Ultra Bidé - God Is God... Puke Is Puke + Kill Me Tender Ep
Ultra Bidé - God Is God... Puke Is Puke
Alternative Tentacles records 1995 LP
01. Saigon Whore
02. What The Hell
03. Get High
06. Love Sucks
08. Kill Me Tender
09. Lovely Day
Ultra Bidé is a three piece noisy Japanese outfit that embodies the spirit of punk within a very feedback and sonically painful drapery. While the band often finds themselves in the midst of wild guitar distortions and effects, there's always an underlying song to keep a thread going, no matter who insane the music may be getting.
The band also has an uncanny ability to loop from a hazy sheen of noise into a coherent, powerful song very quickly and effeciently, so the band doesn't fall into the Naked City trap of simply making a din for the hell of it. While the band is a bit too advanced to be considered punkers, some of the songs have a great straightforward thrust to them: "What the Hell" and "Lovely Day" are both to the point and groovy.
Other songs focus in on destroying the song structure and rebuilding it right as you start to miss it. The vocals are somewhat hidden behind the music, but are a raspy, not quite tuneless thing that does fit the music well. The lyrics occasionally show an amusing Japanese take on English, as well as a bit of a serious accent, but it fits in. On a whole, God is God...Puke is Puke is a pleasing record that never quite fully dwells in noise to become a chore to listen to.
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY: Coming at you like a money shot in a porn flick, Alternative Tentacles is proud to present Ultra Bidé's long awaited Super Milk, the follow-up to the hand's God Is God Puke Is Pukefull-length debut. Question: What do you get when you cross the inner electronics of your uncle's broken '76 stereo receiver, the depravity of NYC's Lower East Side, and three of the friendliest Japanese boys you'd ever hope to meet? Super Milk! Super Milk!Super Milk!
ESCAPE FROM MANHATTAN:
In the last three years between album releases, Ultra Bidé have toured the U.S. half a dozen times, been to Canada, Europe, Japan, and back, honing their skills in the process for this very moment. Super Milk finds our heroes in search of love, fending off the ugly realities of city life, and trying to survive life in the big rotten apple. Super Milk is somewhat of a creative departure from their signature style of chaotic, freewheeling noise rock. Producer Scott Harding (New Kingdom) helped the trio create a more sparse, reined-in sound, mixed with a fun-with-electronics type approach. Also, former Alice Donut drummer/trombonist Stephen Moses guests.
Lyrically, Super Milk documents the band's distaste with the fictitious, unattainable American Dream in Giuliani's New York City. Although despite the dark and jagged anthems on "Super Milk," a few songs almost resemble love songs; "Honey You So Good!" and "Burn My Soul."
NO SLEEP 'TIL BROOKLYN:
Filled with lust, disgust, and a desire for change, Ultra Bidé fled the increasingly yuppified Lower East Side and moved to the more livable confines of Brooklyn. They are currently plotting their world tour, and can hardly wait to get the show on the road! Their over-the-top showmanship and amazing musicianship whips even the most jaded and tired die-hard barfly into a toe tappin', head bobbin' frenzy. Their live show is 100% entertainment, and they would love to show you what rock'n'roll is all about!
You can find 2nd album 'Super Milk' here on db
Ultra Bide - Kill Me Tender
Alternative Tentacles records 1995 CD EP
1. Kill Me Tender (3:16)
2. Let's Go To War (4:17)
3. La Lee Lou Ley Lo (2:57)
Four or five songs, screams, tempos differing by about 70bpm, guitar, bass, undecipherable vocals, sousaphone, keyboard, samples and a lot of badassedness (Did I spell that right mom?) Reminds me of Yona Kit with its sheer disregard for the prevailing schools if trichordal or Zeppelinesque song structures, but I will draw one simile: The singer does have as much oral mucous as AC/DC's Brian Johnson. Don't just listen to it because it's Japanese, but because it's highly recommended. - Insight