Rock music has been dissected in so many ways it has become incredibly difficult to create something we haven't heard. We have made a pledge to not follow mainstream patterns/styles of writing, at least strive to break the typical mold with epic songs that are reminiscent of the classic underground scene of the late 60's and Vietnam era. Bands such as MC5, the Byrds, and later Pink Floyd began expanding the sonic possibilities of their music. Instead of embracing concise verse-chorus-verse patterns of rock music, they migrated toward more free-form, and fluid song structure.
Guerrilla Transmission was formed in the summer of 2000. Four veteran members of the Washington, DC underground scene came together with a commitment to create anti-mainstream music that is experimental and edgy.
As members of former hardcore/punk and metal acts out of the early 80's, the influence of bands like Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, and Slayer can be detected in their blend of hard rock and psychedelia. Without abandoning the raw nature of their background, the music has combined distortion and mania together in a cohesive explosion of modern day acid rock. The American underground scene that once cultivated an era is alive in the sounds of Guerrilla Transmission, as they move along in secrecy capturing the tone of our nation with relevant, avant-garde music.
guer.ril.la or gue.ril.la: A member of an irregular force operating usually in small, independent groups capable of great speed and mobility.
trans.mis.sion: The state of being transmitted; a voice or message.
No. of members: 4
- Mike McCrea - guitar - Wade Jennings - vocal - Erik Jenkins - drum - James Reeves - bass
Hard Rock. Dislikes: where music is going. Likes: where music hasn't been. We are influenced by classic rock, metal, or anything cutting edge that borrows from the foundation of rock music and spins it in a way we have never heard. "Play what you haven't heard", (c) Miles Davis.
Part of a national movement to unseat Bush and call attention to the voting crisis in America...and to get young people engaged in the process of governing this country before the right wing strips our civil liberties away like a thief.
Guerrilla Transmission has something to say...nothing new...but something to say.
01. My Life Your Water (mp3) 02. I Can't Change (mp3) 03. Save Me From Myself (mp3) 04. Crumbs (mp3) 05. Fly So High (mp3) 06. Zarathustra (mp3) 07. A.m. Radio Takeover (mp3) 08. Pray For Your Life (mp3)
You may reach Guerrilla Transmission website at this location.