BLACK LIPS Veni VidiVici / Buried Alive 7
Anothersingle off their great Good Bad Not Evil album. Necessary to get for theunreleased and great Buried Alive. Theyve been playing this song live for awhile now and its recorded at the album sessions which I think spawned up to22 new songs. So I guess theres gonna be a few more singles off the album withunreleased b-sides. I like it!
(Thomas) Vice Records
CHEAP TIME Spoiled Brat 7
Jeff Novak(formerly of his own one man band) gets a band. And a fucking great one it is.Trashy Rip Off style punkrock. Since Rip Off isnt around they end up on In theRed (upcoming fullenght). Three short blasts of punkrock that arent too fast,just great. This ones definite keeper so be on the lookout for it.
(Thomas) Sweet RotRecords
DIRECT FROMHOLLYWOOD CEMETARY Six Feet Under the Mason Dixon Line 7
Highenergy, guitar wailing noveltyband outta New York somewhere. Pretty funny andentertaining. Somehow mixing hardrock guitars with garagesounds, and organ,male and female vocals and catchy songs. The novelty act lies in the horrorschtick. Always kinda fun and seemingly impossible to drain for inspiration.Im thinking this sounds a whole lot of Misfits and Roky Erickson. Okay, butway to hardrocking.
ELEKTRAS Nous Sommes Les Elektras 7
Pretty coolgarage outta Germany. Two girls and a masked drummer doing trashed outMummies/Headcoats style garagerock. Stomping songs and a cool sound. Nothingcomplex or innovative. Just plain and simple fun. Makes me think of FinlandsMicragirls but trashier.
(Thomas) Bachelor Records
I.C.U. S/t 7
FeaturingMemphis Mike of Passout recordstore (Brooklyn) and Compulsive Gamblers fame.Fast punkrock with female vocals, more punk than rock. But hearing this kindaband with just two members is pretty fun. Better than most of this stuff that Ihear. If youre into punk like Regulations, Vicious etc then this is for you.
(Thomas) Put OnRecords
INTELLIGENCE Deuteronomy LP
TheIntelligence gets better and better, raising the IQ of everyone that listens. Moregarage than their contemporaries in the A-Frames makes me think that theIntelligence is the best of the batch of the machine-style wave. This onesgreat throughout with some real hits scattered here and there.
(Thomas) In The RedRecords
JADES Blue black hair 7
Pretty nice sounding midwest surf rock & roll. Hot on the heels of theSurfin Bird craze of course. Pretty cool but not to die for. Four rockindittys recorded at the cool Gaity studios (Sonics).
(Thomas) Norton Records
LIBYAN HITSQUAD Death in Jerusalem 7
Floridaband trashing out a cover of the Witch and hating the sun. Lots ofhate going on here. Im thinking these guys would fit right in with bands likeTractor Sex Fatality or on Big Neck Records. Noisy, punky, a bit arty. Prettyokay. Muddy recordings bring it down a bit though.
(Thomas) Bony OrbitRecords
LOSBLANKITOS You Make Me Drool 7
Old schoolgaragerock. Simple, catchy, funny. Kinda like Supercharger or the Mummies inthat charming way. Or the Fe Fi Fo Fums for that matter.. Just two guitars anddrums, and of course I dig it. Songs couldve been stronger but the wholepackage really works really well. Missing the budgetrock days? Pick this up.
LOVER! Gathered in the Graveyard LP
Rich Crook(Lost Sounds, Knaughty Knights) really deserves your attention. Beingunbelievably prolific (two lps and two, or is it three singles last year) andkeeping up this kinda quality. Whoa, just go get some of this and youll knowwhat Im saying. This is extremely catchy punkrock with nice little melodiesthat just catches on straight away. I jst cant see anybody into rock &roll not liking this. Live it got a bit to guitarheavy but the production andsheer drive of these recordings just floor me. This ones mixed and mastered byJay Reatard so just turn it up and enjoy.
(Thomas) Red LoungeRecords
LYRES Dont Give Up 7
Coolre-issue of their first ever single from 1979. Two cool stompers that easilyrank among the best theyve done. Really nice recordings. Of course youll findthese on the On Fire and Lyres Lyres lps. But its a cool lil fortyfive.
(Thomas) Dirty Water Records
MAINLINERS Lucys Fur 7
I liked oneof the songs off their Get Hip album. Kind of a garagerock version of theReigning Sound. But this, this is some kind of hard rock. Pretty disgusting.Sounds like Bon Jovi to me.
(Thomas) Human Bretzel Records
TERRORVISIONS Pic Disc LP
Electro-fiedJay Reatard. Sounding more like the Lost Sounds than his latest solostuff butas always equally great songwriting and production. Dont like this as much ashis other new stuff, but its really cool anyway. I wish this is what popularelectro-stuff sounded like on the radio. But hey, only Jay can do this stuffthis great! I just wish it was with guitars instead of synthesizers. But hey, Ican take it. Fucking great LP.
(Thomas) FDH Records
TURPENTINEBROTHERS Get your Mind off me 7
Best stuffIve heard from these guys. Titletrack is really stomping and should appeal toall Reigning Sound fans out there. A bit too fast maybe but it sure isstomping.
(Thomas) Alien Snatch Records
U-TURNS The Deathof Garage Rock 7
Insanediscovery straight outta 1967. The recording bearing a pricetag of a whopping17 cents! And it sounds like it too. More fun and insanity than this is hard toimagine. Must be heard to be believed. The death of garage rock is really here.
(Thomas) Norton Records
V/A HASANYBODY SEEN MY KITTY? LP
Really coolcomp of great r&b. Dont recognize a name, maybe this isnt obscure stufffor the collectors but even for them this comp should be a winner. Great soundand some kickass stuff, like How Wild Can a Woman be by Harold ThunderbirdWard and The Jimmy Hill Combo. Excellent! I love this shit!
(Thomas) Hussard Records
V/A - NOTPSYCHO ENOUGH Vol 2-3 7
The lovefor the Cosmic Psychos is overwhelming on these releases. Havent heard of mostbands on here. But I do like me some Cosmic Psychos. I always liked how theywere never hardrock but some of the bands on here doesnt seem to agree with meas they sound like real hardrockbands covering the Psychos. But the love isthere. You know what you get.
(Thomas) Dull City Records
V/A KINGKHAN & BBQ SHOW / FLAKES 7 Rolling Stones tribute series
Everybodyloves the Stones, almost impossible not too..and I agree that some of thesesingles sound fun on paper but in reality they seem more like just a waste oftime since these bands usually do much better stuff on their own. Same here, KKand BBQ do Flight 505 and it never really takes off, while still being a nicesong. The Flakes do Stupid girlin a kinda fun take and really energetic.Okay, Id only recommend you get this if youre a completist of any of thebands
(Thomas) Norton Records