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Friday, March 30, 2012

Barking Spiders - Fresh For The Kill (2012)

Every once in a while I listen to the old Barking Spiders tape and I'm always disappointed. The songs are good, don't get me wrong, it's the production that lacks. But what's to be expected from hitting record on a boombox on the floor of a basement? Back in '88 we were kids with no cash so going to a professional studio wasn't even a thought. But these days, with computers and all, it's so easy to record.

So I put some feelers out, by way of email, to see if the other guys were into recording our songs proper. Fortunately they were. We'd lost contact with John Hoffman (Barking Spiders drummer) through the years so we asked Eric Hoffman to join us. Eric was actually the drummer for Face Value – the original incarnation of Barking Spiders – so it made perfect sense.

We decided to record nine of our original songs from way back when, plus a new one for the occasion. Jim already had a song just waiting to be realized – "Fresh From The Kill" – so he sent us a bass line. Through a series of emails we each wrote and refined our parts and played them together for the first time as a band at the recording session, at My Low Studio (my friend Steve Johnson's studio) .

We're all very pleased with what we captured that day. '80s hardcore at it's fiercest…in 2012!

Here's a few tracks...

"Fresh From The Kill"


"One World"

"All Talk, No Action"

[DOWNLOAD] Barking Spiders - Fresh For The Kill (2012)
01- Fresh From The Kill
02- Watch Out!
03- Spin
04- One World
05- You Can't Say
06- All Talk, No Action
07- Power Struggle
08- Peace through Chaos
09- Presidents & Kings
10- Separate Ways