geez! these estrus tour posters chantry's been doing sure hold up well. there must be two dozen of these over the last few years. dave's quit doing them because he can't afford it anymore. too bad there won't be anymore of these. you should see the whole set sometimes.
a little correction: estrus put out an lp by a band called 'black jack', not jack black. he dumped them immediately after they started spewing racist diatribes from the stage at a garageshock. the audience got pretty pissed and some of the makers went after the lead singer and the bassist and a fight erupted. two guys in the makers were golden gloves, so it was a quick fight, and that was the end of black jack. (jay maker (the drummer) broke his hand on the huge bassist's chin, but went on to play a hell of a set that evening. no doctor, no cast).
black jack was a black metal band from portland, oregon. they wore corpsepaint and sang evil songs and wore black. i think they read too many articles about sweden, because at that time almost nobody in the nw had heard about the shit. estrus dumped them immediately - gave them all their cd's and records and masters and said 'see ya later, dudes!' dave always hated that racist stuff.
1) bought a photo album at a garage sale, used photo of hippie grabbing a gal's tit for a cover on 8-way santa (against all advice to the contrary - including a long phone call to me). turns out it's a wedding photo, and husband sees it. he's thrilled, but EX-wife is not. plus she's now a christian singer. record pulled from shelves to be re-issued with new cover.
2) jack-pepsi: a single about drinking jack daniels and pepsi-cola and driving until you smash yer truck. use pepsi logo (with 'tad' in middle) and release it. pavitt thinks it might be great publicity if they got sued, so, as legend has it, he sends copies to pepsi corporate. pepsi (who thinks that maybe being associated with promoting drinking and driving) goes nova and sues the shit outa tad, subpop, anybody. subpop (broke) bends over backwards to appease the lawyers. tad loses single, song, even performing the song ever again. plus big percentage of royalties (if any). record pulled from shelf again, re-released without single. this is about a year and one half into this project by now.
3) tad, understandibly, is a little upset about this whole fiasco times two. the best record they ever did has been screwed into oblivian by stupid promotional ideas. they want to leave the label. sub pop exercises their 'release' clause. any label that wants to sign tad has to pay subpop something ike 60 grand. nobody will touch them. they have to wait several years before the clause expires. by then all momentum is gone and their one shot at big time is over.