Scroggz Manor: CD
Scuffed-up garage rock fronted by a vocalist who switches easily between cocky crooning and blown-out shrieking (with a noted preference for the latter). “Garage” is about as worn-out and oversaturated as a genre prefix can get these days, but Fire Retarded do spice things up with some unorthodox deviations into weirdo psych rock riffage. Comparisons to The Reatards are inevitable—do you think the name’s a coincidence? This stuff is fast, frenzied, and dirty. –Indiana Laub (Big Neck)
Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. just reviewed 3 of our records in issue #82. Go buy and check them out. I will post them up here, 1 a day for the next 3 days. Oddly, they have not reviewed Sonny Vincent's new album.
Trust Fun Suicide: 7”EP
Female fronted, this four piece outta DC slaps together members of Lady Cop, Electrocutions, and SWALTB. Three new garage punk songs which cast shadows of The Runaways tear off into the title track, a jangly fuck you to all the trust fund babies and their inherited swag. Sal Go, the female vocalist, spits the title like a punch to their pretty, cocaine-eaten noses. “Ice Cream vs. Gasoline” is carried by a tight guitar hook like early Bass Drum Of Death. On the flip side, “Cut by a Hog” continues the catchy guitar leading into a clear, chirping solo and Sal’s sloppy Courtney Love voice. While all of this is well and good, they sound like an opening act—there to warm up the crowd, as the material isn’t especially engaging or memorable. But the fundamentals are there and with a little time and experimentation, they’ll be headlining a dive near you. –Kristen K. (Big Neck)
Distributors and Stores
Record store day has come and gone and we have hundreds of people who keep asking us how to get a hold of the compilation because their local record store was not smart enought to carry it. We saved a couple hundred for this purpose.
HOLLYWOOD - Love Child it out too! This record kicks so much ass its unbelievable. If you do not believe me, go to Big Neck's Sound Cloud page and listen to "Up All Night" or "Fingers."
Both of these records are for sale in the Specials link on under the store. Click on it and buy both of them!
So tomorrow is Record Store Day and hopefully you are flocking to the store to pick up Big Neck Records RSD comp featuring The Livids (Eric Davidson from the New Bomb Turks), Xrays from the UK, Cheap Freaks from Dublin, and our very own Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The record is friggin great. The Livids start it off with a blistering punk rocker, “Stop Bleeding”. The Xrays take the A-side home with their charged up guitar riffs in “Six Pack Style”. We then start off the b-side with the Cheap Freaks new song acid tripping, garage scorcher,” Don’t Get Much Better Than This”, and finally Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb close out the record with another great punk rock with front woman Sal Go tearing up the vocals, “CraveCase”.
You may ask, how did this great record come to be?
Here is a list of stores that will have the Big Neck RSD Comp on Saturday.
Wexner Center Store at Ohio State University
Hi-Voltage Records in Tacoma, WA
Silver Platters (3 locations in Seattle)
641RPM in Boone, NC
Crooked Beat Records in Washington, DC
Spoonful Records in Columbus, OH
Vinyl Conflict in Richmond, VA
Angry, Young, & Poor in Lancaster, PA
Blue Arrow Records in Cleveland, OH
Rainbow Records in Barrington, IL
Haffa's Records in Athens, OH
Used Kids Records in Columbus, OH
TKO Records in Fountain Valley, CA