Review: REIZ – s/t LP

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REIZ
s/t LP
Spastic Fantastic Records / Kink Records

It´s time for the Nudist Colony Bingo-Hop, the latest craze from the secret land of pubic hair where jelly roll grabbing is explicitly permitted and invigorating harmony is the rule of the game. You don´t have to be ashamed of your body mass index here !
If the dancing Heidis on the frontcover got high on orange blossom oil and rocked their collective labrium to CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL is beyond my knowledge though.
One way or the other, it´s the inner appearance that counts and the one of REIZ is the definite antithesis to kermess society, church visits and incestuous boy/girl (from the same ten inhabitants one-horse town) gender meetings at the washing bays of Germany´s gas stations.

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Review: GEE STRINGS – I´m So Gee LP

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GEE STRINGS
I´m So Gee LP
Ghost Highway / KOTJ / El Beasto Recordings (Spain)
Adrenaline Fix Music (France)
Wanda Records (Germany)

Old love doesn´t rust and the GEE STRINGS have always been one of mine since they´ve fired their first Chinese Rocks into the drivelling 1977 junkie romance crowd from their then High Society International label bunker back in 1996.
Now they´re back with their first full-length since “A Bunch Of Bugs” ten years ago and totally hold up to their big beat “Rip Her To L.A.M.F. Shreds” promise given on the “I Will Get You” Single on No Front Teeth in 2015 and on their first taste of delightful doom in this decade dating back to 2013 when they spit out a Split with Scott “Deluxe” Drake & the World´s Strongest Men.
Counting on those canapes I´ve expected nothing else but Ready Steady Yobbo Snubs honoured with the Cross of the Blitzkrieg Bop Order on the golden strap of Pirate Love.

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Review: R.A.S. – Pas Le Temps De Regretter 12″

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R.A.S.
Pas Le Temps De Regretter 12″
Contra Records

France oh France, my dear fountain of earth´s eternal Oi! and Punk joys ! First of all you granted me the pleasure of a triumphant KOMINTERN SECT awakening with their “D´Une Meme Voix” MLP and now you´re making my cherry red heart shake and shivver with the return of R.A.S. joining the Contra Records family as well.
It´s as Jean-Jacques Rousseau said: “When life gives you anis, make Pastis out of it, get wasted, get rowdy and start a civil war with this backstreet nailbomb of record blastin´ through the speakers of your stereo !”.
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Review: RAZORCUT – Common Enemy LP

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RAZORCUT
Common Enemy LP
Contra Records

You´re stressed out because the plastic surgeon appointment for the aesthetic adjustment of your cheekbones has been postponed once again ?
You want to drastically reduce the latency time for your next dentist date because your nicotine yellowed teeth stumps and  beer coloured Bovver Boy tusks are in the urgent need of a surgical extirpation ?
Then this RAZORCUT follow-up to their “Rise Again” full-length debut from 2015 is the ultimately satisfactional solution you´ve searched for.
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Review: GULAG BEACH – Apocalyptic Beats LP

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GULAG BEACH
Apocalyptic Beats LP
Phantom Records

This is Berlin for sure, Posh Boy L.A. as well and definitely the Northern California BODIES / CADAVERS / SHARP OBJECTS bermuda triangle too, so to say Sonoma Beat Boys In The Berlin Blvd. Age. What would Rodney Bingenheimer say and when will Modern Action Records be knockin´at the GULAG BEACH beerzantine palace doors offering to produce a handknippled fretwork vinyl special limited edition including a bottle of Berliner Luft schnaps and a set of tights to fashionably complete a proper bankrobbery outfit ?

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Review: ESCALATOR HATERS – s/t LP

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ESCALATOR HATERS
s/t LP
Wanda Records

Salute the New Wave of the New Wave of the New Wave with me for another fizzy flurry of JACK & THE RIPPERS Snot Pop adventures ringing at your front door backpacked with a double dosed pint of BUZZCOCKS sherbert crackers.
Comin´ from the land of milk and tax dodging these three chord and a half veterans are buffing up their punky crew cuts with a gloopy domestic handful of  NEGATIV “Glitter Hair Cream” and just the right amount of Howard Devoto veneration grumpily snarling in his Top Of The Pops lead pencil looking microphone.
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Buzz Of The Month: PENNYCOCKS – Fake Gold & Broken Teeth LP

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PENNYCOCKS
Fake Gold & Broken Teeth LP
Contra Records

Back in 1977 SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS frantically raised the question “Where Have All The Bootboys Gone”, thirty-nine years and many worry lines later they finally receive the proper answer to satisfy their elementary needs by the PENNYCOCKS from Barcelona. Here they are, Latin Lover Bootboys from Catalonia cracking up bubble gum automats for their dear concubines and skipping out on a tab instead of beating up their opponents with handmade Millwall Bricks, allover handsome fellas going out for a Marlon Brando memorial spin through town on their rusty mopeds with the gold dust sound of music from the Fifties to the Seventies ringing in their ears.
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Buzz Of The Month: THE NOT AMUSED – Flat Broke MLP

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THE NOT AMUSED
Flat Broke MLP
Wanda Records

Put up or shut up, it´s no secret that I simply fell in love with the THE NOT AMUSED both on a personal and on a musical basis since having heard their “Flaunting Their Talents” 12inch back in 2007 and luckily being able to organize some gigs with them back in my tiny booking activity days. But seriously folks, even from an objective perspective, how could one not love them ?
Not only do they have the perfect musical suss belting out a monster mash blizzard of record collector´s Powerpop wet dreams shaking some punked up Teenage Treats action with the cream of the Gin Tonic intoxicated Mod Revival crop,  but also the appropriate style and attitude reflecting this music they play. A definite treasure that cannot be valued highly enough in times of bands really daring to wear tracksuits on stage !

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Review: NERVE BUTTON – s/t LP

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NERVE BUTTON
s/t LP
Wanda Records

Filthy jokes rolled up in a greasy bacon rind of magnificent FORGOTTEN REBELS bad taste and ambiguous TEENAGE HEAD sidenotes about genitals served with Junkshop handclaps from the local pawnbroker and a droned out copy of the REAL KIDS Debut LP at side.
If those guys are talking about a trip to the rig there´s no job related training event to be planned but an alcoholically indicated intoxication instead leading to an impressive sexual accident with the not necessarily attractive neighborhood milf.
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