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Best Scottish country Fall impersonators ever?

Recently yelled by a very drunk me at a Teasers show: "Are you Mark E. Smith or a mirage?" To which Ben, the singer, stared me down. "Fuck you!" I yell. And then he played "Drove a Truck," the song that I asked him to. Fucking pushover!

Yancey, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i like the few bits that i have heard of Country Teasers, but i think The Male Nurse are far far superior, and one of the great lost bands of the 90s. the only band to be able to compete with prime era Fall (ie 80-82). i believe CT and MN share some members or are linked in some way?

gareth, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the country teasers were just here in the states and put on a fine show -- saw them with the Bassholes -- Don Howland was magnificent. the thing about the teasers that always amuses me, at least he, is how a lot people don't get Waller's manipulation of hate speech in his lyrics, just listening to the surface and the trigger words, getting really upset in the process. i remember buying the first teasers miniLP/ep on Crypt and the girl behind the cash register agitated by me buying such a terrible mysoginistic and mean spirited record. ha ha ha -- if only she knew what pussy cat waller really is.

favorite teasers' cover: "short people" or

the rebel ex's "un canadien errant"

Jack Cole, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The genius of the line "We are the Hitlers of comedy and everyone else is a Jew" is pretty hard to deny.

And the new SAME record was a dud for me at first, but now I totally love it. "I'm a New Person Ma'am," "Secrets In Welsh" and "Adam Wakes Up" are fantastic songs.

Yancey, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

are you talking the odds and sods collection on In The Red? Yeah, at first its a bit hard to get into because of the flow, but once you accept it as a grab bag of songs it goes down nicely, including the Ice Cube cover -- maybe especially the Ice Cube cover.

Jack Cole, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

> but i think The Male Nurse are far far superior, and one of the great lost bands of the 90s

Yes! I'm glad someone agrees. I've only got the first two singles and am desperately trying to track down the Patrick Swayze record, but everything I've heard is amazing.

Ben Wallers from Country Teasers was in The Male Nurse, and they may have shared other members as well. Information is a bit sketchy on that one (Googling "The Male Nurse" gives you more links to pages about the film "Magnolia" than it does info about the band).

Of course there's always late period Yummy Fur...

McGazz, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Male Nurse did Swayze and nothing else of note. And I should know. I was their drummer.

Lynskey, Wednesday, 14 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I haven't really kept up with the Teazers' output in toto, but that "Anytime, Cowboy" tune . . . sheer balls and quite rockin'/swaggerin' too.

Lee G, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
yep. "can i pass" is best song you never heard.

will foster, Thursday, 21 November 2002 21:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What's "can i pass"? I haven't heard that it on a seven inch?

Paula Glasser, Monday, 25 November 2002 19:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Favourite teasers cover? Alastair uses exquisite washing powder, his duvet covers are a treat. To only male nurse drummer of swayze note, come in technics kid, no. 11, your time is up so rise & shine like a motherhumping box of wires kid. I have lost my empathy for the upper classes & Brideshead Revisited & feel a bit weird , caught passing my own 7 inches hard through the sheets

Sir alcamede of Naptown, Saturday, 21 December 2002 18:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Just thought I'd bump this 'cause of the Railroad Jerk thread to post a Teasers greatest hits comp that I made. Thoughts on this?

1. Mosquito
2. Panty Shots
3. Deliverance From Misrule
4. Only My Saviour
5. I'm a New Person Ma'am
6. Drove a Truck
7. O, Nurse!
8. Thank You God for Making Me An Angel
9. Don't Like People
10. Secrets in Welsh
11. Been Too Long
12. Anytime, Cowboy #2
13. Stand By Your Man
14. Adam Wake Up
15. These Things Shall Pass
16. Song of the White Feather Club Secretary

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 20:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You forgot "Little Black Clouds" (or similar), which was the first song I heard by them on CBC radio (Brave New Waves probably) and bought SIRA based on that, thinking they were an awesome instru-band, and then was shocked, and then was way happy, cuz they're mean. and fun.
Saw them with Wesley Willis in ought-one, too. Was too drunk to make assessment, but I had fun and liked them a lot more than Willis.

Horace Mann, Tuesday, 7 January 2003 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Copying from RRJ thread: from Destroy All Human Life, what about Golden Apples, Brown Jews, Women and CHildren 1st? I love these. And Compressor off the new one, and Julie Halard which is in French to go with Secrets. Then, if you get rid of Drove a Truck (ugh) you have a perfect comp.

Paula G., Tuesday, 7 January 2003 20:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yanc3y and Horace, if you're out there...picking up the thread from the other day, I listened to Destroy All Human Life again, and it struck me that what made it seem kind of boring when it came out was it felt like they were heading in a tame direction after Satan Is Real Again. But after seeing their live show this year, and heard what they chose to release as an odd and a sod, Destroy now seems more of an interesting side step. It has a kind of sparse mournful feeling to it that I can enjoy. Also Hairy Wine is a great great song. Anyone else come around to Destroy All Human Life?

