Brutal Juice is a self-proclaimed "acid punk" (LSD-influenced hardcore and prog-rock) band from Denton, Texas.
The band formed in 1990. Brutal Juice officially disbanded in February 1997, although they held several reunion concerts between 2000 and 2012, which have usually taken place at Fry Street Fair in Denton. They officially reformed in 2012 and are working on a new album. The release date and title of the new album have not yet been announced. However, they did release a new song ("Private Hell") via their official website (which has since been removed) and have recently uploaded a demo of a second new song ("FaceDownTakeDown") to YouTube.
Numerous shows have been done in between the official breakup and the official regrouping. To date, all of these shows have been in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Austin.
Craig Welch - lead vocals, guitar,
Gordon Gibson - lead vocals, guitar,
Sam McCall - bass, vocals,
Ted Wood - guitar, vocals,
Ben Burt - drums,
According to promotional material supplied with the release of mutilation makes identification difficult, "they had the stupid name Brutal Juice before the stupid O.J. stuff."
They released one album on Interscope Records and a few 7" singles on smaller record labels (including Alternative Tentacles). The band toured extensively throughout the 1990s, opening for bands such as Toadies and Gwar. Brutal Juice also toured with Neurosis, Ed Hall, Baboon, Alice Donut and The Meatmen.
Wesley Willis wrote a song about Brutal Juice after seeing them perform in New York City. It appears on his album Fabian Road Warrior.
Bassist Sam McCall recorded the band's early demos prior to joining the group. Vocalist Craig Welch was known for his on-stage antics, often standing on his head and putting out cigarettes on his tongue or forehead during the band's performances. This habit led to his next band taking the name "International Sparkdome."
All of Brutal Juice's songs are published by "Homus Boyus Productions."
Brutal Juice had a habit of writing songs that incorporated their album titles, on the band's next release. Even their earliest recordings employed this: "How Tasty Was My Little Timmy?" is a line from the song "Cannibal Holocaust," which appears on the next recording released by the band. Similarly, "I Love the Way They Scream When They Die" is a line from "Burpgun," which appears the release that followed it. Likewise, "mutilation makes identification difficult" is a lyric from "Bound For Glory" which first appeared on a single that was released a year after the album with that title.
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