What, No Beaver?
The MP3 blog Strange Reaction, which specializes in obscure punk bands from the 1980s, touches the local base with this generous posting: The Hugh Beaumont Experience's entire four-song EP Cone Johnson , released in 1981 (and forgotten in, well, 1981). I would direct you to our archives for some info about this legendary Fort Worth band--which eventually included future Butthole Surfer Jeff "King" Coffey--but damned if I can find the piece, which ran around the time Existential Vacuum released some Bob Mould-produced sessions in the mid-1990s. So instead, I direct you to this completist's dream, with a full band history and some remarks from Coffey. --Robert Wilonsky
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