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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 3: Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon

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MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Ace Spade and the Whores

Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon

Formed: 2006

From: Little Rock

Members:  Spade (vox, guitar), Mr. Del Liliah (bass), Sofira N Brimstone (drums)

Albums: The band is currently working with Chris Avakian and Scott Diffee on a 7" and CD that may include a comic book.

Sounds like: Punked-up rockabilly.

Best fake bio ever: Born in 1945 in Brooklyn N.Y, [Spade's] mother was a drunken prostitute who claimed to be impregnated by the devil himself. [Spade] earned a meager income playing cards on the street & pool in the bars... By the time he was 10 he was frequenting blues bars & RnR juke joints & first played guitar.... At his first performance in 1955 an attempt was made on his life by a local pastor who claimed he had visions that Ace was the Antichrist and that his music would bring about Armageddon. After pausing to shoot and kill the holy man between songs, Ace finished his set to a shocked & ecstatic standing-room only crowd at Brooklyn's famous Paramount Theater. In the audience that night was teen-tycoon Phil Spector who insisted that Ace fly directly to L.A. with him to record a record. After satisfying a seeming endless line of hysterical groupies he boarded a plane to L.A. It was a dark and stormy night and while flying over central Arkansas Mr. Spade's plane crashed in the Ozarks mountains on Sept 18th, 1952 and he was never heard from again UNTIL NOW...

Radio, Radio: After the Showcase, and every Thursday at midnight, tune in to KABF 88.3 FM for Spade's radio show, an excellent mishmash of the band's influences — Cramps, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran and loads of great obscurities.

Where you'll find them: March 14 at Downtown Music.


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