Razorcake #77 reviewed Big Neck's Record Store Day compilation!
Big Neck Record Store Day 7" EP
As the titled suggests, this is Big Neck's compilation contribution to this year's Record Store Day Celebration. Populating the disc are one track each by the Livids, XRays, Cheap Freaks, and Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. All are fine bits of high-octane garage-influenced punk and I'll go out on a limb and guess the tracks are exclusive to this release--if not, what would be the point then right? If you dig any of the bands, or just like yer swaggering caboose handed to you by bands meting out raucous rock'n'roll, this is definitely worth the green and the scramble. - Jimmy Alvarado
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The NVs is being release to the public through Altavoz in January. So we decided to give you the chance to grab it before its in the stores. Go to the New Releases under the store and buy it.
Featuring members of (Stop Worrying And) Love The Bomb, The Electricutions and Black & White Jacksons.
There is also a COMBO PACK with the Xrays from England.
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....