Monday, July 09, 2007

This Moment in Slack History: Morsels from the Last Great Era of the 7 Inch Record

"This Moment in Slack History" collects songs from 90s indie 7 inches. For further explanation, please see my original post here.

Zipgun "I Can't Wait"
Zipgun were one of many garage punk (but not grunge) bands from Seattle in the mid 90s. When I hear this track I can't help but feel it's almost the audio equivalent of Peter Bagge's Hate comics. It just embodies that mid-twenties lost in the sauce feeling. Plus, it sounds like I'd imagine the band managed by Hate's hero Buddy Bradley, Leonard and the Love Gods, would sound. (Incidentally, I've been giving some serious thought to expanding wikipedia's entry on Hate but that might set me down a path from which I may never return. Any thoughts?) Noteworthy for being an early release on the Thrill Jockey label. Yes, this was the sort of thing they put out before they got Tortoised.

Play or Download Zipgun "I Can't Wait"

1 comment:

chnkltgy said...

This band played my living room in Athens, GA '95 or '96. The funniest part was bonding with the guitar player or merch guy (I can't remember) who had the same last name as I. We marveled over that for a while. "Owings" ain't too common.