Blanche Davidian

Blanche Davidian

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Acid Punk! Blends hot-rodded Euro-Rawk (Turbonegro, Gluecifer, Motorhead) with Ole English Punk & New Wave (Damned, Sex Pistols, PiL). Add some goth, glam, and psychedelic embellishments and you got the dark and persuasive sounds of Blanche Davidian.

Biography

Many bands create themselves from a vision that fits a particular genre, class, or scene. The pressure to be unique is lifted and the risks are low, although immediate acceptance among peers is inevitable (and that may be important to some). And then there are bands like Phoenix, Arizona's Blanche Davidian.

Originally established in early 2001, Blanche Davidian practically locked themselves in the studio on a nightly basis for almost a year and a half before their live debut. They also isolated themselves away from the status quo while focusing on songwriting, musicianship, and a genuine concept. The band’s basic elements were irrelevant to what was happening at the latest hot spots in town. Rather, they indiscriminatingly pampered themselves with their true musical admirations; broad influences ranging from 70’s glam/shock rock (Bowie, Alice Cooper), old English punk/post punk new wave (Damned, PiL), primitive goth (Bauhaus, Alien Sex Fiend), psychedelic modern rock (Flaming Lips, Tripping Daisy) and pervo-punk (Turbonegro, Dwarves). Since their infancy, Blanche Davidian has gained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the Southwest. The amount of local publicity the band has accumulated is unmatched with positive press in every newspaper, fanzine, and tabloid based out of Phoenix, AZ (and many national publications including Maximum Rocknroll, American Music Press, and Skratch). The notoriety earned the group an opportunity to perform at the 2004 SXSW Musical Festival in Austin, TX. Blanche Davidian also appeared at the 2004 Phoenix New Times Music Showcase (nominated for Best Hard Rock) and has shared the same stage with such nationals as Melt Banana, Supagroup, The Bellrays, Jeff Dahl, & TSOL.

Between their debut album, Attack of the Killer, and their live shows, fans have scurried to describe Blanche Davidian's music. “Acid Punk”, “Turbo-charged Death-rock”, “…punk rock that keeps the disco ball spinning”, “...if Motorhead were on a John Hughes soundtrack”, “fried glam”. Some of those descriptions are more debatable than others. However, it sure does suggest that people are trying hard to give this band a unique identity.

Lyrics

Do Come

Written By: lyrics by Jamie Monistat VII

Slow jock hunk rock I am,
Gloating hippy-crite Sam I am,
Mommy bought me these baggy pants,
T hope I'm seen at the skateboard ramp.
I will no be caught in a box,
unless attatched to a fox!
So sold I am a rock,
I am Island!

Braved I cotillion,
award her bust and mad insistance
Exasperate mother-fathering
fun, fun, fun, until
her daddy took the Pinto away!

Portfolio'd my bat-cave
Evian® I tolerated raves
said goodbye to Sister Disco's sun
It shines so bright so fight, fight for your rights!
Time has robbed us of Qualude,
otherwise I'd see the light,
so tonight thank god it's Friday yeah,
I thank your god I'm not aware.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

Sight "Mickey's" fallen in her glass,
pry her pocket unicely fink.
I'm trolling now watch me quake,
promise my lewers they will not sink.
I will not be caught in a box,
unless attached to a fox,
so sold I'm a rock,
I am I land!

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

Come father let us embrace,
I'm Mortimer the mole at your prom.
Come in my hole and fall on my joust,
watch Christian pull it out of Stone.
Morganna screams at the morning,
see cause the flowers they didn't work.
My sword it swings so lonely,
Boy Blue keep on singing.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

So c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon, come-come,come c'mon
c'mon.

Oedipal Complexions

Written By: lyrics by Mike Hawk & Jamie Monistat VII

I won’t wait! I’d said it’s great
to be, punctually tardy
You think? Shrinking my head, by swelling my brain,
with vice instead you’d best
analyze this bliss oh Oedipus Rex!
my complexion it’s the best!
whilst stroking my molten scales,
oh Oedipus Rex!

Bending, crawling, bleeding, backwards
Sailing, smiling, singing backwards
Floating, dying, waiting, backwards
Kicking, crying, screaming, backwards

Why stand in line waiting for bread?
Nether instead I’ll lay
in Vodkaville euphoria
Is dancing in my head
true to Magazine I’ll masturbate
Catholic-guilt it seems to cramp my wrists
Whilst stroking my molten scales,
oh Oedipus Wrecks!

Bending, falling, dying backwards
Kicking, screaming, calling backwards
Floating, flying, falling backwards
Bending, breathing, dying backwards

American-Pop witness a quest!
popular and universal
Impetus, must I digress?
I’m ‘Bastard-Son’ my home
so long ago I left ‘twas best!
color me unimpressed
It sat next to me on the U.F.O.
the Easter Bunny and a lot of dope(s)!

Bending, falling, dying backwards
Kicking, screaming, calling backwards
Floating, flying, falling backwards
Bending, breathing, dying backwards

Robotussin

Written By: lyrics by Jamie Monistat VII

Come on down with me my steam is green,
stagger along and try to agree,
with your death rocker girlfriend and,
I'll throw up for miles and miles on end!

Cause if you're down with me
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound, yet free
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound with Robo
then you're Bound with me!
Oh Rebel! Oh! Oh Robo Rebel!
Oh what's your cause?

