|The Outsiders PBR"Intensity Destiny"|
(Hot Rod Wreck-Ords)
PBR=Punkabilly. And that heady union,
as evidenced here at serious volume,
makes for a defiantly abberant midnight
kicks train. Basic guitar/drums/bass
locomotive rockets clean off the tracks
and into a tilted wasteland in which
swaggering delinquents and lurching
monster-men raise cans of beery cheer.
Recommended "R.N.R.A.D.Y. ," "Intensity
Destiny," "The Scam," "American Idle,"
"Horror Movie Night"
VIDEO: "Horror Movie Night" https://www.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Mad Dog Cole
Kingdom of the Scarecrow (Western Star)
I suppose there may be veterans of the ghoulish, rampaging psychobilly sideshow who eventually evidence reduced viability, but Mad Dog Cole is outstandingly not in that number. The legendary ex-Krewman here continues his baneful and defiantly beastly narratives. Head thrown back, he howls at a blood moon with all the vitality of a never-aging cursed man thrilled to be damned.
Recommended "Scarecrow ," "Bullet Holes," "One Step Closer," "Lucifer," "The Machine"
The Cool Whips
Goodies (self )
Muscular riffs, joyous harmonies, swinging farfisa, and sparklingly upbeat power-pop sensibilities leap and gambol in this delightfully jangly retro sunbeam kaleidoscope.
A thought presents itself: Lost on those who insist that all past phenomena share equally the deserved rejection of historic inequities is the soul-happifyin' truth that much cream soda-good also bubbled in yesteryears. In the salutary push to change upward, let's not be indiscriminate. Let's remember that preserving what made Then bearable has earned not just preservation Now, but a joyful shoulders-ride into Tomorrow.
'Cause it turns out that a bright and happy world was here all along.
Recommended "Boom-Shang-A-Lang," "On the Seesaw," "Pink Lemonade," "Lost In the Summertime," "Turpentine,"
VIDEO: "Pink Lemonade" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJz69cRqpeY
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Cold Blue Rebels
"Blood, Guts, 'n Rock'n'Roll" (Rank Outsider)
"Love of the Undead" (Rank Outsider)
If some riffs and musical moments ring familiar in these psycho-sprees, that's OK; it just illustrates the blood-bond with hip predecessors. (I should stress that unique firings outnumber echoes.) And the garish/gorish B-flick scare cinema imagery lends an appropriate dastardly vibe. The band leaps out at listeners with all the clawing immediacy of a hyperventilated 3-D haunting. Knuckle-crackin' monsters you should meet.
These discs were originally released in 2011 and 2013, on Horror House.
Recommended "Hell Block 13," "Lil' Grave Robber " (cd 1)
"Haunted Hollywood,"Zombie L.A.M.F." " (cd 2)
VIDEOS: "Hell Block 13" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp05GTtAtWM
"Haunted Hollywood" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOJLM01z8zY