Oxbow

1989
San Francisco, CA, Usa

Designed to be the last aural will and testament of failed humanity, Oxbow actually garnered listeners from among the ranks of the fucked, with their 1990 release Fuckfest.
Followed by King of The Jews, The balls in the great meat grinder collection, and Let me be a Woman recorded by the estimable Steve Albini, Serenade in Red also recorded by Albini and Gibbs Chapman, and various singles and dance remixes, Oxbow has met with increasing critical acclaim and popular support.
The Oxbow core membership - Dan Adams, Greg Davis, Eugene Robinson and Niko Wenner – has been supplemented by the subtle stylings of Lydia Lunch, Klaus Flouride, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Kern, a string section that would make Barry White wince.

Oxbow meet White Tornado

wal004
May, 2000
CD
5 tracks
20 minutes

Rough, course, acid and dirty, between Jesus Lizard and Steve Albini the former, mad and hallucinated the latter, – they share out together in affinity this cd with 3 and 2 songs per head. The oxbow with a ultra-fuzzing guitar and its buzzzzing on Pretty Bird, or the sweet riff strings with a nightmare-like distorted background on Pannonica. Our local White Tornado, stabbing on Hog Butcher, they rattle off other 2 tracks with harsh guitar and rasping voice lost into echo smelling rancid. Great sound enigneering, nice package in green digipack.

(Paolo Miceni, Komakino)