Sunday, January 10, 2010

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The Bird, as we called them, we one of the most chaotic live bands I'd ever seen. They seriously tore up every show they played, throwing themselves around and just going all out insane. This was another band that Damien Moyal (Culture, Morning Again, As Friends Rust) was a part of at the start. We used to say that if he was involved in the band they were going to be good (resume includes Culture, Morning Again, Shai Hulud, As Friends Rust...you get the idea). Anyway, they released 2 great records through Eulogy Recordings (you can still snag "Self You Dare Still Breathe for $3) and then as all good bands do, broke up. This was printed by Bending Tree Screenprinting to promote the record. I distinctly remember them also having a shirt that had the logo on the front and the bird and moon logo on the back...I have a picture of it somewhere, Ill see if I can find it at my parents house. They printed this on every color shirt you can think of and I cant remember if they did another one after this (Im sure they did). I have an early video of them playing with Earth Crisis in South Florida with Damien on vocals but again no way to transfer it. Im working on it guys...enjoy. Also check out the Bird's myspace which my friend Alex (he also runs the Culture myspace) runs and did a great job of putting together.

11 comments:

Ghola Merrick said...

I am still waiting for the video of their first show Chip

xCHIPxSEM said...

Sorry dude Im doing my best. I need to get a capture device so I can transfer it. Its seriopusly just sitting on my bookshelf

jav said...

one of my favorite bands from that period. i always thought of Florida as a hotbed for emotionally unstable dudes, producing music like this and Red Roses For A Blue Lady.
i met a kid in Arizona in 2000 who had a shirt, and he said he made it himself. it was like the other one you described. maybe we should get someone to make some more!

"one of these days, im gonna forget how to fucking breathe. and then you'll fucking miss me"

Alex said...

yes jav! i was going to post that idea myself! Tom Rankine wanted to do it, but i think that no1 bothered him enough with it. if you guys do the same thing that you did for the 18V shirts, im defffffff buying one!

Sergeant D said...

Great band- saw them in Columbus and Indianapolis around 98, real good both times! Was Tom the bassist or whatever in BOIO? Real nice dude.

rob mcfeters said...

sick band. not a single weak song.

askmiami1 said...

I was the original drummer for BOIO, i played on "Self Dare..., thanks for all the dope compliments. I've been looking for some video footage of our shows, if anyone has them please contact me, grios666@gmail.com. Greatly appreciate it and this is a great blog...

Roeland said...
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Roeland said...

You remember correctly about the bird/moon logo on the back, I have an old grey hoodie with those prints.

turd of will oldham said...

excellent blog, chip. if i were a more emotional person i would break down and cry and lament my youth. hahaha. ;)
yeah i think i printed the shirts with the moon logo on the back at my parent's house a day or so before the EC show at cheers. might have had lowell's help with that one, not sure. i remember scooping up any and all plain thrift store tshirts that i could find (there were plenty of places around that time where you could buy them by the pound for like a dollar). hence the multicolor versions. i also remember joe simmons printing a few at his high school with a different logo and part of the lyrics to pronoun on the back. i still have it. it used to be red. now it's threadbare, sunwashed, lackluster in tone, and almost illegible. kind of like me in my old age of 30.
thanks to you guys for running this site and holding our past and history in tact and for the words shared about seeing us play those few crazy years. those were great days for our scene and i am happy i was a part of it. keep up the good work and be well.

turd of will oldham said...

oh also: what kind of tape is it? i have a lot of friends involved in video editing and the like that could possibly help with transferring it to a digital file.any chance of parting with it for a few days to make this happen, 'cause i could really use a good laugh at myself.