Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Fly Republic - Plane Explodes En Route To Heaven (2001?)
This was one of Paul Sanders' post-Hammerhead bands after a super short lived band called moreRam which also featured Matt Entsminger of Janitor Joe. They put out a 7" and if I ever take the effort to try and figure out how to rip vinyl to MP3's maybe I'll post it someday. Anyways, so Fly Republic never actually had a proper release and the only reason I have this to post is because I wrote the bass player who sent me a CDR that she made. It did come with a homemade sleeve which if anyone's really interested maybe I'll try to dig it out and scan at some point. It's just a home recording and the quality is pretty awful. So don't expect this to be on par with Into The Vortex by any means. This is really for the die-hard Hammerhead fan so don't get your hopes up too much. I am one of those die-hard fans and at one time I had another home recording of a side project called Spitcool (with Erickson and Morridian), a pre-Hammerhead band called Buttchuck with Erickson (on drums!), Mike Kunka of Godheadsilo and Paul Wenner of Fireballs Of Freedom. That one goes way back to their Fargo days. I may have to go dig in my parents basement to try and find those... Sorry I'm getting sidetracked but I haven't thought of those tapes in years. What I'll probably remember most about this record was that I received it in the mail on September 11, 2001. Considering the title of the album it was just one hell of a creepy coincidence. That's a true story.