One of my favorite things about being involved with a very thriving (no matter what people say) underground music scene is the people you meet along the way. Eloy is one of those enjoyable people. He has a label in Austin, Texas called Post Party Depression and has been releasing some of the best garage records and cassettes of the past few years. Recently Eloy made a list of things. Check it out…
Top 3 bands you’re currently obsessing over.
The Bananas from Sacramento. may be my fave band ever. the first 10 years collection is a good place to start. Generacion Suicida, have been hoping they’d come through and when they did I was at work. Bummer! YardWork from Austin. songs about mowing the lawn, clearing out the gutters and possums in the attic. yes!
In your opinion who are the best 5 garage bands of all time?
Tie Me Ups, The Makers, Loli and The Chones, Teengenerate, The Gories.
What are your 5 favorite things to do in Austin?
Saturday matinees at The Parlor. pizza, punk and beer!watch a movie at Austin Film Society. always playing something great. indie, underground documentaries, foreign. all the good stuff. local record stores, Antone’s, Breakaway, Love Wheel, Fourth Rock, Waterloo, End Of An Ear. daytrip to the hill country, the history in and around here is rich.
Aside from Post Party Depression what are your 3 favorite record labels?
Cherry Red Records, from Dead Kennedys to the newly unearthed Joe Meek tapes! Estrus, back in the day if the sleeve had the Estrus stamp you were guaranteed a good time. Numero Group. beautifully packaged, their Ork Records singles boxset sold me. fantastic collection of punk proto punk and outsider singles!
3 reasons why Memphis produces good garage bands.
the history, the food and the people are all so real, no bullshit on those streets.
3 best garage bands out of Detroit.
The Stooges, MC5, Pleasure Seekers.
If you can have dinner with 3 people in history, dead or alive, who would the 3 be?
my mom, my dad, Steve Jones.
Top 3 most underrated bands.
underrated…to me, Battalion Of Saints, Sloppy Seconds, The Undead.
Flip side what 3 bands do you consider the most over rated.
overrated= The Spits, The Spits and The Chats
Top 5 favorite records of all time.
top 5 recs,
Lazy – Rock n Roller 7″,
Sloppy Seconds- Destroyed LP.
Hickey- various states of disrepair LP.
The Criminals- Kids Are Back 7″.
The Plugz- Electrify Me LP.
5 places in the world you’d love to travel to.
Indonesia to catch one of those wild Battlebeats shows. Australia, every band and movie I’ve seen from down under has been great! Germany, I have a touristy t- shirt from Germany I wear all the time but until I actually visit I’m a total poser. Cuba, looks and sounds beautiful. Jamaica, I love 60s/70s reggae and dub. even some 80 dancehall. i grew up in a dirty little beach town. we lovingly called it “sparkling shitty by the sea”. but to see a real sparkling beach would be real deal.
Can you list 5 things nonone knows about you (until now)
people don’t know when I’m going to kick the bucket. last two digits of my phone number, the last time I threw up, what my favorite Deep Purple record is, I studied classical guitar in high school and competed at state level