with the related band Mands. More recently they released a five-track EP. http://miserylovesco.bandcamp.com/album/lungbutter-mands http://lungbuttermtl.bandcamp.com/ 2) Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - 1996 www.garbagecity.com See Actual Lungbutter Lungbutter went under ground for a time. Rumour has it, they were being pursued by numerous authoritarian agencies for acts nefarious in nature.
They re-appeared in the fall of 2009, with the elevated demarcation of Actual Lungbutter. This was necessitated by the appearance of several impostors, trying to capitalize on their move underground. Back with a vengeance, the minds of madness have returned to reveal to the world there is only one true Actual Lungbutter. You are about to enter the twisted world of Lungbutter. Lungbutter is a "supergroup" of sorts, coming together to form a "superior musical entity," rising from the ashes of previous groups such as Dartboard Za, The Donuts, Black Market Farts, and Za Theatre. Lungbutter has been described as, "the poster boys for free thought." Satire, parody, sarcasm, and irony are pillars of the Lungbutter vernacular, and combined with a type of music known as "genre-bending-anti-pop," Lungbutter manages to expose the sickness under the surface of mainstream society, all the while smiling and laughing with demented glee. Lungbutter's music is bold, diverse, and without restraint; it flows effortlessly from one style of music to another, within a song and from song-to-song.
Although their musical palette is as diverse as a Canadian winter, Lungbutter's music is, ultimately, focused and cohesive. Lungbutter formed in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1996, by guitarists John Breno and Tony A. Ward, bassist Gil, vocalist Reverend Reed Collins, and drummer Cecilia Difora. Lungbutter recorded their debut CD, Available Now immediately after forming, and released it in 1997. Shortly thereafter, original drummer Cecilia Difora tragically succumbed to a brain hemorrhage, which prompted John Breno to move from guitar to his original instrument, drums.
Breno, Geck, Collins, and Ward, all coming off the recent demise of their respective bands, were heading home to Regina together, having attended an AC/DC concert in Saskatoon. Driving down Highway #11, the four guys encountered a hitchhiker who claimed to be on a trip across Canada. She was a mysterious, dark-haired pale-skinned Dutch musician named Cecilia. Once she got the guys talking about music, it occurred to the guys that they had never worked together on a project. After arriving at Eva's Nest in Regina, the group began writing several songs.
Cecilia's incredible musical talent helped fuse the seemingly un-blendable writing tendencies of the original four, and soon the entire group was working as a unit. From late August to early September of 1996, the group (who had by this time, formally embraced the name Lungbutter) recorded the material which comprises the album "Available Now". The recording of this album had progressed more naturally and productively than any project the members had ever participated in before. Just when they thought they had all the answers, fate came along and changed the question. According to the band, on the evening of Friday, September 13th, 1996, Cecilia Difora succumbed to the effects of "Brainfreeze", and left this mortal coil. Even though there were several written but unrecorded songs, the band recorded only one more, "Brainfreeze".
This song is the guys' tribute to the spirit that had brought them together. The band continued on, despite this great loss, having been taught to work together by Cecilia, and their incredible experience with her. What Have They Done This Time was released in 1999, and the limited release album The Most Hated Band in Town followed in 2002. Currently, Lungbutter is on an indefinite hiatus. Lungbutter frontman, Reverend Reed Collins, recently faced some legal troubles. In January of 2004 he was convicted of keeping exotic animals without proper documentation. Although he served no jail time, he did have to pay a hefty fine ($20, 000), complete 200 hours of community service, and serve 18 months of probation.
In addition, all of his animals were apprehended and placed with several zoos and sanctuaries throughout North America. Collins kept the animals because they performed with him and Lungbutter on stage. Collins wrestled bears and danced with a leopard while Lardner, the chimpanzee, jammed with the band. After the judge handed down his decision, a devastated Collins pleaded with the judge to not take his animals - whom he treated like his brothers: "Please, Your Honour, don't take my animals...I mean it's not like I made kitten noodle soup!" "A musical roadside sobriety test driven to the edge of dissonance and melody." - Mike Patten 9/20/2001 "Canadian band with a healthy sense of humor and a taste for the exotic span (and sometimes combine) genres.
Noise rock, Country, Polka and Disco are all twisted to the band's own nefarious ends." - Tim Q. (listen.com) "Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Lungbutter's performance is a must-see. From the eccentric clothing to the high energy acrobatics to the unique lyrics, Lungbutter will take you on a roller coaster ride that you won't soon forget" - Konni Harach, Chairperson of SOMA (Saskatchewan Original Music Association) "I wish we called OUR band Lungbutter." -Tyler Stewart, Barenaked Ladies Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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