Rock and roll excitement from Japan, Italy, and Oakland!
GŪTARA KYŌ roughly translates to “Crazy Slovenlies”. Somehow simultaneously harnessing the staggering garage punk exuberance of TEENGENERATE and the blistering hardcore urgency of LOS CRUDOS. Blaring this record brought us back to the first time we heard BAD BRAINS as teenagers, which sent blood rushing into the skull, pulsing & curdling in our adolescent disbelief & delight, the kind of sensation adults try to recreate by sniffing things into their noses. There is a youthful fury & hilarity in Matsumoto-san’s Japanese hollerings, over a piercing skree from album start to finish which is at times almost painful on the eardrums.
DESTROY ALL GONDOLAS
Black surf punk from Italy!
THE BUSHRODS are an Oakland band that plays original pop songs and should have been called Song Parade.