Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bad Times - Bad Times

Been awhile since my last post. Jay Reatard, Eric Oblivian and King Louie Bankston: names you'll be familiar with if you're into the garage punk thing. Reatard is the most well-known since he signed a deal with Matador and is touring incessantly. According to the liner notes on this CD, the three got together, took one day to practice and then recorded the album in one day. Goner Records put out the vinyl in 2001. The CD followed in 2002 on Sympathy For the Record Industry.

I like the record, but don't expect the polished sounds of Reatard's recent solo stuff. This is scuzzy, raw and poorly recorded. It'll appeal to those who like their punk dirty and lo-fi. That's not to say that there aren't some incredibly catchy songs like Oblivian's "The Jim Miller Bounce" and Reatard's "Trapped In The City." You can check those two out below:

The Jim Miller Bounce

Trapped in The City

Goner doesn't have the record in stock (although they have a lot of other good stuff) and SFTRI isn't doing mail order, but you can purchase the mp3s on Amazon.


Dale said...

I know the vinyl is long out of print (and goes for $$ on eBay) but it did remind me that I haven't listened to it in a while and think I will tonight.

Mr. Philippe said...

i heard about this band "american football" what you got by them?