Press Release from Silt Breeze in conjunction with Sleek Bott RE: Axemen – Scary Re-release July 2009
PR Date:May 2009
Axemen-Scary! Part III-dbl lp (SB-119/120)
“…you’ll begin to see (& hear)…”
“…the Axemen blazed through the 80’s…”
“Unlike the hyper punk-charged pastiche of Big Cheap Motel…”
The second entry in the Siltbreeze/Axemen / Sleek Bott reissue series, Scary! Part III originally saw light as a cassette only release sometime in 1989.
Most band/fans active in the Christchurch & Dunedin scene’s at this time will tell you (sans embellishment) how prolifically the Axemen blazed through the 80’s decade (new cassettes seeming to exist almost on a daily basis) & in classic Rashomon style you’d likely get a different story from all willing to reminisce, though it’s be safe to say everyone would agree that the beguiling je ne sais quoi (now) found within the grooves of Scary! Part III to be some of the bands most intriguing blat to date.
Unlike the hyper punk-charged pastiche of Big Cheap Motel, Scary! operates from practically a Gestalt concept & sensibility.
While on the surface the contents found therein might sound fragmented, ruminous or obfuscatory, dig deeper (or listen better) & you’ll begin to see (& hear) the mystifying ooze lactating out of the 4 sides of Scary! Part III not as individual, insurmountable constructs of bizarreness, but as a coherent pattern of brilliant phenomena that is-in a word-SCARY!
Various sets of novice ears who have made it though this Bunyanesque giant find themselves making comparisons to a mixture of S.Y.P.H., Royal Trux & Ptose.
All one can say (really) to such hodgepodge is…..congratulations. Twenty yrs & counting & this release refuses to be aptly pigeonholed. Hell, even a seasoned horror chomper such as Shirley Jackson (were she still croaking) would tell ya to give these guys a wide berth. They mean business & their business is mean. Or as the poet (& bartender) Bing McFreud once scribed as an ode to this collection of doozy’s;
‘Be Very Afeared
Cause This Ain’t No Beard
And You Have An Aversion
Scary! Part III. It’s for real. Again. Finally!
Ltd ed dbl LP run of 700 w/sticker, insert & poster.
Order direct from Silt Breeze: paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
————- TRACK LISTING ————–
HEART BULLET 2:42
CHURCH OF THE LOOSELY BRETHREN 3:41
10 MILES (AS THE CROW FLIES) 3:10
THAT MUST BE HELL 2:07
SHACKED UP IN YR EGYPT TOMB 3:37
JOIN THE RAF 2:58
YOU, YOU CABINET 1:00
THE VIRGIN 2:17
ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS, TOO 3:36
ACCUSATION OF MURDER 3:23
FREE WORLD 2:20
SUN UND MOON 4:12
BEER UND FLINTSTONES 2:10 1
THE WRECK OF THE WHISTLING MAREE 2:24
THE 2-BIT STAR 4:11
MUST LOVE DIE 3:14
NO LOOK BACK 5:44
NASTY MOON SHINE 2:35
Hi Stevie – Steve here in London- how do i order this album, and how much to post by airmail to London??
have links to siltbreeze now on the blog…. 25-33 USD inc postage for single double albums respectively dirct from siltbreeze
AXEMEN is the coolest band i heard this year…thats right i just found out about you guys this YEAR!!!! thanks to siltbreeze for being sooo hip. i look foward to pickin’ up ths one ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU GuYS RuLEZ!!!!!!!!