Gems from the Past Vol. 3- Shattered Fortune
Our 3rd installment of GEMS FROM THE PAST comes from Kevin Carafa who is currently active with his drum duties in Young American Artists, Control, Killed by the Bull and as a recording engineer out of Backroom Studios in Rockaway:
“Deep in the pockets of Jnco Jeans everywhere lurks the darkest feelings of rage, mystery, and hurt. These feelings were mashed into, or at least attempted to be mashed into, a band called Shattered Fortune. The band started as a conversation on a bus ride home, and ended just three years later after members wanted to move forward onto new musical projects.
An interesting blend of the ‘metal’ and ‘alternative’ of the time, sometimes with more hardcore/punk roots, the band never fully matured past a set of demos and a small set of shows. Regardless, the band worked hard to pursue an aggressive sound full of influences out of the norm of the scene.
Members went on to form/join: Birth Screams, Relatives, Iron Hills, Gypsy Wig, Control, Killed by the Bull, Fake Your Death, Captives, Young American Artists, The Centrofusal Trifecta, and Dewey and the Decimal System.
Relation Through Disease
Sit And Stare
The Selfish Game
Only The Beginning
Sit And Stare
Dismemberment of Life
Darts (System Of A Down Cover Live at the Infamous WRL Pavillion 11-22-02)
-Sometimes, the live line up didn’t include a guitar player. For those shows, we used a CD player containing the guitar tracks into a guitar amp, dubbed the Guitar Machine.”
-Local Stalwarts, Rise up in Arms can be heard warming up with the main riff of “Our Brotherhood,” in the background of the live interviews.
-At the time, it seemed like every local band had their own version of “Sit and Stare.” You know what I mean if you were around haha. Do Stillwelle and Borderline ring a bell? Perhaps “Sit and Stare,” was Shattered Fortune’s take on those songs. Either way bring on the toms and 3/4!”
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Thank you Kevin for your contribution! If you want to contribute to gems from the past send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on January 26, 2011, in Gems from the Past and tagged Birth Screams, Borderline, Captives, Control, dewey and the decimal system, Fake Your Death, Gypsy Wig, Iron Hills, Jnco Jeans, Killed by the Bull, Relatives, Rise up in arms, Shattered Fortune, Stillwelle, The Centrofusal Trifecta, Young American Artists. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.