You want toe tappers? Well, how about the Ramones-inspired 'My Baby Wants To Brainwash My Mind'. Nothing more to add really as it has the big bass and guitar trading the same chugging riffs with some melodic vocals over the top as the drums hack out a solid beat then you get a breakdown that sounds like it might just fall down before everyone comes back in for a once round the song title.
I think the second song might be called 'Saturday Night' with some camp vocals before the band joins in, this is exactly how The Undertones started. The song itself is fine, it's been done to death and by a lot better bands than The Backseat Angels but I'll always give a listen and a heads up to anyone who goes down the Ramones path.
God only knows what the fuck is going on with the lyrics on 'School Bus Driver', man, even if it is pure '70s glam pop these lyrics are weird.
'Peppermint Girl' is great, T. Rex meets The Boys, whereas 'Hard To Tame' is The Knack. 'To Be A Better Man' has horns and sounds like one of those saucy seaside postcards the musical.
'Pick Up The Phone' is a kiss me quick glam stack-attack! Man, whoever is providing the handclaps on this album must be working overtime because 'Crazy Like A Fox' is Sweet-tastic, whilst 'Stupid Brats' takes us back to their Undertones doing the Ramones that started this whole shebang.
They saved the best til last and the rhythm consists of handclaps and tambourine shaking how could I possibly not like it. It's the reason the sun shines, light hearted and easy on the ear The Backseat Angels know what they're about and what they're capable of and deliver it to perfection.
Only The Backseat Angels will know why there is another version of 'To Be A Better Man' even if it an '80s extended version. That aside this record isn't to be taken seriously - it's retro in the best possible way and to be enjoyed and that's what I will continue do.
Max's Kansas City - 1976 In wav - Scans are included a1.Wayne County And The Back Street Boys - Max's Kansas City a2.The Fast - Boys - Will Be Boys a3.Harry Toledo - Knots a4.Pere Ubu - Final Solution b1.Cherry Vanilla And Her Staten Island Band - Shake Your Ashes b2.Wayne County And The Back Street Boys - Cream In My Jeans b3.The Fast - Wow Pow Bash Crash b4.Wayne County And The Back Street Boys - Flip Your Wig b5.John Collins Band - The Man In Me b6.Suicide - Rocket U.S.A.
The Outnumbered - Why Are All The Good People Going Crazy In FLAC - Scans are included 1I Feel So Sorry Now 2Accidental Color 3Out Of The Gloom 4The Other Way 'Round 5What's Going On With You 6Inspiration 7Don't You Feel It 8You Need A Babysitter 9Sit With Me In The Dark 10Back To Square One 11One Desperate Moment 12Restless Soul 13Cover Me With Flowers
The Outnumbered was a jangle pop band from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois formed in 1982. It played a mixture of The Byrds melodicism and Ramones energy. Influences included 60s garage bands, 70s guitar pop / power pop, classic punk rock, and 80s indie rock bands. They released their frst album "Why Are All the Good People Going Crazy?" in 1985 and then toured the country in support of The Replacements, Violent Femmes and Soul Asylum. They released their second album, "Holding the Grenade Too Long", in 1986.
"Beer And Fun And Rock 'n' Roll" is the debut release of Tommy And The Rockets. Behind this moniker, you find veteran Danish multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Thomas Stubgaard. The man has teamed up with New Trocaderos' songwriter/producer Michael Chaney and some other usual suspects from The Connection / The New Trocaderos galaxy (Brad Marino, our main man Geoff Palmer and Kris "Fingers" Rodgers, to name a few).
Last fall, Stubgaard found himself with a stash of great, melodic hooks and contacted Chaney out of the blue to ask that they write a song together. Chaney loved the melodies, and within days "Take My Advice" and "Beer and Fun and Rock 'n' Roll" had been written. Those songs quickly led to others and before long, the ten original rockers that make up this album were recorded. Brad Marino heard the demos and agreed to play drums. Geoff Palmer jumped in to engineer the recording of the drums and percussion. Final musical touches were added by keyboard master Kris "Fingers" Rodgers and the album was mixed at Friar Park East by Geoff Palmer.
This team work resulted in 10 amazing original kick ass rock'n'rollers that should please to every fan of the Ramones driving beats, the Beach Boys incredible harmonies or Psychotic Youth sense of melody. All killers and no fillers, this album rocks from start to finish and will certainly be in the top ten of the best rock'n'roll records of 2016! Do yourself a favour and get a copy!!! "Beer And Fun And Rock 'n' Roll" is available in cd, vinyl or digital download. Purchase it here: https://tommyandtherockets.bandcamp.com/album/beer-and-fun-and-rock-n-roll
VA - Buttons From Champaign To Chicago In WAV - Scans are included 1 PrettyboysI Wanna Make You! 2 Julian LealGet Away 3 All-Night NewsboysShe's Gone Hollywood 4 The Names It's A Miracle 5 Kevin Lee & HeartbeatTonight 6 Band JocksAt Practice 7 The VertebratsDiamonds In The Rough (Nineteen) 8 NinesHoliday 9 The Jerks So Lifelike 10 North Shore School Yard 11 Paul I Have Always Loved You 12 Tom Orsi Where Are You Now 13 The KindTotal Insanity 14 EyzMidnight Girls 15 ShoesIn My Arms Again 16 Loose Lips Kyle 17 Lay-Z More And More 18 The Jets Be For Me 19 Contra-BandSee You Tonight
There is plenty to like on this collection of late '70 and early '80s tunes from Chicago and other parts of Illinois. The only real "name" act on this collection is Power-Pop legends Shoes, who contribute the great "In My Arms Again". Among the rest of the obscure cast are a few real jewels, including "It's a Miracle" by The Names, the Cheap Trick-sounding "Tonight" by Kevin Lee & Heartbeat, "Diamonds in the Rough" by The Vertebrats, "Schoolyard" by Northshore, and "Where Are You Now" by Tom Orsi.
Bare Wires - Artificial Clouds In Flac - Scans are included Artificial Clouds Lie Awake Go Away Frankie Runaway Heart Loner Look Over Your Shoulder Teen Witch I Don't Belong Are You Taking Her Home Oakland Nights You've Gone Out In That World
After a couple of singles on SSLD and Milk n Herpes under their belts, BARE WIRES send up their first LP in 2009. Featuring MATTHEW MELTON (SNAKE FLOWER 2) and ERIN SMSLIE of TIME FLYS drumming on this record. Mid-fi glam-coated ‘70s punk. Mastered by JAY REATARD.