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The best Comets On Fire post, ever

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We have acquired tastes, and then we have REAL acquired tastes....Comets on Fire falls into the latter category, I know people who HATED this band venimously, myself I found them farily original and cool. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Ethan Miller, drummer Noel Van Harmonson, bassist Ben Flaschman, keyboardist Utrillo Kushner, and guitarist Ben Chasney and hailing from Santa Cruz California, these guys played a weird brand of noise/psych that at times might remind one of Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, maybe Dinosaur Junior and Built to Spill at times as well.....their trademark is the heavy use of "echoplex", whatever that is, on various instruments as well as, especially on the vocal tracks, which, in genreal, renders the lyrics unitelligible. If you are looking for insightful lyrics, I might recommend that you look, well, almost anywhere else, because that isn't what Comets On Fire were about.....reputedly they were one hell of a live act, I have no experience to verify this......on record, they come across as a very out-there psychedelic/noise jam band on the earlier albums, on album #4 "Avatar", they seemed to be moving towards a more traditional rock n roll sound.

This was a band that, as far as I ever noticed, never really drummed up much of a following, I always thought they were kind of cool, though, I give credit to those who develop unique sounds, and they no question did come up with a sound of their own.....if you are unfamilar with them, please give em a try and let me know your thoguhts, perhaps you will hate them as I said before, many did, but perhaps, like myself, you may find a somewhat different listening experience, which is something that, at least I, am ALWAYS striving for.

I just checked the Pirate Bay and found an odd bootleg from the band too, entitled "Bong Voyage" which I haven't listened to yet, but hopefully replicates the live experience that their fans have raved about......the album contains NO TRACK LIST and I am not about to try to come up with one on my own, you are on your own wth that one.......hope to listen to it tomorrow, an hope it's a good 'un......

COMETS ON FIRE-01 All I Need/02 Graverobbers/03 One Foot/04 Got a Feelin/05 Rimbauld Blues/06 Let's Take It All/07 Way Down/08 Comets On Fire/09 Ghosts of the Cosmos/10 Days of Vapors

FIELD RECORDINGS FROM THE SUN-01 Beneath the Iceage/02 Return to Heaven/03 The Unicorn/04 ESP/05 The Black Poodle

BLUE CATHEDRAL-01 The Bee & the Cracking Egg/02 Pussy Footin' the Duke/03 Whiskey River/04 Organs/05 The Antler of the Midnight Sun/06 Brotherhood of the Harvest/07 Wild Whiskey/08 Blue Tomb/09 Death Squad

AVATAR-01 Dogwood Rust/02 Jaybird/03 Lucifer's Memory/04 The Swallow's Eye/05 Holy Teeth/06 Sour Smoke/07 Hatched Upon the Age/08 (BONUS) Oscillator Solo

BONG VOYAGE-No Track Listing, on your own!

Links will be  up when they are up, Zippy has been a thing of mystery of late....Saturday night going to see my great pals SAMAX play a set at a wonderful bar in Lima Ohio, hope to capture some video/MP3's or something so you guys can realize their greatness as well!

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