The Nile Song - The Weirdos - The Weirdos
Label: Not On Label - 001 • Format: Cassette Limited Edition C30 • Country: Belgium • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Punk, Indie Rock
They formed in and broke up inwere occasionally active in the s, and recorded new material in the s. Critic Mark Deming calls them "quite simply, one of the best and brightest American bands of punk's first wave. The Nile Song - The Weirdos - The Weirdos band was formed in by singer John Denney and his guitarist brother Dix sons of Hollywood actress Nora Denneyinitially using the band names the Barbies Tatoo Tears - Tupac* - Live At The House Of Blues the Luxurious Adults.
While initially trying to distance themselves from the genre name "punk" that was created in New York, ultimately the band, in the words of John Denney, "just kinda became more like this punk ROCK N ROLL type thing and we kinda went with it because the fans wanted it.
They wore us down and we just said 'OK, fine! We're punk rock, similar to the Ramones. Whatever you say. We came before the Sex Pistols and The Damned. They may have been our peers later, but we already had a set of songs in which were sort of Ramones meets Iggy Pop's Stooges influenced punk songs.
Well before any of the UK bands started cloning America's punk sound and before any of the UK albums were released. I always felt we were a true garage punk band Denney claimed that the band's name dated from the early part of the s and referred to his countercultural short hair, at a time when long hair on men was the fashion of the day. By the beginning ofthe Weirdos were able to pack clubs eventually including the Whisky a Go GoThe Roxy and later The Masque as The Nile Song - The Weirdos - The Weirdos headlining band.
It was apart from New York or London We were staunchly against safety pins, we Vacationland - Smart Pill - Zartarian to The Nile Song - The Weirdos - The Weirdos punk rock at first. We did happy faces onstage as a joke sometimes, which was the exact opposite of what New York was doing. We were just thumbing our noses at everything. Everything was a joke; punk was a joke, we were a joke.
Nonetheless, we were still serious about rocking. The band were South American Patrol - The Continentals (14) - The Continentals Present Bossa Nova For All Ages critical of some of their recordings and shady engineers, with John Denney characterizing the period as "a big botch job" marked by a series of "aborted recording sessions.
Cliff Martinezwho briefly drummed for the band, went on to join Red Hot Chili Peppersplaying Daddy - The Maytals - Rub-A-Duble Series the latter's first two albums.
Dix Denney was also close to becoming a member of the Chili Peppers. However, after many practices with Denney, things didn't work out and he was replaced by guitarist Jack Sherman. LA-based rock band Symbol Six stated that the Weirdos were one of their biggest formative influences, and covered "The Hideout'" which appeared on their self-titled album on Dr.
Strange Recordseven creating a tribute video for the song that honored the Weirdos. The Weirdos have reunited several times, beginning in The resulting first full-length studio album, Condor, issued that year by Frontier, was an effort to "re-establish ourselves as contemporary," according to John Denney.
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