Sunday, March 18, 2007
Firewood - s/t
Firewood s/t 7" (Robber Baron, 1997)
I am 100% positive that the 1990 vinyl boom to glut resulted in hundreds of records like this. Firewood's one and only EP rides the line between punk and Pavement-like indie rock and, aside from a few college dejays and their friends, it is totally unknown. In fact, I live 15 minutes from where it was made (me = Sacramento, Firewood = Davis) and I didn't know the record existed until one Mick Mucas played a cut on his radio show. I happened to show up early for my show and heard it. He told me who it was and that Firewood was from Davis. I asked if he knew how I could get the record. He said that the band was two brothers and one of them has most of the pressing in his closet but wouldn't part with any. Mick had an extra copy himself so he gave it to me. Subtract the Mick part of the story and think about what I just wrote: There are hundreds a very good if not great records still out there waiting to be discovered. However they are not 60s garage punk, 70s KBD punk, or 80s hardcore. Those holes are, statistically speaking, fished out. Nineties punk has not. -Scott S.
- Tony in Chicago