Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I started listening to this group about two months ago and I've been hooked ever since.

The Shitbirds may have not lasted very long (1992-1994) but they left us some kickin' tunes to remember them by. Most likely you've heard the name April March if you're familiar with the song "Chick Habit" (widely known in the soundtrack(s) for Death Proof and But I'm A Cheerleader) - 'though she was known under her real name, Elinor Blake, around this time. She's the brainchild behind a number of great sounds and a key animator in the popular early 90's animated show, Ren & Stimpy; co-writing and singing several songs off the three Ren & Stimpy albums that followed.

If the name April March is enough to get you interested - proceed no further.

However, if you need a bit more convincing: the sound of a Shitbirds' album only partially reflects the zaniness of a Ren & Stimpy episode in that it delivers with a punch but lacks in bad aftertaste. It's loud, it's catchy, and it's all over the place. It's garage noise that is strangely spellbinding.

I haven't been unable to stop listening to their track Baby What's New for the past month; it's insanely addictive. It's also refreshing (and fun) for me to hear as I've been listening to the same crap for the past five years now. Well, except now.


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