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Current mood:adoredOriginal review at Losingtoday.com ah one of life’s perennial questions - can buses dream - well we aren’t so sure here though we can certainly vouch for the fact that they sure as f**k never turn up on time and when they do its in packs of three. Anyhow this particular Can a Bus Dream are an Arlington, Texas based quartet of grind stoner riffmeisters who it seems have recently dispatched a self titled ten track debut full length, the sound - well imagine some potently grizzled brew cobbled together from remnants of Slayer, Metallica and Carcass laced with elements of early scene East Coast hardcore though unquestionably scarred with a brutally punishing metal dialect and while ‘mi america’ might veer ever so close to revealing moments of an affinity to prog they soon bomb the notion out of the water with a heady onslaught of septic serrated swamp dragged riffola. The dislocated fuzz laden ’ride’ tailgates similar transmissions to Hey Colossus albeit that’ll be a Hey Colossus had they ever been nurtured by the Touch ’n’ Go crew, elsewhere ’addicted to rock’ (which we must admit to being our favourite cut of the set) is your typical pop music diet of everyday life experiences - you know the kind of thing man meets devil, devil offers contract, man signs contract, contract expires, devil comes a collecting - don’t know about you but it happens regularly here despite these times of the global credit crunch alas the deals aren’t what they were, anyhow this festering dark hearted beauty is a swollen puss pouring bitch of a cut that curiously manages to sound to these ears like a prog grunge Faust opera - something we could do with more of around these here parts. That said for those who love your sounds more becoming of blood letting battle charge will do well to hook up to the up close and personal agit aggression of the storm raging ’told ya’.
Current mood:sadYesterday 9/11/09 we lost our dear friend and brother Joseph Manalisay. He suffered an unexpected yet massive heart attack. Joe was 44 years old and left behind a beautiful wife and young daughter.
We first met Joe several years ago when we went to his studio to record. His laid back style and get the job done attitude made us comfortable. It made the normally difficult task of recording enjoyable. We returned to Joe for more recordings and became friends. I would often call Joe at 2:00 AM when everyone else was crashed just to fuck with him. I often told him he should give up his spot as a guitarist for A Jury Of Robots and come play bass for us. One day out of the blue I get a phone call from Joe asking if I was still looking for a bass player. I said yes do you know one? He said yeah me. I was like come on dude be serious I need a bass player. He told me that he was serious and wanted to audition. Joe showed up with a cheap bass and not much of a bass rig but he already knew about five of our songs, (the ones we recorded at his studio). We had a blast together and the next week he came in with a new bass and bass rig. Everyone in the band had our doubts as to weather Joe would stick around, after all here's a great guitar player suddenly playing bass, but he was always there for us. Over the next year and a half we bonded even tighter as we started writing new songs together and working on our CD.
We played our last show together at The Liquid Lounge in Dallas as always we had a good time on stage and laughed at our mistakes after the show. Our last practice on last Wednesday was uneventful, we don't have any pressing gigs we just got together and played what we wanted to play.
As we often said to each other and we all know that we have each others back, Joe I love you man.