I will full admit that this less-than-two minute fire bomb by The Wax Museums does nothing to push the boundaries of originality. And I couldn’t care less. This is the type of shredding punk rock I’ve been missing in my life and to have it blast me in the face on a drizzly Monday morning is the best sort of wake-up call I could hope from the internet.
You can thank the fantastic folk at Chicago’s Trouble In Mind records for continuing to plumb the depths of face-melting rock and roll. I’ll just say a few prayers that rock ‘n’ roll with a rusty nail pierced back bone is still existing these days.
There’s been a terribly sad (for me, maybe you) void of Daily Choices as of late as I’ve trudged my way through the increasing complexities of a little thing called life. I’d like to reintroduce myself to the lovely readers of Sound on the Sound with this thrashing monster of a song by California’s own Cosmonauts. It just kicks and kicks and kicks and then when you’re half-alive, drooling on the ground, it kicks you again for good measure.
This amazing song currently resides on vinyl from Chicago’s Permanent.
Two part video from Chicago freak-rockers Icy Demon. I’m much much more partial to the ultra-crisp shots and electro-recorder of the first half (“Who There”) but the manic energy of “Spywatchers” certainly deserves its credit as well.
Both these tracks can be found on Miami Ice, released by Obey Your Brain in 2008.