Paula G., Wednesday, 8 January 2003 20:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Haven't listened to it in over a year, but I do remember "Hairy Wine" as being my favourite.
Haven't heard the newish compilation though.

Horace Mann, Wednesday, 8 January 2003 20:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's really worth getting in the double lp format if you can find it. Don't be put off by the stupid long title.

Paula G., Thursday, 9 January 2003 16:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
So after running into him at a few shows, I've become friends with R0b3rt McN3il of the Teasers. He lives just a few blocks from me. Anyway, yesterday he hooked me up with two minidiscs of Teasers rarities and a collection of the Rebel (Ben Wallers' long-running solo project). Fucking amazing amazing amazing stuff. I can't get over this shit. And the new album is fantastic. "Deaths" on there is maybe the best Teasers song ever. I feel compelled to write thousands of words on them (and I plan to when I head to VA on vacation next week), as I just can't get over what they do lyrically and musically. Oh, and I've come to realize that they're totally Big Black!!! I dunno why I never thought of this before.

Oh, and Gareth, Robert's gonna hook me up with all the Male Nurse stuff, which I'm thrilled to finally hear.

Tracklisting for the Teasers MD he gave me:

Strickler's Lack Album by Country Teasers
1. Boycott the Studio (WNYU Session 8/02)
2. Henry Krinkle's Theme (Against Country Teasers EP)
3. Get Your Hole (Back to the Future CD)
4. Milkman (")
5. Let's Have a Shambles (")
6. Prettiest Slave on the Barge (WNYU Session) (this song is mindbendingly weird)
7. Blue Monday (New Order)(")
8. Untitled Track (aborted Fat Possum album 8/99)
9. Go Down Mighty Devil (Back to the Future)
10. Demon Eyes (SAME Double LP)
11. Trendy Mick Fleetwood's Fast Tail (")
12. Don't Touch Me (Tammy Wynette) (Aborted Fat Possom disc)
13. Julie Halard (SAME)
14. Moving to Florida (Butthole Surfers) (W??? radio session, 5/01)
15. Small Shark in Tiny Pool (aborted album)
16. Heavy Eyes (aborted album)
17. I Know My Name Is There (DS Warner) (Back to the Future)
18. Only a Woman (SAME)
19. Sickening Lack (SAME)
20. Hymn (Trad.) (aborted album)
21. Move Your Ass (W. Willis) (performed by Wesley Willis with his Country Teasers in the tour bus, 5/01)

Robert's given me the backstory on Ben's race fascination, his life story, etc., etc. Really, really interesting. I can't wait to write about all of this.

I can't believe how gorgeous this Rebel stuff is either.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 20:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

a resounding dud. without a shadow of a doubt in the top 5 worst live bands i have ever had the misfortune to see.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 21:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I've come to realize that they're totally Big Black!!!

ha ha! when i saw them the other week, several people commented to me that ben teaser looked just like steve albini circa big black. he did too - right down to the hat.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 21:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I feel compelled to write thousands of words on them ... as I just can't get over what they do lyrically and musically

me too! totally totally fucking classic. (and totally divisive among my group of friends)

the new album is brilliant

Ommmm, Friday, 5 September 2003 13:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
can any berliners out there verify this show with Arnold Dreyblatt actually took place? propellers in love with gameboys? BEST SHOW EVER?????

my name is limitless, Wednesday, 26 May 2004 19:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. I ordered the vinyl of 'Science Hat Artistic Cube Moral Nosebleed Empire' from the US and love it. Great, fun, band.

Sasha (sgh), Thursday, 27 May 2004 04:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

thats some kind of demos collection right? double vinyl = $$$
How does it compare to satan is real again?

picked up destroy all human life recently, slowly getting into it but it's different...

my name is limitless, Thursday, 27 May 2004 16:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...
three years pass...

(not strictly) new Ben Wallers band The Devil has an LP:

'Girls Want You' is a Kool Keith cover

when I was Ted Croker man I couldn't picture this (DJ Mencap), Monday, 7 October 2013 23:12 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Michael and Jean sounds like what no-wave should have sounded like.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 8 November 2013 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

that entire record is fantastic imo fyi & btw

a hard dom is good to find (Edward III), Friday, 8 November 2013 21:26 (five years ago) Permalink

It is

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 8 November 2013 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is great.

oppet, Friday, 8 November 2013 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I've been pretty obsessed lately. anyone catching Wallers on this current US tour? and is it just he and a drum machine or is he rolling with a band? my job is being a dickhead and I'll probably miss him in Atl. hopefully I can get to NOLA tomorrow or Memphis next week.

serge thouroughgoods (will), Friday, 12 August 2016 21:33 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

soundtracking the new Subway ad (vid embedded in link):

maybe they'll get Jared back next

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Friday, 16 February 2018 09:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

from the soft boys to this. what’s next

maura, Friday, 16 February 2018 10:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

hahah awesome. just saw this on facebook.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 12 March 2018 12:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

(Subway ad)

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 12 March 2018 12:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

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