Dutch Oven presents themselves as Indie rock from Minneapolis and this piece of vinyl was the only one released on the Prospective label. “Whammy” has a few interesting elements to it: Part Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, part garage band and just the right amount of lazy. It reminds me of one those of Neil Young song’s where at first listen you are thinking to yourself “was that guitar note out of tune?” and then you realized that either way it doesn’t matter, it works.
This great workmen (& work-person) -like Indie Rock band of the early 1990s was a super-group of sorts featuring Chris Hesler (Nova Mob) & John Gerlach (Big Red Ball & Lifter Puller). They released one 7″ single & there are two cassettes, here are three tracks from the first tape (I just found the second tape- It’ll be up here soon). Thanks to Mighty John Gerlach for giving me the go-ahead & post these three tracks.
UPDATE OCT 2010: John has sent me a CD of both Dutch Oven sessions with some practice space recordings tacked on, it is really great.
GJG is certainly the best place to buy a ton of records. We have 470,000 of them, and have been selling 'em for 29 years. GJG is also a blog: I like lo-fi analog sound (cassettes and vinyl, please) and lo-rez/highly-pixelated/blurry photographs of (mainly) Minnesota music and its related ephemera.
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