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Caustic Resin formed in 1988 when they used to share bills in Boise with Treepeople, Doug Martsch’s pre-Built to Spill outfit. “Before then we were playing metal shows,” says Netson. So the secret’s out! Not only does Caustic Resin’s music come from the other side — make that the wrong side — of Boise’s musical tracks, it sometimes sounds like the train wreck itself. Which explains why Martsch wanted Netson as an original member of Built to Spill. “(Martsch) kind of used me to f-things up, to give it contrast” Netson says. (Note: Netson is not to be confused with Brett Nelson, who has played on other BTS records.) Caustic Resin released their Up! and C/Z records by 1996 and Martsch brought Brett back to add his signature guitar flourishes to Built to Spill’s “Perfect From Now On”. Other than that the band spent endless hours drinking beers and spreading the Resin’s intense brand of guitar heavy acid rock by touring. Some days you could find Netson and Romich busking on the street with acoustic guitars. All the while they were waiting to see where their music would take them next.

Here’s what some critics have said of Caustic Resin in case you care about this kind of hullabaloo. AP remarked - “Caustic Resin: they make you think while killing your brain cells”, while Puncture foretold of “stoned heavy guitar tweak with blues flourishes rife with the kind of dysfunctional, depressive tales that can only come from living in here and now.


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  • sjohnston105485

    think i gave you your first 'scrobble', brett.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Grimnebulin

    can't get enough. everything i wanted grunge to be.

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DenMicke

    one of the most underrated bands of the 90's era. [3]

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hermanator05

    oh, i see what's going on here, and i love it, sirs.

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Sosen

    I'd never realized there were other albums besides Fly Me to the Moon. wooooo

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Sosen

    one of the most underrated bands of the 90's era. [2]

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Youwittywanker

    great stuff!

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • xn0153x

    every single day I pray for a new album.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Pawarotti

    O_o очень даже

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • HorseHeadFiddle

    one of the most underrated bands of the 90's era.

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • xn0153x

    keep on truckin' is simply an amazing album and a hell of a tune... I'm so bummed that Caustic Resin deserves so much more credit than they get...

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • xn0153x

    @2Fold: same here, man! I couldn't find the Afterbirth no matter how hard I searched... have you found it already? If not, I'll gladly share with you. cheers!

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • 2Fold

    Tell me about it. They are one of my favourite bands! I've had a bitch of a time finding the Afterbirth though.

    4 Nov 2008 Reply
  • xn0153x

    terribly underrated

    27 Jul 2008 Reply

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