Rock n’ roll punk/ garage rock ain’t always my cup of tea, but these dogs got shitload of bite, attitude and last, but not least, one of the toughest guitar tones ever! So piercing and aggressive it feels like they give me tinnitus right away! The intro to 19! Aaaaaargh! Makes me wanna jump around and scream FUCK YOU to everyone and everything while playing air guitar like a moron from an 80’s hard rock disco! And the beauty of Charlie was a good boy! Slow but full on rocking out in the best way possible.
And the guys looked fucking tough as well. Like a bunch of beatniks mixed with punk and rockabilly. One of the records I actually like to play on LOUD volume!
Fixed the link for 19, so now it should work. Thanks fot the heads up guys.
Label: Melodies Massacre
Charlie was a good boy.mp3
A Canadian EP that could just as well been from the UK, which I tend to think about quite a lot of Canadian punk records. Or maybe not UK per definition, but way more than American at least. Not trying to downgrade Canadian punk to not have an identity of its own here, but to me it would be more logic if Canadian and American punk sounded more alike. Guess it depends on influences as well. I had a thought and a plan when I started writig this text, but I have a strong feeling that I won’t get to the end, or to something that will make any kind of sense… I’ll just stop the try to write something “thoughtful” here.
Favourite track from this EP; I am a confused teenager. The other two are almost as good though.
Really fond of the look of the guy on the far right as well as I can’t stop thinking that it looks like he has one of those cones on his head that dogs get after surgery… What is it he’s actually holding up? Some sort of metal ring? It’s all in all a pretty damn neat and odd band photo. They look pretty tough and all out nerdy at the same time!
Label: Social Blemish
I am a confused teenager.mp3
Invasion of the tribbles.mp3
The secret of immortality.mp3
Bla bla bla punk bla bla bla hardcore bla bla bla best band bla bla bla fuck off.
Label: Optional Music
Holiday In Cambodia.mp3
What could be a better follow up to Teenage Head than the Head?And is it even possible that a song with a title like Nothing to do in a town like Leatherhead could be bad? Probaly not as it’s such quality in the title alone. Then you add UK and the magnificent year 1979 and on Ellie Jay records and you know it will be super great!
A few years ago Detour got the boys back into the studio to record a few tracks, and they actually did a superb job. I usually avoid “new” records by old bands, the these guys manage to sound like it was no more that 2 months between the recordings. Sound, songs and instrumental skills was more or less at the exact same level! So pick that one up, and the comp LP with their complete recordings from 79-80 as it’s a very solid release. They had nothing but good songs, believe it or not.
Label: Ellie Jay
Nothing to do in a town like Leatherhead.mp3