Monday, October 5, 2009

Lee Marvin Computer Arm - s/t

I'm not sure why I haven't yet shared this one with all of you over the last few years. I first saw these guys about 7 years ago at a Halloween show in Holly, Michigan. They had grown a pretty strong reputation in and around Detroit and have been the opening act for countless of solid touring bands. They've gone through a breakup or two over the last few years, but I believe they're back to making tunes and touring once again. The band has been making rowdy good ol' fashion sweaty rock and roll before it was the cool thing to do. Wailing vocals, blaring trumpet, and the ever-essential tambourine makes Lee Marvin Computer Arm one of the more energetic bands to come out of Detroit in recent years. I think this 5 track CD EP from 2004, a 7 inch from a few years ago on Cass Records, and another 7 inch from Italy Records pressed this year, which I have yet to hear, are the only actual releases they have. Hopefully a full-length someday?

- Dan

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Blake said...

you have been holding out!

LMCA brings a special excitement to my voice when I retell stories of their live sets. My favorite includes their trumpet player blotto beyond repair, destroying his trumpet, a tambourine and another band's tambourine. When he ran out of instruments he just screamed into the mic, yet it fucking sounded incredible.

Dr. and Mrs. Nick Pyle said...

i used to work with their drummer at an art supply store in chicago. he was he was awesome. just FYI, y'know.

ongakubaka said...

yeah todd's a cool dude. last time i saw him he was tripping on acid at a comets on fire show haha

Oh, robot said...

I heard a bit about these guys here and there, but it was Brian Muldoon who really made me search them out.

Rock N' Roll is like six degrees of separation, but if you hate the number six, there are a lot of other numbers to choose from.

Have you seen the video for the Muldoons - Epic Battles? Ouch! (In the best way ever ;)

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