and found this. I had never even heard of them, but Chris Cart's old band was called Toxin III and Hyped to Death records has re-mastered and re-released their EP. I had no idea Acadiana had this kind of punk rock cred. I thought all we had was the Zen Bastards. Can it get more seminal than the Zen Bastards? Hmmm, I may have to get the CD and find out. Love the cover design.

Now, witness the the horror...

Ok, let me revise that. The mo' horror. Check out the way he has the exact same expression in every friggin' photo. I delved into the "celeb photos" section and seriously couldn't find a single photo where he doesn't have the proctology exam grimace on his face. I'm pretty sure he died in the 80's and KSMB embalmed him. Also, in late breaking news, Pauly Shore visits the KSMB studios!!!


Anonymous giuseppe the wop said...

wow. i showed the cover this album to some of my comrades out here in cali and they were offended. can you believe that shit? californians can be such pussies.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

Yeah, you would think that it would be obvious that they were making fun of that shite. Most flag flaunting southerners I've met definitely wouldn't appreciate being compared to nazis. Too much sprouts and tofu will do that, I guess.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Meister FrugĂ© said...

Bobby Novosad, rot in hell! The puketastic part is that I actually helped make that damn website! Kill Me!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

Ouch. That definitely must have hurt. I hope you at least got an autographed pic of you, Novosad, and Kasey Kasem out of it.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous crackdaniel@hotmail.com said...

Yeah, well I hate to say it but Zen Bastards had nada on Toxin III. Not even close to shining the Tox's shoes. As for those CaliPhoneys being offended, Fuckin' A! They are all a bunch of puffs anyway, butt munchers!

We was real rabble rousers, kickin' up some dust, kickin' ass and taking names.

The Toxin III has also been re-issued on 12" vinyl at Rave Up Records Rome, Italy. And will see it's third re--issue (CD) in Milan on AUA Records.

I am preparing a 25 year anniversary re-issue on 12" heavy, virgin vinyl, w/gatefold sleeve to be released in 2006.

Suck on that and see if it burns your tongue!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

Put me down for one of them there 25th anniversary records. You ought to do some Otis, Bubba Daddy, etc. or a compilation or something. Most of us are pretty oblivious to whatever was going on in acadianaland prior to the Otis days. I wouldn't mind being edumacated.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous crackdaniel@hotmail.com said...

The only Otis I have is recorded on video 'live' at Haricot's w/Fugazi and at Juliana's when we ripped the joint. Danny's exploding rat trick! HaHa!

Only problem is that it is on vhs and the UK is 'pal', so I can't make dubs. Probably could have someone "digitize it' on CD, but I'm a cheap bastard, and that would severely cut into my drinkin' money.

The Bubba Daddy is available at interpunk.com, but the sound quality sucks, the guy who recorded us from the Painteens was a weird, paranoid and jealous mofo and screwed the recording up on purpose, so we wouldn't sound good and get some of the attention. Shoulda went to some hick, cajun studio in Bruh Bridge and probably got a better sound.

Check out raveuprecords.com and hyped2death.com for some old cool and mega obscure nuggets of punk fudge.

We used to play with the Zoomers from BR. They was clearly acid casualties! Psycho-delic! Also, played alot with The Shitdogs/BR, they were your typical, hippy sleaze bags and you just had to love 'em, check out 'History of Cheese'.

It'weren't so bad inna day, 1977-78, hell the SEx Pistols played at Ol' Man Rivers/BR and the Ramones played at Goin' West/Duson and by the time the 80's rolled around, X and Black Flag were playin' in Lafatit! There was/is a loto' cool shit flowin' thru the I-10 super slab, mates.

Yeah, we was makin' wild monkey love on de Sunshine Brige!

I drink Coca Cola for breakfast, edumacation ain't fer me!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

It's hard to imagine The Ramones playing in Duson. I wonder what they thought when they pulled into town. Must have been an amazing show though. I heard that the Black Flag show was in somebody's house. I didn't realize how good the shows I was seeing were at the time. Now I'm in NYC, and it's rare that I see anything that holds a candle to those old shows. The clubs were tiny, there weren't that many people there, and the bands hung out with you after they played (there was nothing else for them to do.) Cool hearing about those old local bands, I'd never heard of any of them. And I don't think I even want to know what Danny's exploding rat trick was. My favorite Danny shenanigan was when he kept making himself throw up in front of the front door of the Bayou to piss the bouncer off. Tthen when the bouncer said something along the lines of "if I find out who keeps doing that, I'm going to make them eat it" Danny walked up to him, puked in his hands and then ate it. Classic. But it's been so long, and my memory getting so shoddy, maybe it's an urban legend. I'm pretty sure that was Danny.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous crackdaniel@hotmail.com said...

You gottem, big bottom! Danny, was "the coffee, beer and cigarettes" and it is not urban myth, he did it. However, not without consequence. Danny's on-demand regurgitation technique, caused severe gastronomical pain to Danny (stomach muscles got knotted).
In Otis, I had to put up with him and Rick'r at the same time, no small feat. You never knew which plane you were on and if you could get off, without a parachute! I jumped a few times!
Whats' doin' in N'yawk?

4:23 AM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

I wonder how one goes about learning to puke on demand. New York is ok, although really fucking expensive. There are a few places that have pretty decent bands usually, but on the whole most of the stuff you hear is really tired. I'm starting to think that the Japanese are the last hope for bringing the rock.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous c said...

You'll have to ask Danny (puke on demand technique, but he has been pretty despondent, not talkin much.

Expensive, man you don't know! In the UK gasoline is $5.00+ per gallon and its been that way for years. Cigarettes are $10.00 (N'yawk about the same). Shit man, life was cheap in da hood.

If it ain't N'yawk, what the nips got?

4:15 AM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

$5, ouch. I thought $2.50 was bad. My 2 mile/gallon shitty ass Dodge van isn't helping things either. Ah, the hood with it's $0.98 gas, $3 poboys, and $100 rents. There are a bunch of relocated Japanese bands here like Guitar Wolf, the Spunks, Peelander-Z, etc. that play good fast old style punk/metal. Plus the shows are always good because there are a shitload of rabid punk rock Japanese dudes freaking out at the shows.

8:51 AM  

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