You could say that Cash Audio has been living the blues. Granted, the modern-day blues. But that doesn't mean Cash Audio is a blues band. They're aren't up on stage belting out some watered down version of "Sweet Home Chicago" or cock-and-bull rave up of "Caldonia." Get it straight, Cash Audio is not a blues band. This IS, though, 100 percent American Rock and Roll. And where did Rock and Roll come out of? Exactly. It must be said, though, if you like the blues, you'll probably like Cash Audio. Then again, if you like shoving your hand in a blender, you'll probably like Cash Audio as well.
Stem their reductionist and irreverent take on traditional rock and roll through a punk rock, "anything goes" attitude, and you've got a feel for the Cash Audio's aural clenched fist-to-the-head.
Cash Audio is John Humphrey and Scott Giampino, a two-piece guitar and drums duo that makes more racket and coherent full sound than any other duo you've heard. plus, these boys, refreshingly, know how to play their instruments. They are not here to look good in magazines dammit! "The Orange Sessions" is a brand new 8-song* offering recorded in Chicago using, as usual to Cash Audio, an all analog recording style. Their unique sound comes from their retro roots - growing up with Zeppelin and the Stones, putting that background through a punk rock set of eyes and ears, and throwing conventionality out the flippin' window.
* 10" includes 7 new tracks
* CD includes extra track, interview and original Letter to Stax 2x7" - (OR001)
Coming off lasts springs cage rattling instrumental sessions in Chicago, Cash Audio serves up three short doses of "Rockabluesabilly" at its finest. Although they been everywhere, they obviously hadn't been to Seattle, since the band has called it quits after Scotty decided to take a job offer and relocate. "Orange Sessions Vol II", is a posthumous release capturing the bands late period "instro-sound" at it's peak. Fans should not disdain however as this slab of wax is great introduction for John's new project "The Night Callers" who will debut as quartet in 2003.
John of Cash Audio also would like to note that is their sincere pleasure to be sharing "Vol II" with long time friends the Immortal Lee County Killers II, after all it was the then "Cash Money" that inspired the Cheeta to form "ILCK" after a drunken night in New Orleans during the Quadrajets/Cash Money tour."
Chetley of the Immortal Lee County Killers II retorts; "While staring into my whiskey after the show in New Orleans, I enviously watched Cash Audio hop in the station wagon with their minimal amount of equipment and drive away. Meanwhile the 4 other embattled Quadrajets split the crumbs and tried to find Robert. Cash MONEY (fuck those rapping lawyers who made them change their names) and the Flat Duo Jets preceded the current milieu of duos in the punk rock scene. Now that the good man, Scotty, has packed up the station wagon and left Chicago for new roads to Seattle, we've lost some old-school-cool allies. Here's two ILCK revamps of two Quadrajet battlehorses to share sides with the big boss' from Chicago's East Side... Still no word from Robert."
"The Orange Session's Vol II" is a unique peak at Americas' real rock underground. No MTV, no glossy magazines for these guys.They play music not to try to make living but because of who they are, it's in their blood.
John Humphrey Guitar and Vocals
Scott Giampino Drums
IMMORTAL LEE COUNTY KILLERS II:
Chetley Weise - Guitar and Vocals
JRR Token - Drums
NOTE: Why the "II" in Immortal Lee County Killers you ask? - JRR Token took Doug "The Boss" Sherrard's place at the traps.