On a landmark day for the country, I welcomed the
midwestern band that makes my heart swell with American pride like no
other. Birthed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1982, Killdozer sludged through
such classic LPs as Snakeboy, Burl, For Ladies Only, and Twelve
Point Buck before calling it quits in the late 1990's. They returned briefly for
Touch and Go's 25th label anniversary bash, and graciously agreed
to perform (and put us in the Election Day mindset) this week on my show. As we now know, however, bassist/vocalist Michael Gerald's wish that afternoon for the Communist party to persevere did not happen. Texans have another chance to check Killdozer out Saturday the 8th at Austin's Fun Fun Fun fest (look at that crazy lineup too, what does "Cro-Mags (jam)" mean exactly?); Brooklyn Vegan has some photos up from the band's November 1st Knitting Factory show as well. Unfortunately, no video to post from the WFMU session, but as a not-so-bad replacement, you can witness WFMU's own Bill Mac performing "Knuckles the Dog" (scroll down to the 5th video clip) backed by the station's staff covers band the Hoof N Mouth Sinfonia, shot during the finale of our 2007 on-air fundraiser.
Killdozer live on Brian Turner's WFMU show November 4, 2008:
Lineup: Michael Gerald (bass/vocal), Bill Hobson (guitar), Dan Hobson (drums). Richard Rusincovitch (engineer). Pic credits: above: Brian Turner, right: Tim Cook.