Pop-O-Pies "Pop-O-Anthology 1984 - 1993"
Featuring members of the bands, Faith No More and Mr. Bungle.
First time ever on CD. Digitally re-mastered from the original vinyl recordings (improved fidelity) by Tom Mallon and Klaus Fluoride of the Dead Kennedys.
Includes all the tracks from "Joe's 2nd & 3rd Records", and "The In Frisco Single". Plus, 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks from the 1993 Mr. Bungle sessions (18 tracks total, over an hour worth of music).
This CD features the songs and vocals of Faith No More's very first singer, Joe Pop-O-Pie.
There's a version of "Truckin" (of course), as well as a beautiful bass-ackwards version of "Sugar Magnolia" which (unusually enough) are loved by people who love or hate the Grateful Dead. Now THAT'S interesting.
On a historical note, despite the Pop-O-Pies irreverent but tasteful slams of the Grateful Dead's music, Jerry Garcia was actually a huge, and very supportive, fan of the band.
For those who have never heard the music of the Pop-O-Pies, it has been described in some of the following ways:
Jimi Hendrix sits in with an early 80's punk band while having a bad acid trip (that's PRE-hardcore, thank you).
Joe Pop-O-Pie describes his music as "hey, they're just some songs that I wrote. We played them, and that's how they came out. I don't know what the hell to call it."
But what really makes the music worthy of note, is it's interesting attitude. An atypical view of the current state of Rock 'n' Roll during time it was recorded. It's what many people were thinking, but were afraid to say, about the music scene during those years (1984 - 1993). Painfully honest and with a healthy dose of rye humor.
This CD is a must for all Pieheads AND Deadheads.
For more info go to www.pop-o-pie.com