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Oct 28, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart
 
X-RAYS!:
Jameson Shot: 7” EP
Jameson whiskey goes down fine, and finer still are the X-Rays! of Nottingham for supporting neighboring Ireland’s economy. What isn’t fine is the way waking up to the aftertaste of whiskey has cross-wired my brain to think that whiskey actually tastes like hangovers. But that’s my problem. For the strong eared and stomached, every song on Jameson Shot will please, neat or with ice or water. G-Man’s guitar roars with bottom dollar distortion and Gary X-Ray’s weasely shouts are perfect on tracks like “Drinking for My Baby,” crafting gleefully shitty rock of the street punk feel, minus the aggression and double the cheese. I can just get through these three tracks before the X-Rays! liquor slap overwhelms my system, which needs some watery lager (tempo changes) mixed in with the hard stuff so I can stand on solid legs and flip the record, which comes on marbled vomit grey vinyl.  –Jim Joyce (Big Neck)
Oct 5, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

FIRE RETARDED:
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)

 

Oct 2, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

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)

 

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Jan 7, 2014

Sonny Vincent's on Big Neck!


Well it's the New Year and Big Neck has some very exciting news. Much of our news has to do with our releases that are coming up this year.  The biggest and best news....

Big Neck is releasing Sonny Vincent's new record!  14 exclusive tracks to Big Neck Records.  The record will be released in April 2014 on LP and CD.  It is entitled, "Cyanide Consomme."

This record is blazing hot.  If you think Sonny has slowed down at any point you are mistaken this record has tougher guitar riffs and more hooks than I have heard since The Testors.

Category: General
Posted by: bart

Well it's the New Year and Big Neck has some very exciting news. Much of our news has to do with our releases that are coming up this year.  The biggest and best news....

Big Neck is releasing Sonny Vincent's new record!  14 exclusive tracks to Big Neck Records.  The record will be released in April 2014 on LP and CD.  It is entitled, "Cyanide Consomme."

This record is blazing hot.  If you think Sonny has slowed down at any point you are mistaken this record has tougher guitar riffs and more hooks than I have heard since The Testors.

If you do not know who Sonny Vincent is, then you have been in a punk rock coma.  Sonny started the Testors back in 1975 and played with the likes of the Dead Boys, The Cramps and Suicide.  In the early 80's the Testors disbanded and Sonny ended up playing over the next couple decades  with members of the Replacements, Velvet Underground, Dead Boys, Husker Du, and Devil Dogs.

In his career, Sonny has released over 20 records of rock n roll.  I can't be more excited or proud that Sonny has chosen Big Neck Records for this release. 

Get ready kids...real rock n roll is coming!

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