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THE 12 BEST BANDS OF THE PHOENIX, AZ "MILL AVE" SCENE FROM 1986-1994, EXCLUDING BANDS THAT I WAS IN AND BANDS THAT MY FRIENDS WERE IN

1. Sun City Girls
2. Meat Puppets
3. Dead Hot Workshop
4. Sacred Reich
5. Zen Lunatics
6. One
7. Flathead
8. J.F.A.
9. Poet's Corner
10. Beat Angels
11. Mighty Sphincter
12. Spinning Jenny

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caprinus
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
OMG Sun City Girls! I played the hell out of some of their 45s in college... I've completely forgotten. (i blame teh durgs)
ludickid
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
They're one of my very favorite bands in the world, and back in their Arizona days, they did some amazing stuff at live shows.
perich
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Dead Hot Workshop! The Refreshments gave them a shout-out in "Down Together."
ludickid
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Note that the Refreshments are not on the list for the second reason I listed. Also note that Dead Hot is ten times the band the Freshmints are.
perich
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Fair enough, though "Blue Collar Suicide" is still a fun little song.
ludickid
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like 'em fine, and as I say, a couple of the guys were pals of mine. I meant not to bust on them, but to praise Dead Hot.
perich
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
If I were to pick up a disc of DHW's, what would you recommend?
ludickid
Dec. 1st, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Keeping in mind that I left AZ in 1994 and have no idea what they’ve been up to since then, the one to get is 1001, their major-label full-length debut. (Their best recorded stuff was the cassette tape on Bong, but good luck finding that — I don’t even have a copy anymore.) It’s got some of their best songs, including “A”, “Choad”, “Slice of Life”, and “Fuck No”. There’s also an adulterated version of “Jesus Revisited”, but a lesser version of that song is better than no version at all.

And if you’re ever in AZ or California, try to catch them live — they’re one of those bands that made their rep as a monster live act, and while I like them on record, their live shows are some of the best I’ve ever seen by anyone.
quba
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
The Meat Puppets will always have a special infected hole in my heart.
ludickid
Dec. 1st, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
I saw them play a live show once -- a New Year's Eve gig, if I recall -- where they played so fucking loud that they repeatedly blew out the power in the joint. It's a bit hard to tell from their records, but they're one of the loudest live bands I've ever seen.
happinesstogo
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I dig some Dead Hot Workshop, too. Since I've become a boring old person who drinks at home alone instead of going out to see bands, I don't know if they are still around in some form.

Oh, and another reason I don't go out to see bands (aside from just being boring) is that all the good bars closed down.
ludickid
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
I seem to recall just before I left that they tore down the Sun Club to make way for America West Arena.
superdaintykate
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Here is a vintage Street Pajama clip for you. Also included -- pop and lock from '86.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGYKmRuHlWg

I, for one, cannot fucking believe that Major Lingo is still together.
ludickid
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
I think I went to high school with that gold lame top.
secondperiod
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Sacred Reich's pretty awesome.
ludickid
Dec. 2nd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
That they are, my friend, that they are.

Have you ever heard of Nuclear Death? They were a thrash/death metal band from Phoenix around the same time. They weren't very good, but they had an enjoyable crazy-lady lead singer named Lori Bravo.
calamityjake
Dec. 2nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
The Refreshments really liked Dead Hot Workshop.
calamityjake
Dec. 2nd, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
I SEE THAT I AM BEING REDUNDANT. SORRIES.
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