Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shark Pants - Porno Snakehead


Do a Google search for Shark Pants and you'll find links to sites where you can buy children's pajama pants with sharks on them. You'll also find this crazy trio from Tucson, Arizona. I'm not sure what it is about living in the Southwest that causes bands to sound like Nuggets-era garage rock on a psychotic meth-binge, but that's what you've got here. Shark Pants remind me of an even more wacked out Scared of Chaka (a great band from New Mexico who broke up in 2002 but have reunited for some shows this year), which is a very good thing.

The songs on the band's 2004 record, Porno Snakehead, explode out of the speakers (or the iPod or whatever) and grab you by the throat. 9 songs in 16 minutes...a quick shot of adrenaline and an assault on the senses and boom, it's done. I imagine they must put on one hell of a live show. Since this first record came out, they've put out another one called Automatic Pinner on Underground Government, a Japanese label. Hopefully, they'll put out more stuff on Recess (who put out this one) or another U.S. label in the future.

Here are a couple songs from Porno Snakehead for your listening enjoyment:

Canyonero

Dogner

Go here to purchase Porno Snakehead on LP or CD. The LP has three extra songs.

1 comment:

beerandhotdogs said...

Great band. The drummer was in The Blacks (Tuscon band) who put out some great records. The loudest band I've ever seen, and they were a 3 piece, too. The guitar player was in another Tuscon band called The Swing Ding Amigos who were also no slouches at making the rock and roll musics. Good shit.

C@TRH