Punk Retrospective

Bad Times

Posted by ElDorkoPunkRetro

Stumbled across this crazy piece of garage rock history last week. Imagine grabbing two friends, hanging out for a day, writing and rehearsing songs, then recording it all the next day! That's exactly how this recording came into existence, as the semi-famous Eric Oblivian invited the even more semi-famous Jay Reatard (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010 - R.I.P.) and King Louie to some real Bad Times...and what great Bad Times they turned out to be.

This 14-song monster of garage rock rage is the product of the greatest minds of Memphis music circa 2001. Hyper-distortion and supersonic beats collide to create what would have been a defining album for any other group of rockers.

Here's how Reatard remembered it..."We went to New Orleans, practiced once, recorded an album and played one show." Here's some of that...

...and here are some songs...

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16850984/Misc./Garage/04%20the%20jim%20miller%20bounce.mp3] Bad Times - The Jim Miller Bounce Link source

[play-button:http://www.recidivism.org/music/badtimesband.mp3] Bad Times - Listen to the Band Link source

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16850984/Misc./Garage/10%20trapped%20in%20the%20city.mp3] Bad Times - Trapped In The City Link source

Amazon is giving me a hassle about this picture and won't include it below, so here's what the CD looks like:
Bad Times s/t