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"The Michigan Daily

Thursday, January 18, 1990

Nasty boys
Wisconsin's Killdozer tears up the town

Page 7
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BY ROB FLAGGERT AND
BOB WYROD
CLUB Heidelberg serves up a fresh
but certainly fetid alternative to the
vaguely slick drivel which has be-
come the uniform college music cir-
cuit. Wisconsin-based bastards Kill-
dozer have finally been roped into
bringing their crack-scratching,
phlegm-balling raunch to Ann Arbor
for a "one night only" musically in-
duced nightmare of aggro-rock with
locals Wig.
Formed some (read six or seven)
'years ago by cheeseheads Michael
Gerald, and brothers Dan and Bill
Hobson, Killdozer has managed to
find footing in what can only be de-
scribed as nightmarish, raunch-core
and make a perpetual dent/scratch/
laceration in alternative music as
"those guys from Wisconsin with
the big sound." Since then their he-
donistic covers of well-known songs
(including "Cinnamon Girl" from
their debut album Snakeboy, Neil
Diamond's all-time worst, "I Am... I

Said" from Little Baby Buntin',
and, most recently, a cover of
"Nasty" (which out-Nastied Janet's
version) have been the medium
through which they have become
most widely known.
Gerald, bassist as well as voice of
Killdozer, has strewn these versions
liberally with his trademark growl-
ing, bringing to life the "Voice of
Gerald" - a voice of authority even
God wouldn't question. This percep-
tion of Killdozer as a cover band
(which may have been started shortly
after the release of Snakeboy with
the cover EP Burl) unfortunately en-
gages a wide ingnorance of their
original stuff, which has shone
through since the first album, but
raises its preposterously beautiful
grunge-head most majestically on
the most recent album, 12 Point
Buck. These boys have, throughout
their discography, retained their em-
brace with raunch simplicity, yet
have certainly matured from their
original Laughing Hyenas-times-
three outbursts to the more melodic

gut-wrenching sound they show on
Buck.
Gerald's mega-bass and howling,
moaning, growling, story-like vo-
cals have remained a constant
throughout, as have the belligerent
sounds from the brothers Hobson.
Dan's seemingly tireless, slow thun-
der drumming, and Bill's guitar de-
bauchery have taken the band beyond
the foot-pedal mastermind guitar that
shapes the likes of Dinosaur jr., past
the furious guitar riffs that are Nir-
vana and Mudhoney, and into the
unexplored realm of darkness and
mystery. The unpolished, unrefined,
id-tunage that is Killdozer.
Buck contains all that is great
about Killdozer, all the power, all
the aggression, all the all. Dan's
drumming is exhausting as ever, al-
ways seeming to be on the very
verge of collapsing onto his toms,
and brother Bill's haggish riffs virtu-
ally bleed on songs like "Lupus," a
tribute to Flannery O'Connor, as
well as the album's single which
one local record peddler/store owner

Killdozer is a meat, potatoes and cheese kind of band - three guys from Wisconsin on a mission to give you
insomnia. They don't come around often, so grab this chance to legally fry your brain.

dubbed '89's best. The album also
has the best of Gerald. His dirgish
bass and haunting vocals on songs
such as Richard ("My name is
Richard, but you can call me Dick")
round the album out to be one of
their best yet.
And oh, live... these noise-

makers from the guts of Hades are
not to be missed on stage as their
many nightmarish shows across the
nation, and last year's European
tour, earned them the label of "The
Meanest, Blackest, Deffest, Hardcore
Motherfuckers From the Scrotum of
Hell." We caught their act on the

Snakeboy tour opening for label-
mates Scratch Acid in a trailer park
somewhere in Western Michigan --
bare with the vagueness, it all
seemed like something from an
opium-induced nightmare.
See KILLDOZER, page 8
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