Wednesday, March 07, 2007

TLASILA Flood: Live, The Cave, Williamsburg, October 25, 1996

A good gig. Splotch, Nandor Nevai's short-lived duo project Twilites of the Cannibalism, my equally short-lived trio project A Aachen AAL Nevada Jim, and TLASILA.

Here's our set from that evening, recorded direct-to-DAT by someone in the gallery audience.

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Live, The Cave, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), October 25, 1996

The songs assayed came from the Commiinnggg! and Practis'd the Black Art album, which we'd recorded in Los Angeles two months earlier.

01 I and Jaws' First Jaw
02 Premonitory for the Premonition
03 He-Farmer "Nelson"

A different live take of "Jaws" was featured on the 2003 Smack Shire compilation Tarot or Aorta; "Premonitory" landed on the Tonal Harmony EP, albeit in restructured form (and featuring Electric Eels guitarist John Morton) as "Premonitory (B)."

Rat Bastard - bass
Ben Wolcott - oscillator and treatments
Tom Smith - voice and tape

Nothing has been removed, save for brief patches of between-song dead air. We did very short sets in those days.

(Total time 17:25, approx. 40 MB ripped at 320 kbps and compressed into a rar file.)

Download it here.




Where Was the Love?


Two months after the release of männercreme, aspiring South Florida music critic Todd Anthony pitched a feature story on the (largely non-existent) local noise scene to the grunge 'n' mellow Latin jazz-besotted editors of Miami New Times. The bait was swallowed, and Anthony followed through with an eight-page investigation on the crimes committed by TLASILA, Harry Pussy, King Felix, and Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, none of whom had much of anything in common save near-continuous, off-the-books recording at Rat's Sync Studios facility.

Jimmy Buffet fans hit lantern-festooned thatched roofs, and the hate mail engendered soon landed in print. Here's a scan of a typical screed from New Times' September 15, 1994 issue:

Anthony parlayed this and other articles into an eventual post as a film reviewer for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Rat? At the same address for nearly 20 years. INC '07 ruled. Kreamy? Still going, albeit in (hyper-creative) spurts. King? Semi-retired, but possesses the juice. HP? Dissolved in 1997. Legend accrual follows expected curve.


Changed their name to Candlebox. The rest is herstory.


RIP (Sigh...)

Farewell, Jean...

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