What: Problem Stick CD release show, with Scary Busey, XRAY VSNS

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend

Cost: $8 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door

Contact: volcanictheatre.com or 541-323-1881

Wrecked rock now has its “Sgt. Pepper.”

That would be Problem Stick’s “Baby Cowboy’s Basement Tape,” a sprawling, two-disc set that serves as a sometimes dark, often humorous and, well, wrecked trip through the psyche of lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Wayne Newcome. Newcome has been teasing the album, Problem Stick’s second, as his band’s version of The Beatles’ 1967 masterpiece since before the group’s first album, “Let it Be Pretty,” was released in 2017. Problem Stick will play a release show for “Baby Cowboy” at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Saturday.

While “Let it Be Pretty” was a lo-fi affair recorded on GarageBand and later spruced up by engineer and Newcome’s friend, Bruce Kaphan, “Baby Cowboy” — a collision of noisy punk and country- and psych-rock (“We’re technically sometimes like a jam band,” Newcome deadpanned) — was produced by Kaphan.

“We recorded ‘Baby Cowboy’ on Friday nights and Saturday days, period, and it was almost all one-take tracks of us playing live,” Newcome said. The group then added other elements to the basic tracks including keyboards, strings (from guests, violinist Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven and Sparklehorse and cellist Carla Fabrizio) and farfisa organ — hence the “Sgt. Pepper” comparison.

But this is still Problem Stick, and the sound is still very much “wrecked,” in Newcome’s parlance. Here, a primer on “wrecked rock” seems appropriate: Newcome coined the term to describe the noisy, barely contained rock ’n’ roll of Problem Stick’s predecessor, Ugly Stick, which performed in the mid-’80s in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“It comes from the whole philosophy of, just don’t take anything too seriously,” he continued. “And growing up, getting all (messed) up and getting high and drunk and doing all that kind of stuff. The group of friends I grew up with, we were always wrecked.”

Problem Stick started making noise in Bend about 14 years ago, with Newcome, guitarist James “Baby Cowboy” Gossard and bassist Jim “Haystack Jimbo” Stout as the core members of the band (David von Schlegell of Cosmonautical will join the band on drums at the CD release show). While some of the material Problem Stick plays dates back to Newcome’s Ugly Stick days, the band never focused on recording its music until recently.

“Yeah, well, we just play, you know,” Newcome said. “It’s money for one thing — we didn’t have any money. We just played because that’s all we did, and the idea of making something didn’t occur to us until about eight years into the band.”

“Let it Be Pretty” and “Baby Cowboy’s Basement Tape” were recorded in Gossard’s basement. (The “Baby Cowboy” on the cover of the album is not Gossard, or Newcome for that matter, but a “prominent figure in the underground music community,” as Newcome put it.)

Originally from Oakland, California, Newcome relocated to San Francisco after high school and immersed himself in the city’s music and art scenes. He pursued dual interests in music and filmmaking, producing the film “Brainman No Die!” during this time.

He formed Ugly Stick with guitarist Mark Terrill sometime around 1984. Terrill and Newcome went to see shock-metal group The Mentors one night, which inspired them to form their own group.

“They’re just really super politically incorrect and really sexist and racist (stuff), but they were funnier than hell,” Newcome said. “And we saw them and said, ‘Man, if these guys can do it, we can do it.’ … We started coming up with all these dumb ideas like having quarts of beer as earrings so we can undo the cap and drink them and put them back on our ear. … Finally I said, ‘Well, let’s make it happen.’”

The band terrorized the Bay Area for the next couple of years, playing shows with bands such as Flipper and practicing in the same space as American Music Club and Chris Isaak’s early group, Silvertone. The band split around 1986 or 1987 during the making of an album, but has since reunited sporadically.

Newcome struggled with alcoholism during his years in San Francisco. It wasn’t until he moved to Bend in 1997 that he stopped drinking.

“I gave myself five years, and then, the … Dot Com bubble burst, and I couldn’t move back to San Francisco because my five-point-five studio apartment was now $1,595,” he said. “That sucked, but then I stuck around here. I started a radio show (‘Onslaught’ on KPOV-FM, as DJ Morgan P. Salvo), I formed a band, I met my wife (Suzie Newcome, founder of Namaspa Yoga & Massage) — all that kind of stuff that I pretty much do anywhere I live. But here, it just seems like it’s a good place to put my fingers in all the fires that I want to do.”

As the name suggests, Problem Stick carries on Ugly Stick’s mantle. The songs on “Baby Cowboy” span a period of time from about 1986 to 2016. Tracks such as “Tent of Love,” “Front End Loader” and more date from the Ugly Stick days.

“The whole point of Ugly Stick at the time was joke-rock — I mean, it really was,” Newcome said. “You’d just shock and say stupid things that didn’t matter, and you’d either offend people or make people laugh or both.”

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