Saturday, December 15, 2012

K-- "The Experience" demo (FCH004)

K-- "The Experience" demo tape (Food Chain Records #4)

DOWNLOAD HERE (click ONLY on the light blue box that says "click here to start DL from Sendspace)

8 songs.
Recorded September 1994 live to a split-channel 1970's stereo receiver at Eli's mom's house in North Little Rock, AR.
Roughly 5 copies made?
A "real" cover was made, but I sure don't have it.


Eli Milholland-- bass
Mikael Wood-- voice

Track Listing:

1. Guns 'N Roses Medley
2. The K Song
3. Kuntrry Song
4. The Best Smell Songs #1 and #2
5. Shit, We Love Our Country
6. A Little Bit Of Death
7. Love Is A Frozen Fishstick
8. The K Medley


* Really, more than any other obscure North Little Rock band, K should've "made it". They might've been the first one of my posse's bands that proved confrontational, topical, and legitimately hilarious. It's a shame that they never officially released anything. I still rank this demo in the top 5 Harlan Records releases.

* According to Dogtown myth, there are 2 or 3 versions of this demo. When K played their first show in April 1994 at Mikael Wood's house, we were amazed to find that John Pugh and Steve Schmidt happened to be in the neighborhood, found their way to the show (which also included Soophie Nun Squad, Revolver Red, Hug, Brother, and some others), and were so impressed by Mikael and Eli's vision that John offered to release a K demo on his Parent Trap label-- a perfect pairing! K then recorded a demo with Nathan Walker (from NLR alternative band Christopher), but Nathan's ass recorded over the demo before K could retrieve it. The demo featured here was recorded months later, and then completely re-recorded the next day. Mikael wood took one of the copies with him on a trip to Olympia, WA, with the mission to deliver it to Calvin Johnson of K Records, but sadly Calvin was not around when Mikael visited K Headquarters.

* K played so, so many shows over the summer of 1994, including the first annual Pop-Fest, and they eventually became the unofficial "headlining" act of every subsequent Pop-Fest. They wound up playing with Universal Order of Armageddon, Ordination of Aaron, possibly Indian Summer, The Yah Mos, and tons more. Tentative plans were also made for a K/ Evil Band split LP (Evil Band being Hug's rivals, and the brainchild of Matt Werth, Jeremy Brasher, Ian Chisholm, and Karlos).

* K's plethora of cover songs/medleys on this demo include Guns 'N Roses, Bob Dylan, Soophie Nun Squad, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and Pixies.

* K's last show was in the summer of 2000 at the White Kitty house (?) in Gainesville FL on Soophie Nun Squad tour. In Soophie's typically well-intended but imposing fashion, we were being prepared dinner by our gracious hosts, only to insist on an impromptu, inside-joke laden house show by this duo. Sorry, but that's what happens when you cook us dinner.

K. Hendrix College, Conway AR, June 1995.

K at Popfest. Riverfront Belvedere, Little Rock AR, July 1995.

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