Posted: Jun 6, 2005 7:58 am
OUT NOW (for those who care):
RON 063- BRIEFS “Singles only” (LP, 1100 copies: 500 regular, 500 with 4 different cut&stick Briefs' art and an OBI edition on leopard vinyl with all the 4 cut& stick artworks) For the first time on vinyl the release of rare and out of print singles from one of the best bands of the last few years!!! Think the Boys, the Weirdos, the Dickies, the Undertones, the Forgotten rebels and your favorite SF based punk/pop band from the early 90`s. The Briefs simply churn out a succession of two-to-three-minute gems, one after another, on and on until the 20 songs are finished and the new-found fan of the band is perfectly satisfied. Whipped Creamed punk rock sundae, please? crashes though a sound that takes The Damned, Spiral Scratch-era Buzzcocks and the better parts of about a zillion other `77-era punk acts of little importance and whips them into shape for the new millennium. The sort of band that every good punker will secretly wish he were in, The Briefs take the buzzing guitars and remind us why punk rock got huge in the first place: If done right, it`s a hell of a lot of fun to be ticked off...done in spades!
RON 064- W.I.N.K.S. “Too Hot to be this Cool” (666 copies, 100 on red vinyl)
Imagine Tura Satana from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! starting a punk band after too many tallboys and you'll understand the eternal bad girl camp at the heart of this local endeavor. The women of the Winks cultivate a saucy, swaggering dynamic that keeps their otherwise straightforward approach to punk rock ticking. There's no wheel reinvention here, just a 20-minute nonstop burst of come-ons and put-downs. They brings to mind the trashpunk of the BobbyTeens and early Donnas mixed with the wild raw of the VKTMS and Deadly Weapons.