Evil Farm Children

Evil Farm Children

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A raw and raunchy trio with a real rock’n’roll sound, and a roots-rock flavour. The band can easily do a rocking surf instrumental, and, in a heartbeat, shift gears to roll right into a rockin’ rockabilly rave up, or a Stooges influenced, feedback infused, pounding rock’n’roll song.

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EVIL FARM CHILDREN

The name may sound like a B-grade, drive-in horror flick, but....
it's the name of a raw and raunchy trio from Canada’s capital, Ottawa, who have been gathering a growing legion of fans, and a reputation for intense stage shows. Their sound is real rock’n’roll, with a roots-rock flavour. The band can easily do a rocking surf instrumental with the fervor of Dick Dale, and, in a heartbeat, shift gears to roll right into a rockin’ rockabilly rave up, or a Stooges influenced, feedback infused, pounding rock’n’roll song.

Since forming in the summer of 2005, this trio has been regularly playing many of Ottawa’s live music venues, as well as traveling to play various clubs in Toronto, Montreal, London, Hamilton, Peterborough, and several other towns in Southern Ontario. They performed at the 2008 Ottawa Blues Festival, one of the most popular music festivals in North America. Their original material, as captured in their recordings (see below) matters most, but for their live shows, the band likes to have fun by whipping out some heavily “Evil-ized” versions of songs by the likes of Max Webster, Dick Dale, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Deke Dickerson, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, Link Wray, and, even Alice Cooper.

Evil Farm Children are:
• Dave Kerr - Guitar and lead vocals; Former bands: DeadBeatDads, WizzleTeeth.
• Janice Fitzsimmons - Bass, lead and backing vocals; Former bands: The Ambassadors, Revv Engine.
• Jeb Bond - Drums, background vocals; Former bands: The Restless Virgins, Screaming Bamboo, Fenton Brothers, Purple, Evil Kneivel, Tall (Baton Rouge, LA), Freudhammer.

In the fall of 2006, Evil Farm Children (EFC) released Knuckle Duster. The 5 original songs on the CD demonstrate the band’s range from surf, to country, to psychobilly. The CD charted on both CKCU and CHUO in Ottawa, and was selected as one of the best local releases of 2006 by several CKCU DJs. The Knuckle Duster CD has received airplay on Hoboken’s independent radio station, WFMU, which broadcasts throughout the New York City area. The title song, Knuckle Duster, was included in the soundtrack to the independently produced documentary Project Canada (http://projectcanada.org).

EFC’s second release, Evil Farm Children II: The Evilling, was officially released in September 2008. It includes 8 original songs (3 of which are instrumentals), and one cover song, a surf-rock version of Hangover, by Canada’s legends of the 70’s, Max Webster. The album has charted on both CKCU and CHUO in Ottawa, and made the !earshot top 50 chart for March 2009, by receiving spins from radio stations like CHRW (London), CHRY (Toronto), and CJAM (Windsor). It also received airplay on WFMU (Hoboken NJ) and KSER (Everett, WA). Just in time for Halloween, 2009, Evil Farm Children premiered the video for their zombie love song from The Evilling, called Brain Buffet. Shot in Toronto in August ‘09, the video was directed by Geoff Whitman of Favours for Friends Pictures in Toronto, who also directed the zombie short film Bum of the Dead, which features EFC on the closing credits soundtrack.

Evil Farm Children have just released 2 new songs, Three Orange Whips b/w Outer Limits Bride, on May 1, 2010, on a 45 RPM, 7” piece of coloured vinyl. Three Orange Whips, is also included in the soundtrack to a documentary called 10 Days Across Canada, which was released nationally in April 2010. The Evilling CD is available to retailers in Canada through JMac Distribution (Ottawa). The Three Orange Whips / Outer Limits Bride 7" single is available to retailers in Canada through both F.A.B. Distribution (Montreal) and JMac Distribution (Ottawa). The Evilling CD can be purchased from CD Baby. Or, ask for it in one of your favourite record stores, the ones that matter!

