There’s lots of free music out there on the internet. I decided to start pointing to some of it.
Sadly, bands disband. For whatever reason, a lot of ridiculously awesome bands just peter out or implode or flat-out fall apart. One such band is old time local rockers, The Satanic Bat. I guess they’d be classified as stoner metal in the most generic sense of trying to pin them down.
My old band (Gasoline Dion) shared a practice space and a band member with these dudes. (Regular readers will know I mention Dave all the time. If you have a band, check to see… Dave’s probably in it.) They even helped us record our album, but probably wouldn’t want their name attached to it. (Maybe I’ll put that up for free in a later installment.)
These cats could (and individually still can) rock, and they had a sense of humor. They were asked to play a Ramones tribute show… and they recorded an EP. The resulting songs sound like Black Sabbath covering the Ramones. Seriously. Since I’m a big fan of both, this is one of my absolute favorites.
Click the link or image above to go through to the old Bat blog post for details and the link to download.
- Beat on the Brat
- R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (Motörhead)
At any rate, enjoy the EP… I’d love to hear what you thought of it.