The Touchers

The Touchers

BandCountryPunk

The pixies meet Steve Earle outside a Nirvana show.

Biography

TOUCHERS 2007

INFLUENCES: the dichotomy of late seventies early eighties punk that at that time was a musical youth based social movement. PIxies style cow punk, the freedom of the Melvins, the Fury of the Jesus lizard, and the live show of the Butthole Surfers....

SONGWRITER INFLUENCES: such as Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Danielle Johnston, and Frank Black. The D.C scene, FUGAZI, Bad Brains, Nation of Ulysses and lungfish and of course the many early punk bands, Ramones, Black Flag, DK, etc......

OPENED FOR: Frank Black and the Catholics, Porn, Melt banana, Mike watt, Burning Brides, Skeleton key, At the Spine, Drag the River, Wesley Willis, and Old Time Relijun.

TOURING: all of the northern half of the US, Elbow room chicago, The knitting factory NYC, The Black Cat DC, and touring the west coast, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado in April/ May 2007 and the Midwest and East coast in October 20007, and playing the Pacific NW all summer...

Discography:

The shotgun 2004
received a very good review in Punk Planet

Pretty Baby 2005
received a good review in the Missoula Independent

THE UNDERWATER FASCIST 2006
New release produced by Jack Endino

Lyrics

Lyric Poem 1

Written By: Ben Brisini

In the morning
down below the sea
the great leviathan
screams hail victory
HE'S THINKING ABOUT HIS THINKING
the seashells are talking shit
to the junior high informant
the propaganda cuts off your tongue
when the water fills your lungs

there is no love beneath the ocean
and the waves of outrage have crushed your family
from the depths of despotic tyranny
a sea of flags
bubbles in your blood from coming up to fast
pythagoras, geometry
Irrational numbers
drowned at sea
water lives the death of air
and earth lives the death of water

WELL YOU KNOW HE'S THERE
DRINKING IN THE DEVIL'S LAIR
THE WILL TO POWER
I'LL NEVER COME BACK
THE SOUL FORGETS
WELL YOU KNOW HE'S THERE
IN HIS SALTWATER CASKET
WHERE WOULD WE BE
WITHOUT THE UNDERWATER FASCIST?
HERE'S THE CHURCH
THERE'S THE STEEPLE
BIG SURPRISE
HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE

Lyric Poem 2

Written By: Ben Brisini

With a mighty wet brain
he sits in a subculture bar
and lets out his last whimper
like a big bang....
in 33 the eagle landed hard
in 77 the children went to heaven
they gave up at age 11
the kids are ripe for the pickin
they're costumes are on
and the clock is a tickin
Neptune needs cleaning
and the floor has new meaning
looking up from the bottom,\
I'm coming from below
they want to mutiply
and dance til they die,
hear a good mix in
1796. "farewell and adu to you fair
Spanish ladies"
farewell and adu to you ladies of Spain....
the women are smarter
if your neck don't break
you'll strangle slow.
sea monkeys that do, apes that don't
the man with the plan has a mighty big package
and you know he is down with the underwater fascist

columbus day

Written By: BEN SPANGLER

her father went down into the desert
her father went down to be killed
and you could say she'll never fix it
he could never be refilled
every body celebrate its the longest day
every body celebrate its columbus day
she starred in a movie about an alien
she went downtown to get a drink
and you could say she's got big features(and or peaches)
being a kid with pyrokinesis
every body celebrate its the longest day every body celebrate its the longest day
every body celebrate
its columbus day I know
(don't start a fire in my heart)

Discography

Blood Bath-2003
The Shotgun-2004
Pretty Baby-2005
The Underwater Fascist-2006

Set List

A body moving face ripping blast of punkabilly love.

77
Vivian
Michigan
February 22
Vacant Lot
Do The New Plague Baby
You Know They're Coming For You
Know Your Dealer
Aphrodite's Gone Mad
Brain
Not Right In The Head
Win Big
Mattress
Country Killer
Drive To Angel
Someday
Fat Tuesday