Wednesday, September 3, 2008
History: The band formed as teenagers way back in 2000. Just before they began touring in 2002, tragedy struck when guitarist Ben Eberbaugh was "killed by a motorist in a drunken act of rage." The band went on in his honor. Over the years they gained recognition for their eclectic music and notorious live shows, which have included, nudity, vomiting, firework, and even chicken. With profiles in Rolling Stone and SPIN, it's safe to say that we'll see these four young lads from Atlanta, Georgia, in the near future.
* Cole Alexander - Vocals, guitar
* Jared Swilley - Vocals, bass guitar
* Joe Bradley - Vocals, drums
* Ian Saint Pé - Guitar (from 2004)
Sounds Like: Throw some Cavern Club era Beatles, Soul, Doo Wop, Punk Rock energy, and cough syrup in the mix and you have the Black Lips.
Genre: Self-Described: Flower-Punk; They are extremely eclectic, as I mentioned before; elements of Garage Rock, Noise Rock, and Country.
Top Album: Good Bad Not Evil (2007)
"Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah"
"Veni Vidi Vici"
"How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died"
"Slime and Oxygen"
Label(s): Bomp!, In the Red, Rob's House Records, Vice
Yay! Now, I can say I did a Band Spotlight this Summer!