We are stealing cool stories and posting them. Deal with it.

Speaking of Bad Desicions, our singer Gus had a breathalyzer in his car for like the first three years we were a band. But that’s a whole different Bad Decision story. 

Our first and probably only tour was 4 days in Nebraska and Kansas, which should qualify as its own fucked up decision. Gus got so drunk most of the nights that he still couldn’t drive in the morning, but of course that’s kind of the point of touring. The good news is that the left guitarist Jason (aka your humble narrator) is straight edge (and pretty damn lonely in this drunk ass band) so I drove Gus’ car. 

Right on the edge of Omaha we stopped for gas. Gus was in a different car halfway to Wichita. I was outside pumping gas and the breathalyzer started buzzing and counting down. The right guitarist John, who’s by far the best educated and supposed to be smart band dad, was like “Gus is a nasty motherfucker there’s no way I’m touching that thing.”

So he grabbed a bottle of hand sanitizer and absolutely pumped the breathalyzer tube full before anyone could stop him. Without any better ideas I took a deep breath and blasted hand sanitizer out the back of the tube and all over the steering wheel. It was a thick goopy mist of pure alcohol. 

The buzzer started freaking out and flashing red lights saying “fail” and we all just assumed helicopters were coming any second. I took the thing apart and started furiously cleaning all the alcohol out of the mechanisms. It was still counting down so with like 4 seconds left I tried again and passed. 

Gus didn’t think it was funny, and neither did the guy in Guitar Center when we were cry laughing and telling him that Gus was going back to jail as soon as we got home.

Courtesy: Jason & Gus / Bad Desicions / thank you

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Submit your own Storytime: Fucked Up Decisions to: krista@coloradopunkrockarmy.com

Krista Brewer / 2021

Camel Tofu – Camel Tofu EP

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Release date: July 2018

Format: Digital

Label: DIY

Location: Sullivan, Illinois

Current Lineup:

  • Jerm- Vocals
  • John- Guitar
  • Andrew- Guitar
  • Scott- Bass,
  • Sweezy- Drums

Favorite Tracks: Dapper, Ride, Grass or Gravel, I Wish Your Parent’s Never Met, Third Grade, and Ride

Sounds Like: The 250’s, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Exploited, Dead Milkmen, The Melvins, and The Damned


 

A few months ago we received a booking request from a Harley Davidson dealer. This kind of shocked this old school punk. What on earth would a motorcycle dealer want to do with punk in general? It turns out punks and motorcycles are now a big thing. Maybe as we get older hustling to work on a cool skateboard is no longer an option? Haha.

That leads me to introduce Camel Tofu from Sullivan, Illinois! This band brings punk rock with a Harley. The band is still preparing for their commercial release. So we thought it would be great to post all of their kick ass videos here.

So let’s start out with ‘Dapper’. This one has a great bass line!

 

‘Grass or Gravel’, brings an old school classic punk sound.

 

‘I Wish Your Parent’s Never Met’,  is a kick ass anti love song, reminiscent of the Queers.

 

‘Third Grade’, is probably my favorite song on the ep. I really like the old school sound.

 

‘Ride”, this is probably my second favorite song on the ep. The bassline and drums seem to shine on this track.

 

Overall Camel Tofu sound is extremely impressive. They bring a mix of old school punk into the modern age. Be sure to pick up the ep once released out into the great wild!

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cameltofu/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-TFdw0g4uzxjVexra5iOjw