You can discover the unadulterated twangy rock’ n’ roll of EVIL FARM CHILDREN at: www.myspace.com/evilfarmchildren , CBC Radio3 (http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Evil-Farm-Children) , or CD Baby (http://cdbaby.com/cd/evilfarmchildren).

Lyrics

Booze Can

Written By: Kerr, Fitzsimmons, Bond

If you want to get high, I know a little spot,
Where the liquor’s cheap and the women are hot,
It don’t take much to get you in the door,
Just a dollar down and nothing more

Things begin to roll around 10:00 or so
By 12:00 you’ll be yelling for more,
It’s a guarantee that the band is rocking
Be ready to run when the cops start knocking

Booze can
Booze can
Booze can on the outskirts of town…
Booze can
You can get rowdy with no one around
Booze can

Girls all dance like devil may care,
They get all liquored up and let down their hair
Saturday night this place ain’t for the mild
Don’t bring your best girl, it’s too wild.

Booze can
Booze can
Booze can on the outskirts of town…
At the Booze can
You can get rowdy with no one around
Booze can

Real Rock N Roll, Sweaty raunchy and raw
The real good stuff, that gets in your craw
Hidden away where the cops don’t know,
A rowdy little spot where anything goes

If you want to get high, I know a little spot,
Where the liquor’s cheap and the women are hot,
It don’t take much to get you in the door,
Just a dollar down and nothing more.

Booze can
Booze can
Booze can on the outskirts of town…
At the Booze can
You can get rowdy with no one around
Booze can

Brain Buffet

Written By: Kerr, Fitzsimmons, Bond

I got a girl, well she ain’t pristine,
She’s drop dead gorgeous, you know what I mean,
I got to get her ready by 7:00 or 8:00
Got to dig her up for our big date.

Well our loves not dead, that’s only me…
The smell you smell is “Chez Zombie”
If you want my love my babe
Then ya better pay for an
All you can eat brain buffet

Yonder by the river where the whistle blows,
Down by the trestle where the river flows
The wind was wailing the moon was full
My zombie bride from the ground I will pull

Well our loves not dead, that’s only me…
The smell you smell is “Chez Zombie”
If you want my love my babe
Then ya better pay for an
All you can eat brain buffet

Little bit of mojo and some chicken blood,
Chant a few words and her she comes
My Santa Ria mamma on a moonlit night
She’s my goddess of the undead type

Well our loves not dead, that’s only me…
The smell you smell is “Chez Zombie”
If you want my love my babe
Then ya better pay for an
Your gonna pay….

The food here is bad, yeah its no good
Should have done what a good boy would
Now my darling for awaking me,
On your brains I’m gonna feed!!!

Discography

Knuckle Duster (5-song CD EP)

Evil Farm Children II: The Evilling (9 song CD album)

Three Orange Whips b/w Outer Limits Bride (7" vinyl 45)

Set List

Originals:
Knuckle Duster (instrumental)
Your Time is Up
You, I'll See in Hell
Compelled
Straight'n'Narrow
Cone of Silence (instrumental)
Border Blaster
Greasy (instrumental)
Booze Can
Valley Justice
Brain Buffet
Sleepless
Three Orange Whips (instrumental)
Outer Limits Bride
Bourbon, No Ice (instrumental)

Covers (which do not necessarily sound like the originals):
Hangover (Max Webster)
Nitro (Dick Dale)
Train Kept a Rollin'
Rumble (Link Wray)
Rumble in Brighton (Stray Cats)
White Lightning (George Jones)
Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath)
Red Headed Woman (Deke Dickerson version)
I like Playin' with Fire (Runaways)
You're the reason Our Kids are Ugly (Tammy Wynette & Conway Twitty)
Goin' Out West (Tom Waits)
Dark Night (The Blasters)
Human Fly (The Cramps)