The Greenback blues

by ASTEROID B612

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    Here you can get ya hands on Asteroid B612´s live to air performance on New Jersey´s own radio WFMU recorded by Pat Duncan .

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Recorded Live at Radio WFMU New Jersey USA , 21st November 1996

If this was a band tearing itself apart it’s not apparent from the performance, put to tape for a broadcast for New Jersey radio station WFMU towards the tail end of the tour. (The liner notes laughably tag the gig as “a disaster”, no less. So why’s the band releasing it?) This is pure, killer rock and roll with a few of the 11 cuts achieving more grunt than their paler album versions.

“Straight Back to You” sounds like the Oz radio hit it should have been, the peerless engine room of Scotty Nash and Ben Fox elicit both rock and roll, while the guitarists trade some stinging licks. Their tone is magic and they wreak a storm of pealing leads in “Can I Touch It?” that sound more like a forerunner to an air attack by F-18As than a band imploding. Bullett is typically gritty in the vocals department, albeit restrained in the between-song patter, which makes the tension evident. Elements of the band might have wanted to kill each other but that anger was obviously an energy when the count-in began. Covers of the Dead Boys’ “All This and More” and the Stooges’ “Down on the Street” sit well with the originals (the latter with some improvisational ivories-tickling by someone, presumably John Spittles).

Live was (and still is) the best place to experience Asteroid B612. (And I wish I’d caught more of the various line-ups over the years). So here’s a tip: The current four-piece plays only sporadically, but a better night of soulful, no bullshit, genuine guitar rock you won’t experience in Sydney).

The only sadder thing than the liner notes is the fact that that this band didn’t break worldwide. Global domination looks even less likely these days, but I hope they at least have another album in ‘em. C’est la vie. Buy this one for the music. – The Barman

credits

released May 1, 2003

Johnny Casino - Guitar
Stewart Cunningham - Guitar
Benny Fox - Drums
Scotty Nash - Bass Guitar
Grant McIver - Vocals

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JOHNNY CASINO Spain

Johnny Casino, anywhere, anytime. This man has one musical fault – he’s too fucking good !BEAT MAGAZINE

Classy, rocking and cinematic, with sweeping vision, individualism , big, bold and brassy sounds occasionally bitter and always engaging.BARMAN I94 BAR

Johnny Casino should be playing upper-middle-class booze orgies to loosen up and wreck soon to be career women !VILLAGE VOICE New York City
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Track Name: Introduction
Introduction by Pat Duncan and Thee Cosmic Commander
Track Name: You´ve always got something to lose
YOU´VE ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO LOSE (J.Spittles/G.McIver/S.Cunningham)
Track Name: Not meant for this world
NOT MEANT FOR THIS WORLD (S.Cunningham)
Track Name: Edge a little closer
EDGE A LITTLE CLOSER (S.Cunningham)
Track Name: Can I touch it?
CAN I TOUCH IT? (J.Spittles / G.McIver)
Track Name: All this and more
All this and more is originally performed by The Dead Boys
Track Name: Straight back to you
STRAIGHT BACK TO YOU (J.Spittles/G.McIver/S.Cunningham)
Track Name: True Romance
TRUE ROMANCE (S.Cunningham)
Track Name: I´ve had you
I´VE HAD YOU (J.Spittles/G.McIver)
Track Name: Down on the street
Down on the street was originally performed by The Stooges
Track Name: Danny´s Sister
DANNY´S SISTER (J.Spittles/G.McIver)