Hugh Beaumont Experience - 1993 - Virgin Killers (US)
The Hugh Beaumont Experience was a punk rock band from Fort Worth, Texas. The band's original lineup was Brad Stiles on vocals, Tommie Duncan on guitar, Clay Carlisle on bass, and Carter Kolba on drums. Formed in 1980 by members of the private school, Fort Worth Country Day School, in Fort Worth, they toured throughout Texas in 1981-82, including dates with MDC and The Dead Kennedys. Their nascent success was short-lived, however; the band had broken up by 1983, having released just one 7-inch called Cone Johnson EP (now a collector's item) and a cassette called Virgin Killers. (This material was re-released in 1993 on Existential Vacuum Records; They also did a recording session with Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü.)
The band included King Coffey as one of its members, who would later become a member of Butthole Surfers; the group's notoriety increased significantly when the Surfers became a widely known alternative rock group.
Formed while the members were all under the drinking age (then 18 years, in Texas), the band initially had some difficulty securing gigs, and often played small local arcades and other places that would ignore ages, such as DJ's in Dallas. Despite only existing for three years, the band went through numerous lineup changes, with a corresponding diversity of styles; their earlier work is Sex Pistols-indebted punk (complete with British-accented vocals), their middle work is more hardcore / thrash influenced, and their later style flirts with psychedelic rock and experimental rock techniques.
Old 97s' bassist Murray Hammond is rumoured to have contributed to some of The Experience's earliest recordings.
This is a limited edition (Pressing of 1000, 800 on black vinyl and 200 on red vinyl) with a Live Side recorded in Fort Worth, TX 30th April & 1st May 1982 and a Studio Side produced by Bob Mould.
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