(12/13/06 7:36 p.m.CST)
Richest Junkie Still Alive Video
In a never ending quest, I finally found the 'Richest Junkie Still Alive' Video online for your viewing pleasure. First time I have ever seen it. Go to http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?vid=47008. Enjoy!
Thanks to MTV.com
(04/11/06 1:10 a.m.CST)
Scott Benzel Update 2006 + Wikepedia and MOLG
Well its been almost a year since our last update. Sorry for the lack of it here at COS, but I assure you I am alive and well, and will continue to update as time moves on. Anyways, the latest from the MOLG camp is on the Scott Benzel front.
Looks like Scott is in a new band called Soulo. Here are a few links related to this act, including the official site:
Also fan Johnny Croy send us this interesting nugget for MOLG:
Hey thought this might be interesting or bogus. Check out the last paragraph.
...In 2005, Benzel reformed the band under a new name, The Machines, but other personnel are unknown. A new album is tentatively to be called Love Scenes at the Slave Market, but its release is being delayed as the band shops for a label.
Thanks to Johnny Croy and neB
(06/17/05 2:16 a.m.CST)
Scott Benzel Update
Here is an update on Scott Benzel Straight from a fan's email:
Thanks for keeping this page going. It's somehow reassuring when I have that recurring "I can't believe there's one more and I'll never hear it" feeling that inevitably emerges anytime I listen to MoLG. It's good to know I'm not the only one that thinks they were an exceptionally amazing band. Indispensable!
Anyway, I'm writing because I'd impulsively bought a CD some time ago on an Amoeba Recommendation, only to be disappointed with its contents. It is an album by Adventure Time, called "Dreams of Water Themes" on Plug Research (DNTEL is their most famous artist, or was, but I know them from Safety Scissors whose Parts Water album I highly recommend). Anyhow, I misplaced the CD apart from the case somehow and only found it today. I was actually planning to sell it back to Amoeba, so I thought I may as well rip it. As iTunes was importing it began to play the album and I found myself enjoying it, so I looked again at the liner notes, and who do I see has mixed and mastered it? Scott MUVVAFUGGIN Benzel!!!! I just bout shit myself! (a reaction I always regret soon after) So I go online and google it, somehow coming across this http://www.pablobrazil.com/
He produced a track for Pablo Brazil called "Pop Music United" which you can hear on the site. Then I check out Artist Direct and see that he's produced another Plug Research album for Soulo as well as many others. I had no idea! I'd also heard somewhere that Mike Fisher might be playing keyboard on the latest NIN tour. Or did I read that on here?
Thanks to Steve Grubel
(02/10/05 9:59 p.m.CST)
MOLG Bandmates in 2004 Documentary Website
WOW! It has been quite a while since our last news update. Hopefully more updates will come up.
Anyways as mentioned back in 2001, MOLG members were to be showcased in a Documentary entitled "High and Dry: 20 Years of Tucson Music.". Well the documentary has been since released and a website has been launched for the film at http://www.upstairsfilm.com/highanddry. Above you will see screenshots of the film with 4 of the MOLG members including Scott, Mike, Brad, and Stuart. These are the most recent Images of the band that I have seen.
Click on the Trailer and you can see a brief clip of Stuart Kupers Speaking.
Well thats all for now! Enjoy!
Thanks to Old Friend Nicholas Daly
(05/02/04 01:28 p.m.CST)
MOLG Found in 1970s Book
Here is a message from MOLG Fan Josh Segall:
I found another link to the band name. I just finished reading an
anthology of short stories by Gardner Dozois, and one of his stories is named
"Machines of Loving Grace". It was written in 1972, so it's after the Brautigan poem.
It's quite a short story, about a girl who keeps killing herself only to be
brought to life again and again by advanced medical machines that keep track of
all the citizens. Possibly inspired by the poem then?
Thanks to Luke Lakatosh
(03/30/04 12:38 a.m.CST)
MOLG Quote in Science Fiction Novel
Here is a message from MOLG Fan Luke Lakatosh:
Picked up the new(ish) scifi book by Nick Sagan (son of Carl), called 'Idlewild'
... intro to the book contains a MOLG quote, and a thanks to Scott Benzel.
Thought you'd like to know ...
