Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wild Child -2015 Tour Tape

One thing I've noticed is there's a lot of bands that until I see them their recordings don't stick with me. For some reason or another, whether it be poor recordings, the material released serves as a poor representation of the band, ect, ect. Noteworthy case was that I wasn't into Nuke Cult's "Join or Don't" until after I saw them. 

Now Wild Child, was a band I heard long before I saw, shame of it is I had an opportunity or two to see them. The first I was aware of was in 2012 when they played a pre-chaos matinee at Lions Den with Wiccans and Culo. I blew it and missed that one (Culo didn't play that due to contractual obligations with Parade of Flesh on the night show they played that night. I missed that gig too). But at the time I went and downloaded the Wild Child demo and gave it a listen or two and it didn't really phase me at the point and time. I was 18 and still discovering punk and still thought Insect Warfare was the best band to ever walk the Earth. 

I woke up and realized I was fucking stupid last summer when Baja & The Blasters played with Wild Child on their "farewell" tour in Fort Worth. I remember a lot about this night all too well. It was July in the house next door to 1919 Hemphill and it was hot as fuck (I wound up nearly getting heat exhaustion a couple days later). Joose from the Noids was drunk early and puking and wrestling people by the time Wild Child played. Also, did I mention wild Child fucking killed it? Because holy fuck they did. Antoine's energy and presence as a frontman was something to behold. I'm still pissed that they refused to do the CCR cover but that's another story entirely. 

The point of this long ramble, one is Wild Child is a criminally underrated band, two here's the tour tape that I picked up from them that night that I should've posted then, but y'know. Go listen to Uranium Club.

Also, yeah this tape is fucking incredible and Antoine is one of the best frontmen in widwestern hardcore and the best host to crash out with.

DJ BO Cassette

Behold, DJ BO. This is a project brought to you from Ben "B.O." Osborne of Ruz and Lumpy & The Dumpers among many others. The concept of this project is that BO started writing material for himself and began using a drum machine to flesh it out. In doing so it gave him opportunities to work with people he hadn't before. In the case of 7 of the ten collaborators on this tape, never been involved in bands before. This tape is fun, and it's cool to see where each track goes. My personal favorite on this is the song with other Lumpy member Ben Smith in it's weird post punk-y vibes. Download it, jam it and as BO says in the notes "start a band".

Also, I believe there is a bandcamp up for it but there is a "band" called Mala Leche that was born of this experiment featuring B.O. and Antoine of Wild Child.