Southern Fried Swing

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Southern Fried Swing
Background information
Years active 1992 - present
Label(s) Amorphous Records
Website karlophone.com (archive)
Current Members
Karl Koch
Patrick Wilson
Pat Finn
The group's debut album, Free Flight Thru the Universe of Sound

Southern Fried Swing is a collaboration between Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson and webmaster Karl Koch.

Overview

Southern Fried Swing began in 1992, when Wilson and Koch (occasionally joined by friend Pat Finn) would record countless songs while touring with Weezer throughout the 90s. These recordings were often done in hotel rooms and on buses, whilst also utilizing low-quality beginner keyboards acquired from thrift stores, Salvation Armys, and Radio Shacks. This combination of weirdness and low-quality equipment made for incredibly strange, yet unique songs.

The group has only one full release to date, "Free Flight Thru the Universe of Sound", released through Koch's record label, Amorphous Records, in 2003. It was sold as a handmade CD and was limited to only 111 copies. Along with this album was a single released on the group's Amorphous Records page (and later their MySpace page), Angel Wings.

There is a significant amount of unreleased material from the band, detailed on Amorphous Records and mentioned by Koch, which could likely have made up a second Southern Fried Swing album. However, details of a release of this variety have never been unveiled, and, considering Koch and Wilson's solo activity has stagnated completely as of 2012, it seems unlikely that it will ever occur.

Rules

Three well-known rules govern the actions and mythos of the band. These rules are as follows: [citation needed]

The first rule of Southern Fried Swing: There is no Southern Fried Swing.

The second rule of Southern Fried Swing: There won't be a Southern Fried Swing.

The third rule of Southern Fried Swing: Hey, check out that Southern Fried Swing!

Discography

Albums

Other songs

Released

Unreleased

Unrecorded

In a post on AllThingsWeezer, Koch teases numerous Southern Fried Swing songs which the group "[sings often], but they arent on tape... yet". [1]

See also

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