― lee g, Friday, 8 February 2002 01:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
Once upon a time, I was infatuated w/ the 2nd-to-last Grifters album
(the one w/ the Jim Woodring cover, their 1st on Sub Pop - I can
remember everything but the album's name, and I'm too lazy to bother
looking it up). And then I saw Those Bastard Souls live, and all the
fun cheekiness of the Grifters (their best quality) was replaced by
this stiff earnestness. Boo hiss. (Yeah, it was only 1/4 of the
Grifters - Mr. Dave Shouse, if I recall correctly - but, still, guilt
by association can still bring about a conviction.) After that, my
taste for the Grifters slowly faded. I have their last album around
here somewhere, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me.
― David Raposa, Friday, 8 February 2002 01:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Curt, Friday, 8 February 2002 01:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
While FULL BLOWN POSSESSION, their second Sub Pop CD, does little for
me, I must give "mad props" to ONE SOCK MISSING, CRAPPIN' YOU
NEGATIVE, AIN'T MY LOOKOUT, and the EUREKA EP. They all have moments
that would have best been left on the cutting room floor, granted.
And the live show! Man, they would suck now and again, but on an on-
night they were just a terrific live band. And they did a great cover
of "Rainin' Babies" as well.
Their best moment, IMO, was the version of "Junkie Blood" that came
out on 7".
― doug, Friday, 8 February 2002 01:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Friday, 8 February 2002 01:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
My friend saw them play in Tuscaloosa for 2 1/2 hours. They were
going to play every song they knew, but one of them got too drunk or
something to go on. Surprise.
My first experience of The Grifters was seeing them open for Fugazi
on freaking hot race day in Indianapolis a couple of months before
Crappin You Negative came out. One of the best shows I ever saw, it
was in this old run down theatre and it was so damn hot you could
see clouds of steam rise from the crowd, when you were at the back.
I saw them a couple of years later in Lexington after Ain't My
Lookout came out in a small club. Another good show. The drummer
was so loose and could drive the band where he wanted.
I think getting all of the side projects and the fact that they were
together for so long before anything really started to happen for
them hastened their departure. There are some good songs on the
frist Those Bastards... record that would probably have been even
better as The Grifters with some live dynamics and not just tracked
On another note, I was always impressed with the sound of Crappin
You Negative and Eureka for being pretty good for being done quite a
bit with 4 tracks.
― earlnash, Sunday, 23 June 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 15:19 (10 years ago) Permalink
― jack cole (jackcole), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 15:57 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 15:58 (10 years ago) Permalink
― doug (doug), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 16:02 (10 years ago) Permalink
― John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 16:02 (10 years ago) Permalink
Ain't My Lookout is quite good, a bit better than Full Blown Possession, which I have grown to like with time. The biggest change of their last couple of albums is that their sound is pretty high gloss and doesn't have nearly the weird exploding guitar sounds like their first two albums, but the songs are all pretty good.
I never heard that very first ep before One Sock Missing, but it is supposedly not all that hot.
One Sock Missing has some good songs but with much less fidelity than Crappin' You Negative. "She Blows Blasts of Static" is a great song and the title fits how it sounds so very well.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 6 May 2003 16:06 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Pesky, Tuesday, 6 May 2003 19:02 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Will (will), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 20:11 (10 years ago) Permalink
― zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 10:22 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Will (will), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 12:01 (6 years ago) Permalink
we never played in Las Vegas. I've never even been there.
Stan and I both play in Dragoon. Check us out. You might hear where some of the grifters' patented chaos came from. Also if you check out our myspace page click on BOB on our friends list for a look at me and Stan's ( and John Stivers) high school band. the impetus behind much of the grifters improvisational nature (though right now, all that's up on the page are selections from our goofier side)
Scott is playing with Memphis Babylon (Choppergirl backed by a rock band)and he runs Hoodoo Labs which has been producing a lot of great Memphis rap.
I'm not sure what's up with Dave's projects. I know Kevin March left to do a project with Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think).
There's been talk of reunion shows but I'll go ahead and say that I'm the hold-out. I'm finally in a band I really love and frankly Dave left us in the dust on his quest for whatever and I don't particularly relish the thought of returning to that situation. So.... sorry but the only time Dave wants to work with us is when his other projects hit a lull and I loved the band too much to watch it be reduced to some kind of fall-back position.
And I have to say this. Every single article or online discussion or blog or whatever that I've ever read about us describes it as being the songwriting team of Shouse and Taylor. That's not the way it was.
