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October Feature - Review: GOBBLEHOOF Trouser Press
The fact that J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) was the drummer on GobbleHoof's six-song debut ensured a measure of fanzine-level interest for the Amherst, Massachusetts, group. However, the person who really makes GobbleHoof worth hearing is Charlie Nakajima (who was in the pre-Dinosaur Deep Wound with Mascis and Lou Barlow), less a singer than a dramatic speaker with a commanding presence. His credit for "narration" rather than vocals is apt. As guitarist Tim Aaron reels off competent grunge noise (complete with wah-wah and all the trimmings), Nakajima recounts his lyrics in a weary, resonant deep voice, only occasionally reaching out to catch passing melody notes.
Mascis produced the full-length Freezer Burn, on which the even-more-imposing-sounding Nakajima and Aaron, plus a bassist, drummer and spare axe-wielder, repeat the EP's basic formula with increased intensity and imagination. A bracing blend of ominous storytelling ("Embryo," "Sadist," the sepulchral "Shotgun"), furious singing, precise desert-storm guitar and pinpoint dynamic control (acoustic guitar finds a brief home), Freezer Burn opens the door to a roaring dimension that might at various times have been occupied by the Doors, Alice Cooper, David Lynch, Danzig, Nick Cave and Black Sabbath. Far less ponderous than it might seem on paper, GobbleHoof butts heads like a dark-hearted metal band, but never bludgeons its targets without good reason.
[Ira Robbins]

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released March 3, 2016

Paintings by Roberto Fabelo

Narration: Charlie Nakajima - Guitars:Tim Aaron & Sean Keefe, Drums: George Berz & J Mascis - Bass: Kurt Fedora & Jens Jürgensen
Produced by J Mascis & Tim Aaron


*Trk2 Recorded at Slaughterhouse, Hadley MA

Sean would like to thank Sharpie™ for Teeth You Can Read.

Recorded at Forte Apache Boston with Sean Slade & Tim O'Hare
*except trks2&6

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GobbleHoof Amherst, Massachusetts

Featuring J Mascis as producer & drummer, and Jens Jurgensen of Boss Hog on Bass. GobbleHoof was formed in Amherst, Massachusetts by vocalist Charlie Nakajima, who had been in the Dinosaur Jr. precursor band Deep Wound with J. Mascis and Lou Barlow as well as an early incarnation of Dinosaur jr. called Mogo. With his speak-singing style supported by writer/guitarist Tim Aaron ...
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Track Name: Shotgun
SHOTGUN

Another Day Another Dollar
another time to scream and holler
if it’s not one thing it’s another
homicide before suicide

yeah I’m going crazy

Life is a continuously swirling eddie of despair
occasionally lit by brief glimpses of hope
in an ever darkening universe

ego-tripping
Shotgun
8 shot clipping
Shotgun
time for moving
Shotgun
smell the smoking

Yeah i’m going crazy
i know everyone
I’ve done everything
there is to do around here

Another Day Another Dollar
another time to scream and holla
if it’s not one thing it’s another
and suicide is for chumps

ego-tripping
Shotgun
8 shot clippin
Shotgun
time for killing
Shotgun
watch the bleeding

I’m inside of you
i’m inside of you too
i’m your frustration felt
by you and you and you

Life is a continuously swirling eddie of dispair
occasionally lit by brief glimpses of hope
in an ever darkening universe……
Track Name: What's A Head?
she's the one that was always there
one I could take from, the one that would share
wrapped me in blankets and paid all the bills
can't ask for more but I'm sure that I will

time was, a life was all that is gone
traces of me were all that we're found
kiss my cold flesh, still veiled in smoke
revenge of the living is what you invoke

hidden life veiled in smoke
breath the endless horror of death
cast in unearthly joy
see the anger reflected in my eyes
Track Name: Sacrifice
SHE WAS MINE AT FIRST BITE
ON THE NIGHT I CAME OUT OF THE COLD
I WAS WRAPPED SO TIGHT, NEVER FELT SO RIGHT
COULD IT BE? SHOULD IT BE EVER SO RIGHT?

