Sunday, May 28, 2006

Doo Rag - Early Singles and Tour Cassette

"Sounds like howling wolf singing out of a cave on mars"

Pretty much sums up the bizarro Junk Yard blues rock sounds of Doo Rag. A Tuscon, Arizona based band that was formed in the early 90's by Bob Log and Thermos Malling. They toured quite extensivly in the early to mid 90's and I was lucky enough to catch them play a number of times. Always mind numbing. Bob with a crazy old resonator guitar with a few old contact mics being run through some archaic PA system...then singing into a funnel connected to a tube that goes through a vintage vacuum cleaner with I'm guessing a mic inside it going
into the PA. Thermos playing a total junk yard drum kit made up of upside down old tin wash bins with empty film reels being smashed on top. And for his kick drum which he would just hit with one arm he always seemed to use a budwiser 24 Bottle cardboard box,,, and it always was a bud case! For added visual effect (if there wasn't enough already) there was a old Oscilloscope with those sweet old tube wave forms bouncing to their wild racket.

If you dig scratchy blues coming out of a old 78 player being covered by pussy galore and then stomped on by captain beefheart I seriously recommend these guys.

And I present to you their first 3 singles which really are their best material along side a super rare tour cassette that sounds fantastic. All digitized by me at one of Buenos Aires's finest sound houses. Their 2 full lengths are not too hard to find and a nice porch listen as well.

Download here,
Doo Rag


pega said...

la verdad que es impresionante el material que estás subiendo.
ahí me apunté el de braen (no conocía esa incursión de umiliani) y seguramente seguiré con algunas otras.
saludos desde la plata!

Chardman said...

My favorite memory of The Doo Rag was when they opened for the Cramps in Portland in '97 or so. After their set, they simply took their gear out to the sidewalk and performed for the crowd who were unable to get in due to the show being a sell-out. I hate to say that I enjoyed both their sets more than the Cramps.
I also liked that they were selling demos on 8-track tapes from a big steamer trunk.

FM SHADES said...

yeah, I saw them do the same thing in Boulder Colorado once when they where opening for Drive Like Jehu and Superchuck. They played out on ths street after and blew everyone away.

amb said...

si, la verdad que muy bueno el blog. yo ya me estoy bajando los de robbie basho.


rich said...

Thanks to hipping me to this, I've never heard of The Doo Rag before. Really great! I've just started my own blog here if you're interested.

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The Herbalist said...

Compadre..felicitaciones por el Blog. Genial!
Si tienes mas material de Doo Rag subelo por favor.
El universo entero te lo agradecerá...
Suerte en el mundial a tus compatriotas....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this!

I especially love the engine bread track with the interview at the end..."well, we got a box and we got a bucket and I'm taking through a walkie talkie"


xyros said...

Never heard of Doo Rag but I love them now. Also found 2 other cd's online so I'm a happy little bugger now.
Just 1 question though.. track 3 of the Barber Shop cass. downlaods as a 0kb file. Tried 3 times but it doesn't help. Is it me or a faulty rip?
Anyway many thanks for this one.

René Vis said...

These guys are great! Glad you shared it with the world. And indeed, like Xyros mentioned, the third track on the Barber Shop tape can't be downloaded.

brian said...

i saw doorag play a show with crash worship and illusion of safety at artist tony fitzpatrick's world tattoo gallery a loooong time ago, and they were absolutely magical. thanks for digging this up!

mahendra singh said...

I am a highly intelectual gentelman and I like this doo rag reminds me of something, from the god old days but I forget

gotta go, glue sniffin dogs coming and my wife too