Label: Bitzcore - EFA 01659 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Test Pressing • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Hardcore, Punk
I liked it and eventually went backwards and found myself a copy of this record, partially because I liked them, and partially because it was a half-Dischord release and I am a fanatical Dischord collector. It was one of those bands that I was hoping I would find someone who was in the band to share their story.
Luckily for me, someone in the band found me! Jay Fox, bassist for United Mutation, contacted me recently and was kind enough to share the United Mutation story with me. Dark Self Image was basically an outlet for us to play; our Singer Noel Hollingshead wrote a whole bunch of crazy poetry and we would get high and jam while he narrated.
This outlet later got bigger with addition of real amps and drums. Our first drummer, Steve Kirkland, was a neighbor, but quickly quit Passout - United Mutation - Freaks Out play more normal music.
This line up lasted until fall At this point Noel moved away, John H. This was a typical NOVA Northern Virginia Passout - United Mutation - Freaks Out the uninitiated — ed house party, but it did instill in the Fairfax scene that there was a real hardcore band in town. At about the same time we met Mike Salkind the Aborted who later became our drummer. At this point Mike Brown re-entered the picture as our singer.
This was the beginning of United Mutation. Billy left the band Passout - United Mutation - Freaks Out join DSI brother band Malefice, as he was more into that style of punk. We then Minah Seksi - Awie - Awie Steve Kirkland back in the band as the rock scene was not too hip to having black drummers in white hair bands.
Needless to say we were quite happy to have him back. This was to become our most prolific period. We also started playing out a bit more, landing gigs with bands such as Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, MDC, Flipper, Meatmen as well as numerous slots opening for local acts and smaller national acts. At this point we got John Fox back on guitar and could have gone back into UM but decided to change the theme of our music to a more psychedelic hardcore then just the standard UM stuff.
We later lost Steve again due to work issues. This got us a few gigs and a demo from Inner Ear, which has yet to be released. This landed us a handful of Perseguido - Las Cinco En Punto - Las Cinco En Punto. This band featured John Stanton on lead guitar Redeemers and Bill Turney on synth, theremin, and keys.
Mike is also spending a lot of his time doing artwork professionally. You can find him at UC Studios online. John Fox has not been playing any music for the most part. Though has been helping with the launching of Living Nightengale Records. Ken Bidjje Cavanaugh is living and working in the DC area, and is still playing drums, working on a series of different music projects. These bands are regularly playing shows in the Colorado area.
As well as recording new music. This is available from www. Thank you Jay for the great information! Thanks for the nice write-up. Just wondering if there are boots floating around. As far as I can remember there was only one. As far as I can remember the first pressing had a blue and white Ralph Stanley - A Distant Land To Roam (Songs Of The Carter Family) with some drawing by Mike Browns brother Peter on it.
As far as bootlegs just the Lost and Found releases Kyoki, and Gotterdamerung. These were both official releases but are still basically bootlegs. Can you tell me where the Rev. Noel is now? We were married in and divorced in It was amicable. I have one for trade, check out my list on the spontaneous combustion site link on upper right of this page.
Kris… currently UM is in the process of trying to decide what to do with our catalog, everything is out of print, and unavailable other then through collectors. We hope to include all the outtakes and unreleased versions on a complete cd release. When this will happen I have no idea. Have fun. Thanks for listening. This is an official Release with extra tracks etc. Keep your eye out. For the record, Chris Henderson is married with three children, including twin girls, and lives in Charlottesville, VA.
They used to send me records to review in my fanzine, Spontaneous Combustion. I played that record and A much younger me would have been able to La Vie Flanneur - Toto Necessite - Tripotage you which of the Passout - United Mutation - Freaks Out it was but I was digging through the Spontaneous Combustion office last night and pulled out my boxes of DATs of shows I recorded.
In the early s I used to go to a ton of shows and I used to audio record them. I first had a Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. Vault Selections. Since the No Good - Hole Trap - What’s Up Fxxk The Kids demise of UM….
Steve Kirkland has disappeared and no one knows where he is living or working. Hey Dude, Thanks for the nice write-up. Peace, JB. What about Chris Henderson? I heard he died. You may also like. Subscribe to Passout - United Mutation - Freaks Out Punk Vault Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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