Daily electricity to load your batteries
5 September 2023
Band: THE GET AROUNDS
Who: Firm pop-punk team
from Vancouver, Canada.
New single: BLACK AND WHITE
The track is from their red-hot-cookig
debut album I Wanna Live.
Stream it below.
TUTV: My ears were immediately overpowered by the echoes of the infamous punk gunslingers Sex Pistols‘ rhythm section (Paul Cook/Glenn Matlock) and riff-manic guitarist Steve Jones, producing a thunderous cadence that pumps up your bloodstream at once.
And talking about the Pistols, The Get Arounds have a much more attractive singer than Johnny bloody Rotten, with roaring rock chick Lana Ryma who has her own lusty way of getting in your face. Black And White rattles, rumbles and rolls and invites you to oil your vocal cords and join Ryma on the cutting chorus. Five words: The Get Arounds kick ass.
Check it out for yourself.
THE GET AROUNDS: Instagram – Facebook
Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…
16 April 2019
Who: An experienced Welsh team with several albums, EPs and singles on their CV. Producing music that “touches on the wide eyed wonder and boundless possibilities of
the sixties pop song, West Coast harmonies, Motown backbeat and the aggression of post
1968 proto-punk, sets them apart as true believers in the communion of Rock and Roll.”
Track: BLACK AND WHITE – new single from upcoming LP
Score: Probably the track with the longest foreplay I heard in years. ‘Black And White‘ is an electrical jam that grows slowly but surely towards its orgastic climax. A teasing cut with a chillin’ swagger inviting you to walk cool, look cool and sound cool. Now put on your black sunglasses and act as if you were born to move to this bad-ass groove…
KEYS: Facebook – Twitter
Remarkable albums from the past…
‘Black And White’ by THE STRANGLERS
Released: 12 May 1978
40 years ago
BBC MUSIC wrote: “After two albums – the great ‘Rattus Norvegicus’ and its weaker sister,
‘No More Heroes’ and some extraordinary singles, The Stranglers were one of the most successful punk-era bands, hitting the top 10 regularly and being controversial (even for
1977) with their sexist lyrics and macho attitude. With an aptly stark cover and a division
into “black” and “white” sides, Black and White was immediately notable for its tougher
sound and attitude, and a merciful lack of songs about how awful women were.”
Full review here.
TOP TRACK: ‘Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’ – here live on Top Of The Pops in 1978…
Album in full…
THE STRANGLERS: Facebook – All Albums