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14 amazing songs by Tom Potter and crew, covering the life of the Seger System!
HOLLYWOOD - "Love Child" LP
From the home of the late great Edith Massey comes some brattey '70s inspired punk rock. At they're best moments they remind me of RED CROSS or GREEN RIVER. Almost a Seattle grunge throwback at times with shades of 60s punk and 70s glam with one of those singers that I picture with his shirt off, bleedng track marks and who ends every song line with a cat howling eeeeooowwwww! PRETTY GOOD. (RO)
V/A - "Big Neck Record Store Day Compilation" EP
One track each by LIVIDS, XRAYS, CHEAP FREAKS and STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB. LIVIDS come right out of the gate with a driving rager that's got great guitar and just doesn't stop. It just pulls you in. XRAYS continue with another one that has got a great guitar sound and is delivered with a great sense of urgency. I can't imagine the second side will match the intensity of these two. Turns out I may be wrong. CHEAP FREAKS slow things down a bit, but they don't slow down the intensity. SWALTB close things out with a female fronted number, which also includes what sounds like a tamborine...Jezus. And it's got some wicked guitar. Honestly, this is one of the best compilation EPs I've heard in ages. (KK)
Scott and I rolled into the back room at the Black Cat and immediately the OBN IIIs started laying down some catchy rock n roll riffs. They were loud, they were agressive, and their songs had dynamic range. The music was great, the band was killing it, but the real winner was the lead singer Orville....