Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sea Hags Revisited

Do you remember the metal band, the Sea Hags? (A million years ago, Kim and I won a trip to San Francisco to see them play.)


Their 1989 self-titled album, Sea Hags, has been remastered and is now available on Amazon. Even though I don't generally like metal music, I like this Sea Hags album. It just sounds like good, grimy rock and roll. (This may be due to the fact that it was produced by Guns 'N Roses sound engineer, Mike Clink.) Try it, you may like it!

Even if you're not a Sea Hags fan, you may enjoy this article from the online magazine, Sleaze Roxx. It gives a bit of the band's history and includes an interview with surviving band member, Ron Yocum. I never knew before that Guitar god, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, was one of the band's early mentors. Hammett, who is number 11 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time, produced and played on the demo which landed the Sea Hags a contract with Chrysalis Records.

If by chance you are a metal fan, you may want to check out Chuck Klosterman's book, Fargo Rock City. He gives the Sea Hags a short mention. (Come to think of it, even if you're not a metal fan, you'll probably like Fargo Rock City. Klosterman is a really funny writer.)

Although, the Sea Hags career came to a tragic end, front man, Ron Yocum, is still making good music. And more importantly, he is in good health.