Alright, everyone.  As it turns out, I was allowed to play 10 songs of my choice on Hunnypot Radio (August 18, 2008.)  I decided to stay within the confines of “California Punk,” which I thought was very appropriate, considering The Germs were there…and a little more manageable for me, actually.  I had to narrow it down some way.  As promised, the following list is what I played.  I will fill you in with lot’s of details about the tunes in the near future, since most of these songs are very rare and out-of-print.  The last 2 songs have never been released.

1.) THE MUTANTS – “New Dark Ages” (1978) – 415 Records (Reissued on White Noise)

2.) SHATTERED FAITH – “Another Day Passes” (1981) – Posh Boy Records

3.) FLYBOYS – “Crayon World” (1979) – Flyguy Records

4.) TAZERS – “Don’t Classify Me” (1982) – Tazer Records (Reissued on Rave Up Records)

5.) NUCLEAR BABY FOOD – “Sex Fix” (1982) – Mystic Records

6.) VECTORS – “Death To Disco” (1979) – (Reissued on Rave Up Records)

7.) AKA – “Tomorrow’s Theme” (1981) – American Standard

8.) THE LEWD – “Climate Of Fear” (1982) – ICI Records (reissued on Chuckie Boy Records)

9.) THE MECHANICS – “Scream City” (1978) – Unreleased

10.) THE CROWD – “A Disturbing Peace” (1981) – Unreleased   

Here’s some great news!!! 

This show is permanantly available for your auditory pleasure on Hunnypot Unlimited’s blog, called “The Hunnydrip.”  It’s an amazing listen from beginning to end.  Here’s the link:

More info about this night forthcoming with pictures…

Until then,

Chris Cormier

I have been asked to DJ an 8-song set on the Hunnypot Internet Radio Show THIS MONDAY NIGHT – August 18, 2008 – at 7:00PM (PST.)  This will be an extra special night for me because The Germs will be there promoting their new biopic called “What We Do Is Secret.”  Oh boy…lucky me!!  I have the luxury of playing anything that I want, so I dug deep in my collection for some really rare and interesting stuff.  I will be spinning songs right at the beginning of the show and will be sure to post my playlist after the fact.  In the meantime, you’ll just have to be patient to hear some great stuff and learn a few things.   

Hunnypot Internet Radio, a part of Hunnypot Unlimited, broadcasts live at every Monday night from 7:00PM – 10:00PM (PST) and then it streams constantly on the website until the following Monday’s show.   

Hunnypot Unlimited is an independent music publishing company located in Beverly Hills, CA.  It was founded by music industry veteran John Anderson and Music Supervisor extraordinaire PJ Bloom (CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck, HBO movies, etc.)  These guys love music, have great taste and always champion new bands.  Yes, they are awesome and so is the rest of their team: Manny Montiel and Stacee Coleman

Yours truly,

Chris Cormier

Boston’s Muck And The Mires made a very special trip to Southern California recently in order to perform at Bar Pink Elephant in San Diego on 8/8/08 and then at the “Mondo Hollywood Garage Band ” Festival at Knitting Factory in Hollywood on 8/9/08.  For those of you who are not familiar with Muck and enjoy early Beatles-styled songs with some “oompf,” it is imperative that you know about this band RIGHT NOW!!!  If you have a chance to see them play live, DO NOT MISS IT!!!  I’ve been a fan and supporter of Muck And The Mires since the beginning and it was my pleasure to have attended both shows and spend some quality time with the guys…and girl.  Oh yeah…their drummer is a woman…and she is one of the best drummers I have ever witnessed.  She’s THAT good.  I’ve dubbed her the “Joan Jett of the drums.”

Muck And The Mires documented their trip out West and made a little video diary for your viewing pleasure.  Check out the YouTube footage below.  You will see legendary music man Kim Fowley, Bruce Wayne’s office and West Hollywood landmark, Barney’s Beanery.  It’s great when musicians are cinematic geniuses too.   

In the very early days, Muck And The Mires would pretend to be from Canada, say “Ay” between songs and play Beatles “Cavern Club” styled music, but with way more hooks.  Over the next couple of years, they refined their sound and gained noteriety around the Northeast.  After winning Little Steven’s Best Garage Band contest in 2004, they were catapulted into the upper stratosphere of Garageband Land and that’s the where they’ve been ever since…and deservedly so.

