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About Crawlspace

There are three bands called Crawlspace:

1. Crawlspace - Brighton - UK:
From the deepest, darkest depths of beyond comes Crawlspace.
Dark-Surreal-Twisted Soundtracks of a Tortured Soul.
Heavy Gyrating Beats and Tribal Rhythms Penetrated by Hypnotik
Organic Pulsating Bass with Spiraling Hallucinogenic Melodies...
Originally, Crawlspace was formed by
Nimbus (myspace.com/nimbule), solely to remix 'The Giant Eyes (myspace.com/thegianteyes) .
It soon became obvious that this inspiring task had opened
the doorways to many new ideas as past met present.

Nimbus: Drums, Percussion, Samples, Loops, Keyboards, Mix

Luc Stefan: Bass, Samples, Loops, Keyboards, Decks, Mix

Wobbly Bob: Guitar

Crawlspace consists of many different musicians that have
collaborated either with The Giant Eyes and/or Nimbus.
The most prominent of these musicians being Luc Stefan,
co-founder member of Crawlspace & Thirsty UK (youtube.com/thirstyuk).
The two are aided by the wonderful psychodelic guitar talents
of Wobbly Bob from Daddy Fantastic (myspace.com/daddyfantastic).
In 2001, Brighton's 'Radio 4A' broadcast 30 minutes from 'Save Yourself',
as part of their Easter Mass Special.
Crawlspace indulge in Cyberspace-Collaborations with the likes of 'Mr Spagandy' from 'Singing Lawn Chairs' & 'Annastatsea'. They are featured on The Residents' fan site - gianteyeballs.com ( Residents Related Items - Page 31). They apply sound & music to the misanthropic collage art of Danger (myspace.com/dangeramokkoma) as well as scoring Nimbrod Nimbolinos' 'The Plague of Nimbii' series.
They have more film scoring in the pipeline.
Live performance & installations are planned for 2009.

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2. Crawlspace is a combined Death Metal with hardcore Sounds. The Lineup was: Brecht (Vocals), Dominique (Drums), Wim (Guitars), Jurgen (Bass). Back in Zonhoven, Belgium, in 1994, the breaking up of Supporated Necrosanct (death metal) resulted into a new band called Crawlspace. They played old school hardcore at the time and put out two demo tapes.

The line-up never changed over the years but an evolution of sound and style followed. The result was their first dead and brutal mcd "Don't get mad...get even!" on RPP records (BEL). Crawlspace as they are known today was born: Straight forward hardcore/metal with a bad attitude.

Than, in '99 they sign Gangstyle records (HOL) for their second mcd: "The Art Of Warfare". This time a split with Full Court Press. The original Crawlspace sound never died over the years but you can hear the musical evolution they've made. Where you could hear Agnostic Front or Madball in '94 as influence, you can hear Bulldoze, Ritual Carnage, Kickback, Morbid Angel , All Out War and a lot of other great musical influences in 2000!

3. Indiana-bred, Los Angeles-based Crawlspace is an ever-mutating art punk experiment led by singer Eddie Flowers. A mixture of guitar noise, space rock hypnosis, punk aggression, and occasionally pretentious lyrics, Crawlspace is the sort of band that can fascinate and aggravate listeners at the same time, but most folks with a taste for hard rock experimentation will find much to admire on most of their releases.

Flowers was the lead singer in the Indiana-based Gizmos, the band that, along with their compatriots MX-80 Sound, pretty much defined early Midwestern new wave. Flowers moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 1979 and hooked up with guitarist Bill McCarter to form a band called the Idle Hands.

By 1985, the duo's fellow Hoosiers the Lazy Cowgirls had moved to Los Angeles and looked up their old friend McCarter; Flowers and McCarter eventually formed a side project with Lazy Cowgirls bassist Keith Telligman and drummer Allen Clark, first under the name Big Dad & Ten Pounds of Swingin' Meat, then more sensibly under the name Crawlspace, derived from an early-'70s TV movie about an alienated teenager. Adding lead guitarist Mark McCormick and another Lazy Cowgirl, Lenny Keringer, to take over on bass so Telligman could also switch to guitar, Crawlspace recorded their first and most song-oriented album, In the Gospel Zone, in 1987.

The sole cover on that otherwise original album was a Hawkwind-style version of Can's "Little Star of Bethlehem," a choice that foreshadowed the more improvisatory future of the band. With a couple more lineup changes (Sarge Adam took over for Keringer on bass, and Bob Lee replaced Clark on drums), the group took a decisive step away from rock-based forms on their next two singles, "August" and "Ocean = You." Live recordings from this era later showed up on a pair of self-released cassettes, Cave Paintings One and Cave Paintings Two, showcasing Crawlspace right at the point where they were doing away with song structure entirely. Adam left in 1990, replaced by new bassist Joe Dean. This lineup recorded the hour-long live-in-the-studio freak-out Sphereality in 1991, but by the time the album finally got released the following year, Lee had left the band to join the more rocking Claw Hammer.

