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Just Say Ya Hate It Review

"[A] monumental record that could shape the future in a new era of Seattle grunge." "A Band named Stiff Spirit has just recently burst onto the Seattle music scene with a killer new record “Just Say Ya Hate It” . They bring a brand of music that can best be described as dirty, raw rock and roll. Their sound is distinctively edgy and reminiscent of the once classic sound described only as Seattle grunge. The record has shades of Nirvana throughout with its dirty guitars and tight, gritty sound. Whether you want to call them emo, grunge, or punk; whatever you want to call them Stiff Spirits “Just Say Ya Hate It” is a monumental record that could shape the future in a new era of Seattle grunge. The first track and album title “Just Say Ya Hate It” delivers a pure grunge fed lead guitar and a vigorous chorus that literally sings the praises of Seattle’s most notable musicians of the 90′s. The record ebbs and flows keeping it interesting and intriguing as it hits full stride mid way though with a crazy, high tempo, high energy track…. “LITTLE PEARLS“ pushes the metaphorical envelope both in lyric and musical composition. Opening with a soaring scream and screeching guitar the 9th track on the 11 track record instantly grabs your attention…. “A PAIR OF SHOES” is a blistering track compete with screaming intro “Where you gonna go? What ya gonna do?” setting the stage for records final two songs. “DESPERFUCKINATION” starts off softly and slowly and then explodes into possibly the most powerful track on the record. With a lyric like “Rock, rock, rock myself to sleep” “DESPERFUCKINATION” takes you on quite the emotional ride through the minds of Stiff Spirit. This powerhouse track is perfectly placed on the record and followed by the album closer “APRIL’S FOOL” . “Aprils Fool”, the closing track, encapsulates all that the record is about. A ton of emotion was poured into the making of this record and into this track particularly. The album was influenced greatly by personal loss and the lyric of this last track is proof that music that is based on emotion is music with meaning. To punctuate the meaning behind the track itself and record in a whole, “Aprils Fool” ends with the repeating of “I’m gonna through a dead girl party for you” over and over putting a period on the story Stiff Spirit told throughout the last 11 tracks." ~~ Christian Hamilton

Thank you KISW!!!

Thanks to, Museboat Radio & KISW for featuring Stiff Spirit!

Flight to Mars ~ Showbox ~ MAY 16!!!!!

Please go see Mike Musburger providing the steam engine powering the band that is Flight to Mars! One of the best live bands around. Up close and personal at the Showbox in Seattle! Definitely not one to be missed!!!! ~ http://www.showboxpresents.com/events/detail/249200

Stiff Spirit on KISW after the Superbowl

Duff McKagen ~ Walking Papers ~ Stiff Spirit ~ The Sonics and more kick ass Rock-n-Roll to Celebrate the Seahawks taking the Superbowl. Please listen to Jolene on KISW!!


"Seattle Sex Drug" at 26:30...

Will there be anything left after generation "ME"?

Will there be anything left after generation "ME"?

Think: Gary Winnick, Kenneth Lame, Bernie Madaoff, Jack Abromoff, Kozlowski, Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim (the cocaine er I mean telephone king) all lobbyists and members of congress, and fill in the blank with any other person you know who is happy to take all they can and pass the debt down to their kids. C'mon, doesn't everyone need a $200mm ponzi house to park the money they stole from suckers, (i mean trusting investors.)

“I am a hole in a flute that Christ’s breath moves through. . .

The fourteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi master Hafiz expresses this truth beautifully: “I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through. Listen to the music.”

SUCCESS? The End & The Means are One

"Let's say that you are a business person and after two years of intense stress and strain you finally manage to come out with a product or services that sells well and makes money. Success? In conventional terms, yes. In reality, you spent two years polluting your body as well as the earth with negative energy, made yourself and those around you miserable, and affected many others you never even met. The unconscious assumption behind all such action is that success is a future event, and that the end justifies the means. BUT THE END AND THE MEANS ARE ONE. AND IF THE MEANS DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO HUMAN HAPPINESS, NEITHER WILL THE END. The outcome, which is inseparable from the actions that led to it, is already contaminated by those actions, and so will create further unhappiness. This is karmic action, which is the unconscious perpetuation of unhappiness." Eckhart Tolle "Awakening Your Life's Purpose."

New Album

Christmas came early. The one and only Jack Endino is mastering the "Just Say Ya Hate It" album. Super-excited to hear the end result!!!


I recently met this this guy Jake – Who is actually genuine in his appreciation for music, and has really good taste in music in general. He put Stiff Spirit’s “Seattle Sex Drug” on his really cool show ~ Episode 5 at 15:42 ~


Plus check out his killer commentary on what a joke RN is these days....

Huge Thank You to Jack Endino

Thank you for your early encouragement and your help recording and mixing!!