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Canada's new wave of avant garde mariachi!! The results are truly unprecedented. BLAH BLAH features wild-hearted interpretations of fascinating original compositions by each member of the band (with a few Mexican classics interspersed). Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah...


The Band and The Instruments that make the sound.
The fretless guitar was made by Justin and is simply a cheap guitar with the frets removed crudely with a pair of vice grips. This instrument is possibly the most dangerous and difficult to play of all.
This is the intrument that started it all, this home defretted electric was the inspiration to create this group and is virtually impossible to play. Justin gives it a good try. The Streetsweeper Bristle Bass is also a home made device, made from a metal bristle of a Toronto street sweeper. Ryan Driver invented this one. This 6 inch metal bristle is strummed with one hand and tuned with the other. This instrument has a particularly charming sense of tuning and is also impossible to play.

Skins is the name for percussionists Jean martin and Nick Fraser. Each drummer has a snare, glockenspiel, sock cymbal and both share one bass drum. Together they create an exciting and cohesive sound. Their interplay is inspired by vaudeville antics, tex mex bands of the 60's, the avant garde and french café house pit bands.


Blah blah 666 - It's Only Life!!
This is Blah's long-awaited debut release on Barnyard Records.
An eclectic assortment of unfortunate accidents that stumbles and falls somewhere in that exquisite grey area between pure old-fashioned entertainment, pre-harmonic bop, and Canada's new wave of avant garde mariachi.