One cool devil

ACDC Truck

This AC/DC truck is real and it is awesome. It lives by Mitten Brewing Company here in sunny Grand Rapids, MI. Come say hello.


Louder than music

Josh drum face

We’ve said it before, Josh is loud, but now we have proof. At a recent show at Founders they measured his acoustic drum sound (no PA) at 108 decibels, exceeding the dB limit for the room by 3 dB’s. In other words, Josh doesn’t need a PA, or a band, to violate a city noise ordinance.

So tell me something I don’t know?

Keep in mind this was measured at the ceiling near the middle of the room, so somewhere between 50-100 feet away his drumming is louder than a jackhammer. It’s closer to a steel mill, auto horn at 1 meter, or “live rock music.”

Josh Stacey. Louder than music.

Tune down for what?

full-1 Pipebomb cover full

So this is our first album, “Pipebomb Full of Nails,” with the original lineup including Brent Oberlin from Thought Industry on vocals. What was originally a one-off project laid the groundwork for a 3/4 reunion playing “In Utero” at 1993: A Tribute, and the rest as they say, is history. Who gives a shit?

Well, Thought Industry fans, for one. Dads (more on that later), the occasional guitarist… Check out a tune, this used to be our big closer: Cosmonaut – Baga. We had some of our finest moments playing this live, one in particular involving an onstage scuffle in drag, but that’s a story for another day.

So let’s say your dad tells you to learn Pipebomb on guitar for practice (yes this happened) but some of the chords seem awfully strange. To be clear Brian sucked at guitar, and without the excuse of being “real busy” with vocals. The solution? Tune the low strings down so you can bar chords and the high strings up so you can hack on them haphazardly: C G D G C F. That accounts for about half of them, the rest being straight drop-C. Godspeed…

The Brolice

Police text

Sometimes great ideas have humble beginnings. In our case they also have humble ends but we don’t let that stop us. With Rod’s realization that we’re starting to sound like a broke ass version of something that happened nearly 40 years ago comes guaranteed failure, and it comes in the form of a cover: “The Truth Hits Everybody” by The Police. Stank, Stewart Dopeland, and Dandy Bummers, bringin’ it to a show near you!