New Red Archives' website, but I'll try to give you a thumbnail sketch. TBS were a San Fran by way of Britain quintet, featuring most notably in their lineup Jason Honea, former mouthpiece for the Bay Area hardcore combo Social Unrest, and UK Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt. The aforementioned bio explains the group's transcontinental origins, but what's most notable is that both Honea and Garratt eschewed their respective hardcore/punk modus operandis in favor of a radically divergent and diverse sonic pallet upon hooking up in Ten Bright Spikes. While I have an appreciation of both Social Unrest and the Subs, the chemistry and creativeness TBS employed was on a completely different level.
Astro Stukas, which was also interspersed with new material. Stukas is still available via Amazon and iTunes, so if you enjoy what you hear please consider floating the band a few dollars. BTW, the Spikes had a second album, Blueland, which dropped in 1993, and a third, Crime Map, was unfortunately shelved. Ten Bright Spikes were something special.
Vertical Brando ep
01. Vertical Brando
02. A Ghost Shirt (Ode to Pharoah)
03. Ten Bright Spikes
04. Ode to Pharoah
The La Mancha Candidate ep
01. The La Mancha Candidate
02. A Sung Song
03. Prayer for Night
Der Ferngesteuerteschlafanzug ep
02. General Electric
03. King of Sweden
Get all three here: http://www6.zippyshare.com/v/CSc4mQia/file.html
Ken Snead (R.I.P.) - Ken Snead, who passed away in 2012, came up in a recent Facebook thread and I realized I'd never posted this compilation cd of his bands. Apparently this c...
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