Wicked Sick Records
Rants & Reviews
Why is Chris Barnes a
Did the band
name Anal Cunt come from the G.G. Allin Song, "Anal Cunt "?
Is Seth married?
How old is Seth?
What happened with
What bands has Seth been involved with (Member and/or Guest Appearances)?
Chris Barnes Story...
Me and Josh were looking for a new drummer for AxCx.
Sometime in 1996 (before we got Nate). The only reason we went to the Six Feet
Under show was to hand out flyers looking for a new drummer. While 6FU were on, we were heckling them.
After the show, Chris Barnes grabbed me by the shirt, which felt like being grabbed by a weak 2 year old.
I asked him if he wanted to
fight me outside, and he said yes. Stupidly, I turned my back to walk out the
front door and fight that gay midget faggot. As my back was turned, I got jumped
by about 5 of his roadies/friends/whatever. The bouncers threw me out. Chris
Barnes never touched me. I had some kid go up to the 6FU tour bus and ask Barnes
if he still wanted to fight me, by himself. He stayed on the bus, and probably
blew a bunch of guys or something.
APRIL 16TH 2003 UPDATE :
I still hear shit every now and then about Chris Barnes saying he kicked my ass
(though he didn't even touch me) and how he'd do it again. I don't know if that's true,
or if it's just a bunch of gossiping internet fags, but either way, there is an
open challenge still on for him to fight me (BY HIMSELF, one on one). After
recently getting into Six Feet Under (they're one of the funniest bands I've
ever heard), it might be hard not to laugh hysterically if I did see him, so he
does have that advantage over me in a fight. If he started singing "Stepping Stone,"
would probably be crippled from laughter. But even with that advantage,
still fight him anytime. An interesting note: Six Feet Under has never played
Boston since that incident between us (I told you he was a pussy)!
Seth waiting outside Chris Barnes' Tour Bus 2003:
No, I started Anal Cunt in March 1988. G.G. wrote that song
sometime in the 1990s. In fact, he asked me if Anal Cunt wanted to be his
backing band in February,1989. I said yes, but we never ended up getting together
because he was living in Chicago at the time which is about 1,000
miles (1,600 km) away from where we were from.
Is Seth married?
Yes...Seth was first
married and divorced between December 1998 through June 2001, but you can't make
any "You Look Divorced" jokes anymore because he got happily remarried on May
They had an amazing ceremony...defying tradition, Julie and Seth walked down the
aisle together, hand-in-hand, to Gordon Lightfoot's "Beautiful," then Seth sang
"I Want to Grow Old With You" to his bride, accompanied by AxCx guitarist and
close friend, Josh Martin on guitar. Another close friend, Mark Fields,
did a couple of poignant and memorable readings (thanks Mark...your meaningful
words are thought of often!), they read the vows they wrote themselves, sealed
the deal with an "I do" from Julie and a "Solid!" from Seth (which was almost as
funny as when his cell phone rang during the service...to which Julie suggested,
"It's God.") The newlyweds we're enthusiastically prompted to kiss by
the guests yelling,
"KISS HER! KISS HER!" and as the New Mr. and Mrs. Seth Putnam paraded out of the
storybookesque Martha-Mary chapel (to Fred Schneider's "It's Time to Kiss!")
coupled with hearty applause, ringing church bells, and loving well wishes from
every direction...Julie clearly beaming with happiness, and Seth looking like
the proudest groom ever (sporting his Jock Mahoney-style no-tie-tie). The
Putnams were surrounded by all of the people they love...including 6 best friends
who came all the way from Germany! The one and only unfortunate aspect of the
entire day was the sorely-noted absence of the three most beautiful little girls
in the world, Frehley, Skylar, and Maija, who though sadly were unable to
attend, were ever present in our hearts and spirits (as always), and honored as
such by three pink candles lit on the church alter and three pink flowers
displayed at the reception.
Following the ceremony, cousins Christine and Paulie Kraynak hosted a beautiful
outside reception across the street at the historic Grist Mill, presenting a
lovely display of cheese, fruit, crackers, and sparking water - complete with
special "Bride & Groom" flutes. While guests mingled, snacked, and enjoyed the
amazing scenery and perfect weather, the bridal party was captured on some of the best wedding photos
we've ever seen (thanks John, Marsi, and Brian!)!
After the outdoor reception we enjoyed an awesome Italian dinner, served by
family friend, Pam, who ran her part of the show as tight as Seth runs his
(i.e., TIGHT), thanks to Julie's sisters and mom, the tables were adorned with
the most beautiful center pieces ever (single candle hurricane-style lamps
encircled with hand-woven wreaths of greens and mini roses...surrounded by
plentiful sprinkles of glittering confetti and matching mini-tea light candles.
All tastes seemed to be covered by
the CDs that Seth spent the prior 2-days (straight) mixing himself, including
tracks ranging from Michael McDonald & Culture Club, to Immortal & The Mentors.
