June 13, 2008

fIREHOSE - fROM OHIO (SST, 1989)...


fIREHOSE was formed in 1986 after the death of D. Boon brought an end to Minutemen. Watt and Hurley teamed up with the then 22-year-old Crawford, a guitarist and Minutemen fanatic. Crawford was from Ohio, and started the band when he found Watt's phone number in the phone book and called him, saying he wanted to play with Mike and George in California.
In the spring of 1986, Crawford traveled to San Pedro and the band went on from there. The name of the band was taken from a line in a Bob Dylan song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" : "...Better stay away from those that carry around a fire-hose...".

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9 comments:

  1. This is an amazingly diverse blog. I've gotten a real education in a lot of music. Thanks!

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  2. Loved em when I was 14, still do. Thanks.

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  3. i'd have to agree with the other comment. I have been flyin' the flannel for a long time.

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  4. thank you for this

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  5. some of the best live shows in the 80s, period. first three albums are solid gold! with the meat puppets and the butthole surfers back together, why not these guys?????

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  6. i love the nostalgic illustrations of this album, it reminds me when I was little kid on these streets.

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  7. Hi, listen, I'm pretty new on this blogosphere and Internet thing, so I don't know if there's a sort of "subscription" method that I can use in order to receive notifications of your new entries...? Thing is I enjoy reading your blog a lot and I'd like to be up to date with your posts!

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  8. Excellent post! Link still works, thanks bro.

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