Hey folks. If you come here to post and read and lurk I'm going to assume you're a fan of SKWM.
I will make a further assumption: there aren't too many "fair weather" fans of SKWM. It seems to me that when someone finds their records and really listens to them-past the mid-90's often-touted "Wow, these guys sound like Pavement! Did you hear they recorded demos with the Hooters? They wear sailor suits?" bullshit--that you're in for the long haul. As for me, I can think of no greater band making rock in the last fifteen year. I try and try and I just can't do it.
Also, they are criminally underappreciated. Criminally. I just don't understand this one at all.
SO, here's what I'd like to do: put out a tribute record, of sorts. Maybe this will be a cd-r deal and I'll sell it for postage. Or maybe I'll press up 300 "real" cd copies, depending on a whole bunch of shit. I don't know yet. I DO know that I'll be putting some form of some sort of tribute to le SKWM out by Dec. of this year. $, time, babies, jobs, life, other bullshit affect the form (and come on, cd-r's aren't THAT bad. There are a shitload of labels that put out cd-r's all the time)
THE CHASE: What I need from you, the fans and appreciators of SKWM, is this--a song, or two. A radical reinterpretation if you want. A straight cover if you want. Hell you can fart the notes to "Severance Pay" if you like, I don't care. Earlier there was discussion about making this a "Firewater" related release--and that sounds great to me. But I don't want to disuade covering songs that aren't on "Firewater", either. If we get enough submissions (this would more than likely be for a cd-r release)we could do one disc of "Firewater" and another of various SKWM songs.
WHAT YOU GET: A couple of copies of the album, depending on how many people are in your band. My undying gratitude. Karma up the ying/yang for contributing to such a neat "project." Cool points. And of course the recordings are yours. This is a one shot deal. If I press 300 copies, that's it. If I press 100, that's it too. This is like our own little hippy commune, right here on the internet. If it's a full cd release, costs will go up, of course--I'd like to keep it under $5 a record, just to pay for costs. If it's a cd-r deal it will be much, much cheaper--basically the cost of postage, or around $3. So, that's cool!
It's a low cost, laidback thing, you know. I don't want to get crazy with any of that shit. When it's done I'll post a message here and on another webpage. Maybe I'll take out a cheap-o ad in Punk Planet. Who knows. Ultimately, it's ours, you know. Our secret, if you will!
SUBMISSIONS: Cd-r's ONLY, please. I don't have a dat player/recorder/fuckin'whatever. Cd-r's work just fine for me, thank you. Assuming we get enough submissions, I will be mastering this (more than likely with Carl Saff in Chicago)so we'll try to make 'em sound real goodlike.
My address is as follows: Isaac Turner 445 N. Clarendon Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Oh, this will come out on my small, little imprint Genuflect Records (home of Straphanger, Wishek, Imipolex G, and the Bible of the Devil's first album).
Submissions are due by Sept. 1st of 2005. That's a few months, which is long enough, I'd think. With your submission I'd also like a few words (no more than 1000 or so) on SKWM. Just whatever you'd like. Liner notes.