RIP B Jay Womack


Five years ago today B Jay Womack aka Bobby Ubangi passed away. He was a major inspiration and friend to the Black Lips and many other bands in Atlanta and beyond as well as being a respectable punk slimer in his own right. His song “Greasers’ Lament” is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard EVER. Thanks for the good tunes Bobby. RIP.

SOTD: The Lids – “Strong Come On” (Oblivians Cover 2005)


Hey everyone, I hope you’re having an excellent Saturday so far. To make it even more excellent, here’s a song – Atlanta legends The Lids covering Oblivians classic “Strong Come On” and guess what??? It features Jay Reatard on drums! The Lids, The Oblivians, Jay Reatard, Rock ‘n’ Roll, in and out, in and out forever.

P.S. this song was recorded for an unreleased Oblivians tribute album. Several other contemporary rock ‘n’ roll nutcases recorded Oblivians covers as well including our favorite band Black Lips (“Something For Nothing”). Check it out here!: https://klyam.com/2012/03/12/black-lips-something-for-nothing-unreleased-oblivians-cover-2005/

“A Decade of Debauchery: Die Slaughterhaus Hits the Double Digits”


Old King Cole YOUNGER!-  Photo by  Adam Bruneau. JHONI JACKSON’s archives: features, reviews and more

This is a year old, but I just found this to be far too informative and fun not to share it with you punk slimers out there. Here’s a great article by Jhoni Jackson about the Die Slaughterhaus’s tenth anniversery. The Die Slaughterhaus was a house venue turned label that began in 2001 in Atlanta, GA, showcasing the likes of some of the greatest rock and rollers of our generation in the form of the Black Lips, Deerhunter, the Carbonas, and more. This article/interview focuses mostly on the role of label head, Mark Naumann and how his particpation in this moment in time helped paved the way for similar artists/labels/venues in the Atlanta punk music scene(s) and beyond. Here’s the article: http://jhonijackson.blogspot.com/2011/07/feature-decade-of-debauchery-die.html

“Sinking” – Bobby Ubangi

Bobby Ubangi looked death in the eye for months. He was supposed to die in a timetable of six…he lasted nine. Somewhere in there, he recorded his last full length. It’s a cunning work, especially considering the circumstances. Even though death was forming for Ubangi, he never let its imminent approach eat away what he wanted to get done. That’s admirable and inspirational. After eleven straight dirty lo-fi gems, including my favorite “Another Girl Like You,” there’s “Sinking,” an introspective of what’s nearing. Here are the words:

Sinking.
Everybody knows that I’ve been sinking.
Everybody knows that I’ve been sinking.
Nobody can turn me down.

Sinking.
Everybody knows what I’ve been thinking.
Everybody knows what I’ve been thinking.
Everything’s been bringing me down.

Standing out and S.O.S is my last sign of distress.
Maybe there’s somebody near who can save me from this mess.

Sinking.
Everybody knows that I’ve been sinking.
Everybody knows that I’ve been sinking.
Everybody’s watching me drown.
Everybody’s watching me drown.
Everybody’s watching me drown.