With their drummer gone, Crawlspace existed in a sort of limbo for a couple of years. Flowers and various other bandmates did some drummerless space rock duo and trio recordings, the highlights of which were self-released on the cassette Fields Rattle. In 1993, Clark rejoined, playing sax and trumpet instead of drums, and new guitarist Dave Fontana and drummer Greg Hajic joined the group. This lineup recorded two live releases, the cassette-only Shroom Tit Arithmetic and the radio session The Exquisite Fucking Beauty of Crawlspace, released on CD by Majora. With a variety of friends and even a few ex-bandmembers, this lineup then recorded The Dark Folds of Infinity Grow Pink with Desire and Et II, Bluto?

By 1997, the band's lineup had solidified to a core trio of Flowers (now playing guitar as well as singing), Dean and Hajic, with occasional contributions by Clark and McCormick. The group's Slippy Sound label went into overdrive around this period, releasing 14 cassettes in 1999 and a dozen CD-Rs in 2000, including both new and archival material. In 2001, the proper follow-up to Et II Bluto?, Dogs Begin to Crawl, Snakes Begin to Howl, was released. ~ Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

The history of Crawlspace begins in the punk-rock era. The singer Eddie Flowers (who grew up in Alabama) moved to Bloomington, Indiana, to play with the Gizmos, who produced three 7-inch EPs, the first in 1976. At the end of the 70s, the group split up (after a different line-up of the group recorded the only album under the Gizmos name). Flowers moved to Los Angeles and played with Steve Wynn for awhile, before Wynn started the Dream Syndicate. [Eddie's note: Actually, Steve Wynn only jammed with Bill McCarter and me twice, in 1981.]

The decisive move for Flowers was when a few of his old friends from Indiana moved out to Los Angeles: the Lazy Cowgirls. In 1985, Flowers hooked up with guitarist Keith Telligman (who played bass in the Cowgirls) and the Allen Clark, and Billy Ray McCarter, and the group became Big Dad & 10 Lbs. of Swingin' Meat. For a few seconds, Clark and Telligman were one of the most spectacular rhythm sections of the period. The group's style (which was a natural fusion of the styles of the Gizmos and the Lazy Cowgirls) marked a return to the violent rock of Detroit, similar to the sound of the MC5 and the Stooges. [Eddie's note: I had met Billy Ray in Indiana, not the Cowgirls. They were his friends, who moved to L.A. in 1981, two years after Bill and I had both coincidentally moved West.] The early rehearsals will surface on the cassette Aluminum & Strychnine (Crawlspace, 1999).

Flowers, however, began to experiment with a more progressive sound that was a combination of a little of everything, from free jazz to acid-rock, from Krautrock to the avant garde. The quartet began to practice a sort of collective improvisation that had less to do with punk-rock, let alone with rock in general. The jazz component ended up taking the upper hand in 1987, with the entrance of a second guitarist, Mark McCormick, as well as a guy named Lenny who quickly left the group (in order to join the Creamers). They debuted in April of 1988 with the compilation Gimme the Keys (Trigon Records; the same label who first recorded Claw Hammer and Fearless Leader) with the songs "Time For Fun," "The Void That Slithers," and the MC5's "Black to Comm." The teachings of a libertine ideology that includes (citing from an insert) Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago were evident in their style, while they still maintained the experimental rock roots of Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Can, the Grateful Dead, and Yoko Ono, as well as their spiritual fathers of the hardcore scene like Black Flag, the Minutemen, and the Birthday Party.Their first 7-inch EP, Silent Invisible Conversation(Grown Up Wrong! Records), came out in December of 1988, with the bassist Sarge (who founded Fearless Leaders with Brick Wahl) taking the place of Lenny.

