Presenting Allende: Sugar Sugar Sugar Sugar

allende-sugar1Uh oh.  He’s making noise again.

John Kezdy, a politically conservative State’s Attorney and friend of mine who happens to sing for Chicago punk legends  The Effigies is kind of responsible for choosing Allende as the name of my solo recording persona.  I was kicking around various names a few months ago around the time I went to see the boys play a gig and  John made the mistake of asking me what I’d name the solo stuff.  I couldn’t help but pick a moniker I knew would get his goat: Allende.

Indeed, the roll of the eyes I got from John was magnificent and satisfying.  Say Allende to any educated conservative and they will likely imagine Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist President of Chile who was killed in a US-backed corporatist military coup in 1973.  Sure, I had Salvador in mind, but the capper was the knowledge that the word in Spanish means “from the other side”.  Coooooool.

Allende is myself, computers, guitars, and other noisemaking implements.  All I do is reflect a world I never made, kind of like Howard The Duck.  The hard drives are bulging with bits; more is on the way.

…and not just from Allende, either.  I’ve been rehearsing with Tony Jones (16 Tons) and Mike Greenlees (Tar) for a few months now and we’re beginning to sound like a presentable rock band.

5 Responses to “Presenting Allende: Sugar Sugar Sugar Sugar”

  1. 1 Jerny
    September 17, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Rob, you better let me know when Sirs are gonna play!!

  2. 2 Greg Dunlap
    September 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

    You know what would cap this off perfectly? Samples of “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies.

  3. September 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Chris: Band spam list: INCREMENTED

    Greg: Or “Sugar Sugar Sugar” by Nick Cave

  4. September 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    So punky. It’s obvious the delight you take in making noise.

  5. September 18, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Are you intentionally channeling Fred Schneider from “Sugar In My Hog”? I mean, if it’s Greenlees involved…

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rob [at] warmowski [dot] com

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Rob’s Bands

Rob Warmowski entry at Chicago Punk Database
1984-89: Defoliants
1991-94: Buzzmuscle
2001-05: San Andreas Fault
2008- : Sirs
2008- : Allende

Rob at Huffington Post

September 2009

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