(Punk Fox Records XOF003)
Punk Fox Records have given this 2003 cut from ist a belated 7"
single release, perhaps to honour their recent reformation. Im
not familiar with the bands output but I am intrigued by this
song which, lyrically speaking, should be an ode to a girl but becomes
pre-occupied from the outset with hating on the girls current
Beginning with an acoustic guitar rhythm that feels Latin-American
and Kenton Halls fast-talking vocal style, the band approximate
(on this track at least) a polar opposite to the feel-good folk/punk
of the Levellers - the Malevollers if you will. Its littered
with profanities in an entirely appropriate way, nestled among couplets
like, I curse his every breath/ Hope he burns to death.
The band sound well-travelled in a musical sense, the guitar solo
sounds like it wandered in from the 1980s LA rock scene. This
is no bad thing - its quite cool to hear a band knocking through
genre walls and just getting on with whats good for the song.
Its an approach that is similar to Cheap Tricks early
recordings (whose lyrics were occasionally quite spiky too), simply
celebrating rock n rolls sum total. And thats just