Seth and his mum danced tearfully to Jefferson Airplane's "Silver Spoons" and
Julie and her mum dropped their dinner plates, running to embrace and sing every
word (and none-to-shyly either...ah hem...) to each other when their mutual Jesus Christ
Superstar favorite "Everything's Alright" played (a song Julie's mom used to
sing her to sleep with when Julie was little). Seth worked hard -
diligently passing out the custom made Putnam Wedding T-Shirts to each guest,
stopping only for brief, happy congratulatory exchanges up until the bands began to play...
The task of warming up the crowd was left to one of Julie and Seth's best
friends, Josh Randall, and his band, RED VINYL, followed by longtime friends,
PSYCHO, followed by the most amazing coupe de grace imaginable, Seth's all time
favorite band - NEGATIVE APPROACH. (These guys were SUPER cool, they
mingled and seemed to have a good time before their set, partied through the
night, either by choice or for lack of one, because they had earlier in the
evening graciously handed back the keys to the 2-bedroom suite (reserved for the
all-nighters) in exchange for the keys to the regular old room that had been
reserved for them (the hotel screwed up...Ah, something always goes wrong, they
say). The band was wicked cool throughout however, as were their families,
who were all very amiable and social.
There are no words to describe how cool it was to have them play what ultimately turned out
to be THE best show Seth's ever seen (and high up on several others' lists as
The day was perfect in every way - blue skies, best friends (including
maid-of-honor, Tori, who had come from Minnesota to be the most attentive
bride's maid ever, and Mike Mahan, who, as always, provided the kind of love and
support (in many, many ways) that only Mike could (being the person who will
forever be Seth's #1 best friend...simply put as Julie says, "...because Mike
loved Seth long before it was cool
to love Seth..."). Mike's toast brought sweet tears to both of the newlyweds' eyes, as he
told a tenderhearted and true story that depicted perfectly the "real" Seth - a man
who might be assumed incapable of shedding such tears...to anyone except those who
actually know him. A well-balanced mix of traditional wedding stuff and plain and
simply "totally US," the day has since been described as many as "the best wedding
The day had everything anyone could dream of...thanks again to ALL who
helped make everything so special! F, S, & M - you were missed deeply and
are loved more than you'll ever know.
Though the newlyweds almost immediately (somehow...) escaped into an (unbeknownst
to most... THANKS to Cailtyn Coyle for being super cool about keeping mum on
THAT bit of info!) adjoining room, several guests continued the party through
the night at the nearby and none-too-shabby, Crowne Plaza hotel. Where,
despite a few complaints, the guests managed to rage through daybreak, and
miraculously were all gone by checkout...and without having incurred a single
additional expense (thanks guys)! The folks at the reception hall even
remarked, "We've never seen such a large group of such excited people,
consuming such a large amount of alcohol...manage to get through an entire event without
altercation." The Putnams were not surprised at all, however, they
know and appreciate the fact that they have the
best friends and family EVER.
So....I suppose you can still make the "Ha ha, your wife left you" jokes...but
who gives a fuck about her anymore anyway? According to Seth, "My new and
improved wife RULES!"
We played a show with Drop Dead on Halloween, 2000. I've
know them for a while, and I knew the drummer long before they even were
together. I found some photos of Drop Dead from when we played with them in
1993 at Gilman street in California, and since I didn't have any reason to
have Drop Dead photos, I brought them to the show and gave them to them, and
chatted with Brian about it for a while before we went on. During our set, some
faggot punk rocker was spitting on Josh, so I went out and punched him in the
face a few times. I guess he was friends with Drop Dead or something, also
during the set, I was making fun of Drop Dead and their gay lyrics. after
constantly making fun of them, their pussy singer came while my back was
turned and pushed me off the stage, and I got kicked repeatedly by a bunch of
faggot punk rockers. The crybaby punks were mad that I was making fun of
towelheads, and just about everyone else. The gay guitarist for Drop Dead
unplugged Josh's amp, so Josh took his glasses. If there was a mild fight, it
lasted a couple seconds between other people, and everything got broken up and
the cops came. After this show Drop Dead went around saying they beat us up,
but it's all bullshit. They are a bunch of fags. p.s., this show was sold out,
and the promoter only gave us $100. What a fucking Jew.
APRIL 16TH 2003 UPDATE :
I've ran into Ben (drop dead guitarist) a couple times in the last few months,
and everything is cool with me and him. so, I don't really have a problem with
drop dead anymore (except for their dumb lyrics, ha ha ha).
We were playing some metal/hardcore festival in
Massachusetts. there were 3 stages, the Misfits headlined the big stage, Anal Cunt headlined the middle stage, and Hatebreed headlined the small stage.
