Big Drill Car is a great band ever!
Big Drill Car. What a band, but more than that, they came at a time I really needed them. BDC opened my eyes as to what punk rock was becoming. I first heard of them in 1988-9. I read their interview in 1990 and got their cassette a couple of months later. Thankfully CRUZ records had decent distribution enough to get that cassette to the Antelope Valley in SoCal. For us here in this city to see a Corrosion Of Conformity tshirt was revelation! When I saw some people wearing that shirt in 1988 at our Fair, I was shocked! I was wearing my Misfits shirt, and people knew about it in 1988! Wow! Anyway, as far as recorded stuff, the nearest place to find it was Santa Clarita, some 50 or so miles away toward L.A. Through mail order and a couple of makeshift record stores, here in the A.V. I for one, got my hands on some really cool stuff. One of them was BDC’s release …Type Thing. I read about it, I bought it. At the time I was experimenting with drugs and somehow that tape just came in very well and timely. Pop/Punk I mean I heard the ALL influence but they were themselves. I became such a fan. I later heard the Small Block record and just loved it!!! I own their other releases Batch and No Worse for Wear. I never got the magic from those records that I did from …Type Thing, but I never forgot these guys. I am now listening to the first time to their release Never Ending Thing.. I am enjoying them in 2015 although the recordings are from a while back. I have to say that BDC came at a time they should have taken over the world with their music. It is so unfair how lesser band make the millions when the better bands are but an asterisk in the punk world. Big Drill Car!!! Listen to their releases!!! Understand where they were coming from and what they were doing!!! Incredible!!! Thanks for the music GUYS!!! BIG DRILL CAR!!
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