The much maligned and misunderstood Pachinko, just
want you to know that all the rumors about them pummeling and beating up
people everywhere they go are just dirty rotten lies! In fact,
Pachinko are just regular 'ol guys from the Midwest. Madison,
Wisconsin to be more precise. It is true that Brian, Pachinko's
strapping lead singer, put a notoriously evil club promoter in the hospital
(elevating him to hometown hero status!).
Pachinko have appeared on numerous
seven inches on Rhetoric, Bovine and Skin Graft Records. But in the six years
Pachinko have been plugging away, no one has been able to agree on
their sound. "The indie rock aficionados say we're a "noise band," while most
hipsters into the distorto-noise thing try to write us off as a punk band and
most punk rock factions don't know what the hell to make of us," says Brian.
When we at Alternative Tentacles heard their dirgy ditties, we swooned and
asked them to do a seven inch right away! The end result was the Diablo
en Senorita Pachinko 7" which more than sufficiently showcases their
"wielding rock like it was a weapon" - talents. This was but a taste of what
was to come. Their debut full length, Behind the Green Pachinko, is an
eardrum-pummeling onslaught the likes of which any genre has never heard!
Pachinko have been playing out with the likes of Zeni Geva and
Tribe 8, and are awaiting the opportunity to damage more eardrums on
In 2000 they released their Splendor In The Ass II; Electric
Boogaloo and toured Europe!
If you want to know what a thousand
disgruntled U.S. postal employees sound like with guitars strapped to their
tummies, don't miss Pachinko!