Tuesday, November 9, 2010

1.6 Band

Here's another band I've been planning on posting for quite some time.  The 1.6 Band was a noisy hardcore band that had incredibly bizarre song lyrics and titles accompanied by intricate noisy guitar parts.

The band was formed in 1989 by Kevin Egan and Lance Yeager (both of Beyond), Vin Novara and Mike Yanicelli in Holbrook.  They recorded the EP "Tongue Family Style" with Wharton Tiers (infamous for recording early Helmet), then released another EP called "Pimpin' Aint Easy" in 1993.  They recorded a self-titled full length in 1993 before dissolving when Vin Novara moved to DC for college.

All of these tracks were later compiled on the album "Broke-Up" in 1996.

In 2009 the band reunited and later put out the free EP "The Checkered Past of All Kings Present" on Metastasis records.   The new EP rocks just as hard as the old stuff, just with a bit more finesse to the vocals and today's production value applied.

In between the break-up and reunion Egan was in Last Crime and $24,000, Yanicelli was in Die 116 and Moses and Novara joined The Crownhate Ruin, Gena Rowlands Band and Canyon.

Below are links for the original discography Broke-Up and the new EP.  As stated above, the new EP can also be downloaded (with the cover art and liner notes) at Metastasis records.

The 1.6 Band - Broke-Up

The 1.6 Band - The Checkered Past of All Kings Present

Here are some additional links to find out more about the band:

1 comment:

  1. I found the "Broke Up" CD a while ago through Gern Blandsten. It really shouldn't be my kind of stuff but its catchy.