Friday, July 17, 2009
The Blast Rocks!!! - You're Fired. CD (2001)
Nothing is more exciting and equally frustrating then waiting for a band you are obsessing over to produce more material. This is what happened to me, in college, after I first witnessed The Blast Rocks!!! play a show at Koo's Cafe. Thier adorable drummer Heather with a kit consisting of a garbage can, cookie jars and 12" records as symbols along side bandmates Nick and Sandra made a mind-blowing impression, putting noisy junkyard jams in my ears and vinyl splinters in my eyes. A buddy and I pooled together our cash that nite to buy You're Fired after the show and it has since become a coveted gem. The CD quickly became a favorite amongst our entire dorm floor and we would often find ourselves out late at nite, chillin', wondering when The Bay-Area Blast Rocks!!! would come back into town or release a new CD. I'm not sure what's worse; never hearing new music or never getting to see another spirited live show.
What I do know is this: The Blast Rocks!!! have a unique mix of DIY punk, harmonized screaming and fun songs that they will never be forgotten. Below is everything I could compile from the band: a copy of the CD, their half of a split 7" they did w/Panty Raid and an extra song I found on a S.P.A.M. sampler. I did hear they originally released 20 or so demo tapes, which, sadly, I fear I will never get to hear.
01. Demolition Derby
02. Have You Ever Seen A Robot Cry?
04. Atomic Cocktail
05. My Boyfriend is a Zombie
06. Rock-n-Roll Weekend
08. Deadman's Curve
09. Jenny's Shortwave
11. Blast Off
15. $$$ / Willy McCarne (from split 7"/w Panty Raid)
16. Drink (from S.P.A.M. records Sampler)
-posted by Indy