Friday, February 15, 2008

PIRANHAS - Garbage Can 7" ep

To say the PIRANHAS emerged from the ashes of the defunct EPILEPTIX might be an understatement, it sounds more like they exploded! This is the first PIRANHAS record and it is one hell of a sonic blast. If you dig art damged, demented punk with synths this may become your guiding light. Somewhat ragged and blown-out sounding with the ferocity of a hardcore band. It sounds like a the SCREAMERS on a roid rage! They keyboard must be cranked to 11 in the mix to the benefit of this record. I have to admit I think my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard this record. The PIRANHAS were around from 1998-2004 and they proceeded to only get weirder as they went on, but we'll get to that later in the blog. They always had an irreverant maniacal live show to back everything up too. It seemed pretty apparent, as a spectator, that there was some major booze, drugs and sheer insanity going down. The vocalist Jamie had an almost intimidating reign over the crowd. Performing, on more than one occasion, with a dead rat taped to his chest. From start to finish I can't hate one instant of this release. The members of the PIRANHAS are up to various post projects like Red Red Red, Little Claw and Druid Perfume. You can figure them out on your own.
Released on Tom Perkins Records (1998/99?) <----refreshed link


Billy said...

re-up this!


Here's the new link Billy.