Yes, there are some songs that are completely Dave, like Eureka IV, X-Ray Hip, Queen of the table Waters, Felt-Tipped Over, #1 to name a few.
There are a few songs that are completely Scott's like, Sain, 10,000, Hours, Piddlebach, Shark.
And there are some songs that are completely mine like, You be the Stranger, Fixed in the Sky, Here Comes Larry (all instrumentals. in fact, You Be the Stranger was performed by me, Stan, and John Stivers. So there's a performance by BOB on our last record truth be told.)
BUT the grifters were mainly a collective. MOST of our songs were written by commitee. There are a lot of songs that I brought in as basically instrumental guitar rock that would end up having lyrics written for them. I brought in Corolla Hoist, Maps of the Sun, Covered With Flies, passing Out, Mysterious Friends, Wreck, Holmes, Happy, Casual Years and Contact Me Now and they became grifters songs at practice. Which was sometimes a gut-wrenching experience. I was pretty bummed out by the way the song Happy became 'Bastard Soulsified'.
Songs like Rats or Side were things that Scott had that we worked up at practice. Those songs are so chaotic sounding because of the way we would drunkly eviscerate them. (grifters practices were usually a buffet of beer, weed, acid, liquor)
There were songs like Bummer which started as a jam on one of Scott's riffs then Dave took it home and came up with a verse and some lyrics.
There were some songs that started with John Stivers giving me a riff that I brought to practice and they became grifters staples like, Founder's Day Parade and most notably Junkie Blood (which started out as a BOB song)
So I'm sorry if I ruined some of the mystery surrounding our stuff but I often feel like even though I did some of the best work I've ever done with the Grifters my contribution was completely nebulous. Nobody knows what I did and as a result, most of what I did is attributed to Dave or Scott.
I never wrote any lyrics (not many anyway) but I'm all over those records. I usually played as much guitar on any given record as Scott or Dave. Covered With Flies, Corolla Hoist, Maps of the Sun, Mysterious Friends all have a whole lot of my guitar playing on them.
I know I've attained McCartney-level pettiness with this post but it drives me nuts. Really. Do you like it when someone else gets credit for your work?
And for what it's worth, I truly feel that Scott is the most under-appreciated lyricist of the 90's. And my favorite songs of ours are X-Ray Hip and Felt Tipped Over (both Dave tunes)
sorry for nerding up your board
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:13 (6 years ago) Permalink
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― Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:39 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:40 (6 years ago) Permalink
― dmr (Renard), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink
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― M@tt He1g3s0n: oh u mad cuz im stylin on u (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:45 (6 years ago) Permalink
naw, Columbia was always a bright spot on tour.
from what i can remember.
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:49 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Will (will), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:50 (6 years ago) Permalink
― dmr (Renard), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink
The analogy I always use to describe it is... it's like a girlfriend you use to have. The sex was incredible and it was a wild time BUT you fought a lot and she was always flirting with other guys. So you break up and it's a nasty break-up. But a couple of years later you run into each other and enough time has passed that really all you remember is the great sex and it turns out you're both available at the time so you jump back in the sack and give things another try. Then sure enough, a week later you realize you have all the same problems you use to have and you kick yourself for being stupid enough to get back together.
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:13 (6 years ago) Permalink
did you move to NYC with all the other Columbians?
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:15 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:17 (6 years ago) Permalink
― dmr (Renard), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:21 (6 years ago) Permalink
KCOU KCOU 88.1 BIG STAR ALEX CHILTON JODY STEPHENS GRIFTERS MEMPHIS GREG DULLI VAN DYKE PARKS ROAD TRIP TO CHICAGO ROLLERBLADES KCOU JEFF BREEZE UP AGAINST THE WALL MOTHERFUCKER.
And nah, Tripp. It was up in the rafters of the Blue Note while Seam was playing. Grifters are still in my top five Memphis bands.
― Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink
yeah, the Clears were Alicia Trout and Shelby Bryant and Brad.... something.
Alicia is like the queen of memphis now. she's awesome.if you go to myspace look for River City Tanlines or Contaminated Records.
Shelby put out some stuff on Steve Shelly's label . Look forCloud Wow Music.
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:27 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que (Mr.Que), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:27 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:32 (6 years ago) Permalink
― dmr (Renard), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:33 (6 years ago) Permalink
― QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:33 (6 years ago) Permalink
but yeah, FBP is sorely lacking in the chaos department.
