Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

The Next Album, Volume II

Wednesday I spent what free time I had working on remixing and mastering several additional tracks for the next Book of Kills album upload. Right now I'm up to twenty-two songs to draw from and I'm certain that I'll have a couple more before I'm done. I think I'm going to cut the number of tracks off at 18 and perhaps save the ones that don't make the cut this time for a future compilation.

On this day in Book of Kills history, Dusty Bugg, Brian Temples, George Finch and I played a show at the TKE House at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was a Wednesday night (Wednesday's began the weekend back then for JMU students) but I think I can say without much danger of overstating things, that that was one of the most insane gigs I have ever been a part of. Let's just say the partying was a little out of hand all night long. I didn't much partake of anything since I had to go to work early the next morning, but that sure didn't put a damper on the TKE residents and guests. We actually (or at least I did) had to stand on steps to play with Dusty's drums set up on the floor below. Nonetheless, that was one of the better shows I was ever a part of and the set list was bonkers good and included cover songs from Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Nirvana and the Butthole Surfers. The TKE crowd absolutely loved us (rock and roll was still king back then) and they actually paid us afterwards. Wish I had a recording of that one! This version of BOK would go on to play just five more shows before breaking up.

The set list: Idiot Planet, Fat Woman Lying in the Street, Little Boy Lost, Who Was In My Room Last Night?, Wet Dog Shakes #3, Killing Time Again, Fade, Nile Song, Create, A Story That Could Be True, I Hang Heavy, Negative Creep, Don't Stop the Scream, Heaven, Message to the King, Rockin' in the Free World, Abandoned, Noiz, Lost, Because Because.