The Eyes and Ears of Noel Ford!
New York Trash, in its ongoing effort to promote,
explore, and identify the best trash available in downtown NYC, has asked
me to write about bands and other stuff. Why me? I guess it's because I
book the Continental and see lots and lots of
bands. Anyway, I'll be telling you about new bands I like as well as writing
about stuff that's on my mind, at least. OK?
I've seen a few bands lately that have been around
for a while but have somehow gotten sorta lost in the modern music, tough
girl, poppy-pop enviroment that we live in. They all have (or will have)
new stuff available. Check them out.
These guys have been around for a while, though they don't play NYC very
often. You may remember them as having a record produced by Lux Interior,
of the Cramps. Well, they have a new cd out on Flipside called Get Your
Ta Ta's Out , recorded live in New Orleans. It fucking rocks. These
guys are just real sleazy, reveling in songs like Porno King and
My Underwear. Singer Freddy (aka Stinky) Sonobuoni is the kind of
guy you try to keep your sister away from. John Waters wishes he could be
as sleaze-ola as Stinky. The band is awesome, Eddie Cochring on guitar,
Pete Moss on bass and Malcolm Tex on drums. Yeah.
Yep, those guys who had the southern rock thing on MTV a few years ago.
They played at Continental a few times over the summer and I thought they
were better than ever. A bunch of new songs with cool mutant metal blues
feel. These guys developed in the East Village back in the '80s and have
pretty much remained true to their vision of boogie as the only real world
beat music. They have a new album out, Sing Monkey Sing, on American.
The most recent spawn of the NYC gutter-punk CBGB 70's scene. The Lures
consist of ex-Heartbreaker Walter Lure, Murphy's Law guitarist Todd Youth,
best drummer in the world Joe Rizzo, and all-around cool Japanese guy EZ
on bass. Those who know say that the Lures do Heartbreakers songs better
than the Heartbreakers did 'em, and they do. These guys all have lives so
you never know which show will be their last one - they play together cause
it's fun. Check Continental's
web site to find out when they're playing next.
If you wanna hear some stuff at home to get ready for the show, any Heartbreakers
record or the Waldos cd Rent Party will do the trick.
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