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i'm a tough mother fucker with a banana split
ripping, Sopping: A Saturation Celebration unofficially formed in 1976 on Michael McDonald's penis shortly after he contracted chlamydia in Europe during a Doobie Brothers world tour. It would prove to be the beginning of a long and profitable collaboration, for McDonald anyway. He took sole composition credit for hits like "Takin' It To The Streets", as the era when cock-growths would dominate the American pop charts was still several years away.

It would be nearly ten years before they would be given their name. During the recording sessions for "Yah Mo B There", James Ingram went into the studio restroom where McDonald was relieving himself. Ingram was reported to have pointed at McDonald's growth and stammered, "Dripping... sopping...". McDonald, by then insane (have you heard Yah Mo B There?), turned to face Ingram shaking his diseased man-sausage at Ingram and shouted "A Saturation Celebration!" After attempts to revive Ingram were exhausted, the newly christened artist completed Ingram's unfinished vocals and re-recorded several of the instrument tracks.

Emboldened by the bewildering success of "Yah Mo B There" and the commercial viability of the burgeoning "Cock-growth Invasion" (UB40, Information Society, Phil Collins), Dripping, Sopping: A Saturation Celebration began writing and recording songs on a 4- track during McDonald's frequent mescaline blackouts. Influenced equally by the mid-80s glam metal and post-punk scenes of the day, DS:ASC recorded deeply personal songs. Songs like "Ballad", "Re: Steve Albini", and "Fuck That, Son" when studied through a lens colored by the origins and history of the artist, become confessions of bitterness, envy, and contempt. "Rock Factory" paints a brutal picture of the music industry at the turn of the 80s by an artist on the fringes of the limelight, churning out mindless hits like a slave for a psychotic master. "Do Your Parents Know?!!!?" and "Tit Spit!", the twin exclamation points of these recordings, are brash and shocking, yet offers poignant insight into life on the schlong of one of America's most beloved recording artists. Legend has it that DS:ASC recorded an album's worth of material but it's unknown what became of those tracks. At least one was rumored to have been titled "Pussy Warship", and a handful of people still living claim to have heard it and said it was decades ahead of its time. But it and the rest of them apparently disappeared into further obscurity along with their creator.

These surviving demo tracks circulated among enthusiasts/collectors on cassette tapes and as mp3 files for over two decades as an EP called Shit's In The Mail. In 2007, these songs were given a digital restoration/remastering by The Loss Foundation and packaged with a re-mix track introduced by long-time DS:ASC fan, Fake British Guy. In addition to making this ground-breaking work available to a whole new generation of fans, there were hopes that, if still alive, DS:ASC might resurface and accept the recognition they so justly deserved after all these years. As of this writing, a year after its release, DS:ASC remains as much a mystery as ever.

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Huh. I really thought there were rules about using intoxicating substances while driving a big rig. :)

Who says I'm hallucinating? This shit happened!

So did you count the minutes before Wikipedia obliterated your article?

All I know is it was fast.

i think this is all fictional bullshit. how do i know? mcdonald didn't join the doobies until 1978. or was that 1977? anyway.

if this ever was on wikipedia (i can find no present evidence), well, i wonder if they've blacklisted my domain now. :)

also, if you're ever going to find a time to complain about projects that i have spent too long ocmpleting, perhaps finals week is not the best time! but what do i know.

I wanted to link this stuff last year but waited to see if there was more coming and then never got around to it. Sure there's a hint of complaint, but mainly I just wanted to share it with people. :)

this project WILL get finished someday, though! and there are two other "lesser" things that will be completed finally within the next month ("lesser" in terms of "amount left to do" rather than "merit," because everything i do sucks).

Good! I look forward to hearing the rest of the album. In terms of lesser things, I hope one of them is the LJ rap album.

Considering the high standards you no doubt are faced with every day as a student of music theory, I'm sure you feel that everything you do sucks... but to the untrained and untalented, your abilities are envious and laudable. That you use this talent for evil makes it all the more brilliant. Don't sell yourself short.

Wikipedia says the Doobies drafted him in early '75 as a stand-in for a tour when someone fell ill. *shrugs*

I actually began this with the intention of posting it to last.fm's wiki, but then thought Wikipedia would be more fun. It lasted a total of maybe 60 seconds before it was unceremoniously deleted. I was told the reason it was deleted was that it was "patent nonsense". Whoever did that must think McDonald didn't join the Doobies until '77 either.

wikipedia is a mass experiment proving that ponytailed basement-dwelling D&D players make the world's best editors.

LOLOLOLOL OMG you really got me laughing with that comment....much to my coworkers' confusion. "Sheila.....are you OK?? What's going on over there??" was the comment from the other side of the cube wall.

Hey, where the hell are you?

Literally or figuratively?

Definitely figuratively, though literally might be useful if I need to track you in the case that this no-post streak of yours continues.

I've just been really busy with getting back to work and the faux wedding reception. It hasn't helped that this past week I've done no less than 3 re-installs of Windows on my laptop. Hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things soon.

If you feel the need to hunt my ass down, I'm currently in the border town of Nogales, AZ and it's hotter than hell down here.

Edited at 2008-05-20 02:51 am (UTC)

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