Thursday, August 28, 2008

Satan's Cheerleaders

Why aren't Satan's Cheerleaders one of the biggest bands in the world?

Satan's Cheerleaders have been playing the most fuzzed-up psyched-out garage mayhem this side of the Mississippi since about 1985!! Led by drummer and vocalist, Jane Satan, they have been going at it for more than 22 friggin' years!! The current line-up has original guitarist and fuzz extraordinaire Mark Chapman back in the band after a 10+ year absence and bassist/vocalist Scarlet O'Horror... this current line-up has been pretty solid for about 8+ years now (which is a first for Satan's Cheerleaders). They've had quite a number of members go through the ranks including Candy Del Mar (The Cramps), Steve Pallow (The Beguiled, Necessary Evils, Haunted George), Gina Brune, the Michael J. Fox doppelganger Wade Kramer, and even legendary horror hostess VAMPIRA to name but a few... They have released 4 CDs and a handful of 45s on Sympathy for the Record Industry in the 1990s and a number of self-released 45s/EPs in the 1980s, 1990s and one from a few years ago. They are truly a breath of fresh air in this stale and phony so-called "garage" scene in Los Angeles where most of the bands take themselves waaaaay too seriously...

I've been lucky to see many Satan's Cheerleaders shows throughout the decades and I gotta say that they are on top of their game at the moment... their live set consists of a bizarre multimedia psychedelic reaction to biker movies, the Black Dahlia, the occult, with a heavy dose of fuzzy garage punk noise.

If you ever see them playing your town - GO SEE THEM! You'll thank me afterwards...

2 comments:

rpnd said...

How about some band links?

REAL BOSS HOSS!!!! said...

You want links? You got 'em!!

http://www.myspace.com/thesatanscheerleaders