Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CITRUS BOY - "Conniption Fits" 1996



CITRUS BOY was one of the more prolific bands from the old days. Most bands released 1 tape, and then broke up and formed different bands. CITRUS BOY stuck it out for 3 releases, this tape being their last, and their only studio demo. These guys played all the time, it seemed, their live shows were always chaotic and usually ended in a guitar being smashed.

It’s my understanding that CITRUS BOY formed when their other band, SMIRNOFFS, was supposed to record one day and their singer couldn’t make it because his girlfriend wouldn’t let him out of the house. Instead of scrapping the whole day of recording, they decided to form a new band with the same members (minus their singer) instead.

This tape shows CITRUS BOY at their most polished, in playing and sound quality. Recorded at Studio 16 Productions in early 1996, this would be their last recording. While I think that “Not Nirvana” is probably the best representation of their sound, this is probably the best starting point.

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5 comments:

Patrick said...

I always thought that Citrus Boy was formed because John had a station wagon

gamma693 said...

Feel free to elaborate. I don't understand where you're going with this.

Patrick said...

that was just meant as a joke...

sheswingsshesways said...

Andy, any chance you have a copy of "Not Nirvana" and plan on putting it up? I loved that tape too and wished I still had it.

Jason Bolinger

gamma693 said...

I'll be released on CDR soon along with the other 2 Citrus Boy demos.