The Hearing Trumpet was one of the most important noise bands for Greh’s entry into the underground and we got a chance to talk with Dave and Greg, the duo that is the Hearing Trumpet. They provide a fascinating history of 80s and 90s noise in Michigan with a ton of great stories. One can tell immediately the connection these two have and the conversion is infectious. Book a show, set up, and leave.
We go back in time to when Greh lived in and ran his loft venue the Green Door in Detroit. Greh gives us his history moving in and deciding to host many noise shows. We get into some of the madness, some of the idiocy and some of the greatness of the Green Door. Don’t lock your car doors, that way you don’t have to clean up the broken window.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment, we are including a couple recordings made at the Green Door — Bloodyminded “Live Behind the Green Door” and a track from Aaron Dilloway.
It’s been referenced many times throughout the years on Noisextra, especially on our recent Skin Crime episode, so we felt it was time to finally discuss the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” VHS. “Huck Finn” documents the 1997 tour featuring the Haters, Emil Beaulieau, the Haters, Skin Crime, Crank Sturgeon, and Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase. It’s an absolute classic VHS and we got some inside info from some participants. Get lost on the back roads with us and “Huck Finn.”
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Ron Lessard granted us permission to put up the entire “Huck Finn” VHS. Head over to the Noisextra patreon to view in full!
Mike and Tara take a trip back to their earliest days in Lexington, KY and discuss some memorable shows and events from that time. A show at Club Seal that ended at the hospital, shows in the street, in tiny apartments and more. Never let the fire of the maverick days go out.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we discuss some of our recent listening including a release that very much pertains to the regular episode.
Noise History class is underway with a full-to-the-brim episode focusing on the Skin Crime s/t LP on Hospital Productions from 2003. We had a conversation looking back on this time with Pat, and appropriately (as you’ll hear), Mark jumps on out of nowhere near the end. We talked with Dominick leading up to the episode and insert his recollections and thoughts on releasing the very first Hospital LP throughout. Part “in conversation,” part “audio documentary,” all SKIN CRIME.
For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment on the patreon, we hear a lot more background from Dominick including Peter Lee’s involvement, the idea behind the center labels, and a story of laying out the LP with his teacher. This segment immediately follows the regular episode on the patreon feed.
The three of us got together to go through some 90s mailorder catalogs. We sift through catalogs from three classic distros: Malignant, Artware, and RRR. Comparing and contrasting the differences among them made for a lively noise discussion. Head back in time via invaluable printed matter.
We had a great time catching up with our old friend Andy Ortmann of Panicsville and Nihilist Recordings. Andy has been doing it since 1992 with no signs of stopping. From his beginnings in St. Louis to relocating to Chicago, we go into his entire noise history. Ortmann has worked with innumerable artists and his passion for the underground has never wavered. Head thru a portal to the outer limits and forget about the return.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Mike pulls out a compilation VHS that Andy made for Mike over 20 years ago. We go through the entire contents and have a blast heading down VHS memory lane.
October screamed for an episode on a soundtrack and a movie, and we landed on the hate-filled nihilism of “the Last House on Dead End Street.” In the first part of the episode, we talk to Adam Higgins who released the soundtrack on LP. He tells us how the record came together and how he figured out where all the tracks came from. After he heads back to work, we get into the movie itself. It is very appropriate listening and watching for the darkest month.
Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance joins us for a great talk on a different branch of the underground. Six Organs has provided some incredible outer folk and expansive guitar work since the 90s. His newest album “Sleep Tones” is a full on double LP or pure ambient just released on VDSQ. Chasny has also worked closely with David Tibet, from being in the live Current 93 line up to handling some guitar on the magnificent “The Light is Leaving Us All.”
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we’ve included one side of the “Sleep Tones” album. This selection comes right after the interview to send you to the dream side.
Noise goes on the road as we discuss our early days of touring. Overnight drives, broken down vans, and filthy… Read more Noise on Tour