Joe Kidd and The Gash
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Joe Kidd and The Gash

Santa Maria, California, United States | SELF

Santa Maria, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Punk


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"Joe Kidd and the Gash - Fever Dreams"

Cool and most defiantly hip, Joe Kidd and the Gash, this independent rock group has put together twelve tracks to make up “Fever Dreams.” This album has a unique sound that makes it so special. Joe Kidd and the Gash have placed a bit of a surf and punk feel to the CD. “Fever Dreams” feels like a cool soundtrack to a late night sci-fi movie, going beyond leaps and bounds. This CD is worth hunting down. -

"Joe Kidd and The Gash"

Imagine Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) collaborating with Les Claypool (Primus) and Jerry Seinfeld to make the ultimate Phish cover album. Twenty minutes into the first jam, Brian starts hallucinating, Les is dancing with a fish, Jello is shouting at the fish and Jerry keeps asking, "What is the deal with that?"

I don't know about you, but I would pay good money to see that in concert.

Joe Kidd and the Gash is an eclectic and energetic group drawing from the likes of California surf and indie rock to create a suprisingly palatable sound. There's a definite punk rock feel to the album, but the twanging guitar adds a tangy twist to the mixture.

This album has a subtle psychedelic quality to it, but nothing so in your face that you'd need to follow up with Vitamin C tablets. For all it's garage rock sheen, the album is actually pretty well crafted. Song placement is ideal, throwing in a few great instumentals to grab your attention and keep it long enough to get you through the few rough tracks - which, by the way, were only original versions of a few other great songs on the album.

All in all? I'd give this album a 7 out of 10, and a noteable mention. - Beat The Indie Drum


Fever Dreams, streaming at and available for purchase at, and

Various tracks from Fever Dreams (mainly "The Shaft" and "All Hope Is Lost") playing on college radio. An updated list can be obtained at

Coping With Killer B's, singles available on itunes, rhapsody and cdbaby.



Joe Kidd and The Gash Bio, 2010

Joe Kidd and The Gash is a surf-punk hybrid with subtle touches of 1980's NY Post Punk. While the hooks are catchy, JK+G's music surfs the wild edge of invention. It's often an unfamiliar yet engaging experience to new listeners.

After playing many different genre's in other people's bands Joe Kidd set out to develop his own brand of music. Pulling from influences such as Dick Dale, The Dead Kennedys, Devo and The Violent Femmes he sat down to record in August 2003. He played the drums, guitar, bass, keys and performed all the vocals. The 7 songs he recorded on his friends digital 8-track were mixed on the cheap and never mastered (part in tribute to his punk rock idols, part due to lack of cash). In 2007, with the help of Yasha Phillips on drums and Corky Cook on bass, five tracks were recorded at Alder Street Recorders in Hepseria, CA and mastered at Silver Sonya in Virginia. Those tracks were put together with the original demo to form Joe Kidd and The Gash's first release, "Fever Dreams".

Fever Dreams received good reviews and was played on a hand full of college radio stations. Between 2007 and 2008 Joe Kidd and The Gash worked on self promoting Fever Dreams and playing shows all around Southern California.

In November '07 the band placed first at Fresh Fest and won recording time at Mystic Studios in Apple Valley, CA. Since then Joe Kidd and Yasha Phillips have been in the studio with Nathan Paul, who is producing for the band.

The bands newest work, "Coping With Killer B's", is an ambitious departure from it's simple punk roots. The new album blends tempo and time changes with quirky melodies, spiked cleverly with tasty harmonies. It's an interesting piece that audiophiles will devour. While old influences are subtly apparent, the new songs harbor flavors of Talking Heads and Television. It differs stylistically from "Fever Dreams" but the vibe is still undeniably Joe Kidd and The Gash. The album is available for purchase on itunes, rhapsody, cdbaby and more.