Joup’s Friday Album – The Inaugural Edition

I was moved today to begin a new feature here on Joup – the Friday album. Each Friday someone on the Joup team will embed an album from youtube.


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Now, I need to express for both legal and more importantly moral reasons that this is in no way meant to persuade folks from buying these albums. People who know me or read my stuff know that I am all about supporting musicians, especially independent ones like these guys. As long as this stuff is up on youtube anyway I figure we can maybe use it to turn folks onto some stuff they might not have heard before and actually persuade them they need to go out and support some great bands.We own the rights to none of this stuff and will remove at the artists’ request.

First up, Big Business’ Here Come The Waterworks. Big Business is comprised of bass/vocalist Jared Warren and drummer/vocalist Coady Willis – a two piece that alternates guest guitarists on each successive album. This particular record features David Scott Stone on 6 string. If you’ve never heard these guys before but recognize the vocals then you’re probably a Melvins fan – Warren and Willis are members of that group as well and appear on several of their albums, including two of my favorites, (A) Senile Animal and Nude with Boots.

Here Come the Waterworks was released on Hydra Head Records on March 6th, 2007. Big Business’ newest album is Battlefields Forever – it also rules and can be purchased – along with a lot more of their stuff – at their bandcamp.

I’m not 100% sure who writes the lyrics in this band but based on what I’m pretty sure I’ve honed in as their lyrical contributions to certain Melvins tracks as well as what you’ll hear here – especially track #4 Grounds for Divorce – Big Business is one of the few bands whose lyrics I very much pay attention to (joining the likes of The Smiths/Morrissey, Barry Adamson and a few others). If you dig this, go out and buy it and perhaps better yet, go see them live when you get the chance. Great band.

Oh, and for next Friday I tab Tommy!


Shawn C Baker

Shawn C Baker

Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.

2 Responses to Joup’s Friday Album – The Inaugural Edition
  1. Thomas H Williams

    Thomas H Williams Reply

    And good call on the Big Business album by the way. That record is fantastic. I saw them a few years ago with The Melvins and they melted my face off.

  2. Thomas H Williams

    Thomas H Williams Reply

    I accept the challenge.

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