Come remember the boy riding his Big Wheel,
bumbles along his mommy's spiel,
died for a cause in his mohawk!
Richard hung himself, oh well, so what!

Cause if you're down with me
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound, yet free
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound with Robo
then you're Bound with me!
Oh Rebel! Oh! Oh Robo Rebel!
Oh what's your cause?

Am I paranoid? I've got no ammo!
Am I punk rock enough? No eye shadow!
I cannot feel my feet, I'm stupid ice-hole!
Oh pump my stomach now! Release bile!

Cause if you're down with me
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound, yet free
you'll be down with Robo!
Cause if you're bound with Robo
then you're Bound with me!
Oh Rebel! Oh! Oh Robo Rebel!
Robo Rebel
Robo Rebel
Robo Rebel
Robo Rebel
Robo Rebel
Shout at the Devil!!

Ouija Boredom

Written By: lyrics by Jamie Monistat VII

Come on lets pretend pretend there is no end
and ride fingertips upon planchette.
Impuristic is blame impuristic is shame,
menstruationialating are caterwauls.
I'm begging and I'm praying you will pry it out!
I'm begging and I'm praying you will pry it out!
I'm begging and I'm praying you will pry it out!

All the oxen are free all the ghosts they agree,
go ask Linda Blair about broomstick.
Sympathetic vomit believe it's all about schtick
right about now.
We love our audience!
Please release the apple from my mouth!
Please release the apple from my mouth!
Please release the apple from my mouth!

Too scared to close your eyes
too scared
to open them up now
have we a bout?

It's you that insisted that you weren't lost
It's you that insisted that you'd go south

Moron let's pretend, pretend we're Ouija Board friends
and ride fingertips upon planchette.
So impuristic is shame come true levitate,
It's Boris Karloff far-out!
Sweet sweet Satan's melodies cry out
Sweet sweet Satan's melodies cry out
Sweet sweet Satan's melodies cry out

Too scared to close your eyes
too scared
to open them up now
have we a bout?

Too scared to close your eyes
too scared
to open them up now
have we a bout?

I keep a waiting
I keep waiting

Hetian Queen

Written By: lyrics by Mike Hawk & Jamie Monistat VII

Tries she to hide her cellulite
Thighs are in costume & R
Used, bruised, filthy & American
She ca-unt keep her motor clean
Impetigo make her skin crawl
so-ci-al-ite!
Shiny and bright thy needle pries
When you ride the Silver Rocket
Man Sid and Kurdt could never stop burning holes!

You come from another world
Black pearls and another girl
(So How’s it feel to be alone?)
You can dance all night baby I don’t care
Just do it in your underwear
(On a mine, so alone)
Black pearls and another girl
We come from different worlds
(You knew Morphine it would go)
You can dance all night but not with me
I don’t like it, can’t you see?
(You knew the shotgun, it would blow!)

While she stage dives her legs are wide
Fingers five at a time probe her
Used, abused, filthy love holes, now
She ca-unt keep her lovers clean
‘Impetigo’ maker her skin crawl
so-ci-al-ite!
Liked orange eyes cry liver wise, so
When “ you wake up”…in your…”make-up”
Damn your “…doll parts…” are in pieces
Under the floor

You come from another world
Black pearls and another girl
(So How’s it feel to be alone?)
You can dance all night baby I don’t care
Just do it in your underwear
(On a mine, so alone)
Black pearls and another girl
We come from different worlds
(You knew Morphine it would go)
You can dance all night but not with me
I don’t like it, can’t you see?
(You knew the shotgun, it would blow!)

… we made a calf out of gold. No! It’s a goat,
and it’s all for you our Hetian Queen!
So see a light!
Our Hetian Queen!
So see a light!
So see a light!

Petunia

Written By: lyrics by Jamie Monistat VII

Time is now treason it collides with our Season's wind,
chimes harken Petunia's flight.
Dig it this piglet in Zion jested and lionized,
Three Muscatels bake a rock and take a stroll,
On through the night.
Tossed are sands of strife,
Davidians march far and wide and fro!

Do finger paint like a 4-year old!
Oh Saints do pour me now a shot of Warrior!

And when your bequethed unobscene, and park a farce lie,
ryhmes harpoon Petunia's flight.
Consign our reasons maligned with our peace of mind,
Three Muscatels hang a sock and wake a troll!
On through the night! Well alright! Well alright.
Tossed are sands of strife,
Davidians march far and wide and fro!

Do finger paint like a 4-year old!
Oh Saints do pour me now a shot of Gloria!
Do see us frying in our compound now! Uh oh, oh no!

Hear a head-caste!
And there a head-caste!
Everywhere a Head-caste, Head-caste!
Hear a head-caste!
And there a head-caste!
Everywhere a Head-caste, Head-caste!

Discography

• Attack of the Killer
(Exquisite Swine, 2002)

• AZPUNK Vol. 2
(compilation feat. “Marilynesque Chambers”, AZPUNK.com, 2003)

Set List

A 40 minute set may look something like this:

99 Red Zeppelins
Ouija Boredom
Oedipal Complexions
Rod Swallows
Sheer Heart Attack
Revele
Chlamydia Shiffer
Petunia
Robotussin
Orange Sunshine