Back in the late eighties a musical movement was forming in the north west of the US that was eventually going to kick the world into believing again.
Early protagonists of this movement were melding their love of punk, metal, sludge and melody into a noisy garage rock using volume and fuzz to get their point across.
It didn't take long for bands all over the world to embrace this feeling and start buying old offsets and Big Muffs and buy the cheapest loudest amps they could find.
In Brisbane one of those bands was BUDD. Taking their love of this idea and adding that unique Brisbane attitude they started playing in the early 90's and were the first band "on the scene" to wholeheartedly embrace this ethos.
Over the next few years they would play hundreds of shows supporting and headlining some big events. They released a cassette (it was the style at the time) called FUZZGUTZN by themselves and then a single, and a double 10" through Ecstatic Peace! records in the US.
In Feb '93 they released the cornerstone of this Australian movement. Only available on CD at the time this EP features 6 heavy sludge garage rock songs worthy of any band in the world involved in this genre.
While being a real "slice of the time" I revisited this humble little EP and was instantly taken by it's greatness, again.
I admit to having a personal attachment to this band, as I do with all the bands I work with, although this one runs a little deeper and I make no apologies for it. I was at their first ever show in the back yard of a house on the north side of Brisbane. They played a housewarming party along with Chopper Division and Screamfeeders first ever show (with new bass player Kellie) in my lounge room at a share house in South Brisbane. They have been on/off (due to distance and life) friends ever since but all of this just feels like this marriage of BUDD and Tym records is more justified, more .... right.
Move forward to 2015 and a chance meeting with Jez in my shop turns to music, old times and of course BUDD. They're all back in Brisbane and hanging out and the inevitable suggestion comes to the surface.
It is with great pleasure that I announce Tym records will be issuing this classic piece of Australian heavy sludge for the first time on vinyl, remastered especially for the occasion with all original artwork and a new insert featuring never seen before (and long forgotten) photos, drawings and flyers from the time.
In celebration of this issue of this classic BUDD EP on vinyl for the first time the original line up of BUDD that recorded this EP will be playing a FREE and ALL AGES instore at Tym guitars on August 29th to launch it.
This is the first time these guys have played together since the mid 90's and will be running through a very noisy, grinding set of classic BUDD songs especially for this occasion. My prediction is .... it's gonna get loud and fuzzy.
Out 29th August exclusively on Tym records on limited edition orange vinyl.