Label: Kung Fu Records - none • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
Buddha is a demo album by the American rock band Blink Recorded and released in January under the name Blink, it was the band's first recording to be sold and distributed.
The duo recruited drummer Scott Raynor and began to practice together in his bedroom, spending hours together writing music, attending punk shows and movies and playing practical jokes. The band had recorded two previous demos in Raynor's bedroom — Flyswatter and Demo No. Most of the tracks from the demo were re-recorded for the band's subsequent releases; seven were re-recorded for their debut album Cheshire Cat and one was re-recorded for their second album Dude Ranch.
Pat Secor, Hoppus' boss at music store The Wherehousewas attempting to start his own record label, named Filter Records.
Secor pulled money from Rumbamania - Various - Recuerdos Del Sol savings and helped finance and produce the demo recording.
Buddha was recorded live at local Santee studio Doubletime, compiling a collection that represented nearly all of the songs the band had written up to that point. Hoppus and friends Cam Jones and Kerry Key created the cassette artwork, and the original cassette packaging was compiled by the band and Hoppus' family. Locally distributed to several San Diego record stores and available for purchase at early concerts, Buddha helped the trio cement an audience and was a deciding factor in their signing to local label Cargo in The recording became the Desperate Heart - Steve Stevens - Atomic Playboys of a legal dispute between the band and Secor in later years.
The band accused Secor of selling the tape without paying royalties, and attempted to put a stop to his distribution with help of lawyer Joe Escalante of The Vandalswho also owned independent record label Kung Fu Records. Kung Fu digitally remixed and remastered the demo and commercially re-released it in Octoberdeleting two original tracks for other recordings from the Several Spirits - Coral Reef EP session.
Kung Fu has since reportedly soldcopies of Buddha. It is currently their only commercially available demo. In announcing the band's album NineHoppus stated that he counted their studio albums beginning with Buddha.
After Mark Hoppus graduated from high school in Ridgecresthe relocated to San Diego to work at a record store and attend college.
The trio began to practice together in Raynor's bedroom, spending hours together writing music, attending punk shows and movies, and playing practical jokes. The trio first operated under a variety of names, including Duck Tape and Figure 8, 21 Days - Blink-182 - Buddha DeLonge rechristened the band "Blink".
It makes different music. The Californian middle-class suburbs have nothing to be that bummed about," said DeLonge. The band's first performance was at a local high school during lunch, and soon the trio graduated to San Diego's Spirit Club and influential local shop Alley Kat Records.
Secor wanted to start his own record label and offered to help pay for costs. The two became friends quickly, despite Secor's seniority of post. The recording sessions at Doubletime Studios in 21 Days - Blink-182 - BuddhaCalifornia took place in In The Chamber - Zonata - Buried AliveTwo Flames Of One Fire - Ralax - Tulpa were scheduled around work and school commitments.
Hoppus was sick at the time of recording. Two days and they were done — including the mix. It's quite standard for a young punk band to do that," said engineer Jeff Forrest. Hoppus and DeLonge took the songwriting for their first legitimate release very seriously.
The two strove for perfection writing songs that they felt would be relatable. Really punchy guitars, fast, simple Terror & Hubris In The House Of Frank Pollard - Lamb Of God - New American Gospel formulaic nursery rhyme love songs," he said in The photographs in the original cassette release of Buddha were photographs taken by friend of the band Cam Jones.
After developing the photos, they took them to a copy shop to run off color copies. Afterwards, they cut, pasted and rearranged them until they found something suitable. The lyric sheets were handwritten and photocopied. When this was complete, Hoppus would load the cassettes into his car and deliver them to local record stores around town. I totally remember driving around to all the record stores to drop off tapes to sell. It was so cool because the tapes were actually selling, that's why I had Girls And Boys - Dita Von Teese - Soundtrack For Seduction keep going back every week.
Music Trader would have sold one copy, Off the Record sold two, or whatever. But that meant people were actually walking into a music store and buying something we had written and recorded. It was awesome.
The demo tape, which was originally untitled, came to be known by the name Buddha 21 Days - Blink-182 - Buddhaand was released by Filter Records in The rights to Buddha and its associated recordings were the subject of a dispute between the band and Secor in later years. According to Secor, 21 Days - Blink-182 - Buddha and the band had a gentleman's agreement: he would pay for the costs of recording and manufacturing the tape, and in exchange would receive half of all the profits from it.
According to Secor, he attempted to contact the band to discuss the rights to the tape, but would only receive comments such as "Oh, let me call my manager and I'll call you right back. He alleged that Cargo Music began calling him and making threats, and he could not afford to fight back and was unlikely to win since he had no written contract with the band. The band began to grow suspicious that Secor was 21 Days - Blink-182 - Buddha all the money from selling copies of the Buddha cassette, and contacted their lawyer, Joe Escalante of the Vandalswho also owned independent record label Kung Fu Records.
They informed Escalante that they believed "someone's bootlegging it," and requested his legal help to stop Secor. Escalante anonymously ordered a tape from Secor, and Secor sold it to him. The tapes sold for five bucks, and I gave them half of what their profit would be. I wanted to have a few to give to people and to have on hand.
Kung Fu re-released Buddha on CD and cassette in Novemberand has since re-released the recording on vinyl and retains digital distribution. The remaster cleans and sharpens the sound of tracks, and contains a slightly different track listing. Reviewing the re-release of Buddha for AllMusiccritic Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated it three stars out of five, calling it a "promising debut" and "a solid skatepunk record that illustrates the group's flair for speedy, catchy hooks and irreverent humor.
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