Finally, New Jersey will be known
for more than just turnpikes, the dumping ground for the Eastern Seaboard and
big hair! A strong statement to be sure, but how many bands can say that MTV
keeps stealing their band name for their programs?
Since their inception in
1990, Buzzkill have been crafting a totally unique, yet unclassifiable
sound. With a seven-song CDEP on Antidote Records, one full length on Tee
Pee Records (Tooth-n-Sole) and numerous compilation contributions,
Buzzkill has honed their sound to its most stripped down and raw.
It all started when a band, formerly known as
Butthead, had to change their name in 1992 due to the increasing
popularity of a certain MTV show. Mike, the band's drummer, felt that people
started coming to their shows thinking they were a joke or a novelty band.
They decided on the new name, Buzzkill, after long and thoughtful band
meetings, polling of friends and agonizing soul searching (not really, a
friend came up with it and it sounded cool) Little did they know that MTV
was doing the very same thing and as irony would have it, their new little
program is entitled "Buzzkill." The band assures us they will stand
up to "The Man" and fight for what's theirs!
Out now on Alternative Tentacles is
Buzzkill's rockin' debut full-lengthers, Up, which followed up
their 1995 Meat Is Dinner single, and 2000's House Of Bad Touch. They achieve what few bands can carry off without
sounding like they're struggling to find their niche. Their musical diversity
has allowed them to play with a wide range of bands; from Buzzoven to
Helmet, 7 Year Bitch to Barkmarket, from
Teengenerate to Motorhead and Urge Overkill to the
Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Buzzkill even toured the East Coast
portion of 1997's Lollapalooza! In 2000 they released their second
full=lengther for the label ; House Of Bad Touch.
What does the feature hold for our friends
in Buzzkill? Well, after the 2 albums and a single for the label we
are not quite sure. There are rumors that they have broken up yet they
haven't confirmed it with the label yet!