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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

Jun 20, 2012

Fatal Figures - Blue Zed Reviews


Reviews from 5 zines on Blues Zed!

Here is just one from Ripple Effect:

Fatal Figures - Blue Zed b/w Alright
Released earlier this year on Big Neck Records, the Fatal Figures are made up of Aaron, Tracy, and Scott from the Blowtops. After a decade of plowing one gushy vein of garage rock horror show after another with the Blowtops, the remaining members decided to move on and explore new territory.  While that sounds like something dramatic, in reality the Fatal Figures are doing what they've always done best.  This is pure garage punk-death rock n roll.  We got amped up, creeped-out Cramps here, some serious Pussy Galore and a whole lotta fun.
"Blue Zed" is the highlight here with Aaron Adduci being a hypnotizing front man.  I don't know what this cat takes before a show, but lock it up, you don't want that getting loose in public.  His vocals are a sputtered death moan of Boris Karloff meets The Sonics hysteria.  The bottom end of this song is purely subsonic.  An intense, mesmerizing listen. "Alright" is a Pussy Galore cover and really holds place until these cats dawn the creepshow punk and blast out their next original.   Released on blood red vinyl, of course.

Category: General
Posted by: bart

 

Ripple Effect: http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/ 

Fatal Figures - Blue Zed b/w Alright
Released earlier this year on Big Neck Records, the Fatal Figures are made up of Aaron, Tracy, and Scott from the Blowtops. After a decade of plowing one gushy vein of garage rock horror show after another with the Blowtops, the remaining members decided to move on and explore new territory.  While that sounds like something dramatic, in reality the Fatal Figures are doing what they've always done best.  This is pure garage punk-death rock n roll.  We got amped up, creeped-out Cramps here, some serious Pussy Galore and a whole lotta fun.
"Blue Zed" is the highlight here with Aaron Adduci being a hypnotizing front man.  I don't know what this cat takes before a show, but lock it up, you don't want that getting loose in public.  His vocals are a sputtered death moan of Boris Karloff meets The Sonics hysteria.  The bottom end of this song is purely subsonic.  An intense, mesmerizing listen. "Alright" is a Pussy Galore cover and really holds place until these cats dawn the creepshow punk and blast out their next original.   Released on blood red vinyl, of course.

Maximum Rocknroll

............"The A-side is a lurching, muscular, blues-based dirge mired in so much blown-out muck and filth it could have been recorded in a grave. “In the red” doesn’t even come close. The flip side is a hyperactive PUSSY GALORE cover recorded in much the same fashion. Imagine a combination of Jon Spencer, Nick Cave, and Lux Interior but performed without event those artists’ casual acquaintance with sonic fidelity"...........

KFJC 89.7 FM

Red-ass vocal holler, slack Rickenbacker bass rough-throats along, buzz whirr guitar. Boozy, chomp rock from the leftovers of the Blowtops. On the flip-side, a cover of Pussy Galore’s “Alright” brings a little more karate to the mix. Again the bass leads the charge, guitar just zings in feedback on the verses, the vox are a bit more tweaked/treated…kind of a tunnel effect early on then blares the air towards the end. Not quite Mainliner as a US bar band, but definitely a Pabst Blue Zed ribbon kind of rock.

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on     April 29, 2011  at 9:22 am

Razorcake:

FATAL FIGURES: Blue Zed: 7” This here is a two-song single featuring members of the Blowtops. Fans of that band will find a whole lot to like here; the same noisy garage-influenced stuff is at play. Not my favorite sound, but this band is as good as any of their influences. –Mike Frame (Big Neck)

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