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Estradasphere may be on permanent hiatus, but the party can't be stopped with their 23-minute version of Hunger Strike (NSFQuiet) posted by mannequito (12 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My faith in the Wikipedia editors has been restored. If they can't can an epic article about this entirely trivial band, there's hope that they might actually leave some of the useful articles behind.
posted by scruss at 5:04 AM on August 14, 2011

Wait, this isn't a cover of the Temple Of The Dog song, or is it? I'm watching, and it's a remarkable performance, but the melody isn't sounding anything like what I'm expecting.
posted by hippybear at 5:20 AM on August 14, 2011

goddamnit! someone else knows my most favorite obscure band! anyway, these guys played the most amazing live show i've ever been too, every single one of them is a MONSTER at their instruments. i, literally and factually, got goosebumps when they played this song, which at the time was the first time i heard it. i wholly recommend their live DVD of Palace of Mirrors. Jason Shimmel, the guitarist, has rejoined with that saxaphonist (John Whooley i think) in Orange Tulip Conspiracy. Kevin Kmetz, who is the only foreigner to ever win an award at the Tsugaru Shamisen Championship, still plays with God of Shamisen. i love them all.

more of my favorite songs:
mekapses yitonisa
elderly normal samurai tortises
meteorite showers
d-flat hell
fantasy impromptu
the return (this song is EPIC)
hunger strike (my own audio rip from the live DVD in great quality)
posted by Mach5 at 6:20 AM on August 14, 2011 [2 favorites]

I am still waiting on a second Orange Tulip Conspiracy album. I've been sitting tight since September 09 because I know this one will be worth the wait.
posted by subversiveasset at 6:28 AM on August 14, 2011

Kevin Kmetz also used to play with Fisthank Ensemble when they had a shamisen. Another great band.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 7:23 AM on August 14, 2011

Holy cow, I remember these guys! I stopped to watch them play some shredding Django jazz on the the street in Santa Cruz, when suddenly they broke into the Super Mario Brothers theme and started jumping over volunteers with an off road unicycle. My poor 20 year old mind was never the same.
Thanks for the memories!
posted by TheCoug at 9:34 AM on August 14, 2011

If you went to UCSC and didn't stumble on these guys playing live, then you were doing it wrong.
posted by spiderskull at 9:46 AM on August 14, 2011

In the Venn Diagram of Estradasphere and Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3 is the union.
posted by ifandonlyif at 9:46 AM on August 14, 2011 [2 favorites]

I had seen these guys once in Baltimore, a handful of people at the show. It was great, one of the best shows Ive seen. Buck Fever is usually in frequent rotation for me.
posted by stifford at 11:56 AM on August 14, 2011

This is truly amazing stuff. Love their metal song, "Burnt Corpse"; I especially like this one with the disco lead-in, ending off with full-blown metal awesomeness and EV0L DARK POSES!!
\m/ (-_-) \m/
posted by Dark Messiah at 12:25 PM on August 14, 2011

my favourite (though I don't know many) is King Krab Battle-great mix of styles.
posted by leibniz at 1:34 PM on August 14, 2011

Aw, Esphere brings back happy memories for me. Thanks for this.
posted by troublesome at 1:56 PM on August 14, 2011

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