Recorded between September of 1987 and June of 1988, encompassing a long stretch of their history, in April of 1989 their first album came out, entitled In the Gospel Zone(Behemoth Records). The Lazy Cowgirls still had a strong influence on them. The sound is almost punk-rock, structured in more or less regular songs. The lyrics are sinister, almost gothic. But there is also a version of a Can song, "Little Star of Bethlehem," that lasts for half an hour and leads off in other directions.
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Genres:
Death Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Beatdown, Metal
Band Members:
Guitars: Def, Vocals: Brecht, Drums: Ibanez, Bass: Tom, Guitars: Jurgen

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About Crawlspace

There are three bands called Crawlspace:

1. Crawlspace - Brighton - UK:
From the deepest, darkest depths of beyond comes Crawlspace.
Dark-Surreal-Twisted Soundtracks of a Tortured Soul.
Heavy Gyrating Beats and Tribal Rhythms Penetrated by Hypnotik
Organic Pulsating Bass with Spiraling Hallucinogenic Melodies...
Originally, Crawlspace was formed by
Nimbus (myspace.com/nimbule), solely to remix 'The Giant Eyes (myspace.com/thegianteyes) .
It soon became obvious that this inspiring task had opened
the doorways to many new ideas as past met present.

Nimbus: Drums, Percussion, Samples, Loops, Keyboards, Mix

Luc Stefan: Bass, Samples, Loops, Keyboards, Decks, Mix

Wobbly Bob: Guitar

Crawlspace consists of many different musicians that have
collaborated either with The Giant Eyes and/or Nimbus.
The most prominent of these musicians being Luc Stefan,
co-founder member of Crawlspace & Thirsty UK (youtube.com/thirstyuk).
The two are aided by the wonderful psychodelic guitar talents
of Wobbly Bob from Daddy Fantastic (myspace.com/daddyfantastic).
In 2001, Brighton's 'Radio 4A' broadcast 30 minutes from 'Save Yourself',
as part of their Easter Mass Special.
Crawlspace indulge in Cyberspace-Collaborations with the likes of 'Mr Spagandy' from 'Singing Lawn Chairs' & 'Annastatsea'. They are featured on The Residents' fan site - gianteyeballs.com ( Residents Related Items - Page 31). They apply sound & music to the misanthropic collage art of Danger (myspace.com/dangeramokkoma) as well as scoring Nimbrod Nimbolinos' 'The Plague of Nimbii' series.
They have more film scoring in the pipeline.
Live performance & installations are planned for 2009.

::::::::::

2. Crawlspace is a combined Death Metal with hardcore Sounds. The Lineup was: Brecht (Vocals), Dominique (Drums), Wim (Guitars), Jurgen (Bass). Back in Zonhoven, Belgium, in 1994, the breaking up of Supporated Necrosanct (death metal) resulted into a new band called Crawlspace. They played old school hardcore at the time and put out two demo tapes.

The line-up never changed over the years but an evolution of sound and style followed. The result was their first dead and brutal mcd "Don't get mad...get even!" on RPP records (BEL). Crawlspace as they are known today was born: Straight forward hardcore/metal with a bad attitude.

Than, in '99 they sign Gangstyle records (HOL) for their second mcd: "The Art Of Warfare". This time a split with Full Court Press. The original Crawlspace sound never died over the years but you can hear the musical evolution they've made. Where you could hear Agnostic Front or Madball in '94 as influence, you can hear Bulldoze, Ritual Carnage, Kickback, Morbid Angel , All Out War and a lot of other great musical influences in 2000!

3. Indiana-bred, Los Angeles-based Crawlspace is an ever-mutating art punk experiment led by singer Eddie Flowers. A mixture of guitar noise, space rock hypnosis, punk aggression, and occasionally pretentious lyrics, Crawlspace is the sort of band that can fascinate and aggravate listeners at the same time, but most folks with a taste for hard rock experimentation will find much to admire on most of their releases.

Flowers was the lead singer in the Indiana-based Gizmos, the band that, along with their compatriots MX-80 Sound, pretty much defined early Midwestern new wave. Flowers moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 1979 and hooked up with guitarist Bill McCarter to form a band called the Idle Hands.

By 1985, the duo's fellow Hoosiers the Lazy Cowgirls had moved to Los Angeles and looked up their old friend McCarter; Flowers and McCarter eventually formed a side project with Lazy Cowgirls bassist Keith Telligman and drummer Allen Clark, first under the name Big Dad & Ten Pounds of Swingin' Meat, then more sensibly under the name Crawlspace, derived from an early-'70s TV movie about an alienated teenager. Adding lead guitarist Mark McCormick and another Lazy Cowgirl, Lenny Keringer, to take over on bass so Telligman could also switch to guitar, Crawlspace recorded their first and most song-oriented album, In the Gospel Zone, in 1987.

The sole cover on that otherwise original album was a Hawkwind-style version of Can's "Little Star of Bethlehem," a choice that foreshadowed the more improvisatory future of the band. With a couple more lineup changes (Sarge Adam took over for Keringer on bass, and Bob Lee replaced Clark on drums), the group took a decisive step away from rock-based forms on their next two singles, "August" and "Ocean = You." Live recordings from this era later showed up on a pair of self-released cassettes, Cave Paintings One and Cave Paintings Two, showcasing Crawlspace right at the point where they were doing away with song structure entirely. Adam left in 1990, replaced by new bassist Joe Dean. This lineup recorded the hour-long live-in-the-studio freak-out Sphereality in 1991, but by the time the album finally got released the following year, Lee had left the band to join the more rocking Claw Hammer.

