Monday, April 21, 2014

The Dark Stuff Podcast 101: Overwhelming Colorfast

The Dark Stuff #101 is dedicated to the short-lived Bay Area rock band Overwhelming Colorfast. The band formed in 1990 in Antioch, CA and was frequently compared to Hüsker Dü and Buzzcocks. Six months after its first performance, the band was signed to an offshoot of Sony Records and in the studio with celebrated producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Against Me!). Colorfast toured the US numerous times and shared stages with artists like Ramones and Social Distortion, as well as headlining club tours. Despite a valiant effort, commercial success eluded the band.

For this podcast, I interviewed band leader Bob Reed (gtr/vox), who tells the story of the group from its inception to its premature demise.

PLEASE NOTE: This podcast was originally published in 2008. That version was removed a while back. This is a re-post of that show without the music. Since that 2008 interview, Overwhelming Colorfast's first two albums have been added to itunes, thus making them available for the first time since their initial release in the early 90s. As of this posting, a label called Texas Jesus Records is planning to release a single of previously unreleased Colorfast music. Listen to the show here or look for it on itunes (preferred).

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