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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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


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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