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:37 (6 years ago) Permalink
LPOE? If so, yeah that was on time. I tried to make the Murphy's show w/ Wallendas the other night, but was road worn. (Juicy J was, up until a couple of months ago, my boss. I know S. from when Yvonne B used to make me go to yoga with her. Ok, she didn't make me.)
― Will (will), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:48 (6 years ago) Permalink
Kristen found me via the grifters myspace page so that was cool.
Stan's 15 year old son runs the grifters page but I give him stuff for it all the time.
I'll try to put up that live version of Crashing Jet sometime.
Also, if you look on our friends list and go to Flecton Big Sky that's our old friend Miche Jette. the songs on his page are from his record that features der grifters backing him up (as well as Califone). Those recordings represent the last time the grifters recorded together.
we did record 2 songs later that year but the tape was lost forever so the Flecton recordings are it.
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:57 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Tripp lamkins (trippl), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 23:00 (6 years ago) Permalink
rad ... I will check that out
I saw Kristen a couple years ago at (drumroll) ... an nyc Bloodthirsty Lovers show. ha.
― dmr (Renard), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 23:02 (6 years ago) Permalink
― jaxon (jaxon), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 23:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
― hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 23:26 (6 years ago) Permalink
"Not really in the know with the Grifters split but kind of surprised that Scott and Dave are performing together again? Any good?"
I was surprised too. I think they were maybe hoping that the grifters would have returned by now and be out on the reunion circuit. Which is something I really don't want to do. For one thing I don't have time. So I guess they're going for the next best thing. From what I hear from friends NMJ supposedly sound a bit like BTL but y'know, with Scott on guitar.
I just think it's good that Scott's back into doing something again.
― griftertripp, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 14:50 (5 years ago) Permalink
i got there too late for NMJ when they played, but I did see The Simple Ones follow and that was pretty ace!
― will, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 15:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
wanna hear Dragoon performing Grifters songs with vocals by audience members? We call it Grifteroke.
this is from a recent show at Sluggo's in Pensacola Fla.
― griftertripp, Thursday, 26 June 2008 19:08 (4 years ago) Permalink
get Dragoon to the Hull Adelphi or even the Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe and I'll play Grifteroke.
Are you insured?
Long live Grifters.
Fuck you doubters.
― Fer Ark, Friday, 27 June 2008 19:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
Hull and Scunthorpe.
Nowhere can compete.
Fuck you doubters
― Fer Ark, Friday, 27 June 2008 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
shame no one caught the grifteroke at the Bucc a couple of weeks before. it was a thing of beauty, y'all. Also, Greg Ginn in attendance(!)
― will, Friday, 27 June 2008 20:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
caught on video
Greg Ginn!!!!I have visions of him with a guitar permanently strapped on. Shooting atonal randomness 24/7
Was he wigging out? Did Dragoon play 'Rise Above'? A crime if they didn't. Or maybe a note 'perfect' 'The Process of Weeding Out'?
― Fer Ark, Saturday, 28 June 2008 08:26 (4 years ago) Permalink
Where's the vid Will?
typographical error. i don't think it was caught on video, unless tripp knows something i don't.
but Dragoon's playing tonight, for anyone in the vicinity of Mem!
― will, Saturday, 28 June 2008 15:50 (4 years ago) Permalink
Fuck - wish I was in Memphis right now. Will never forget my trip there. Overton Square?
Shangri La records had a big hand painted sign outside- 'Big Ass Cds'
And then we finished up at the Antenna club to see some dodgy Ohio hardcore band. But, saw at least two homemade Grifters shirts in there.
Sun studios and Graceland were a limp second
― Fer Ark, Sunday, 29 June 2008 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink
Since I have all the Grifters albums (huge fan), I'm trying to get The Blood Thirsty Lovers - self titled and Hot Monkey - Lazy (something or nother). Amazon.com has good used prices
― CaptainLorax, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:08 (4 years ago) Permalink
Don't forget Grifters singles...lotta good stuff that's not on album out there!
― dlp9001, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:12 (4 years ago) Permalink
check Shangri-la for Blood Thirsty etc and Hot Monkey, Champ!, and other Griftage. Call the store (901) 274-1916
― Scott Monkey, Thursday, 17 July 2008 05:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
now we're 2 for 4, when will Dave or Stan post
― dmr, Thursday, 17 July 2008 13:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 17 July 2008 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink
hey scott it's mcgonigal. how you doing? grifters still rule my world.
when stan introduced me to his wife as "the fifth grifter" -- why i have no idea i'm so musically inept and etc. -- it was seriously a total highlight of my life. hah.
