View Full Version : The Stickmen

09-26-2006, 07:21 PM
A musical anachronism. They play crazy, hyperactive, herky-jerky, tight, noisy, abrasive, poppy, funky music. Lots of ugly keyboards/guitars and shifts in time/tempo but it's all incredibly tight and has tons of hooks thrown in. They're fucking incredible.

Master Brew (http://download.yousendit.com/406F075E168D8278)
Bone Shadow (http://download.yousendit.com/F5E87E550F6B483F)
Jampire (http://download.yousendit.com/84DFBF3B679E5B6C)
Funky Hayride (http://download.yousendit.com/CFEDA6253FB04CF6)
Insatiable (http://download.yousendit.com/532E734D31B962B8)

The craziest part about this band is that their entire discography was released between 1982 and 1983 and it sounds like it could've come out yesterday. It's better and tighter and more well-produced than nearly everyone I've heard attempting stuff like this today.

09-26-2006, 08:52 PM
i fully endorse this thread. the stickmen are awesome and i still find it hard to believe that they're from the early 80's.

three thumbs and a penis way up!

09-27-2006, 10:09 AM
Wow, they were way ahead of their time. I like it.

Is there another band named Stickmen? I googled them but I found a site saying that they started the band this decade.

09-27-2006, 10:46 AM
i know there's a crappy punk band by the name 'stickmen with ray guns'.

09-27-2006, 11:19 AM
Wow, they were way ahead of their time. I like it.

Is there another band named Stickmen? I googled them but I found a site saying that they started the band this decade.

Yes and yes. I think Amazon has these guys listed as "Stick men" and there's another band from the 90s-00s showing as the Stickmen which were completely unrelated. Try googling "Stickmen insatiable" and that should probably pull some stuff up about these guys.

10-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Set Back (http://download.yousendit.com/FF6FB83A13C6D4F3)
Action Man (http://download.yousendit.com/F41715D012EDC704)
Jampire (http://download.yousendit.com/33905C5D4C810ABC)
Bone Shadow (http://download.yousendit.com/AB457DFB255009E5)
You people make me sick.

10-05-2006, 03:53 PM
It was... odd. I felt kind of sick while listening to them in motion (on the bus), which can be interpreted as a good or bad thing...

I liked Strange Brew the most, I guess; Funky Hayride was pretty repetitive, though I liked it at first.

I liked how the drums kept the beat and everything else sort of weaved around that, though, it was kinda cool (though at first I thought it was too off, I eventually got somewhat used to it).

10-05-2006, 04:22 PM
I was listening to them while driving today and I got stuck in godawful traffic because there was an accident. The constant stop and go of the traffic mixed with the music started making me insane so I had to turn them off. Normally it doesn't bother me listening to them in the car though.
Master Brew was the first song I heard by them. It's great but I think my favorites are Jampire or Bone Shadow. Funky Hayride's probably the most normal song on the album. I don't mind it being repetitive though because it's just so damn funky. Plus I love the half-assed "Get on back! Shoop-lama-lama-lama-crack" by the non-lead singer.

10-05-2006, 08:49 PM
i really like mystery party. they should have had that chick do more vocals. but musically it's not as strong the other first ten tracks.

10-06-2006, 06:26 AM
True. Her and the main singer were in another band together before the Stickmen called Blu Beth and the Gentleman Caller:

"Baker and Stack immediately jelled the forces as Blu Beth and the Gentleman Caller, with Baker on hollow body Hagstrom guitar and Stack on hollow body Hagstrom bass, both playing through a Fender Twin, punctuating swamp-soaked lyrics with limited keyboards and virtually un-listenable beats. Art galleries posed as venues for the duo."

I'll see if I can find anything by them when I get back home.

10-06-2006, 10:05 AM
where are you getting all this info, dawg?

10-06-2006, 10:26 AM

Unfortunately those seem to be the only places that know about Blu Beth and the Gentleman Caller, so it's probably impossible to find music by them anywhere.