Monday, December 28, 2009
Fuck Shit Piss 7 Song Demo!
Hey more FSP? Yep. Fuck Shit Piss was the best band ever from Las Vegas in my opinion and they were the definitive band of 80's hardcore that no one even knows about. More than any other band they were the dreams, hopes, and insanity that was hardcore. Their breaking up ripped the scene apart.
What caused the split? It's too involved to get into here but it involved a clash of ideals. Ultra right wing politics got involved in the scene and suddenly the peacepunk "movement" was on the rocks. Allegiances were drawn up and it was like a divide and conquer scenario. At it's heart the split was political but was it? It signaled the end of whatever hardcore could have been in my eyes. The scene died shortly thereafter in a swirl of violence and paranoia becoming Nazi versus anti-Nazi. The music changed after that.
God the story doesn't end there by a longshot but back to the music! The seven song demo finds Fuck Shit Piss sounding a lot more "traditional" hardcore in some ways but still uniquely LVHC! Drummer Mike Fouts fucking rules. Great solos from Kevin (what's his last name?!?) that get to the point but are still super inventive. The band is tight! Great bass licks from Johnny Bangs but they sound kinda buried in this mix. And Danny with the charisma and words worth hearing. I swear I hear a slight JFA influence. The guitars get all jangly- bordering on surf in some spots but it's got more teeth to it than JFA.
Standout songs: shit all of them but Creepy Crawl is a song I think David Hayes from Very Small records would be grinning over. That might be my fave too but all of these songs are important to me.
They did an interview on KUNV 91.5 and played this demo on the air when they put it out in 1987 maybe it was 88. I taped it and that was my copy for years, more like months, until it was eventually borrowed, stolen, or possibly had beer spilled on it. If you have a copy of that interview please digitize it for christsakes. Or send it to me and I guess I'll add it to the list of stuff I need to digitize.
So glad I got this again! Thanks again to Jeff Murphy for sending this to me! Now we can all hear it! Much thanks to Jeff Hughes for the above picture of FSP at the North LV Elks Lodge which was my first punk show! 1986!