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Sep 27, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: bart
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Wood Chickens - Countrycide

Countrycide, indeed! Mix fast-paced garage, punk, and hillbilly country music and you’ve got Wood Chickens. What San Francisco’s Polkacide did for polka music, Wood Chickens are doing for country music. Never fear, though, this isn’t the Nashville sound or the Grand Ol’ Opry. This is fucking hardcore punk music with lots of backwoods twang. I never would have thought this as a natural combination, but I guess in Wisconsin the cheese does weird things to your brain and it makes you come up with brilliant ideas like this. Of course it’s all tongue in cheek, but it’s quite convincing. Not everything is countrified, though. “King of Siam” is an awesome surf throwback to the 60s, and “Bones” is a breakneck paced garage track. “Satan’s Right Hand” has a Cajun sort of sound, while “Song for Flightless Birds” is a raging hardcore punk track right out of the 80s. It’s a crazy mash-up of genres here, but it works really well.

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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

 

 

History Part 4

Jul 6, 2012

Get Bent did a great review of HOLLYWOOD's next record, "Love Child"


HOLLYWOOD snuck a copy of their upcoming release over to Get Bent and Get Bent gave it a great review!  Read it here....
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Review: Hollywood - Love Child

By Jonathan Markley

Certain labels get more attention that others when it come to the garage punk scene, but we’d be amiss to not keep tabs on a record label like Big Neck Records that’s been kicking out the jams consistently for almost fifteen years now. Especially since their next release is gonna blow the doors off of everyone. If you’ve been to one of the recent Mean Jeans shows this tour, you know their openers Hollywood almost stole the show and what I mean when I say I cannot wait ‘til they release their new LP Love Child later this summer.
Hollywood plays banging dirty rock n roll full of four on the floor sneering energy.  They sound like a rowdy version of Flamin Groovies played at Descendents speed. Hollywood shares that same over caffeinated pop sensibilities as Mean Jeans, White Wires and their fellow Dirtnap label mates, but it’s more informed by classic rock and primal garage riffs than their peers. “Up All Night” starts Love Child off with the perfect ode to partying that could’ve been written by any bands in the Denton, Texas scene.  ”19999999999999” isn’t a Prince cover, its more like the Oblivians mashed up with Les Savy Fav. “Bedtime for Bonzo” is a bent out of shape Spits meets Riverboat Gamblers punk rock firebomb.  ”Space Jam” channels the best of Crypt Records scuzz, while at the same time masquerading as a cover of a Human Eye song. “(I Prefer) Drugs” is a Ponys inspired glam soaked fist pumping anthem that’ll get the kids stealing away to the bathroom to get high.  Another highlight is “Snake Bite,” a New York Dolls via electric blues Detroit rock city jam sure to play on repeat.

The songs of Love Child swerve through noisy punk, furious hopped up garage and glam inspired fuzz riffs, and it’s certainly not a LP full of the same boring power chords over and over again. Keep your eyes out for Love Child and listen to “Up All Night”

 

http://getbent.fm/post/26357885475/review-hollywood-love-child

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