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Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome


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"Rock City Licks -Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome"

A “rocked nuts” six-piece with, get this, three, and sometimes, four guitars

With such an exclamatory, stupendously percussive band name, you might expect a performance by Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome to feature bass-playing grizzly bears, death-defying rocketbike feats and 16-ton anvils dropping randomly from the sky. Yes, “There are some expectations you have to live up to,” Coke Dick principal Ben Igrisan says. His solution for the Ypsilanti group’s upcoming MC2 show? “You haven’t seen this many guitar cabinets in a restaurant before. We usually have a minimum of three guitar players, sometimes four.”

CDMA’s songs are a tension headache of metal, hardcore and every loud subgenre listed in between, with crushing death metal breaks regularly meeting double-time boot-stamp drums or even buoyant, nearly punk-pop melodies. The handclaps and crazed energy of “Cause I Can” suggest Seattle’s Blood Brothers, while “Ypsilanti Jaxxy,” besides its great title, is a heady blast of classicist hardcore. Frequent twists of lowbrow humor hold together CDMA’s frenetic sonic mix (“Jaxxy” begins with a classic quote from Dark Helmet). But the greatest thing about Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome is the constant sense that they’re barely in control. One too many chord changes and that rocketbike will careen into the parking lot. And that’s the way Igrisan and his (currently) six bandmates like it. “We’ve all been in really serious, stressful groups,” he says. “So we try to keep things fun by being really loud and working up a sweat.” Their burgeoning MySpace friends list seems to like it. “Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome rocked nuts!” chirped one excited commenter, and that seems like the perfect compliment. —Johnny Loftus - Metro Times


Coke Dick Motorcylcle Awesome. Self Titled. 2004.
This Frozen Hell EP. 2005
Whore Island -2006- Lakehouse Records



After the demise of several metal influenced rock bands, frustrated Michigan native Ben Igrisan wrote and recorded several songs under the project title of Coke Dick with the help of a dozen or so musician friends. He then handpicked and assembled a band of other verteran Detroit area rock scene musicians. The result is fiercely beautiful punk and thrash influenced rock, who's live show covers as many as 9 songs in under a half of an hour.
CDMA has a revolving door policy (easy come easy go) and thus in the last fifty shows there have been six different guitar players, two bass players, and two drummers. What IS consistent is 3 roaring guitars (often times four), several singers, and one loud and sweaty burst of a show.

The 10 song, 35.5 minute long self titled album was released independently in September of 2004.

In January 2006 CDMA released their sophmore full length record "Whore Island" March 7th on Lakehouse Records. Whore Island offers more punk/metal hybrid fury, with plenty of new songs, plus a few classics from the first album re-recorded in a better studio, with new musicians.

In the past year CDMA has played with other national acts such as Chiodos (Equal Vision), Love Hate Hero (Ferret), Calico System (Eulogy), Powerman 5000 (Megatronic), Mushroomhead (Universal/MegaForce), Heads Will Roll, Hed(Pe), NRA (Gearhead), and Everytime I Die (Ferret).

Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome have been consistenly touring the Eastern Third of the United States since March in support of our latest release. We play to commence touring at the end of August to move to Minneapolis and write our next record.