Groovie Ghoulies Born In The Basement on Colored LP
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The Groovie Ghoulies re-issue project continues with this classic release from 1994! Out of print now for over 15 years, this is the album that the Green Door Recording Company was created for. Containing the original recordings of such classics as "The Beast With 5 Hands," "I Wanna Have Fun," "Back to the Garage" and so many more, this self-produced release sold several thousand copies and was the one that caught the eye of many of the Ghoulies' peers on Lookout Records, ultimately getting the band signed to the then-legendary East Bay record label.
The Groovie Ghoulies gathered quite a collection of friends, fans, and community up in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, and this record was recorded at the also legendary Egg Studio in Seattle, produced by Conrad Uno (Presidents Of The United States Of America, Fastbacks, Teengenerate, HEAD). This lineup includes the full length debut of guitarist Roach, who would end up in the band for the next 12 following years, second longest member only to singer/songwriter/bassist Kepi. Wendy was the drummer, and in the great rock mythology, unlike the real Beatles or Monkees, the Groovie Ghoulies all actually lived in and shared the same house together.
Rehearsals were actually done in the basement, and the band would drive and play anywhere, anytime, any day of the week on the West Coast, and continued to do so for the next three years. At this point the band were regularly playing such San Francisco clubs such as the Purple Onion and the Kilowatt with bands like the Nomads, Teengenerate, Shonen Knife, Mono Men, and in Seattle with HEAD, FLOP, Fastbacks, Fallouts, Girl Trouble. LA shows with GWAR, L7, Lazy Cowgirls, and the Finks just kept building the fun and momentum.
Remastered by Denny Muller at the Static Room in Oakland, Born In The Basement presents the Groovie Ghoulies, young and excited, just about to enter the world of full time non-stop independent rock and roll. Re-live the fun on colored vinyl, with all new artwork by master Tom Neely (the Humans).