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Sep 25, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Vinyl Cave: "Countrycide" by Wood Chickens

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AUGUST 14, 2017

Sep 25, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Great Review from Razorcake on the Wood Chickens LP - Countrycide. Winner, winner, Chicken dinner!

WOOD CHICKENS: Countrycide: LP

The cowpunk genre is dangerous territory for me in that I’m unfamiliar with the roots and am quite indifferent to country music entirely (from Johnny Cash to Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks: not fucking sorry). Wood Chickens are definitely doing the cowpunk thing—right down to the cow skull on the cover—but songs like “Angie Hosh,” “Hex on Me,” and “Dyin’ on the Vine” are straight-up hardcore punk not unlike Everything Falls Apart-era Hüskers. “Flesh ‘N’ Blood” is a very Minutemen-esque song that also rules pretty hard. I was almost ready to dismiss this as forgettable alt-country (the Refreshments, et cetera) or even as Flogging Molly without the fiddles and accordion, but I’m really glad I gave this a closer look because there’s so many more layers to this record than just that. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! –Juan Espinosa

 

Aug 10, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Go buy it.  Click on the 'Online Store' link.

https://bigneckrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-knives

 

History Part 4

Sep 24, 2013

MRR reviews of HOLLYWOOD and RSD compilation


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)

Category: General
Posted by: bart

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)

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