Friday, June 26, 2009

Neighborhood Texture Jam Gets Hyper Literal

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM

The internet was made for things like this: insane, foolish, utterly magnificent things like this.

Sometime in the early 1990s, the members of Neighborhood Texture Jam, a storied sextet whose members were already well on their way to becoming distinguished elder statesmen of Memphis punk, came up with a brilliant publicity stunt. The band had recently stumbled across a massive, incredibly loud device that crushes gravel for cement and decided it would be a good idea to — as Texture Jam guitarist John Whittemore says — “jam with this giant rock crushing machine.” The stunt attracted the attention of at least one local news station and the raw footage from that spot has since been edited into a video by local film technician Eric Wilson and posted at Google video. And here it is...

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