Love I Like Food, Food is Good
posted by April 23 at 11:56 AMon
Last night while talking about bands and songs that are all about food, a friend told me about Rice, the ’90s Lookout Records band that played furious punk songs about… rice.
On their one record, Fuck You, This is Rice, every song is about rice and how awesome it is—“In Rice We Survive,” “Rice Picker,” “Rice’s Meow,” “Rice Control,” “Just How Much Rice,” “Grain of Strength,” “All Steamed Up”… you get it, right?
Rice photo by Jamie from Reality Control fanzine
While trying to find some MP3s or videos, I also found this story about how the band was banned from Gilman (bolds are mine):
The Story goes…Rice played at Gilman Street in early 92 and Rop took down the “No Stage Diving” sign and someone took this opportunity to dive into the crowd and accidentally, ends up poking someone’s eye out. Gilman was held responsible and Rice was banned from Gilman, also their last show ever. Come 1995, Rop rents a car w/ Carlos and drives 9 hours to San Diego, to practice for 4 hours with Jason and Matt Anderson, re-learning some songs. That night, they left for a 2 week tour of the west coast. The recording is from a sold-out show w/ Avail at Gilman St. during the 2nd week of the tour. The new board members at Gilman allowed Rice to play, while the old lifers insisted as long as no stage diving. No stage diving that night, but the damage that was done was due to the roman candles that shot-out firecrackers, that were duct-taped around the bass drum and the amps.
Amazon’s selling the songs for 99 cents a pop, but you can hear 30 second samples before buying ‘em (which, in some cases, is half the song).
I want to know more. Someone please tell me more (Bunnypuncher, I’m looking at you).