THERE'S A PLACE I KNOW WHERE IT'S DARK
LIKE THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS IT RUNS HOT
THOUGH I CAST NO REFLECTION IT"S PLAIN TO SEE
THAT YOU ARE PART OF MY PLAN

IN THE DARKNESS OF BIRTH
THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE IS TOO BRIGHT
THE VOICES THEY'LL TELL ME TO FORGET
BUT MY SOUL CAN'T FORGET ME

THERE'S A LOVE IN MY HEART I CAN FEEL
LIKE THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS IT RUNS HOT
THOUGH I TRY TO HOLD IT, IT’ CHANGED AGAIN
THIS LOVE MUST CARRY ME ON

WHEN I WAS STILL MORTAL
AND LIFE STILL WAS NEW
I PICKED ALL THE DAISIES
AND I GAVE THEM ALL TO YOU

THERE’S A FACE I REMEMBER WITH LOVE
LIKE THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS IT RUNS HOT
THOUGH THE BEAST HAS LEFT ME ALONE
THIS LOVE MUST CARRY ME ON


THERE’S A SIGN AHEAD AND IT SAY’S SLOW DOWN
WHEN YOU SAID YOU’D COME WE’D ALL WAIT AROUND
AND THE HARDEST PART IS YOUR ON YOUR KNEES
BUT YOU CAN'T COME BACK
END YOUR WANTING PLEAS

WHAT’S AHEAD?
SACRIFICE

WHAT’S A HEAD?
SACRIFICE
Track Name: Embryo
I had unknowingly invited a killer into my room
a large deposit
he knows i'm innocent
i start to panic
everything i touch
maybe hammers & stakes
Track Name: Sadist
well all-right here I come again
well all-right gather round
watching the blood from her thighs I perspire
as we mix our fluids unholy desire

follow the footsteps of our lonely god
the reincarnation of marquee de sade
Track Name: Headbanger (Windshield)
HEADBANGER

Crash - Burn - Cake
It was the cross I Cross I bear
that’s in my lousy life I?

once in a lifetime
there’s something so cool
sometimes it’s something I just can’t explain
feeling sweet sweet feeling, it clutches and burns
i see my life flash before my eyes

(Theile)
(Theile)

chunk destruction of my brain
i cry aloud what does remain
the pieces of a god insane

Crash - Burn
Well the metal core is wrapped around my face
and I scream and I push
feeling so messed up
I know there’s something wrong

(Theile)
(Theile)

chunk destruction of my brain
i cry aloud what does remain
the pieces of a god insane

Crash - Fear - Cake
And I see ya down
you know a love I see the
Once in a lifetime
it rots and it bounds?
it itches and bored?
When love is so missed
Maggots survive as I twist and I cry
life is so beautiful
I hope you feel the same

chunk destruction of my brain
i cry aloud what does remain
the pieces of a god insane

God IS insane
God IS insane
Track Name: Death
DEATH

Ungh

I’m so tired,

Death came a knockin at my front door
You know I laid asleep, I ain’t up til four
Cause on my day off, I don’t hear nobody callin
I’m not like the others, who only try and stall he
Came a knock, knock, knockin at my front door
Then he went around back and tried some more
I couldn’t fuckin take it for another god damn minute
So I got myself up and I got down to it

Yeah that’s right
I was a little bummed out
I wasn’t thinking of killing myself or anything
jeez


Well I let him in and he sat right down
I started into chatting but he wouldn’t make a sound
I had to think of something,I couldn’t go yet
So I asked him if he’d like to make a little bet
He finally spoke and I thought I saw him smile
I think he took my bet just a little too mild
We played a little game of nintendo vision
I let him go first it was my best decision

Yeah that’s right,
some would say I’m playin with my life
But I ain’t ready to go
Heck (Cause)0 I got stuff to do

I love the life
That I choose to live
The pleasure the pain is mine

Playin with death, now that was rad
I didn’t want to die and it made him feel glad
He took another bong hit, he said with a groan
Hey I’m overworked why don’t you leave me alone
So I made it quick and won the game
I didn’t break a sweat because he played kind of lame
I offered him a beer, and he said thank you,
the last thing I said was don’t call me I’ll call you

hhhaaaaa
Laughin in the face of death
Add a little spice, a little zest to your life
You’ll appreciate things more