Thursday, August 16, 2007

Chug - Flowers


Chug = the biggest obscurity ever posted about on this blog. I don't even know what to say about them: there's practically no information anywhere. The only information I've found, a mere quote, is wholly inaccurate, or at least in my experience of Chug, which is this one song. "Noisy sludge-filled garage metal:" If I don't want someone to listen to a particular band I'll be sure to use that quote. This song has appeared in several episodes of the show, "X=Why?," "Das Bus," and the episode I featured yesterday, "35 Hours," playing during the Wrigley 500. Though it's near impossible for me to hear these songs objectively and without the Pete & Pete context, I'd describe "Flowers" as lo-fi garage surf punk, if categorization was absolutely necessary. It's an exciting song, perfectly suitable for a bicycle race, but also has an imminent quality to it. You're having a blast at the moment, but soon things will be out of control. In a brilliant way of course. Just don't think you'll be hearing the song's "...Looking for the fucking flowers" chorus anywhere in show.

Chug - Flowers

The Adventures of Pete & Pete Episode 1-10: What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

This Pete & Pete episode was one of the 5 full-length specials made before the show was given the green-light for a full series. Another one of my favorites. I actually have a yearly tradition with this episode where I watch it the day before I head back for classes. If this episode doesn't take you back to the summers of your childhood, I pity you. In it, the two Petes and Ellen attempt to befriend local ice-cream man and hero of all Wellsville's children, Mr. Tastee, after realizing that apart from his customers he's without any real friends. Their concern unfortunately drives Mr. Tastee out of town, much to the dismay of kids everywhere who hear the bells of the Tastee mobile as the most beautiful sound on earth. With the ice cream shortage driving residents to the brink of insanity, the Petes and Ellen begin a strenuous hunt to bring Mr. Tastee back to Wellsville before the summer's end.

The episode features cameos by R.E.M's Michael Stipe as Captain Scrumm, proprietor of the Sludgesickle and the B-52's Kate Pierson as Mrs. Vanderveer, the blind millionaire who once was involved with Mr. Tastee. Another interesting thing to watch out for is the blurred out phone number on the"Have You Seen Mr. Tastee?" flyers. During the special's initial airing, unbeknownst to the creators, the 800-number listed was currently in use by an insurance company. After the company was swarmed by hundreds of calls with kids saying they've seen Mr. Tastee, the number needed to be censored for later airings.

Oh the guy in the Mr. Tastee suit? It's Toby Huss, aka Artie.



26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even if no one else cares, I think these posts are awesome.

As a kid, I totally did not catch onto Artie= Mr. Tastee.

I was slow.

Thanks!

-kt

Anonymous said...

Umm.... hello!!! I think I just cried a little. I've been trying to get a hold of the song Chug forever. The MP3 isn't working, so if you could send it to me I think I'd love you forever.
Hanauri_Mina@hotmail.com

<3 Art

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could send Chug - Flowers to guts231@gmail.com. thanks in advance if you can.

Anonymous said...

Hi,I can't find Chug-Flowers anywhere.Can you send it to choon.blaze@gmail.com please!! Thank you:)

RockoG said...

Yeah, please re-upload it, please, please. I'm desperately looking for this song for weeks...

Anonymous said...

Heres the Mp3, found it yesterday.

http://www.mediafire.com/?dlyoz9mcqtw

Anonymous said...

thank you for that link.

here in germany, the show is being aired again on regular TV. i just watched that 35- hours- episode... wonderful :)

Cyril Irwin said...

Seriously, thanks a ton. Been searching for that song for what has to have been a year now. Thanks!

whatnohigh5s said...

God, I haven't heard that song in FOREVER. I did find a download for it a long time ago, but then my computer crashed...one of the most DEVASTATING THINGS EVER. I'm just so happy that others know about the song. Also, Polaris (duh) and The Magnetic Fields are crucial to the soundtrack.
Anyway, Pete & Pete kicks serious ass. FOREVER.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?cpzmmfjeije

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

NEW UPLOAD!!!!

Better quality and the ending doesn't cut off. Post a comment if you want the full EP.

JohnnyHank said...

I, for one, would LOVE to hear the full ep!

Anonymous said...

Here is the full EP, all are .mp3 format and are full quality.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=232e51e32351e16dab1eab3e9fa335ca6530a1365e8e518d

JohnnyHank said...

Thanks, Anon!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! I've always loved this song, thanks so much for uploading it!

Anonymous said...

I own the official EP Kisser on CD, I don't really listen to it much any more though. Maybe someone is interested in buying it from me.

Anonymous said...

Hm, I'd be interested in buying the Kisser EP if you still have it. Drop me a line! xswedish_fishx at h0tmail is the addy.

Lisa said...

none of these links work. im looking EVERYWHERE some please help me out and send me this song!
ljvitale@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hello everybody...

try this:

http://depositfiles.com/files/vmnsue0q8

enjoy :D

Sal said...

Has anyone had any luck finding "Marmalade Cream??" It definitely sounds like Robert Plant!!

Sal said...

...also does anyone have any idea what the name of the song is that's played on the episode "The Call?" It's a very small piece played (played several times throughout the episode) and resembles something from "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly." I'm not certain if it's from that movie but it sounds like it is. thanks

Riobard said...

Sal -- that music IS the music from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. There's a song called "The Gunfighter" by Ennio Morricone... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtFzB_I30Us Listen to it here.

Riobard said...

Sorry, not Ennio Morricone, but in that STYLE. Supposedly by Robert Pregadio for "Il Pistolero dell'ave Maria (The Gunman of Ave Maria)"

Anonymous said...

^The song you're looking for is "Your Long White Fingers" by The Gothic Archies.

Term papers said...

your Blog is really Interesting and Quite Informative for readers. The only information You've found, a mere quote, is wholly inaccurate, or at least in Your experience of Chug, which is this one song. "Noisy sludge-filled garage metal:" If You don't want someone to listen to a particular band You'll be sure to use that quote.

HFM said...

More info on Chug (and a link to the EP) on my site: http://peepeesoakedheckhole.blogspot.com/2010/06/chug-kisser-ep.html