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Who the hell are these guys? -- Part 7


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Alright guys.... another in my series of threads........ Who the HELL are these guys??:lol::rofl::lol:

 

Sorry for the poor quality of the images. I really need to get a scanner.

 

 

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I remember seeing a little write-up and photo on these guys in the first metal/rock magazine I ever got. I forget what one it was now, but these guys were in a 2 page spread of 4 new bands to watch. I think the 4 bands were Cry Wolf, Trouble Tribe, RU Ready and the 4th was a band I was dying for years to hear anything from, and this would be a great one for these threads, Rob... but that band was called Sister Shotgun and they just looked AWESOME.

 

If I recall the write-up on RU Ready, they had an element of funk in their sound?

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Good band - were on MCA but their album never came out. Singer / main guy Pat Briggs also had a band called Shelter NYC who suffered the same fate (major deal, shelved album) and later formed Psychotica and Club Makeup, both of which had albums out but never of which did well.

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Good band - were on MCA but their album never came out. Singer / main guy Pat Briggs also had a band called Shelter NYC who suffered the same fate (major deal, shelved album) and later formed Psychotica and Club Makeup, both of which had albums out but never of which did well.

Hey mate, do you know the band Sister Shotgun? Have you any info on those guys?

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>> Hey mate, do you know the band Sister Shotgun? Have you any info on those guys? <<

 

Very familiar name but there were sooooo many bands with a name like that they all just kinda run together, unfortunately.

Okay, I have given myself a mission. I will find the photo and try to post it. It'll be somewhere in the garage. :(

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Yep, I remember R.U. Ready from my college newspaper days as well. We got a big packet of crap from MCA Records that included a bio of the band, a photo, and a three or four track sampler cassette of stuff from their "forthcoming album" (which, as Manicego states, never came!)... this was probably early '91 (?) ... my co-writer on the music column (Gary) was the hair metal guy (we used to split promos evenly -- if the band photo looked like girls, Gary got the review. If they wore black jeans, high tops and NWOBHM or thrash t-shirts, I got the review. Haha.) so he took the tape to review it. He later handed it back to me saying "Dude, this sucked, I'm not gonna bother reviewing it" (haha), I never got around to reviewing it either, because the semester was just about over by then... Hell, I'm not even sure that I ever listened to it. By that point the winds of change were definitely blowing and we were both getting tired of receiving all these second and third and fourth string hair metal/hard rock demos/albums/yadda yadda. :)

 

When that R.U. Ready guy briefly resurfaced in Psychotica in the mid-90s and were doing Lollapalooza I went looking for that tape, thinking I might have a collectible on my hands if Psychotica blew up huge, but they didn't, and it didn't matter anyway cuz I must've chucked the tape during one of my moves. Oh well.

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By the way, if I never mentioned it before, MCA Records were VERY good to Gary and I during our newspaper column days... we used to get one or two packages from them (or one of their many sub-labels -- Mechanic, etc.) a week. Most of what they sent us was crap, of course (MCA was known as "Musician's Cemetary of America" after all, haha) so a lot of the CDs they sent us went straight to a local used -CD store (un-opened!), where we traded'em in for cash so we'd have beer/weed money for the weekends. Looking back, I guess we had a pretty good racket going. :rofl:

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I remember Gerri Miller in Metal Edge hyping up RU Ready for what seemed like two years but nothing ever happened.

 

I had the Psychotica disc and liked it at the time and if memory serves his anti-christ angle pre-dated Manson by a little and I remember him even saying that in the Press after Manson got huge.

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Yep...my answer was going to mimic Manicego's.......except the Industrial flavor of Psychotica was pretty cool...at least on the first disc. Their second, if I remember correctly wasn't that great.

 

Never heard the RU Ready stuff....but from what I remember reading in Metal Edge, they were getting all kinds of press. I wouldn't mind hearing it if anyone were ever able to find their demo...

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