4/22/08

Big Business. (Tour EP II)

The first time I heard Big Business was back in 2006 while I was working at a record store. Keep in mind that back then I wasn't aware of Jared's previous bands The Whip and KARP; so as you can imagine, I was pretty dumbfounded by their unique sound and the fact that all that noise and energy was being created by two people. The idea of a Power-Duo was somewhat alien to me at the time--which made them even more appealing; although nowadays I'm much more familiar with bands who only have two members on instruments (like Iron Lung and a possible new obsession; Double Dagger).

This EP was actually the first thing I ever from them; it consists of three songs that eventually made it on their second album, Here Come the Waterworks, and another song that we played on our show yesterday; "Be Stiff". Try to pretend it's 2006 again and that you've never heard anything from BB, KARP, or The Whip: d/l.

Also: Keep in mind that the three songs on this EP that later made it onto Waterworks are DIFFERENT VERSIONS. Could benefit from adding it to your collection.

--fred

NOTE (4/22): So it has come to my attention that Big Business is no longer a "duo". Toshi Kasai (who has done sound engineering on Jelvins, Melvins, and Big Business records) has officially joined the band; as of March 2008. You may recognize him as the little asian dude with the guitar who was making a bunch of crazy noises if you saw them live late 2006/early 2007. Congrats Toshi--glad to have you on board.

(That's him next to Danny DeVito; who has subsequently joined the Melvins as a double-necked grind sitarist)

5 comments:

noisebreather said...

hey Fred, I have a couple of live rec's. of BB- one of which is during the '07 Melvins tour...

fredgrinder said...

Oh yeah? Vids or Audio?

noisebreather said...

oh, audio.

fredgrinder said...

Could you possibly up one of them?

noisebreather said...

damn, Fred! I just knew you had that 1st tour EP! I'll have those live gigs up for you here pretty soon... thanks, again!