20 April 2020
FUGUERS COVE -- a one-person garage rock outlet run by Justin Bendell & stationed in the Albuquerque wastelands -- has penned, performed, & released two concept albums during the COVID 19 Quarantine.
The first, "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's 'Capitalism is a Virus'" -- released on 31 March 2020 -- is a foray into midwestern communist hockey rock. Per fictional critic Ilsa Welsey of the Ilsa Welsey Emporium, Record & Sundry, "Capitalism is a Virus" is akin to music by "a communist John Cougar Mellencamp."
The Marshmen are a fictional quartet of beer swilling, hockey playing Marxist-Leninists from Horicon, Wisconsin. Their second record -- "Capitalism is a Virus" -- as performed by J. Bendell (aka fuguers cove) during THE QUARANTINE-- is the first fuguers cove album written & recorded during a Pandemic. Get ready to punch Nazis behind the House of Pizza.
Here is a link to the record:
Number 3 in the fuguers cove PERFORMS series, it following "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's 'Get Slant, Fucker,'" which came out in 2018.
Second, FUGUERS COVE released the thrash-punk scorcher, "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Burning Silo's 'Thrash Wizzaards'," on April 15, 2020.
Have you heard of The Burning Silos? They're a fictional quintet of world weary hellions who wear their battle jackets with pride. Broke and drunk and vicious, they moved into a dilapidated shed in Albuquerque's violence plagued War Zone and, with stolen equipment, turned the amps to 6. There, they churn burnt out Neil Young filtered through Jesus Lizard and Slayer. They likely won't live long enough to finish their second album of stolen material.
Get the record here:
Masterminded by weirdo professor Justin Bendell, FUGUERS COVE has been putting out garage, psych, and punk rock records, under various pen names, since 1999, but esp. since 2015.
August Marsh of the The Weekly Alibi named 2017's Colours of our SIckness one of the best Albuquerque releases of the year and about COVE's 2018 release "In Twenty" said, "Much like Bee Thousand, there’s too much delicious stuff on this recording to list all the fabulous flavas."
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