Boiling out of the stills of LA's underground is Merle Jagger, an instrumental trio ready to blaze a new trail of amped up Country Rock with a mix of Bluegrass and Jazz for the new Western millennium.
Searching for the truth and not just the cake, long time sessioneer guitarist Mark Christian, a native of the Southern California orange tree ranches, teamed up with barnyard pals bassist Steve Andrews and drummer Tod T. Burr for the ultimate progressive Hillbilly experiment. Mr. Christian's eclectic electric guitar style is fueled by a kaleidoscope of banjo and flat picking treasures that emulate a round-up of influences including Jimmy Bryant, Roy Clark, Jimi Hendrix, and Joe Maphis.
The Druts, pronounced (The Dr-oo-ts), is Chuck Garric on bass
and Vocals, Chris Latham on Guitars and Tod Burr Drums. Influenced
by Budweiser, Motorhead and Biker fests. The Druts deliver Loud
American Rock & Roll.
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The Bomb - 4.7MB
|Freedom Under X-ray
Formed Orange County, CA "Freedom Under X-Ray" a.k.a
F.U.X. provide the rock/punk style of music that is the new
cutting edge for today's music scene. Formally known as "Mel-Ting-Pot"
re-arranged the band "Freedom Under X-Ray" after the
original guitarist Eddie Went to vocals and Chris the original
singer for MP went to guitars, now hotter than ever. Together
for 8 years band members Eddie Figlioli ("Eroc" Ð
Lead vocals), Chris Lillie ("Lil" Ð Guitar), Devin
Baker (Bass), and Todd Burr ("T.M." Ð Drums) are all
seeing their dreams of a recording contract getting closer.
Due to release a double-sided single in early summer. Keep your
eyes open for this up and coming bands debut album due to be
released in the late summer called "American Issues."
All star line up featuring Darrell Brown as our Producer, Juan
Croucier as Engineer, and Mike Dumas-Mixing. Crushing sound
coming out of our sessions.
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Free The People - 2.8MB
Outrageous, ribald, awesome, sophomoric, unbridled debauchery,
drunken frat rock. All words that have become associated with
KING CON. Call it what you will, but let's just say that they
are a really kickass band! But don't take our word for it. Come
see them live and you will be initiated into the fraternity;
a permanent member of the ongoing party. Whether it be the alcohol
fueled comic repartee of front man King Con, or wrestling matches
between the official band mascot,"Cornelius the Gorilla", and
the infamous "Masked Man", the onstage antics of KING CON have
already become legendary.
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Sunday Mornin - 4.2MB
Motley Priest Bio A Tribute to the “Hardest of Heavy Metal”
Motley Priest will take you & your friends back to 1985
all over again with their leather pants, studded belts and an
arsenal of Heavy Metal Anthems. While many cover bands paint
themselves into a corner by covering a single artist, Motley
Priest has adopted the same approach that some other great tribute
bands have by covering a genre of music in general. Motley Priest
pays tribute to the Hardest of Heavy Metal. Motley Priest is
made up of world-class talent. Fronted by W. Axl Halford who
actually becomes a Metal God upon taking the stage with his
custom Chromed Mic-stand and razor sharp metal pipes. K.K. DeMartini
& Ace Mustaine supply the dueling guitar licks for Motley
Priest. With decades of experience between them, there is not
a guitar lick that has not flowed from their fiery filled fingertips.
The always-comical yet solid bassist Nikki Simmons & skin-pounding
madman Lars McBrain help to round out the rhythm section. In
all, these true veterans of Heavy Metal have nearly 100 years
experience. Motley Priest will literally put you back in the
arena from the starting sounds of their true to Metal “666”
Intro. Tape. This tape mesh’s the greatest of 80’s
Metal Bands Introductions. Motley Priest features a Double Bass
drum kit and the signature 80’s Metal styled Warlock’s,
Explorers, & Mockingbird’s help make up the vast arsenal
of axes. Motley Priest takes the stage in a wardrobe that convinces
the fan’s eye and then some. The mirrored sunglasses,
leather jackets, bullet belts and studs from head to toe. Add
in a 24-foot wide 10-foot high black arena styled backdrop painted
with 18 Marshall cabinets and you have your self a must see
Heavy Metal concert. “From the back of the club I thought
I was at the Forum back in 1985”…says one Metal
Head fan from Canoga Park. Motley Priest is proud to pay tribute
to the very Heavy Metal music they grew up on, which means these
are not young lads by any means. The average age of Motley Priest
is 35, which is displayed in their professional attitude, articulated
musical performances and overall presence. Their sound is loud,
heavy and performed with exceptional expertise. Motley Priest
has recording credentials and touring tails that most would
boast of, but this is not about those credits. Motley Priest
is about having a good time and remembering the Heavy Metal
that once ruled MTV, Radio Stations and Arenas from Los Angeles
to New York and back.
substAnce D was formed in Los Angeles in 1992. Then known as
Black, their self-titled debut was released in Europe in 1994.
Black was a two year record in the making. Guitarist Michael
Parnin daylights as a sound engineer who has worked with such
bands as Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit and Coal Chamber. So Parnin
would stay late at work, wait until everyone else left and then
invite the rest of the guys to whatever studio he was working
at to record. Most of Black was done at about 3 am in the morning
on someone else's booked studio time. Originally thought of
as just some rough demos, it was these recordings that got released
in Europe and eventually put out by FAD records in late 1998
as Black under the new band name substAnce D. FAD quietly released
the album, to get the name out and had them tour with label
mates, Pissing Razors. Afterwards, they got them in the studio
(legitimately) to work on a new album.
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Slit The Wrist - 4.3 MB
Hundreds of shows played, thousands of miles traveled and one
hell of a wild ride. Thanks to the new age of video a lot of
tuffs career and dozens of shows have been documented. Tuff
went on to release 2 CDs through major labels (Atlantic/Titanium
& BMG/Mausoleum), 3 CDs on their own label R.L.S. Records. Along
with 3 killer Tuff home videos that show what a band really
goes through day in and day out. All of this along with tour
T-shirts and a few other items can still be purchased through
this web page & fan club.
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Dead, Jail or Rock N Roll