Summer 2012: The Frenzy Of Tongs

And here is the story and the future about The Frenzy Of Tongs...

We are the frenzy of tongs and we’re from Providence, RI in the USA. The right people tend to get us, the rest, we annoy at best. We’ve been around for quite a while, but have little to show for it but a load of good times, a bunch of food fights (Chinese please), and sometimes good, but always entertaining, shows. We do just enough crap to still call ourselves a band while not going tremendously out of our way. the frenzy of tongs consists of: Justin Allen (guitar), Nason Aubin (guitar), Ojie Madriaga (drums), Oly Madriaga (bass), and Jenkins (sings, sort of), but anyone who wants to be a tong can be a tong.

Early on the first singer quit because of unceasing ridicule (he wanted to sing about “life”!), and Jenkins the bass player shifted to bass playing and “singing”. Somewhere along the way Ojie the drummer’s brother, Oly, quit his old band and took over on the bass so Jenkins could “sing” and play another guitar. This soon proved too heavy a workload so it was decided that he would just “sing”.  Recently, after Justin the guitar player chickened out of a show (because of a minor snowstorm), the tongs asked Nason a guitar player from the F.I.D.s if he wanted to play another guitar for the tongs. Since the F.I.D.s are even lazier than the tongs and he wanted to play in some sort of band, Nason said something along the lines of “I guess so” and joined up.

The main band’s influence would have to be Neutral Nation, but then we also like the Queers, Toy Dolls, Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer, Screeching Weasel, the Vandals, Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, the Ramones, JFA, Agent Orange, etc. (as they say), etc. We are also influenced by comic books (the superhero-y kind), Chinese food, and Doctor Who.

This summer we’re planning to play a few shows, and then we’ll play a few more less planned, all with a bunch of bands way better than we are, shoot a video or 2 and finish working on our second CD which no one will buy.

And maybe finally finish building the band website @ thefots.com.

If you’re looking for some tunes check out this summer try some better New England bands, there’s a load of them!  Drop us a line at frenzyoftongs@hotmail.com  and we’ll be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Also check out some radio podcasts:
Red Black and Blue Radio  http://www.facebook.com/Redblackandblue
Punky Radio www.punkyradio.com
No Sale Radio www.nosaleradio.org
Podunk Radio www.podunkradio.com
Cretin Radio www.tonyjones.org
PHC Radio www.phcradio.com

We don’t really sell stuff, per se, but if you want a t-shirt or a sticker or a logo printed on anything, again, drop a line and we’ll figure something out. You can, believe it or not, download our album The Piper at the Gates of Dumb on Amazon or iTunes. Or you can buy a CD (which is at least more entertaining because it has pictures) if you want to drop us a line.

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  1. ...and (holy crap, total apologies for the omission!) check out the DJ Tanner Show @