"Ready For Boredom is the debut full length from
Sydney’s most aptly named power punk band – a charming mix of the best
of the ‘70s punk explosion with the mid-‘80s US independent underground.
Their approach is grounded in the UK pre-punk pubs and wild bands
like Dr. Feelgood and Slade, who pre-empted the punk resurgence of rock n
roll in the pop charts with bold riffing and a no frills approach, much
in the same manner The Replacements would do a decade later in the
American Midwest. This combination of the industrious post-hardcore US
and the song oriented UK punk finds expression in the devout
interrogation of ‘Sally’, in the heartbroken longing of ‘Bite My
Tongue’, in the tribute to all guitar riffing history of ‘Devotion’.
This is a band that never had a humble beginning by virtue of their
idiotic name and anomalous approach – a shambolic trio with a guitar, a
bass and a standup drummer bashing cymbal, snare and floor tom, all
taking turns to sing songs that were thick with feeling. Despite the
suggestion that it was all a con and they were just there to have a
blast and ruffle a few feathers in a Sydney that wouldn’t take to ye
olde guitar riff easily, the BWBB were expressing a depth of
vulnerability in songs that were clearly about real life feelings,
insecurities and inadequacies presented matter-of-factly. Yes, they
insisted, we might have the kind of name that not even a suburban rap
crew of 14-year old nang huffers would take on, but we’re a real band,
and these are real songs.
After recording their Nobody Else 7”, they enlisted a drummer who’d
never drummed before, prizing the solidarity of the band as gang. The
following American tour with Royal Headache tightened their sound and
approach. Ready For Boredom is the result, an incongruous blend of ideas
and styles entirely their own, expressing equally the contradictory
drives to make of rock music the good times and the drunken mess it
always has been, and concurrently the site of an expression of abundant
feeling." - RIP SOCIETY
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 05 January, 2013.