Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fun Girls from Mt. Pilot: Discography

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Oh my friends, how I wish I could whisk you away in a Delorean back to 1994 and allow you to witness the spectacle, the experience involved in seeing the Fun Girls from Mt. Pilot. Imagine, if you will, a stage full of grown men dressed in half-assed drag, one of them sometimes dressed as a Mexican wrestler, playing pulverizing punk rock while a roomful of teenage boys beat the shit out of their peers. It was almost as if this music was chemically engineered in a bathtub full of Sudafed to inspire pubescent males to take out their adolescent frustrations on each other.

I've already said about everything I can about this band in a post I made roughly around this time last year. What that post is missing, though, is two records to complete the total output this band had to offer in their short stay on Earth. Thanks entirely to the band's guitarist Don Kendall, I now possess the missing links in the Fun Girls evolution: their first 7", Hi Doll!, and their last, Diary of a Madwoman. I've posted them here in conjunction with the Lunch Box set and split with The Slackers in case you'd like to snag it all in one fell swoop. I've even tossed in a bonus track, "When I See You Again" from the Nashville Coming Fire compilation just a few posts down. To my knowledge this is more or less the whole of their discography. If there's other stuff out there, I don't know about it.

9 comments:

mynamesnotjason said...

Thanks for posting this!!! I used to see the Fun Girls play at Lucy's Record shop in Nashville, and I wore out the cassettes I had of theirs long ago. I would give anything to travel back in time to catch those shows again!

Anonymous said...

Ah! The Fun Girls! I just had my five year old ask what a record was and pulled out the Lunch Box Set. He loved every song!

Lucys Record Shop and Clove Ciggs good times, good times!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm from Paraguay.. a couple of days ago i was at ft. lauderdale florida having vacation. i went to a record shop called radio active records, looking through the punk section i found an awesome box set, i've never heard of the band. it was called fun girls lunch box. i opened it and i found a fork, a taco bell ketchup, a napkin, cards, a little fanzine like insert, the record, and another random record. of course i bought it. im in my country now, i just listen to the record, i loved it.. im so glad ive found it!!

desTROY said...

There were two other releases on Vargo Pass(Nashville Coming Fire label)"Die Die Muh Darlin"7' that had The Fungirls track"Leave me alone" and a CD called "Oh!The Humanity"that contained a Fungirls cover of the Sex Pistols"Bodies".Also we had a song"Janelles at the Mall"(that I believe was about one of the Teen Idols bass players) that was on a CD compilation on a label that I believe was called Motherbox records.We recorded a Devo soung "Uncontrolable Urge"that was submitted for a comp of Devo songs but I'm not sure it was ever done.I believe that would be the full extent of released songs.

Seth Graves said...

thanks troy.
i'm slowly getting this blog rolling again. i need to get my hands on the other two danzig-themed nashville comps - and man, i'd love to hear those covers.

i'm the guy that was trying to get you guys back together for the show at mercy lounge next month. maybe Cat will come around to it someday.

kIndra said...

The Fun Girls @ 20 Below in Chattavegas......ah the good ol days.....

Matt Benson said...

Actually Die Die Muh Darlin' was on Vorgo Pass, but Oh, the Humanity! was on "Pass", which was the CD arm of Vorgo Pass (as opposed to the cassette arm, "Vorgo"). Also, that comp was not Danzig-themed. Seth, if you are still doing this stuff I could mail you a copy of Oh, the Humanity! and hopefully the proprietor of Vorgo Pass will forgive me, being a consumer of music blog downloads himself.

johnnytorch said...

We recorded a lot of those bands for the Humanity comp at our studio Section 8 in my basement. Tons of fun! Recording is much different now with computers doing most of the work.

Is Wally still around? I looked for him at the Bad Religion show @ War Memorial a couple of years ago. No avail.

Anonymous said...

Hey my old band was on the oh the humanity comp. But I think every shit band between philly and Dallas was also. Recorded at poppy and stuff miss those days. I would love to get in touch with wally too sent if he still has any of our masters. Long shot but would be nice. realdavechainsaw666@gmail.com