Saturday, April 24, 2010

You Don't Look So Good

I've changed my mind on Stubb a couple of times; I never really thought that this EP or their track on the "Capsule One" 7-inch was all that great, but the one live set I caught of theirs (at the New Milford Teen Center) was prime stuff, and their track on "Destroy All Mediocrity" is probably my favorite song on the whole compilation. Adjusted for hindsight, I would say that on the list of '90s Danbury bands, Stubb would fall under "the good".

I kinda wish now that I had taken some pictures of Stubb the one time I saw them, but I'd only brought one roll of film with me and I wanted to save it for Creature Did. There are a couple of reasons why that show is still stuck in my memory, though-- one being, there was another band that played early on the bill that night called Death Penis, and during one of Creature Did's songs, Kevin started playing a chugga-chugga guitar riff and chanting "death... penis... death... penis...", which is either really dumb or a fairly caustic sing-along, depending upon how grown up you are. Also, I had just gotten my copy of Boris the Sprinkler's "Saucer to Saturn" CD in the mail from Norb that afternoon, and I played the hell out of it on my way to and from the show, which is maybe why I didn't remember to stop and buy film.

I can't decide if any one of the tracks on this EP is any better than the others (although "Jackie-O" is pretty goofy as an almost KBD-style number-- "Jackie-O, you're dead!"), so I'm gonna post all three of them and leave it up to you guys to decide. Supposedly there's a completed Stubb album laying around somewhere (Sean Sheriden recorded that one also), but I've never seen it or heard any of it.

Stubb -

(these files are now listen-only)

"The End"


"I'm Sorry"


Bruce El Segundo said...

stubb were kind of a joke in town, for the most part. which is why I jammed with them one afternoon, and sold them a cabinet The Misfits had played through on another.

Brushback said...

As soon as I saw "Bruce El Segundo" I thought, "no way-- Bruce is gonna say that he played in Stubb for a little while". Glad to see that's not totally the case!

Vegas said...

wait Bruce I thought It Was Shyster that was the joke...and DEATH PENIS rocked! hehe

Brushback said...

I walked in late and missed Death Penis, so don't tell me it's something I should know about (cuz there's no way I'm gonna Google 'em) ...

Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now listen-only (non-downloadable) files. For those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original files.