Something happened earlier in the room the little stage was in, so the
promoter decided to have Hatebreed go on before us on our stage. I was in the
bar next door the whole day (I wasn't interested in seeing any of the horrible
bands that played). When I came in to play, I heard Hatebreed were going on
before us, so I went back to the bar. During Hatebreed's set, lots of people
were yelling at them, because they wanted to see us. The singer in Hatebreed
started whining that they were more popular than us and sold more records. So,
I came back to the show when I figured it was time for us to go on. I got on
the stage to get ready, and Jamie started yelling at me. Him or one of his
pals pushed me, then 20 of their friends formed a big circle and started
punching. They were either punching themselves, or the ground, because on the
video of this, you can see 20 wiggers punching, and me standing 5 feet away
watching with my arms folded. No one in Hatebreed laid a hand on me. The cops
came after the promoter fucked us over and said we couldn't play, and wouldn't
pay us either. I was being a jerk to the cops, and they arrested me, opening
the door with my head as we left the building. I'd also like to add that the
bouncers at this club were a bunch of fags who thought they were really
important. Mostly the door guy who said I couldn't come in the club unless I
gave him a free CD. I said no, and he said every other band did it, and tried
to scare me with an angry look. Then he said I wasn't allowed back in. After I
told the guy in charge what happened, I obviously got back in, but that fag
still tried to give me shit as much as possible for not being afraid of his
"authority". And the promoter is a cheap jewbag.
APRIL 16TH 2003 UPDATE:
last October, a friend of mine was on the Superjoint Ritual tour bus, and the wigger faggots from
Hatebreed were on there also. They were bragging about how
they supposedly kicked my ass, and how they would do it again if they saw me.
A little later, I showed up on the bus, and they didn't say a word to me. I
didn't say anything to them because I don't remember what they look like, so I
had no idea it was them. They just looked like some run of the mill everyday
wiggers. I got called into the back of the bus, and they sat in the front, and
eventually left. So, they are still a bunch of shit talking fags.
What are ALL the bands that Seth been involved with (including guest
The following list
includes all of the bands that Seth has at least recorded an actual
record or CD with (i.e., not just demo tapes). Simply because if we had to list every single band he's
been a part of over the last 25 years, the list would be stupid long.
Though one such "band" we just had to include, simply for being very
Seth is: PERSON KILLER...a 1-man band that Seth produced
and then submitted a demo recording to Earache Records around 1995ish.
Seth played guitar, drums, and sang - all at the same time...yes,
literally all at the same time (think guitar balanced on
lap in left hand, one drum stick in the right hand, banging furiously on the
snare, exactly on the off-beat of the bass drum played with his right
foot...while leaning in as closely as possible to his boom box yelling, "I look at the clock...it's half past TWO...that means
it's time...to KILL.....YOOOOOUUUU!..."
Included with this demo
was an official PERSON KILLER shirt, a
ratty old t-shirt with the words, "PERSON KILLER" scrawled in blue Bic
pen across a piece of ragged and torn lined notebook paper, scotch taped
to the front. Accompanying the t-shirt was an official
PERSON KILLER pin...made in the same deranged fashion, taped
carelessly using the same pen and paper - this time over a Saxon pin,
barely concealing the contents beneath.
The demo, t-shirt, and pin were all sent to Earache with a letter that
never revealed the sender's name or ever explained the fact that it was created by only ONE person, and instead
made some sort of ridiculous threat against the label should they decide
to pass on this serendipitous opportunity to sign the brilliant, white
hot mess that was PERSON KILLER. This is just one of many of the
ways that Seth spent his time; both perfecting his musicianship and most
importantly, amusing only himself. FEAR NOT! You WILL be able to
experience the audio brilliance of PERSON KILLER, scheduled to be
released later this year on "The Worst of Seth Putnam" 2-record set.
Here's the actual list:
DEATH'S HEAD QUARTET
FULL BLOWN A.I.D.S.
IMPALED NORTHERN MOONFOREST
SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA
Some bands Seth has filled in for
(live and/or on recordings):
(Bass & Drums - several live performances)
BAD MOUTHED BANDITS
(Guitar - studio session)
(Guitar - 2 live performances)
(Vocals - 2 live performances)
FEAR OF GOD (from Switzerland)
(Drums - 1 live performance)
(Drums - 1 song (live performance))
(Vocals - duet with Wattie from The Exploited - 1 song (studio
(Guitar - 2 live performances)
(Bass on 1 song at 2 live performances)
(Vocals - 2 live performances)
SICKIE WIFEBEATER'S 4FCLUB
(Vocals - 1 live performance)
(Drums - 2 live performances & 5 studio sessions/Vocals -
2 studio recordings (1 lead, 1 backing))
Guest Vocal Appearances (including, but not limited to, because I
couldn't possibly get him to recall them all...)
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
PANTERA (The Great Southern Trendkill CD & Live)
TODAY IS THE DAY