I See Spots by Philoceraptor. From the same sessions that made “Stop Ruining Fun.” This one wasn’t good enough then. Now it is dancing on our grave.
Life after death on a T-Shirt
Like hair and fingernails on a corpse, “The Dregs” continues to grow with rarities!
Fun fact! The vast majority of Philoceraptor songs were written on a single acoustic guitar. This created many exciting challenges, like “What the hell are you going to play Justin/Steve?” and having a solid idea of what the vocal melody was but being absolutely unable to hear it while rehearsing in our little red jam space. (Added insult to injury, the new jam space we got to use once has FANTASTIC vocal monitors). Furthermore, while the idea would pop up come recording time, acoustic guitars were outlawed from Philoceraptor recordings. So many layers of self loathing!
Anyway, somehow Evolution 107.9 became a huge advocate of Philoceraptor from Philosoraptor onwards, so when asked by Aaron Rota to come in and play an acoustic set on Making Contact we agreed. Justin and Steve got together for a quick jam and swiftly realized that having never actually heard each other sing in harmony due to deafness, poor acoustics, and alcohol, that they had a lot of work to do to pull this off. Several stressful practices later we pulled off “Clever Girl” live on air (and Surfer too somewhere…) and there has not been an acoustic Philoceraptor performance since.
Let’s take care of some of the “Thank you” part of the program!
Eeek! Were one of the first batch of complete strangers to befriend this batch of complete strangers. Together, with the help of enlightened beautiful intelligent folk like Beatroute BC’s Glenn and Claire we played some shows that were way radder than our weight class. Here’s a moment where we exploited that opportunity, and joined forces with Eeek! to form a one song supergroup covering The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”. You can also catch Eeek! also being awesome as members of NEEDS and BESTiE.
Philoceraptor is dead. But it has many sonic ghosts in the closet. Here is the first of many that need to be tossed in the crypt. : Fob Rord by Philoceraptor
Ryan Rose has been secretly posting photos about us for a while now and his awesomeness is not to be ignored!
BEHOLD HIS WORK IN ALL IT’S PUNK ROCK AND NAKED CHICKS GLORY!!!!! http://ryanrosephoto.tumblr.com/