“Each time we play live we always repeat the magic words ‘punk rock, punk rock’ to each other just to reminds ourselves why we’re here”
I love Ramones and trash rock. Morgan And The Organ Donors love Ramones and trash rock. So where’s the problem?
I’m finding the first video here disturbingly erotic as well as salacious and catchy
It seems almost inconceivable to me that I haven’t drawn your attention to the many-splendoured delights of Hotpants Romance before
Some fucking killer girl-punk from the Eighties, from Switzerland: friends and contemporaries and musical peers and label-mates of Shop Assistants: abrasive, melodic, sometimes filled with sadness, other times just a raucous blast of pure entertainment!
I’m a sucker for any band that’s a sucker for early Ramones the same as me, especially if they have a female singer. Of course, this sucker-dom can manifest itself in many ways. From Shonen Knife to Helen Love, from Soda Fountain Rag to Shop Assistants, from Vivian Girls to… ah Bangs alive, we’re going […]
Oh man. I never realised. I’m not sure how I never realised. Maybe I did realise, but I plumb forgot. After all, when I first travelled out to Olympia in ’89 I’m fairly sure that I purchased every cassette Calvin Johnson had then released on his K label (privilege of being a staff writer, and […]
Don’t be put off by 1) the name, or 2) the beards, or 3) the cardigans. This is twee pop par excellence. Oh, don’t be put off by 4) the use of the word ‘twee’ in these circumstances either. I too despise it with a vengeance, but sometimes it’s easier just to bow gracefully and […]
As I’ve stated before, I’m riotously easy to please. As I’ve stated before, you want me to hear your music? Send me a link to an MP3 or your MySpace page. Don’t bother your cute honey ass with money-wasting promo CDs and international postal rates. Lust-Cats of the Gutters will never be this great again. […]
I have plenty of favourite Ramones song. Plenty. This happens to be one of the many. Joey’s lyrical imagery here is pretty much unmatched in any other Ramones songs: so evocative, so aching with the pain of being away for months on end from the one you love (and shortly to lose the one you […]