BUT…I want to make it abundantly clear that Muck And The Mires are so much more than just a “Garage Band.”  Songwriter Evan Shore (AKA “Joey Muccarino” or “Muck”) is one of the foremost authorities on Sixties music and, in particular, the classic songwriting style that was introduced by The Beatles.  The Music Theorist in me forces me to describe Evan as a “great practitioner of functional harmony in the ‘Pop’ music sense,” which is a huge compliment in my book.  Evan’s craftmanship has made him one of my favorite songwriters.

Bar Pink Elephant Show: Friday – August 8, 2008 (San Diego)

This was a great night for Muck And The Mires.  It was their first live date in San Diego and their performance was nothing less than a professional stage show that knocked everyone’s socks off.  I filmed the entire set with Evan Shore’s digital video camera, so let’s hope that they post the footage in its entirety very soon (they used a couple of snippets in the YouTube footage above.)  There is no immune system that can withstand the infectious sound of this band in the live setting…it’s undeniable.   

“Mondo Hollywood Garage Band” Festival: Saturday – August 9, 2008 (Hollywood)

This 2-day “festival” turned out to be a debacle for the promoters (I’m positive about that,) but I am very happy to report that Muck And The Mires were the best band on the Saturday bill, turning in another energetic and polished set that made almost everyone shake a little, including this blogger.  Sure…Mary Weiss, the legendary lead vocalist from The Shangri-Las, was on the bill, playing LA for the first time, and so was Magic Christian, a garage band supergroup of sorts, consisting of Cyril Jordan (Flamin’ Groovies,) Clem Burke (Blondie,) and Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls,) but neither couldn’t compete with Muck’s stage show on this night.  Kim Fowley was the Emcee and his zany musical descriptions are always fun to hear.

Speaking of Kim Fowley, he co-produced Muck And The Mires’ latest full-length effort, called “Hypnotic,” along with Maria Baglien  The record has not been released yet, but I managed to get my hands on a copy a while back.  I like it a lot…really, A LOT.     

Now…Go get yourself all mucked up.

Yours truly,

Chris Cormier

Perjection is very excited to announce its first signing: a brand new Los Angeles-based band called THE GOLDEN WARRIORS.  This band is SO new that they have yet to play any shows and don’t even have a MySpace page or a functioning website yet.  So…why did Perjection sign this band?   

Well…let’s turn it over to Perjection Head Chris Cormier for some answers:

“The Golden Warriors and Perjection are a match made in musical heaven.  I am very happy to have signed them at such an early stage and look forward to having them grow with us.  I feel that they are very talented and unique in the creative dept., have the right musical attitude and share the same musical vision as Perjection.  They are not interested in joining the cliched Silver Lake/Echo Park music scene…or any scene for that matter.  They have a strong connection with music from the past and are very sure about where they want to take their music to make it fresh and exciting…and I absolutely love the name of the band and the concept behind it.”

More on the bandname with various details to come in a separate post.  Trust us, it will all make more sense at that point. 

Currently, there aren’t any photos of THE GOLDEN WARRIORS and the bandleader only wishes to be identified by his guitar rig for right now (see below.)  His reason being: “As a guitarist, there comes a certain point when the ONLY thing that matters is guitar tone.”  Makes sense to us.  Stay tuned.

1964 Fender Tremolux Amp and Gibson Historic Collection 1959 Les Paul guitar with "out of phase" pick-ups.

THE GOLDEN WARRIORS - 1964 Fender Tremolux Amp and (2003) Gibson Historic Collection 1959 Les Paul guitar with "out of phase" pick-ups. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

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Perjection is an independent artist management and music consultation company located in Los Angeles, CA.  In the coming days, weeks and months, this blog will be used to discuss, publicize and promote the artists, bands and music companies with whom we either work or support wholeheartedly.  Adding to the blog mix will be various posts on music and art as Perjection deems important and relevant to today’s worldwide musical landscape.  We also look forward to incorporating a regular blog entry entitled “Know Your History: The Old Is The New.”  Last but not least, we would like to just come out and say it…you will not find these posts, subjects, views or opinions about music anywhere else.