Noise Rock/Noise Punk of TB

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by andrew, Dec 25, 2013.


  1. andrew

    andrew

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    This thread can be a general discussion about noise rock/ noise punk and the bassists who drive those bands, but I'm also interested to hear from the members here who play in bands of this ilk.

    If your bands are influenced by Shellac, the Jesus Lizard, Uzeda, Unwound, Big Black, Scratch Acid, etc then please post links to your music and tell us about the gear you use to make it.
  2. andrew

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  3. skulletwhip

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM-LHuK0mGk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    This is my old band featuring a less bearded, fatter, fuller head of hair me. For fans of Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Faith No More, The VSS and a whole lot of other stuff. Gear used was always a GK 800RB an Ampeg 8x10, Gibson Grabber and a rotation of pedals. The only constant pedals were a Fuzzrocious Rat Tail a Whammy and a Muff Fuzz I made.

    My new band is a 3 piece and will be recording at the end of January and I am really stoked on it. Influenced by Unwound, Chavez, The Fall, Shellac, and all sorts of other stuff.
  4. billgoodwin

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    do a cover of GO4 "Found that Essence Rare" with the band I'm with. Use to do Damaged Goods too but have since dropped it from our set list.
  5. Denver Max

    Denver Max

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    Just started a project with a new guy. Influenced by The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, and The Blood Brothers. I don't know how anyone around here feels about the Blood Brothers, but they're one of my all time favorites.

    I think we're going with the name Neon Black. I'll post something when we have more than little scratch tracks recorded.

    Currently playing a Squier Jazz bass with flatwounds through a Bass Big Muff Pi into a small but surprisingly loud (but not gig-worthy) Peavey 1x12. My main amp (currently being repaired) is a GK 1x15 that will soon be enhanced by a Fender Rumble 2x10. I have a Rusty Box and a smallsound/bigsound mini on the way soon. Right now, I use the Muff almost all the time with the tone and sustain both at 3 o clock and the bass boost switch on. Gives me some nice sharp edge, while retaining a decent amount of low end. A little wimpy for my needs though, so it will probably get replaced before too long. And I use Dunlop jazz iii picks only.
  6. Phe

    Phe

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    Here is some noisy stuff, influenced by noisy stuff. I play bass VI on these (Epiphone EB6 Jr. Modded from EB0.) through Peavey Mark III Series and I think I had my TL 606 at this point (DIY). Some effects and a slide.

    https://soundcloud.com/troutmen
  7. andrew

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    Very cool!
  8. andrew

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    Denver Max, I'm a Blood Brothers fan too. Saw them live a bunch of times, they always put on a good show.
  9. skulletwhip

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    Not one our noisiest tune, but the Unwound/Chavez influence is in it. this is from our second ever show at some kids parents mansion.
    After the show somebody told me they thought we sounded like late 70s post punk mixed with 90s Matador Records. Seems cool to me.

  10. andrew

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    Nice!
  11. alecduncan

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    I'm loving this! Any shows coming up? I'm in Detroit.
  12. skulletwhip

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    Nothing booked at the moment. Got an EP coming out in June or July..

    You got a band? Maybe we can set up a gig?
  13. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    been doing the slow thing, still love big black and unwound, but listening to sleep and motordrone too nowadays as well as jesus and mary chain's barbed wire kisses
  14. Phe

    Phe

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    Here is a new EP from Troutmen, we released it yesterday. This time I'm playing bass (Squier Vint. Mod. Jazz 5-string and '81 Ibanez Blazer) through Peavey Mark III and DIY TL 606. Boss chorus, EBS MultiComp and on final track some Eventide stuff, looper and a slide. And engineer who did some editing on my noise.
    So, enjoy! http://troutmen.bandcamp.com/releases
  15. 10cc

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    Here is my buddies who are too slack to tour now. They shared a lot of bills with Jesus Lizard, Sleep, Melvins whatever they are good and don't ever play anymore. Damn it! Well anyway here is some Harvey Milk

  16. McFarlin

    McFarlin yep Supporting Member

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    Really dig the Taxa tune

    Nice rhythm on the Sandpaper Tongue thing

    Excellent tone on the Troutmen EP

    I would like to see this thread get more action.




    I can offer something we did a couple of years ago (semi/sporadically active project, someone once called it "like a f*****up Jesus Lizard").

    To get started we placed a craigslist ad to meet a vocalist and this guy shows-up with a tiny amp and a mic (no one could hear him, and he couldn't hear himself). We are all pretty awkward and this guy was super shy, so no conversation. We just set up in this tiny apartment and recorded this bit of improv. The second track is my favorite:


    We enjoyed it enough to start playing all improvised shows (not seeking, just offered slots occasionally by folks who know us from our other bands).
    About 20 minutes before our set time he mutters something about needing to find his passport and not returning because he didn't "have transportion". So we asked another friend to handle vocal duty, but he shows up again right before our set. Not sure where he went but his eyes were wide with a fixed gaze, and this happened (for lyrical content, this was right around the time of our State's campaign against Women's health and Planned Parenthood):


    That guy wandered off to Venice Beach. Pretty sure he's some sort of genius.
    So we went a different direction.

    About a year ago we met a synth/sampler/shortwave radio guy at an empty house on about 10 acres and recorded 7 tracks. We released only one copy of each with unique artwork (except Vol. 3, which is free online d/l). They are all a pretty slow build-up and can do a bit of rambling.


    And we play live when the opportunity presents. Halfway through sound guy asked, "Do you need more guitar in your monitor?" I said, "No, the music is supposed to sound that!":
    Last edited: May 5, 2014
  17. higain617

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    David Sims is one of my favorite bass players. Apparently, he works as an accountant these days. Kevin Rutmanis did some interesting stuff, especially in The Cows. If you haven't, check out some Hammerhead.

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