Saturday, November 13, 2010


Illustration Jorge Tapia / Sound Engineering Nathan Gregory / Text Mr. Nitetrotter - November 13, 2010

Wow. This is truly exciting. We first met ONO at Noise Shock a few years ago. It has been a pleasure ever since.

If you don't know, Travis and P. Michael of ONO started the band in the early 80's unleashing their version of well developed fucked up no wave punk to unsuspecting audiences all over the city of Chicago. Often opening up for influential acts of the day. The group had two records come out on Thermidor(an elusive SST imprint). ONO dropped off for about twenty years until recently when they reunited with some new members.

They have such a uncompromising sound by blending gospel and r&b with performance art laced industrial punk and worldly influences. It's impossible to pin them down.

Their recent Chicago area shows have been legendary. Every show just gets better and better. We were very excited to hear the covers they did for the NITETROTTER Session. Pay close attention to the ad-libbing Travis does in Heroin.

This was recorded at Travis' house on Sunday afternoon, with the occasional break for wine and homemade frittata in his magical garden. We cannot stress how much we love how this session came out.


ONO - "All Tomorrows Parties" "Heroin" "Machines That Kill People" "Ode to Billie Joe"

Recorded at Travis' home on the South Side of Chicago

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