Problems With My Head

by Static Rituals

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"This single (originally released on cassette) was recorded over a case of Milkwaukee's Best and a pack of Raleigh 100's one lazy afternoon. This is Static Rituals at their best: soulful, collaborative and honest.

On “Problems With My Head”, Brett Jan exposes the underside of life experience and turns it into a raw, naked confessional. Bolstered by M Short’s intimate, lo-fi production and noise, “Problems With My Head” simmers like your last Parliament Light on a muggy Toledo afternoon in August. The b-side, “Self-Destruction For The Self-Obsessed”, is no slouch of it’s own. Voicing the frustration of being trapped in a body that can only express emotions through violence, the song slowly slithers it’s seductive melody through the channels of your sub-concious ala Prisonshake’s seminal 1993 classic “The Roaring Third” (released on Scat Records).

These are the last two songs Brett Jan and M Short recorded together and catches the duo taking Static Rituals in a new direction, leaving us to wonder what could of been."

- Bryan Bunch, MUEN Magazine


released October 1, 2000

Words and music: Brett R. Jan

Guitar, Vocals: Brett R. Jan
Bass, Guitar, Noise: M Short

Recorded and produced by M Short in the historic Beatboxblues studios at Brooke Park, Toledo, OH

Released on Beatboxblues



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Static Rituals Toledo, Ohio

Static Rituals were a Toledo, OH alternative post-punk band formed in 1996 by M Short and Brett R. Jan. Various incarnations existed until 2011.

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