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Jul 25, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

A band who seem intent on trying to be this year’s Old Firm Casuals when it comes to most mentions in The Uber Rock Singles Club are garage punk rock leg-ends The X- Rays. Seemingly not content with just releasing a mighty fine split 7" with The Hip Priests. Gary X-Ray and his bunch of reformed punk rock reprobates return via Big Neck Records with a 3 track pink vinyl 7 " all of their own. 'Jameson Shot' kicks things off in fine form too all squealing guitars and overdriven vocals, this is supershitty punk rock to the max make no mistake. 

'Drinking For My Baby' (I’m noticing a them here are you?) on the B side continues the frenzied attack bringing to mind Gary's days spent fronting those Hip Hop Priests. Whilst 'Retaliate Now' the final track here actually has guitarist G-Man conjuring up images of Wayne Kramer at times proving to be a welcome distraction to the usual nonstop chaos the guys conjure up. The X-Rays are back with a bang with this 7", but make sure you get your copy before it’s too late.

Jul 24, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Fire Retarded – Scroggz Manor

05.23.2014

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WHAM! ZWAP! KAPOW! VRONK! !OX?-ETH!

Quel bel assourdissant, Batman!

Fire Retarded plays the kind of music that warrants onomatopoeia cards. It’s second nature to them. And on their debut, Scroggz Manor, you have to imagine a ticker of these wonderful wordnoises running behind of your eyes, twixt your auditory channels....

 
Jul 1, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Yes, there were two days to the festival.  7 bands on day 2!

Read more for the review....

 

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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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