― Mike McGooney-gal, Friday, 18 July 2008 00:30 (4 years ago) Permalink
So I've seen 2 different interviews now with Bruce Pavvit and Jonathon Poneman where they describe the grifters as being at the center of 'the dark years' at Subpop. That they signed us for too much money (even giving out numbers.. which I thought was an industry no-no) and that we were pretty good but not deserving of that kind of money..
well, first off, Bruce was barely even involved with the label the whole time we were there. All the employees at Subpop described Bruce as being this crazy guy who lives out in the mountains and every now and then he would send them some band and say 'sign these guys, they're great' (anyone remember Chixdiggit?) and then everyone at the label had to do so, apparently begrudgingly. They essentially described it as being saddled with him. 'but he's the co-founder of the label so what're you gonna do?'.
secondly, maybe Subpop could have made a return on their investment in us if they, oh I dunno, TRIED! They barely did any advertising. I told them they should take out an ad for us in some Fantagraphics comics (which they used to do all the time) but they didn't. I think they maybe bought some tiny ad space in an issue of Magnet.
They chose Last Man Alive as the 'single' from the record. And we had a big fight with them about it. Well, I had a big fight. Dave seemed pretty pleased with the decision. They tried to placate me by saying that it didn't really matter because nothing we chose would ever really get any airplay. If thats the case why NOT pick a song that is maybe at least SOMEWHAT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BAND'S SOUND! And why then spend $50,000 on a video that will ALSO NEVER BE SEEN OR HEARD.?
Maybe it was because they were such amazingly inept business people? OR maybe they wanted us to tank. Why did they make SO MANY wrong decisions regarding Aint My Lookout? Why did they let Those Bastard Souls do a major tour with Sebadoh exactly when we should've been out touring supporting the record? Me and Scott and Stan were told that Sebadoh didn't want to get blown off the stage by us every night... I have to kinda think that blowing Sebadoh off the stage every night MIGHT'VE BEEN A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE NEW RECORD!
But that was Dave dicking us over more than Subpop, they just let it happen.
And what happened right before Full Blown Possession came out? Almost the entire staff left Subpop and a lot of them ended up at Matador. There was a so-called mutiny supposedly spear-headed by Poneman. it seemed to us that they were trying to get out of their deal with Warners by losing a lot of money.
Like I said, maybe they could've made a return on their investment if they'd been better business people. Maybe they didn't want to make a return. From what I saw when we were with them they never worked anything. They had a hit with Sunny Day Real Estate but that was because SDRE did it themselves. They built their own fan-base and did all the hard work (as did we) and then all Subpop had to do was squirt out some records for them and they sold themselves. But we never saw them get off their asses and work anything. What I saw was the staff of Subpop flying all over the country and the world and staying at THEE most posh hotels in whatever city they were in. They friggin LOVED playing Record Company when it meant traveling with the gold card.
So lay off the effing Grifters Pavvitt. Not that you were there but we threw you a friggin touchdown pass with Ain't My Lookout and you fucking fumbled it ON PURPOSE.
And at the same time we had to contend with Dave's not so secretly-scheming to advance TBS. I've read articles where people are saying we'd run our course and that Ain't My Lookout was a bomb. Well let me tell ya it was really hard trying to eek out a little success when your label is sitting on their fat asses doing nothing and at the same time one of the band-members is plotting their exit and stealing tours from you.
And now years later we have to endure this bullshit rewriting of our own friggin history..?! IF YOU DIDN'T THINK WE WERE WORTH THE MONEY YOU SIGNED US FOR THEN WHY DID YOU DO IT? WHY'D YOU STEP INTO A BIDDING WAR IF YOU DIDN'T PLAN ON FOLLOWING THROUGH? DID YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO?
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
I will say that Joyce Linehan was a great friend to us and I feel truly believed in us and fought for us.
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink
― will, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
hey Will, whassup mang?
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
what kills me about those interviews is Bruce is doing all the talking (about us) and Poneman is just sitting there. Why don't you let the guy who was actually there talk about it some.?
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
not much.. settling into new job. any ideas for entertainment tonight? ...cause i ran across VHS copies of Beaches and the Sabrina remake. j/k dude j/k
― will, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
Glad I never made it in a band!
I still love the Grifters!
You got to play the Hull aDELPHI TOO?
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 17:09 (4 years ago) Permalink
Jeebus - looks like I've got my tongue stuck up your hole.sorry
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 17:11 (4 years ago) Permalink
ain't my lookout is awesome.
― CaptainLorax, Thursday, 31 July 2008 18:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
Will, come on over tonight if you want. Sheri's making some kind of dip.
