Tuesday, February 4, 2014

REAGAN'S BONES - Demo - Tape - 2005


   I was going to try something different today. I started uploading a split tape between two quieter singers that I like, but then the stereo ate and completely mangled the cassette. The quarter-inch tape was fucked up beyond repair, so I took the cassette out and nailed it to my wall. Next, I started uploading a newer experimental noise tape of mostly local bands, but my computer just stopped digitizing it about halfway through. Instead of either of those tapes, you get more punk...ugly, fucked up, drunken, blown out punk.
   REAGAN'S BONES were most likely born in a fucked up trailer in Woodfin, NC while swilling ass-loads of cheap booze and eating dumpstered pizzas. They were fronted by Potato, who is one of the sweetest punks you could ever hope to meet. Other members of the band have spent time in QUEERWULF, THE MORONS, BLOOD SUMMER, PRINCESS THUNDERSTORM, A.O.A. and many, many more. I don't remember if I've ever seen this band unless they played in the blur of 12 bands in a falling apart house in St Louis during that one time when all the punks met there. I don't know. This tape is good and I think this grocery store receipt from their insert will tell you everything you need to know about this band.



If you live in the Bay Area and want a copy of the band's self-released 7", there's 20-25 of them lurking around Thrillhouse Records.

5 comments:

joshua leon harper said...

shotgun another beer...we're diggin up reagan's bones!

Morgan said...

"Your cashier today is NIGHTTIME"

Ski said...

I think that receipt is from when they bought a ton of 40's and went to Gainesville to play a house show during one of the first Fests. You can't buy 40's in Florida, so it was a novelty for everyone at the show. Also, I think they made their own labels and sold them for like $4 a bottle and sold out of them in minutes! The show they played that night was ripping! I believe they were also selling homemade moonshine!

jdangus said...

Ski's right, they soaked all the bottles in our bath-tub in Woodfin to get the original labels off and put their own "Reagan's Blood" stickers there instead. The next day I saw an empty bottle with that sticker on it in a ditch walking around Gainesville. Good times.

Blair Menace said...

We did play in St Louis, but not at that house. It was a generator show in some warehouse district basically in the middle of a huge field of mud. Somebody broke into a necktie warehouse so all the punks looked extra classy.