Chum Jacket: The Myth and The Madness
This was one of the most enjoyable productions I've ever done at my Cafe Pleasurematic! studio. The analog 16-track was more than adequate to catch the raging punk -pop of the Jacket. 247 Sparky (Bass) and Ignatius Riley (Guitar) are two singer songwriters with differing styles all brought together under the Chum Jacket flag. Lamar Astroglide, much like is name, is a smooth beast on the drums throughout. Rodney Raines (247) and Tim Hammond (Ignatius) quickly formed the band in Greenville SC in 1997with the help of Josh Gambrell (Lamar) on the drums. The band was short lived but burned furiously with this cassette as their first and last blowout release. This is the punkiest release on Zub Records and one of my favorites. Check out "Patsy In The Making" - a shoutout to Joanna Lumley - or "Room 510" - a typical story of making a porno. "Pakistani New Year" is forever linked with the kind folks at the Drop In Store in Greenville, SC (where everyone in the band scene in Greenville bought their beers and cigs). Original cassettes from back in the day are available , well cared for and shrink wrapped and stored properly.