Featuring members involved in both the Punk & Skate scenes Contortion Session has achieved a Legendary status. Gather round, because this is their story.
The newly formed band soon decided it was time for a name, so they gathered in the Jam Room and the process began. They finally settled on the name Contortion Session, because it was the name of an article in Thrasher Skate Magazine at the time.
The Track Listing is:
1. Tight Wad
2. Chemical Valley
3. The Reaper Awaits
The Demo clocks in at just over 5 minutes long.
Contortion Session logos and shirts were steadily becoming a regular fixture at local Punk Shows and Skate Spots. All the work helped to spread the word, "We're Contortion Session's and we're here to stay!".
Later in the year Contortion Session entered the studio record to their second record, this time a 10 song EP. However the finished record would never be released.
An unfortunate foreshadowing that the band was beginning to have troubles amongst themselves.
After the move the band played shows with Bark Hard's Lead Vocalist Todd Prince, but the line-up didn't stick. Even though they never officially "broke-up" Contortion Session stopped playing shows, and slowly faded.
They stayed together for a few years playing on and off, but by 1988 Memento Mori finally disbanded, thus taking the members of Contortion Session back to the south, and largely out of the music scene.
That is until recently...
On October 24th Contortion Session played their First show in 22 years at the after-party to The Johnny Romano: Rock The Cradle contest at Mango's In Houston. They played for just under an hour. Their set included songs like: "Tightwad", "The Reaper Awaits", and even a cover of Bark Hard's "No Will Power".
Despite their personal claims of being "rusty" they received great response from the crowd, some remarking "It's just like back in the day!". The only difference being that Troy Chason had to take over Vocal duties in Grant's absence.
A big thanks to Lee Leal, and George Grant for all their help!
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