Genre: Garage / Powerpop / Punk
Location BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS, US
Profile Views: 20046
Last Login: 11/11/2010
Member Since 12/24/2004
Record Label PELADO RECORDS www.peladorecords.com
Type of Label Indie
Bio....This profile was edited with ..Thomas' myspace editor™ V2.5....Here we have a band of complete social miscreants who barely were able to play a single live show without immense emotional and personal consequences. They were however, brilliant at fusing the best elements of Glam rock (T.Rex, Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls) with it's bastard son, Punk (Buzzcocks, Heartbreakers) and coming up with something oddly original. They were reviled by the 'punk" elite of their day but loved by the geeks and pseudo-hipsters destined to become the "emo" crowd. Influences like The Replacements and obscure rockabilly only further confused the hipsters and further endeared them to the geeks. I've seen them live, and yes, I miss them. Rock n roll just ain't the same..... Pelado Records signed them. They had about ten different line ups, but they always seemed to have kinda weird people in the band who were interesting. they never chose the standard hipster types to be in their band..... They had records out and for a year or two ('98-'99) it seemed every magazine about punk rock that you'd pick up had an interview with them..... they kept getting interviews because they kept talking shit about other bands, and all the magazines loved to print that. But in truth, they were really nice guys..... I've seen them play in front of ten people and i've seem them play in front of like three hundred. They were never any different. You know how people say "they played every show like it was sold out?" Well the Haloes played like there was three people there, every gig, whether there were 20 people or 300. they just did not give a crap. Never looked at the audience, never asked them if they were having a good time. They seemed to want people to be uncomfortable and somewhat threatened. They liked to play really loud and out of tune and annoy you and see what you would do. .... Their final line up was the best in the "rocknroll" sense. They finally learned how to play and how to play TO the crowd. That last line up could have really gone places and done some big business. But it didn't matter. They cut their last album and broke up..... That last album has come out, finally on Fullbreach Kicks/Pelado Records(2005)..... In August of 2006, Haloes drummer Jimmy Reject took his own life. Rest In Peace Jimmy Reject. Jimmy has two books available, try eBay or amazon.com.....Chaz Matthews has released solo recordings and one novel. He is currently working on more of the same..... Lorne Behrman is playing with various NYC soul/rock bands..... Marcus Arvan is in the Arizona band Year Of Acceleration.....If you are looking to locate any of the ex Haloes, most of their Myspace profiles are available below.....
MembersCHAZ MATTHEWS/MARCUS ARVAN/ORNE BEHRMAN/JIMMY REJECT/KEVIN MESS/JAKE WARK/DAVE WEIR/NICK FITT/ANDY EXCUSE/BARRY BANG/CHRIS BURNS/Lots and lots of people.... .. ..
InfluencesSocial Distortion, Clash,Hanoi Rocks, The Replacements. The Dead Boys, The NY Dolls, Mott The Hoople, Sex Pistols, Manic St. Preachers.
Sounds LikeAnti-social losers playing the punk rock blues.