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Acetylene Hayes

Acetylene Hayes


Acetylene Hayes
I Worker Be
Acetylene Hayes
Average: 3.5 stars
[1 Votes, 3.5 Stars, 5 Comments]


Sam - Everything


Bio Deluxe: The Beat Viking Saga - The true story of Acetylene Hayes

Sam was dipped in the blood of the Sugarhill gang on the mean streets of Downtown Brooklyn at Birth. Sam was introduced to the world of performance art when the Grace Church Choir in Brooklyn New York recruited him at the tender young age of 6. Lacking any formal training, young Sam had to develop his ear quickly to avoid being thrown out and chastised by his choir mates.

The Beat Viking saga for Sam began in earnest when he and some Rogue Knights of the Riff Table formed the New York Hardcore outfit The Young Republicans. Sam fronted the band during the early eighties. The act split when Sam made some coarse remarks on a radio station interview.

Following that phase Sam sacrificed everything, a promising Naval Career, Ivy League education and the company of his fellow man, for the sake of making big ass beats and face melting riffs to keep the fans jumpin. Like a riffster Samurai, Sam went into seclusion in an upstate New York barn. It was there, though shunned by friend and enemy alike, he taught himself how to master the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.

Like a Medieval Knight, Sam was called forth by the Rock Gods, summoned from his monastic solitude in the Fortress of Soliboom to reground the underground. Ending his massive alcohol consumption campaign to, as Sam put it "keep the beats in my head from sounding too loudly", he sought out and found on-again/off-again Beat Viking, Cousin Dwight. The band Subtech was born of this collaboration of Beat Viking Warriors.

Subtech was immediately signed to Durban Poison and then Artemis records. Sam did several re-mixes for Durban Poison Artists rapper Mad-Dog, and Genaside II, while contributing to the Subtech album. During the Subtech era Sam refused to let the power pop fan down, Sam pounded skins for the Solipsistics, a bi-coastal three-piece power pop act based in LA and New York. Sam brought the boogie to the New York act. Not content to just work the mallets, Sam was compelled to craft a mighty remix for the song "We Make Love".

The vile temptress of easy money lured Sam from his riffin-god mission. Like a digital pirate he plundered the gilded alleys of Wall Street data centers. Though successful at the fleece, Sam was unsuccessful at stopping the riffs pounding endlessly through his head. No amount of Yoga could keep the beats down. Finally caving in to the Rock Gods Commands, Sam moved the Fortress of Soliboom from NYC to LA. From that new desert wasteland he will carry on the fight for the lovers of the riff and the keepers of the beat.

Bono Ono (Guitarist formerly of Pattern B, NYC)


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