MP3 Boy Dirt Car - Spoken Answer To A Silent Question
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Related styles: AVANT GARDE: Noise, ELECTRONIC: Experimental
“Spoken Answer To A Silent Question”
Milwaukee Noise Ensemble BOY DIRT CAR Issues First New Recordings In Nearly 20 Years
Nov. 23, 2007 — In one of the most unlikely reunions of recent years, seminal Milwaukee noise group Boy Dirt Car announces the release of its first new recordings since 1988. To be released Dec. 1, Spoken Answer to a Silent Question brings together original members — co-founder Darren Brown, Keith Brammer and Dan Kubinski (Die Kreuzen), T.S. Wahlen and Dave Szolwinski — and, consistent with Boy Dirt Car’s classic revolving-door lineup, brings in several newcomers, including longtime Milwaukee mainstays Karl Paloucek and Jeff Hamilton.
For much of the 1980s, Milwaukee was home to Boy Dirt Car’s brooding sound. Influenced as much by Wisconsin’s brutal winters and the dark tales of its North Woods as by any of their avant garde contemporaries, the group forged a sound different from other so-called “industrial” bands of the day. As one reviewer once put it, “Boy Dirt Car creates a sound not like being in a car crash, but of being under one.”
Just as it cadged its industrial instrumentation from scrapyards and roadsides, BDC culled its members from across Milwaukee’s vibrant music scene of the time, building up an intense following and a reputation as one of the city’s most potentially hazardous acts. At the same time, the group recorded numerous (now-legendary) cassettes and LPs which, while escaping the ears of Rolling Stone, garnered them coverage in The Wall Street Journal, and — even more unlikely — from late advice columnist Ann Landers.
In 1987, BDC ploughed across stages nationwide on its Westweather Tour with Die Kreuzen, leaving a wake smoke, fire and unbridled noise that still echoes today. (Even now, the group still receives feedback from fans around the world who witnessed them on this tour, many of whom cite the experience as life-changing.)
When BDC’s final recorded effort, Heatrig, failed to find release in 1988 (Lexicon Devil eventually would put it in print in 2003), and life intervened to fragment the core of the group, it seemed the end was at hand. Darren Brown went on to form Impact Test and other members moved on, finding other projects for themselves. Then in 2006, an informal meeting of several members at a Milwaukee recording studio proved to be the start of an unexpected journey that would result in Spoken Answer to a Silent Question, BDC’s first new work in almost two decades ...
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