SONG: The Flesh I Leave
So there were a few years there where I wasn’t in any solid band line ups. I spent time in a few no-name projects, and did a stint in a band called Lutheran Gun Club, before eventually moving up to Tacoma, Washington (near Seattle). That’s where I started co-jump started this band with my roommate Eric on bass, a co-workers wife Alicia on drums, and her friend Vanessa on guitar. I sang and played lead guitar.
I’m SUPER sad that there aren’t any actual good recordings of our band. We did spend time making an EP, but it was so godawful none of us ever kept it. THIS song in particular though is pretty awesome, because we (Eric, Alicia, and I, this was before Vanessa was in the band) actually recorded it at the EMP in Seattle, where they had a room you could just jump into and record whatever for fifteen minutes and for like ten bucks you got a CD.
This was pretty much my baby. Everyone in the band was amazing and contributed great things, but it was pretty much my heart and soul in it. I called us a queercore band (me the gay dude, a lesbian, a bi-poly girl, and a straight guy) but really my lyrics tended to be more literary and socio-political, barely touching on queer politics. But still.
I really really loved this band, and I loved everyone in it. It’s too bad they all died in that fire at the same time.