With their drummer gone, Crawlspace existed in a sort of limbo for a couple of years. Flowers and various other bandmates did some drummerless space rock duo and trio recordings, the highlights of which were self-released on the cassette Fields Rattle. In 1993, Clark rejoined, playing sax and trumpet instead of drums, and new guitarist Dave Fontana and drummer Greg Hajic joined the group. This lineup recorded two live releases, the cassette-only Shroom Tit Arithmetic and the radio session The Exquisite Fucking Beauty of Crawlspace, released on CD by Majora. With a variety of friends and even a few ex-bandmembers, this lineup then recorded The Dark Folds of Infinity Grow Pink with Desire and Et II, Bluto?

By 1997, the band's lineup had solidified to a core trio of Flowers (now playing guitar as well as singing), Dean and Hajic, with occasional contributions by Clark and McCormick. The group's Slippy Sound label went into overdrive around this period, releasing 14 cassettes in 1999 and a dozen CD-Rs in 2000, including both new and archival material. In 2001, the proper follow-up to Et II Bluto?, Dogs Begin to Crawl, Snakes Begin to Howl, was released. ~ Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

The history of Crawlspace begins in the punk-rock era. The singer Eddie Flowers (who grew up in Alabama) moved to Bloomington, Indiana, to play with the Gizmos, who produced three 7-inch EPs, the first in 1976. At the end of the 70s, the group split up (after a different line-up of the group recorded the only album under the Gizmos name). Flowers moved to Los Angeles and played with Steve Wynn for awhile, before Wynn started the Dream Syndicate. [Eddie's note: Actually, Steve Wynn only jammed with Bill McCarter and me twice, in 1981.]

The decisive move for Flowers was when a few of his old friends from Indiana moved out to Los Angeles: the Lazy Cowgirls. In 1985, Flowers hooked up with guitarist Keith Telligman (who played bass in the Cowgirls) and the Allen Clark, and Billy Ray McCarter, and the group became Big Dad & 10 Lbs. of Swingin' Meat. For a few seconds, Clark and Telligman were one of the most spectacular rhythm sections of the period. The group's style (which was a natural fusion of the styles of the Gizmos and the Lazy Cowgirls) marked a return to the violent rock of Detroit, similar to the sound of the MC5 and the Stooges. [Eddie's note: I had met Billy Ray in Indiana, not the Cowgirls. They were his friends, who moved to L.A. in 1981, two years after Bill and I had both coincidentally moved West.] The early rehearsals will surface on the cassette Aluminum & Strychnine (Crawlspace, 1999).

Flowers, however, began to experiment with a more progressive sound that was a combination of a little of everything, from free jazz to acid-rock, from Krautrock to the avant garde. The quartet began to practice a sort of collective improvisation that had less to do with punk-rock, let alone with rock in general. The jazz component ended up taking the upper hand in 1987, with the entrance of a second guitarist, Mark McCormick, as well as a guy named Lenny who quickly left the group (in order to join the Creamers). They debuted in April of 1988 with the compilation Gimme the Keys (Trigon Records; the same label who first recorded Claw Hammer and Fearless Leader) with the songs "Time For Fun," "The Void That Slithers," and the MC5's "Black to Comm." The teachings of a libertine ideology that includes (citing from an insert) Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago were evident in their style, while they still maintained the experimental rock roots of Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Can, the Grateful Dead, and Yoko Ono, as well as their spiritual fathers of the hardcore scene like Black Flag, the Minutemen, and the Birthday Party.Their first 7-inch EP, Silent Invisible Conversation(Grown Up Wrong! Records), came out in December of 1988, with the bassist Sarge (who founded Fearless Leaders with Brick Wahl) taking the place of Lenny.

Recorded between September of 1987 and June of 1988, encompassing a long stretch of their history, in April of 1989 their first album came out, entitled In the Gospel Zone(Behemoth Records). The Lazy Cowgirls still had a strong influence on them. The sound is almost punk-rock, structured in more or less regular songs. The lyrics are sinister, almost gothic. But there is also a version of a Can song, "Little Star of Bethlehem," that lasts for half an hour and leads off in other directions.
Show More
Genres:
Death Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Beatdown, Metal
Band Members:
Guitars: Def, Vocals: Brecht, Drums: Ibanez, Bass: Tom, Guitars: Jurgen

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