The Secret Fun Club

Sal Gallegos: Drums | John Rieder: Bass guitar

Genre: Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock

RIYL: The Locust, Some Girls, Swing Kids

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 1993

Ex-Band Members: Nathan Joyner, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)

Influences: Last of the Juanitas, Black Sabbath, Drive Like Jehu, Thelonious Monk, Botch, Engine Kid, Hank Williams, Tortoise

Background:

Featuring members of Some Girls and Dead Ghosts, the Secret Fun Club is an experimental bass and drum noise group that uses old-tube electronics and modern computer sound manipulation. Drummer Sal Gallegos (Some Girls) co-owns Three One G Records. Bassist John Rieder is a local school teacher.

In Autumn 2012, they released a video for “Kathleen Turner Overdrive,” from a song on their self-titled album on Three One G Records. The silent movie-style video features a pie plate UFO, militant juggalos, and zombie slaves.

Their 2014 album Skull With Antlers (Three One G) is forty-five minutes of doomy frenetic noise with occasional forays into quiet minimalism and copy-and-paste sound sculpture. W.T. Nelson (Geronimo, Bastard Noise) shows up on a couple of tracks with his brood of Trogotronic outboard gear. That summer, one of the band's tracks, “Pinche Harmonics,” appeared on a split seven-inch from Three One Gee b/w Qui's “Feel My Body.”

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