This is still fucking surreal.
I want to go back to the first week of 2011.
And then we watched Iron Chef Super Chef Battle until 2am.
I don’t even.
One year ago, in Chicago, with Rick and Steve Albini.
I’m not sure I’ll ever get over how surreal those few nights were.
Today only (December 25, 2011) you can download a free copy of Victory! from our Bandcamp page.
Merry Christmas to all!
If you’ve been holding out to get a copy of Victory!, today is your chance to get it for free!
Feel free to share the link and spread the word if you so desire.
FMGreen, I’ve known them for years, I was even in the band for a brief moment, and between the three of them they make up half of the people who follow this blog. What can I say that they don’t already know about themselves? For the people that don’t know them, it’s been a long road; rough in the beginning. Lots of different band names and lots of different bass players, the worst of which were Jewel’s Verne Fish and TJ Rinaldo respectively. I don’t actually remember if TJ was the worst but he was the shortest lived, he may have even been the first back when the band was called The Adventure Breakfast Club after a boy scout camp-out mishap… hey, that could be a band name; The Boy Scout Camp Out Mishap… hmm, maybe just the title of an album. Anyway, in the years following they settled on a strong three person line up, got sweat on by Slash, burned with fire by The Reverend Horton Heat, and began listening to Peter Gabriel. It’s these components (three great musicians and baptism in sweat, fire, and mediocrity) that make up this unstoppably rocking band. For years I went to their rehearsals and to their shows. I looked forward to hearing them play as much as any of my favorite bands (ya know, real bands). I was always an FMGreen fan.
The best decision they ever made was to pretend to break up the band in order to kick me out without hurting my feelings. If they hadn’t done that I never would have had the thrill of being in the crowd and watching them play.
FMGreen just released their third album, VICTORY! Listen to it… and Follow FMGreen on Tumblr, I do.
Additional former band names and band members include: Quentin and the Tarantinos, Vinny Reeder, Matt Butterfield, Volksempfanger, Grady Mutzel, Jon Schott, and Item 069.
Volksempfanger’s first and only gig, at Fast Eddies in Rochester.
(L to R: Steve, Scott, John, Grady, Vinny)
What in hell are you waiting for? Your ears will be pissed at your procrastination.
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Victory! can be purchased at FMGreen.bandcamp.com for only $8 (download) or $12 (Limited Edition CD).
What’s something FMGreen hasn’t done yet but wants to?
Scott: I want to do recording experiments in a hyperbaric chamber. Just because, if there’s no sound in space, then I imagine a less-dense airspace as being a place where you can play instruments really loud but not stress the microphones out. It’s something that came out of wanting to be the first band to play in space.
So you’re waiting for a call from NASA?
Steve: Oh, we would go in an instant.
The FMGreen interview with Rochester’s CITY Newspaper is now in print!
This is your two-week warning.
We’ve got a great show in store for you!
Sunday night (May 29th) at about 8:30pm (Eastern) FMGreen will be taking to the airwaves.
We’ll be visiting the Sunday Night Shakedown to give a brief interview and spin a few songs from Victory!, and you can listen live online!
Please tune in if you can!
Less than an hour away.