July 26, 2010

Fred Cotton And The Spastic Children

In the beginning of 1986, rumors were afloat that certain participants of Metallica had a side project called Spastic Children. Fred Cotton gave birth to the Children long before Metallica members joined. Jim Martin of Faith No More used to be a good friend of Cliff Burton's. The two of them were in a band called Easy Street way before Metallica was formed. The first show with the Exodus members was pretty bad and Fred asked the guys from Metallica to play instead. On the east coast at that time, word spread and someone wound up eventually sending a rare rehearsal which contained "Dirtbag Baby", "I Like Farts" and the "Ballad Of Harold O". What a cast of characters this must have been. You have guys like Cliff Burton or Gary Holt jamming out, acting like goons and blowing out the whole room with kush. New York had its share of side projects like Extra Hot Sauce and S.O.D yet none matched off with the Children. Here at the Attic we pay respect.

Fred Cotton's Playlist 7/2010

Clutch -Transnational Speedway
Tool - Lateralus
Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
Samhain - November Coming Fire
Misfits - Earth A.D
Audioslave - Out Of Exile
Metallica - Master Of Puppetts
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Faith No More- King for A Day
ZZ Top - Deguelo
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Venom - Welcome To Hell
Voi Vod - Killing Technology
Husker Du - All

•James Hetfield - Singer & rhythm guitarist in Metallica.
•Cliff Burton - Late bass player in Metallica. RIP
•Kirk Hammett - Lead guitarist in Metallica.
•Fred Cotton - MC Master Of Ceremonies
•Paul Baloff - Original singer in "Exodus", later in "Pirahna". RIP
•Gary Holt - Guitarist in Exodus.
•Doug Piercy - Member of Heathen, ex-Exodus roadie.
•James `Flunkey` McDaniel - Guitarist in bay area band Pillage Sunday.
•Jumbo - Singer in bay area band Pillage Sunday.
•Jim Martin - Ex-lead guitarist in Faith No More.

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