The cyclops wreaks havoc throughout Greek mythology, but it was most
likely thought up by some Athenians who stumbled upon a fossilized
In the same way, rockers and rollers now try to simplify that which
they cannot comprehend, one example being Detroit, Michigan's Child
They brand the band's arty ambitions with meaningless "post-post-post" suffixes.
The grime and groove of Sean Clancy's bass, coupled with the spindly
guitar web weaved by Zach Norton and Shawn Knight, gets the band
lumped in with the hordes of dance rock zombies still rising from the
grave marked "2004."
An entire thesaurus's worth of synonyms for "spastic" and
"hyperkinetic" has been exhausted in the pursuit of describing the
singularity of Knight's vocals and Danny Sperry's drumming.
Perhaps fueled by empathy, Child Bite has crafted "Fantastic Gusts of
Blood," a record that is in many ways a tribute to such misunderstood
entities as Argus, Pangu and Devo. Of course, this being a Child Bite
record, some details have been mucked about with; your middle-school
mythology unit probably failed to mention Perseus and Medusa throwing
down on "heart attack hill."
"Fantastic Gusts of Blood" is the band's contribution to the
evolutions of two great art forms: Human superstition and pop music.
One day in the future, legends will be told of a creature that
traveled at a furious, herky-jerky pace, that shook the ground
wherever it went and spoke in the voice of Judge Doom at the end of
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
And they will call that creature Child Bite.
1) "Venom Bowl, Kids Guts"
2) "Never-ending Mountain Slammer"
3) "Banana Gorgon"
4) "White Bull from the Sea"
5) "Back to the Deep Egg or: His Fleas Became All the People"
6) "The Rainbow Churn"
7) "Jewels Rules"
8) "Barracouta Mouth"
9) "In the Bat House"
10) "100 Eyes"
: "Never-Ending Mountain Slammer