Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Match Made in Fuck Knows Where

What do you get when you cross Bam Margera’s brother and the lead singer of Clutch? Fucked if I know, but apparently they’re called the Company Band. Originally, this group was formed of members of Fireball Ministry and Puny Human, who eventually approached Jess Margera (of CKY) to play drums with them. Neil Fallon of Clutch was brought on as a guest vocalist, and eventually became a full member.

They released an EP earlier this year titled Sign Here, Here and Here, with only 4 tracks that I haven’t been able to get enough of. As their name goes, this is truly blue collared rock. I feel however, any project which Fallon is a part of is always going to sound like grass roots, ‘good ‘ol boys’, kind of stuff, simply due to his unmistakable growl.

They’ve been in the studio all summer putting down a full length titled, The Vacation of Tomorrow, Today! Personally, I am tickled pink at the mere thought of what these boys will do. Primarily, this stems from the fact that I have a little man-boy crush on Fallon’s voice, but I’m also to see what he can do without his mainstay Clutch, whom he has been with for almost 20 years.

Since they’ve been around such a short while, I wasn’t able to find any videos of them, produced or live. Instead, you’re just going to get to sit through one of my favourite Clutch songs. Just listen to that riff!

As a side note, Willsy and I are going into the studio today for the first rehearsal of the Noble Rogues. I’ve already written around 15 songs, and I’m so excited that I think someone peed in my pants. I give it around 23 minutes before Iain gouges a drumstick through my cornea.

-You don’t say the right things, and I don’t hear the right way