Friday, January 23, 2009
The Whip were: Jared Warren - bass and vocals. Joe Preston - guitar and vocals. Scott Jernigan - drums. Scott & Jared were 2/3 of the seminal northwest hardcore band Karp & Joe was a former member of The Melvins & Thrones. So, needless to say - The Whip are some heavy, hard hitting bastards & it's very sad that their 7" stands as their only output available. Just as they started making some serious noise around town & getting written up in The Stranger for their ferocious live shows, The Whip ended when drummer Scott Jernigan was killed in a boating accident on June 10, 2003. Musically, the Whip picked up the hardcore torch right where Karp left off, so if you're a Karp fan, or a fan of anything heavy, you'll probably dig the Whip. So, here is their self titled 7" and, for some bonus eardrum hammering pleasure, I've included a decent quality bootleg set that I came across on soulseek as well.
The Whip 7" & live set