Thanks to Luke Lakatosh
(03/05/04 11:41 p.m.CST)
Mike Fisher's side project Amish Rake Fight's has launched the official site for the group. It is still under construction in some parts, but features a bio, discography, photos, blogs, and more. Go to http://www.amishrakefight.com to check it out!
(12/09/03 9:29 p.m.CST)
Amish Rake Fight on MTV's the Real World?
Here is a message from MOLG Fan Joshua:
Just thought you should know that I heard some Amish Rake Fight on MTVS Real
World on Sat the 22. I am pretty sure it was track 5. do not get me wrong i do
not watch that crap but just channel surfing.
Thanks to Joshua
(05/21/03 2:24 p.m.CST)
Amish Rake Fight Album Now Out
Mike Fisher's side project Amish Rake Fight's debut album 'Fellow Prisoners' has been released. Go to http://www.kposi.com/ to purchase the album through Positrons Records, Chris Randall's(SMG) label.
thanks to Mark Beeson and jeremy lehnerer.
(04/16/03 7:28 p.m.CST)
Amish Rake Fight Album Release in May
Mike Fisher's side project Amish Rake Fight's shall release their debut album in May. The tracklisting is now available with a small bio. The entire album is right now being showcased on KPOSI, the Positron Records shoutcast station. Go to http://www.kposi.com/ for more info.
Amish Rake Fight's debut album, Fellow Prisoners, is fervid cinematic electronica. An otherworldly concoction of driving beats and ambient soundscapes, the album oscillates between edgy and melodic, never quite fitting neatly into traditional definitions of electronica.
01. Sir Wellington du Beuf
for more info on ARF click here.
04. I, Croupier
06. Yes Josephine
07. I, Croupier (Collide Remix)
08. Sir Wellington Du Beuf (Chris Randall mix)
09. I, Croupier (Lost the Farm mix)
You can download mp3s for the album at: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/166/amish_rake_fight.html
thanks to Mark Beeson.
(01/01/03 7:07 p.m.CST)
Mike Fisher rings in the new year with an update
Hello all and Happy Freeking New Year 03. The year kicks off with some news on the Mike Fisher front straight from the man himself. Here is what he had to say:
"The ARF release is proceeding, though a bit slowly.
We've got final artwork and are just waiting for a
couple of the remixes to be finished. The release date
has slipped a bunch since I finished the mix, but at
this point I'd guess we're talking about February.
Hopefully I can get subsequent releases out the chute
a little faster than this one.
One of the tracks (I, Croupier) was recently used in
an episode of MTV's "The Real World". It's episode #9
of the current season.
That's about all the news at the moment... there's
also an ARF website in the works, that I'm hoping will
be up & running before the release. As things progress
towards the release date, I'll keep you in the loop.
And thanks again for Children of Sores - it's a great
to have something like that out there!
for more info on ARF click here.
Machines Break Up Plus Future of COS
The Following Crushing News is from Scott Benzel himself regarding the reasoning behind Machines Break Up:
"I appreciate all of your continuing support and the great site, etc. As I
informed Jaz earlier today, I have decided for a variety of reasons to disband
Machines. Obviously, the situation with Mammoth being taken apart by Disney was
a setback but mostly I have decided that I want to focus more on the production
and remix work that I have been doing and on other projects like Brasil 666. As
you probably know, Machines has had a lot of emotional, financial, and legal
baggage around it for a while for me so I'm looking forward to doing other
I will keep you abreast of anything new. The tracks completed for the record
cannot be released due to the situation with Mammoth and Disney and when that
situation is resolved I'll let you know and we'll possibly try to get them out
Future of Children of Sores
Well Fans I feel crushed as I know you all do about the demise of Machines, but keep in mind that there are still Machine songs yet to be released in the future and Scott's Side Projects.
I will continue to update all on the developments of the unreleased tracks and side projects. Also I have three new Machines of Loving Grace images that I need to scan and a Purchase section to ease your troubles on finding hard to find Machines CDS. So COS is Definetly not Dead! I can assure you. For now I thank you all for all your support for the band and keep the name alive. Post some stuff in the fan section, get involved and always remain a die hard Machines of Loving Grace Fan.
Machines of Loving Grace 1989-2000
Thanks for everything from a Great Vocalist Scott Benzel.
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