So here we are with my first post. The first half of this post can be found on the now defunct? Something I Learned Today. Not sure whether or not the link is still active, but this band needs to be known. A band called Reptile House from Baltimore, Maryland. They were loosely affiliated with the D.C./Dischord scene. Now although Dischord has always been dedicated to releasing strictly D.C. bands, there were some exceptions. Void & Reptile House were those exceptions. Reptile House released one song on the Bouncing Babies Comp on Fountain of Youth 1984, one 7" E.P. titled I Stumble As The Crow Flies on Dischord/Druid Hill 1985, & one full length titled Listen To The Powersoul on Merkin 1988. Lead singer Daniel Higgs is one hell of a lyricist. The title of this blog derives from his words.
"I have a brain in my head
I have a brain in my ass
Both with the same thing in mind
Both determined to guide me
Through my life: minus a memory"
All of their material is a great listen. Each song has it's own unique style unlike anything else heard. Daniel Higgs would later go on to create Lungfish. Another great Baltimore band that Dischord signed. So give them a listen & comment if you like em! Stay Tuned! More great music to come!
Bouncing Babies Comp
Talons & Claws
I Stumble As The Crow Flies E.P.
Listen To The Powersoul
Evil Iron Any Day Now