The Thing was the name of Sal Canzonieri's band before he formed Electric Frankenstein, probably because The Thing That Sounded Exactly Like Das Damen was too long to fit on a flyer. Back in the late 80's, Gerard Cosloy of Conflict used to print the letters that Sal would send him, in which Sal would run through every mundane detail about his band in order to scrounge up some free publicity ("The Thing are headlining a show in Italy!"). If only Gerard had known The Thing would practically invent Stoner Rock all by themselves-- along with a million other stupid longhair bands in NYC-- he might've been more receptive. Or maybe if Sal tried hiding out in Joe Piecuch's closet instead, he might've had better luck.
I don't know why I'm posting both songs here, except that I'm feeling stupid. "Dream Head" isn't that bad of a jam, if the 80's SST thing's your thing, plus it ends in a locked groove, so that piles on the stupid even higher for ya.
The Thing -
(these files are now listen-only)