Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BCT #24 - V/A - Car Crash Music
Chris BCT Says:
Bloodlake was from Vista, a city in north county of San Diego. They did 2 demo tapes. The first one is on You Tube. The second one I gave to some girl whom I never ever saw again cuz we both liked them and I dunno, it's all I had. Simon, the drummer, went on to be in Crash Worship. I went over to Simon's house once and Bloodlake was doin' a rehearsal in their garage. I tried to record it. I may have actually. Mar Moreno of Diatribe may know how to get hold of Bloodlake. He's on fb. Someone did a 7" of this Youth Quake material. By this time, 1986, me and my 2nd BCT partner, Christopher had just got burned out making tape comps. Somehow we'd hooked up with Steve of Flush, a small tape label in Berkeley. Went to his house and he agreed to put together this tape comp and our final one, #27. He did a great job. They both sound just like what Christopher and I would have made. Made being selecting the strong songs and not using weak songs and then it's tough deciding a third of the songs that are sorta mid range. We had the tape made and were listening to it through for the first time and a part time BCT helper, Andy Social was with us and mid tape he goes, "That's car crash music!" And I go, "That's the name of the tape." It's funny how names for the tapes was like a whole element of doin' BCT. This is one of my favorite BCT tapes. We also listed in the BCT catalog all the zine reviews of any of the tapes we could find. And we put in a list of all 27 tapes and rated them ourselves for both musical and recording quality. I gave this a 9 musically and 10 recording quality.
The tape sleeve drawing came unsolicited from a punk who ordered about 5 tapes. I just ran across his original letter as I set aside and saved the 20 or so letters we got that had art drawn on them. He's got BCT on his t-shirt so I just had to use it. I like it.