SongoftheDay: YOU LOSE, I WIN by SPEEDEALER
“I assume Zeke will already be played on the show, so let’s not forget those other masters of speed: Speedealer. This is one of my favourite Speedealer tracks. Brutal, short and fast, just the way I like ’em.” – BART
Speedealer originally formed in 1994 in Lubbock, TX, under the name REO Speedealer. When REO Speedwagon served the band a cease-and-desist order on their moniker, they shortened their name to Speedealer. In 1998, the band released their debut, self-titled album on Royalty Records. The following year, the hard rocking foursome — made up of singer/guitarist Jeff Hirshberg, bassist Rodney Skelton, drummer Harden Harrison, and guitarist Eric Schmidt — released their follow-up record, Here Comes Death, on the same label. Royalty Records went bankrupt soon after the band’s second release, leaving Speedealer to their own devices for exposure. Label-less and musically driven, they played 309 shows in 1999 to stay in the public eye, pairing up with such like-minded, aggressive rockers as Zeke, Fu Manchu, Neurosis, and GWAR. Speedealer’s efforts finally paid off when Palm Records A&R man Michael Alago (who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen) contracted the band to his label. Palm Records re-released Here Comes Death in 2000, and Second Sight in 2002.
(Bart Geevers plays bass with the blistering, bowel quaking Dutch masters of motor-riffing, Peter Pan Speedrock. Formed almost 20 years ago, these ferocious smashers will be invading the U.S.A this fall with pals Mondo Generator. Check to the sky for the scorching fire left in their wake. We are super stoked to have Bart guest curate this week’s helping of SongoftheDay. Click HERE for more info about this fantastic band and where you can see them live.)