Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Party Fowl

I checked this band out because my buddy Dean put out a single for them on his PPM label. I'm not quite sure what kind of bird would qualify as a "Party Fowl" but right now I'm leaning towards the wild turkey. I say that not because of the bourbon (which I did enjoy when I still drank alcohol), but because my high school American History teacher was obsessed with the wild turkey. Did you know that the turkey was almost the national bird instead of the bald eagle? It was actually Benjamin Franklin's idea:

"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...

I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on."

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Party Fowl.

Party Fowl CS (Self)
1. Twilight Clone
2. Hold On To Your Butts
3. Fuzzkill
4. Kill The Beast
5. Night Of The Living Numbnuts
6. Droppin Bros Like They're Hot
7. Unifrutti
8. Pigger Get The Powder

Party Fowl EP (Post Present Medium)
1. El Toro
2. Hey Hey Hey
3. We're Gonna Eat Your Brains
4. Bloodstains

STD's (Goodbye Boozy)
1. STD's
2. Supertroopers

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