Monday, August 6, 2007

Bristle


This is a photo of Lonnie from Bristle that Amy took back in 1995 at the Lake Union Pub. Bristle was a band I caught at the Storeroom for the first time around 1992 and thought they totally rocked. Drummer Graham was drunk and stumbling around yet somehow played with lots of energy. Bassist Tim was long-haired and I thought was kind of a mellow hippie guy until I saw him get up and play. And frontman Lonnie was super energetic and could go from sounding pissed and angry sounding to laughing and telling jokes in a flash. Bristle is a band who's songs on their first album I knew by heart long before it came out because I saw them live so many times. I've seen so many great shows with Bristle on the bill over the years it's amazing. I was more than happy to have songs by Bristle on both of the Northwest punk compilation CDs I put out back in the day because to me they were one of thee essential Seattle punk bands of the 1990s. The band broke up in 1999, but reformed four years later and have since released another album and still play out live occasionally. You can catch more band history and here a few of their songs over on their MySpace profile, but ultimately they are one of those bands that you gotta see live.

3 comments:

Deuce La Cock said...

so good to see this blog. why didn't you tell me about it, you fucker? i support your cause of posting pictures of sweaty tattooed guys. they get me all hard.

Dan 10Things said...

Thanks Eric! I wasn't spreading the word until I got enough content. I hate blogs that either don't have enough stuff to look at and read or don't update very often.

I have some photos of when you guys were up here to send you.

zaac said...

I've scanned some flyers from a couple shows we played with Bristle and others. Since img tags aren't allowed, here are some URLs:

http://www.thearidsea.com/Old/Spearhead-Bristle-NAB-sml.jpg

http://www.thearidsea.com/Old/Spearhead-HellHouse-sml.jpg

That house party show was great. The cops showed up at some point and we just barricaded ourselves in the band room where the show went on... for awhile. And though Lonni had no idea who i was, i climbed behind the drum kit between bands and we played some slayer songs. ...sort of...