I read something else recently where some dude said that Ain't My Lookout was over-cooked and Full Blown Possession was a return to basics..!?!?
I'd say FBP was over-cooked and absolutely was not a return to basics. For one thing, Subpop made us hire a mixer so it was our first time doing automated mixing (in a House of Blues studio no less). It wasn't a return to anything.
Aint My Lookout was our favorite because we were firing on all cylinders
(and we mixed it at Easley's like we always had). We know the fans all like Crappin' You Negative the best. We really liked that one too but by the time it had come out about half the songs had already appeared somewhere else. There had been singles versions of Holmes, Junkie Blood, Bronze Cast, Spaceship. And Black Fuel had already been on a compilation as well as the first BUD tape.
So AML, to us, was the ultimate realization of what we could do. Maybe it was 'over-cooked' compared to some of our other output but to us we'd finally hit a stride.
And FBP couldn't be a return to basics because we never worked quite that way before. We weren't collaborating very well, we had to split the recording between two studios, and we didn't get to mix it. We helped with the mixing but the automation certainly took some of the weirdness out of it.
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink
You know, if it weren't for Sub Pop, I wouldn't have gotten to hang out with the Grifters on a "junket" which led to two things - my discovery of Paines' BBQ and a week-long hangover. So, well, there's that.
― vaninadh, Thursday, 31 July 2008 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink
Tripp- can I come over? I will wear tight Calvins for old time's sake ;-)
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 19:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
just don't pee on anybody.
― griftertripp, Thursday, 31 July 2008 20:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
Jacko asks if scat is acceptable.
Does Mempho have canals?
Our longboat is a bit special
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink
Just been out into the cold ,grey, rainy gloom and it's dicking fucked flooded!
Advice to get Tennessee please?
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 20:25 (4 years ago) Permalink
oh shit - i've done a wrong un again with my THUMBNAIL SKETCH
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 22:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 22:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
sorry , night night
wot a fuckin freak
care in the community haa failed again
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 22:50 (4 years ago) Permalink
i just got full blown posesssion yesterday
my first grifters record
i love it
scuzz blues are my favorite blues
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 18 April 2010 22:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
My fav band ever - get One Sock Missing, Ain't My Lookout and the first 2 EPs (The Doink Years). Those are my favorites.
― CaptainLorax, Sunday, 18 April 2010 23:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
that is about their least scuzzy record big HOOS, you've got some primo scuzz-blues discovery in store if you get some of the other ones
― dmr, Monday, 19 April 2010 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
crappin you negative
Crappin You Negative is A++ scuzz, sounds like a rock band should.
― The Amy Misto Family Knife (Plasmon), Monday, 19 April 2010 04:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
Yeah but the end of "The Sweetest Thing" may be their most gorgeous moment.
― Evan, Monday, 19 April 2010 04:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
the mambo king
― mookieproof, Monday, 19 April 2010 05:31 (3 years ago) Permalink
Wrapped tight in my tarantula skin
― CaptainLorax, Monday, 19 April 2010 06:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
their most gorgeous moment = gotta be something off the Eureka EP. maybe Founder's Day Parade.
― dmr, Monday, 19 April 2010 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
Dragoon (Tripp and Stan from the Grifters + Bobby from Trusty) has something out now:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FF8860/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_mp3a
Dragoon is still slugging through.
trying to get the first record done. Everything's recorded just need to mix a few things. And get it mastered. And do all the art.. it'll never get done..
― griftertripp, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 10:41 AM
― dmr, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
their most gorgeous moment = gotta be something off the Eureka EP. maybe Founder's Day Parade.[
Founder's Day Parade is indeed a gorgeous tune.
The Grifters are still one of my favourite bands ever along with Ramones, Buzzcocks,Du, Mats et al - 'famous' bands if y'like
― Fer Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountain Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
i think "wonder" is a pretty song
― 69, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 20:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
friend of mine just ripped a Grifters live show from cassette
live in Chattanooga, November 4th, 1994, at the Barking Legs Theater
Snake OilBronze CastWonderMaps of the SunHolmesSainDead Already (incomplete)SideSteamthe Casual YearsTatSkin Man PalaceCorolla HoistGroundReturn to Cinder10,000EncrustedFelt Tipped OverShark (incomplete)You Don't Miss Your WaterLove X (incomplete)
― dmr, Monday, 10 September 2012 20:50 (8 months ago) Permalink
I <3 this thread
― Colonel Poo, Monday, 10 September 2012 21:04 (8 months ago) Permalink