LIVE AND DIRECT FROM THE SUPERFREAK HIGHWAY: Finally -- a second CD release from Seattle-based punk/glam outfit SPACE CRETINS, featuring 11 high-energy, uber-sexy, super-rock tracks with buzzsaw guitars and spaced out glammy vocals... songs about jet riding in the stratosphere, androids, and partying in the electric skies. Rocking in the same vein as their first CD release "Rocket Roll" (2005, Killing Pig Records) LIVE AND DIRECT FROM THE SUPERFREAK HIGHWAY contains the high-energy punkrock'n'roll blasters the Space Cretins have become known for (Rockets On, Plastic, Electric Skies, Future Hoppin', Rocket Roll, Master Blaster, Hypnotized) as well as mid-tempo straight ahead rockers (Straight to the Edge, Let's Get Spaced Out) and of course no Space Cretins album would be complete without a glam-rockin' power ballad (Alien Eyes). As a special bonus, also included on this disc is the very Ramones-ish "Merry Christmas Baby" -- an instant holiday rock classic which according to singer/guitarist Paul Diamond Blow "will make us a fortune on iTunes every December." LIVE AND DIRECT FROM THE SUPERFREAK HIGHWAY was recorded, mixed, and mastered in late 2008 by legendary grunge producer/musician Jack Endino and released on Killing Pig Records.
From the SPACE CRETINS official bio:
Hailing from the aptly named "Jet City" Seattle, WA, the Space Cretins bring a heavy dose of super-cyber, high-flying punk'rock'n'roll with a neon kick for the good times, with a sound that owes as much to Kiss, the Misfits, and the Ramones as it does to the original Space Commanders Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars. A sound that takes the energy of punk, the snottiness of glam, and the groove of 80's L.A. sleaze rock, which when combined gives you... spaced out, mega-freakin', high-octane, righteous rock, baby, yeah!!!
According to the Space Cretins charter, there are four requirements to becoming a band member: 1) must be attractive to the ladies 2) must love big,dumb Rock 3)must be a great performer 4) must be attractive to the ladies... The Space Cretins members include veterans of the Seattle punk/grunge wars -- Paul Ace Diamond Blow (guitar, vocals: ex-Suffocated, Berserkers, and Ace Diamond Bimbos); Danger Dayne Bam Bam (drums: ex-Ace Diamond Bimbos, Northwest Breeders); and Markass "Starkiss Karkass" (Bass: ex-Berserkers, Pissdrunks, Undisputed Heavyweights).
Sick and tired of the negativity and depressing nature of the bi-polar Seattle music scene, and inspired by a chance encounter with William Shatner in a Hong Kong kareoke bar (in which Shatner convinced Blow to start a "super-cyber" rock band) Paul Diamond Blow hooked up with his former band-mates Danger Dayne and Markass Karkass to put the fun back in today's Rock. The Space Cretins aren't trying to stimulate brain cells or impress with fancified riffage, no, just putting the party, attitude and swagger (and good songs!) back into the rock'n'roll leather pants. "It's a spiritual thing," says Blow. "But we're much more than just another 3-chord rock band. We're a 3-chord band with a Plan..."
Space Cretins... the choice of a far-out generation. Hop aboard for the ride...