What do you get when you combine
guttural, rapid-fire vocals, a tough metallic guitar
attack, a funhouse horn section and muscular drumming
that borders on polka for the insane? It's nothing
but the Voodoo Glow Skulls, a great punk rock band
that happens to play very fast songs with horns. Voodoo
Glow Skulls concocted their infectious mixture of
punk, metal, ska and Latino music thirteen years ago
and proceeded to distill it into a poisonous brew
of propulsive rock 'n' roll that has driven audiences
wild around the globe.
Voodoo Glow Skulls are back with
"Steady As She Goes" ú an album they
are particularly proud of, as they produced it themselves
in their own studio. The title track symbolizes the
journey of Voodoo Glow Skulls - while the years have
been filled with ups and downs, the band faces the
future with optimism and their usual twisted sense
of humor. "Steady As She Goes" contains
twelve raucous tracks, two in Spanish and (in keeping
with their tradition) one cool cover, 60s chestnut
"Little Red Riding Hood", made famous by
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. These great new tracks
explore everything from racial/ghetto politics ("High
Society", "The Rat Traps", "Nada
En La Cabeza") to the outrageous fun of the Voodoo
Glow Skulls live show ("Voodoo Anthem"),
from Mexican mythology ("La Llorona") to
the disloyalty of lost friends ("Steady As She
Voodoo Glow Skulls formed in 1988
in Riverside, CA by brothers Frank, Eddie and Jorge
Casillas and their longtime friend Jerry O'Neill.
The Voodoo Glow Skulls practiced for two years in
a sweaty back bedroom/practice space until they forged
a taut unit that performed with demonic intensity
and a demented sense of humor. Backyard parties spread
the gospel of Voodoo Glow Skulls; when Spanky's Cafe'
opened they played now-legendary shows with the Angry
Samoans, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Dickies.
In 1991, the Voodoo Glow Skulls'
devotion to ska and the Latin music they grew up on
inspired them to add a horn section ú just
in time to play on the band's first national tour.
Voodoo Glow Skulls became wildly popular on the indie
scene, performing as headliners and as a support act
for The Offspring, No Doubt and 311.
Voodoo Glow Skulls recorded their
debut effort, "Who Is? This Is" for Dr.
Strange Records in 1992, which ultimately sold 200,000
copies worldwide. The band quickly signed to Epitaph
Records and released four cds that collectively sold
over 750,000 copies worldwide. Voodoo Glow Skulls
soon began receiving raving, critical reviews and
the mainstream support of commercial alternative radio
and MTV. A prominent main stage spot on the 1998 Warped
Tour cemented the Voodoo Glow Skulls esthetic into
the minds of impressionable youth across the United
When "Steady As She Goes"
hits the streets, Voodoo Glow Skulls do the same!
They celebrate the release of "Steady As She
Goes" with shows across the United States and
Canada from July though September. The hard-working
men of Voodoo Glow Skulls have made it their personal
mission to expose audiences to what they describe
as California street music. "Steady As She Goes"
is a perfect primer for the uninitiated, while continuing
to thrill longtime fans.
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