21 February 2010


To an outsider in Norman, circa early 1990s, BLEMISH were the cool kids.  While we were recent transplants from the shithole towns all over the state who had finally embarked on the first stage in our escape by moving to a "progressive" and "cultural" college town, these kids all went to Norman High, and even though they were younger by a seemingly huge gap of 2-3 years, they knew everyone, and were already "in" before I had even thought of moving to Norman. Musically, they were like CHAINSAW KITTENS-light, but nowhere near as good, and for some reason it always seemed like they were gonna make it.  They didn't.

1 comment:

Craig Smith said...

Hello Terminal Escape....good to see the Playground packaging on your blog. I think your synposis is right on.

In 2011 Craig Smith, Kevin O'Brian, and Aaron McGoldrick (3/4 of Blemish lineup) played a gig at the OK Mozart festival with former Chainsaw Kittens guitarist Mark Metzger and Dave Copenhaver from Lunacy Records in OKC (he produced the cassette Playground)...Craig and Dave have new projects happening now.

Best wishes!