Caroliner Rainbow Legs Tied 'Round the Ankles
Caroliner, a black light augmented, go to hell and pump thunder band, was formed in 1983 in order to portray the cabin fever and ergot poisoned hallucinations of early America, namely the 1800s.
These tales of steam boiler explosions and blackwater pyrexia are channeled thru the band from the lips of the nationally famous, traveling bull minstrel named Caroliner. This bull was blessed with the gift of song, but, unfortunately, he was roasted and eaten near the turn of the century. His teachings are alive and well today, thanks to the Singing Bull Songbook and the band that dons his namesake. Its a heavy yolk to bear, but these yarns must be passed on. Everybody knows history that is forgotten is doomed to be repeated.
Caroliner is renowned for delivering an incredible live show, packed with irridescent dream-like (or nightmarish) props and amazing flourescent costumes. Its really more "like an angry painting come to life" than a band performing...but perform they do. The music is extremely experimental Country & Western/noise, a bit of old fashioned parlor music and a whole lot of energy....even after all this time.
-from Freedom From Records website
|Go HERE to see a slideshow of Caroliner's show last week at 12 Galaxies in San Fransisco (last pictures in series)|
Caroliner Live #1 MP3
Caroliner Live #2 MP3