The Candy Snatchers “Moronic Pleasures”

High-energy punks The CANDY SNATCHERS are back on Hound Gawd! Records with a full album (19 rescued songs from 1998! on vinyl with digital download card included) They’ve been playing together for a long time since they formed in 1992 in Virginia and the idea to mix, master and transfer these songs to digital and bring them back to life on vinyl is quite a good one, especially if you’ve liked the band’s lates releases. Songs like “No Time To Waste” or “Pissed Off, Ripped Off, Screwed”, “You Make It Hard”, “Killin’ My Buzz” or “Burn It To The Ground” show us that the band still dances on the hardcore edge, while “If You Can’t Have Fun, You Ain’t No Fun”, “Run You Down”, “Ass Casserole” or “Hard Up” bring 1977’s dangerous vibes back. You won’t be surprised if I tell you that they cover The STOOGES‘ “Fresh Rag” since both bands share a wild taste for chaos, just listen to “Moronic Pleasures” or “Such a Fool”. A song like “Real Thick Head” will make you feel like you’re in the rehearsal room with them, just turn up the volume! The album is dedicated to their first guitarist and co-creator Matthew Odietus who passed away in 2008 and it will make you understand why and how The CANDY SNATCHERS sound today. A proper rock’n’roll assault! /Laurent C.

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Born Loose “I Loathe You” 7″

NYC’s BORN LOOSE features two former CANDY SNATCHERS members (Larry May and Suke), so you can guess that you won’t hear any polished modern rock on this great looking white 7″ (out on Hound Gawd! Records), and we won’t complain about that. Two short, angry, dirty punk rock’n’roll songs in which singer Larry May screams his guts out! The energy of Detroit rock’n’roll, the smell of garage, and the craziness of the DEAD KENNEDYS and JESUS LIZARD in one band! “I Loathe You” is a speed-up rock’n’roll song that will please fans of the NEW BOMB TURKS and The HUMPERS, and “Today’s The Day” brings us a bit more of melody mixed to some hypnotic guitar riff, right before literally exploding and leaving you breathless! Short and not sweet, this will make you beg for more chaos!/Laurent C.

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