BONG ODYSSEY (The Drones) 'Recordings 93-98' 2LP
Gaz and Rui (The Drones) recorded this between 1993 and 1998 in Fremantle WA before starting The Drones and moving to Melbourne. Gaz says this about it...
"Bong Odyssey is a bunch of stuff Rui and myself recorded in the mid nineties after we left high school. We were total music nerds into stuff like Suicide, Hüsker Dü, Psychic TV, Merzbow, Big Black, lots of free jazz, Stravinsky and all sorts of weird shit. We lived in Perth which meant we didn’t have many friends into the same stuff so we just worked at our jobs then came home and smoked weed, took acid and everything else, drank booze and messed around on our tape machines. We had a tonne of music gear like synths, hammond organs, drum machines, lots of weird effects units. None of that shit was cool then so we could afford to own it. We weren’t playing many gigs. We’d done the crazy fast and heavy punk thing and we’re moving away from that, as you can tell. We basically jammed and recorded songs at night with no intention of doing anything other than blowing our own minds. Our neighbours hated us and we were always being evicted. I have no idea what people will make of this stuff ’cause it is super weird and fucked up."