Genre: Americana / Blues / Metal
Location Nebraska, US
Profile Views: 38427
Last Login: 6/27/2009
Member Since 5/12/2005
Website defunct. who needs it?
Record Label Compound Recordings
Type of Label Indie
Bio..New song up from the upcoming shit. "Alone" is a good example of the keyboard spiced power love shit we got goin. the other song is a track from the Corrupt Officials album we released last year from the Compound for yall bitch ass muthafuckas. Enjoy......... ..If you want to hear tracks from the new Government hip hop project, go to the Corrupt Officials myspace below. They are our first friend, because they are the rebellious child of ours. Without the formation of the Corrupt Officials, the new album would surely have destroyed The Government as it is known. Check out songs from the new Government presentation - The Corrupt Officials, New Blues: Da Cooling Stage. ...... ..Please have a listen above and then when your legs are tingling, pick up a copy of "Girth Hammer" - new from The Government! Full length rock goodness to make you walk funny for days!.... Features the outstanding talents of Brian Luginbill of Lincoln's Dirtfedd, Junebug Klosterboer of Lincoln's Papers, Dale Brink of Omaha's Jackboot Suicide, and Nomeec Nomendez of The Whisker Biscuit Opera in Austin, TX....... .. --> --> --> --> --> CDBABY LINK for THE GOVERNMENT: Girth Hammer --> ........................THE GOVERNMENT: Girth Hammer......Gritty Blues Boogie with Hard Rock written all over it........................... .... ....Govt Podcast.. - 3-23-06 Ground Zero Live, regarding Girth Hammer and the CD release show!........ ..the real bio.. (written by Eddie Van Halen, 2005)..:...... The Gov't hatched from an 850 pound polka-dotted egg in Nebraska and immediately began rocking..... The Gov't enjoys long walks on the beach, 20 oz Prime Rib, free alcohol, and reckless jazz oboe excursions.... The Gov't has an assistant band of look-a-likes that covers for them when they cannot or will not play certain shows. This band, The Evil Benidicts, will always fill in for a mere 8 ball of high-powered uncut Columbian cocaine. The Gov't only utilizes this option when they feel that they are above playing some small time bullshit - like bars without 27.5 foot catwalks or fully-stocked green rooms..... The Gov't has a frightening arsenal of military firepower that is reserved for strategic use..... The Gov't built a cabin on the side of a flowery hill in Switzerland for the sole purpose of preparing authentic pancake breakfasts..... The Gov't collects talking puppies..... The Gov't has a strong penchant for extraterrestrial buggery..... The Gov't is deep in the works on an already sonically strong full length album tentatively titled "You Can Kiss My Ass, You Stupid Bitch! The Ups and Downs of Being The Government". .. The basic tracks are already producing either goosebumps, beligerant behavior, or heavy pot smoking. .. Come out to a show for fuck's sake!...... ..the fake bio ..(written by Jon Camp, 2006)..:...... The Omaha/Lincoln area has long been known for keeping musical secrets. The Government, known affectionately by their fans as Gubagub, are a powerful energetic group of musicians who revive the belief in the existence of good underground roots-based hard rock. .. The sound of The Government is wide ranging, with traces of 70's rock such as Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, and ZZ Top; 80's rebel radio hard rock like Guns and Roses; 80's College drug rock like Ween and The Dead Milkmen; and 90's grunge much like Nirvana, Screaming Trees, and Soundgarden. Throw in the hard edged pseudo-blues of Froom-era Los Lobos and the experimental metal of artists like Tool, Primus, and even late-era death metal - all the while grounding the general sound with 70's style Honkey Tonk and long bendy gritty blues like Albert King and Buddy Guy... This rich texture can be attributed to the differences in the four horsemen of The Government. They met in 1998 and have been recording and rocking locally every since. Lincolnite Shaun Sparks lends a powerful vocal echoing Mike Patton, Steve Tyler, Gene Ween, and Steve Earle, among others. Liam the Diabolical, Grand Island's lost son, brings irreverent uninhibited guitar explaining the aformention of Albert King and Buddy Guy. Lightnin' Boy is the Omaha native of the group, whose deep, loud house-rockin girl-movin bass lines make one wonder if he is from Nashville or Compton - with everything tied together by Matthew Ihrig's Bonham-esque tight song-oriented drumming, and Shaun's flavorful rhythm guitar work... Lincoln and Omaha bar owners have come to recognize The Government as the perfect solution to drooping liquor sales, as their earth-rattling unrelenting and downright fun rock concert causes everyone in the room to loosen the hell up, get some beers, and let their hair down. Whether you're in Grand Island, Lincoln, or Omaha, look around for Nebraska's own rock band, The Government. Come out to the show to do some bourbon shots and get your face melted off by some good ol' down-home gritty blues boogie hard rock with the occasional exorcism..... ..I think we should make more laws restricting normal people from performing or participating in normal activities. I want to call this campaign "I'm a dick-suckin Nebraska politician with sub-human intelligence."...... The Gov't assumes the right to ask and tell and say "what the hell"
Members.. Shaun the Loud - Vocals, Guitars, .... Liam The Diabolical - Guitars.... Lightnin' Boy - Bass, Vocals.... Matthew (Mello) Ihrig - Drums/Percussion, Vocals.... Junebug Klosterboer - Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitars, immorality beatdowns ..
Sounds LikeCannibal Corpse, Blue Oyster Cult, Faith No More, Ween, Shooter Jennings, ZZ Top, Charlie Burton and The Hiccups, Golden Earring, Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Cash, Peter Gabriel, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Queen, Buddy Guy, Junior Brown, Cradle of Filth, Buddy Holly, Tomahawk, Albert King, Aerosmith, Weezer, etc. - each striking us as a reach. We prefer to say we sound like The Gov't from Nebraska.
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