A PLEA FOR RAW AND AGGRESSIVE ROCK & ROLL NOISE....
Speaking of the old-school 1990s garage punk heyday bands (see review below of related newcomers RIGHT ON
), I have to say I’ve been well out of the garage punk rock loop for at least 5-6 years now. See, back in my
day, around 1989-1995-ish, the top picks in this horse race were the ones that most everyone’s citing as big influences now: GORIES
, NIGHT KINGS
, CHEATER SLICKS
and the like. Back then you had a torrent of raw and blistering 45s from these players + others with less staying power like JOHNNY HASH
, and so on. Once every band of this ilk started speeding up their sound, aping whatever was out on Rip Off
& therefore gaining the embrace of Maximum Rock and Roll, well, I sort of fell off the wagon. I know there are still some hotshit bands now – HUNCHES
, DAN MELCHIOR’S BROKE REVIEW
, RIGHT ON
and others – and some of them aren’t even on In The Red
! So help me please: what are their names? Who can aspire to the heights scaled by the Gories
and the Night Kings
over a decade ago? Where should my entertainment dollar be next spent? Your comments are most appreciated!