Posted: Apr 1, 2011 5:52 pm
You might remember last year I was trying to reish an LP for an old Louisville punk band called Brain Dead. Well I just got done hanging out with a buddy I've known for about 15 years, and turns out he was in Brain Dead...I guess we just haven't discussed any of his old bands in the last couple years....so he says he has like 400 songs that they did, the original reel to reels, as well as a bunch of songs by this band The Uninvited, which also had the guitar player that was in Endtables for awhile, the dude's little brother. So anyway, when I was telling him how big the KBD stuff is now, he told me I could be president of his publishing company and distro unit...I told him 'Sweet. I'll do it.' So basicaly I have access to a whole bunch of 1st wave American punk that was by folks who got kicked out of Chicago art school and went to Murray State Art School since it was on the Kentucky Illinois border and they could get in state tuition. Then they either went back to Chitown or they came to Louisville. So I'm pretty fucking stoked about being able to put some of these bands out...maybe another KBD release. He knows what he's got and he's no dummy.
Anyway I've always wondered why as small as this scene is, how come I never met the Endtables guys...well he told me it's because the singer was realy eccentric by punk standards even, and died a few years ago. Then the guitar player is a drinker, and mostly works odd jobs and has a hard time getting acts together....I don't see how they can ever reunite...so that sucks. I was hoping to drive them to Gonerfest or something.
But yeah, alot of that scene was art students who moved here from Western Kentucky....we're going to make a webpage and shit...he's putting me in charge of most of that stuff...