Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Congress Of Cow (Pre-Lanemeyer) Demo

Before Chris Barker was in "Day At The Fair", and even before he was in"Lanemeyer", there lived a great band known as "Congress Of Cow". These guys spit out some catchy ass tunes like it was childs play. If you want proof, just listen to "Walking Away" or "Kristy White Song". Essentially, Congress Of Cow became Lanemeyer.... but for me... COC will always be #1.

The picture above was taken outside of a show that Shower With Goats and Congress Of Cow played together in Harrisburg, PA in 1997.... a show that neither band will ever forget (inside joke). Click on the picture for a larger size image.

- Bottom (Left to right) : Chris (COC), Mike (SWG), Me (SWG).
Top (Left to right) : Ann (Friend), Mary (Friend), Dave (SWG), My friend Scott (Sevn), Jeff (COC), & Mike (COC).

To the best of my knowledge, they only released this one demo tape under the COC name. The zip file includes high-res scans of the inside and outside cover, including lyrics. Enjoy !

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shower With Goats - Demo

I'm sure most of you have been anticipating that eventually I'd post something of my own band on here, so here goes. In May-June 1995 when I was 17 years old, Shower With Goats entered the studio for the first time under our new name (we previously went as M.N.F.S.T., a 1/2 punk 1/2 metal band... but that's a whole other blog post to "possibly" come in the future in itself).

What we recorded would be first released as an 8 song demo of 5 originals, and 3 covers. About 200 or so tapes were made and sold. After they sold out, we decided to remove the Op Ivy and Samiam covers from the tape, and re-release it as a 6 song demo (so people wouldn't think we were a cover band or something). 200 or so of those were made/sold as well.

So that's the story between the 8 song and 6 song demo. Both the same recording, only we dropped two songs for the 6 song demo.

Included in the zip file are all 8 demo tracks, cover scans of both tapes, and 2 unreleased tracks of filler shit we did in the studio (a horrible rendition of Spy Hunter, and us screaming and making animal noises). Enjoy !

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Hippos - Attack Of The Killer Cheese (Demo)

The Hippos were a ska/punk band from Los Angeles, California. They were together primarily between 1995 and 2000. Before being discovered by fellow ska-punkers Less Than Jake, and releasing their first CD on the part LTJ owned Fueled By Ramen record label, The Hippos self released this 4 song demo tape.

Two of the tracks on this demo, "Get Away" & "The Boss", were also released on the very first, much sought after, Fueled By Ramen release..... a cassette tape of 4 bands (The Hippos, Boxcar, Shower With Goats, & Supermarket All-Stars) that came in a Chinese takeout box with stickers, a fortune cookie, and ramen recipes.

I hope you enjoy this gem. It had me skankin' around the kitchen for hours.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Humble Beginnings

Long before Gabe Saporta was in Midtown, and even longer before he was in Cobra Starship, the NJ boy earned his roots in a Springfield, NJ Pop-Punk trio called "Humble Beginnings" with friends Josh Scott-Dicker & Chris Delvecchio.

To those of you that remember them... nothing more needs to be said other than that they fucking rocked. To those that weren't around in those days... well... time for your history lesson, bitches.

Out of the dust-bin, I present to you their original 5 song demo tape, and a 3 song unmixed promo tape they gave out at random shows. Zip file includes high res art. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Resurgents - Self Titled 7 Inch

Happy new year everyone. First post here in over a year. Apologies for the long delay!

The Resurgents were a Pop-Punk band from Carlisle, PA formed from the ashes of the pop-punk band 3:6 (Also featured in this blog as our very first post). Vocalist/guitarist Brett Dolimpio continued on with his catchy tunes ala Screeching Weasel & early Green day. These guys released, several demo tapes, a 4 way split CD, and this 7" record before hanging up their hats in the late 90's .

I believe this 4-songer on German label Barracuda Rex was possibly their final release. I have heard rumors that a full length CD existed after this, but I have yet to this day, to see a copy.

Included in the zip file are scans of the entire cover, including the insert with lyrics, and even scans of the vinyl itself. Enjoy.