Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holy Rollers - Watching the grass grow (1993) 7" Vinyl-Rip

THE HOLY ROLLERS are a three-piece from Washington D.C. They formed in 1988, with the line-up of Marc Lambiotte on guitar and vocals, Joe Aronstamn on bass and vocals (both Marc and Joe used to be in Grand Mal and Law of Fives), and Maria Jones on drums and vocals. In 1990, they released an album, "As Is" on DISCHORD RECORDS. "Fabuley" (a made-up word expressing extreme joy) followed that album.

Eight of the ten tracks on "Fabuley" were recorded at Inner Ear Studios, produced by Ian MacKaye, Don Zientara & Holy Rollers. The other two tracks were recorded on a 4-track and were produced by Geoff Turner (Gray Matter, 3) Charles Bennington & Holy Rollers.

After recording "Fabuley", Maria Jones left THE 'ROLLERS to pursue other projects in San Francisco, and was replaced by a temporary drummer, Christian Smith.

At the beginning of 1992 THE HOLY ROLLERS met drummer Ed Trask through mutual friends. Shortly after their introduction, Ed moved from Richmond, Virginia to join the group. The newly restored three-some quickly embarked on a US tour the following Spring. Upon their return home, they decided to invite a fourth member into the band. With the addition of fellow Richmond native, Chris Bopst, Joe Aronstamn moved to guitar.

Now with two guitars and a powerful rhythm section, they were ready to record. In April 1993, THE HOLY ROLLERS released the first single from their self titled newest album, "Watching The Grass Grow" b/w "Toy". And in late August DISCHORD released their self titled LP.

In 1994 they ran into further drummer problems as Ed Trask quit the band to join Kepone. Joe wants to eventually put out a new record and focus on touring the US heavily after finding a replacement drummer.

Ripped from 7" at 320 kbps

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