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Monday, November 24, 2008

THE FALL OUTS/ NIGHTKINGS SPLIT

I really couldn't find much on the Nightking's, but mainly I posted this single for the fallout's track. This was one of my favorite bands through the 90's. Unfortunately I never got to see them live. I bet they were a great live band . I have just about everything from them, and I think they were one of the more underrated bands from the 90's. This is a great cover track of the Cuby and the blizzards tune . Seattle punk-poppers the Fallouts never got the glory of compatriots like the Young Fresh Fellows, Mudhoney, or even the Fastbacks or Flop, largely because they were a part-time concern throughout their career. Impressively, they managed to maintain nearly the same lineup throughout: Dave Holmes on guitar and vocals, Shannon McConnell on bass, and Dino Lencioni on drums. (McConnell quit the group for a couple of years in the early '90s; Mudhoney's Steve Turner filled in on bass until McConnell decided to rejoin in 1993, and also signed the group to his own Super-Electro label.)The Fallouts played locally for a couple of years before finally getting around to making a recording, an untitled eight-song demo cassette. Two years later, the Fallouts made their vinyl debut with the Here I Come EP, followed a year later with the Don't Want the Sun EP. These EPs, plus assorted other early songs, including tracks from that demo cassette, were finally released on CD as Here I Come and Other Hits on Estrus in 1993. The year before that, the group, with Turner on bass, had recorded their self-titled full-length debut. A second album, Sleep, followed in 1995. Following the release of Sleep, the Fall-Outs went back onto part-time status, at one point going several years between gigs, but the band returned to the studio in 2003, with new bassist Zaac Aubrey in tow, to record a new album, Summertime.
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THE EIGHT VAN ROCK N ROLL PRODUCTS 1993
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1. YOUR BODY NOT YOUR SOUL
2. LICKETY SPLIT
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3 comments:

chris said...

agreed! i have a couple cds. another case of a great band that should of been steeped with tons of money,booze and fame!ha ha

Unknown said...

I saw them a few times in SF. He was a very shy and bland performer. It was fast but it felt more like he was trying to get it over with. Twas a shame

d. ross

Frank Miller said...

I always figured they would be a solid live. Maybe you caught them on an off night; if not, that's disappointing; thanks for the comment.