GLAMOROUS ROCK & ROLL
(with a playful edge)

“… the most multi-layered twistedly complex rock & roll to ever spring from this city ..." 
AGENDA June 1996

WCBN Interview with Larynx Zillion 4-22-16.mp3

 

 

LARYNX ZILLION: Vocal, Guitar, Electric 4-stringed
"whole tone scaled" Mandolin

VOXXY SOXX: Vocal, Guitar, Hand Percussion,
Outfits, Dancing


WILLY THE BARBER: Synth Keyboard
KATSUMI ZOOMI: Bass, Vocal


NOTE: DRUMS are ripped from the master tapes and pumped through the P.A. system.

                 
“… I’ve sung IN US GOD TRUSTS in my head on a weekly basis since I first bought the single. It remains one of my favorite songs of all time. I was immediately fascinated and enthralled by your vibe – I had never heard music with the sound you produced – it was the perfect music and it was everything I had
ever wanted to hear. The IN US GOD TRUSTS vibe proved to be hugely influential and made a large impact on me and my friends…”   
                                                                                                       Personal Email / June 2005     Andrew W. K.

"Great show – very, very tight.  Mozart meets Beefheart and starts a theater punk band.  Wild."
* admired and well respected local musician's reflection *



The band's inception was first imagined in 1983, then directly inspired shortly after hearing Adam & The Ant's peculiar glam-slam punk pop LP, "Kings of the Wild Frontier".  As time grew, other influences of Laurence Bond Miller's past crept in; The poly-rhythms of American composer Charles Ives, maniacal ravings of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Captain Beefheart's free-flow rhythms, Cheap Trick's power pop, Killing Joke's primal perspectives, and Frank Zappa's unorthodox approach to music and R&R parody.  Miller began recording the first of his compositions alone in his studio in 1987, bringing it all into full manifestation early 1990.

LARYNX ZILLION'S NOVELTY SHOP, now having completely materialized both in recording and performance, continued on in their 7 year itch with several different line ups.  They released two flexi-discs, one 45rpm yellow vinyl single, and two cassette tapes as a result. 

The original Shop left behind 40 tracks in the can. This double CD collection was mixed and mastered spring 2016 to accompany the "New & Improved" NOVELTY SHOP's debut concert along with a 3-song 45 rpm on orange vinyl.

LARYNX ZILLION'S "New & Improved" NOVELTY SHOP has been kicking royal butt throughout the Ann Arbor/Detroit Metro area since April 2016.  They are currently recording their first CD with plans to be released in the Fall of 2017.



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ORIGINAL LINE UP

LARYNX ZILLION
(Laurence Bond Miller)
Sproton LayerDestroy All MonstersNonfictionThe Empty Set, Exploded View 
HUBBA CHUBBA BUBBA
(Chris Smith)
Bird of Paradise Jazz Orchestra
CHIP REED
(David Swain)
II-V-I Jazz Orchestra
BUZZ AMERIKA
(Chris Casello)
The Sabers

Special Guest Vocalist
GODDESS OF GOODNESS
(Whit Hill)

Whit Hill & The Postcards

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