26 January 2023
Artist: THE BARBITURATES
Who: A rare grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act
from Derry city Ireland THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY
RIOT GUYRL BAND.
“We have to become alive through truth!!
Truth is love, freedom and respect.”
The Barbiturates is Geoff Street‘s bastard-punk baby. He produces,
assisted by some musically matching friends a multifarious mix of
all things post-punk and post-prog-rock and he looks like he’s ready
to start the ultimate revolution.
The Londonderry rebel has a new album out called SUPER CALLOUS FASCIST RACIST TORIES ARE ATROCIOUS. It’s almost the end of our messed-up world as we know it,
but read the album’s title again. Yes, the UK will be the first to go down according to
the spit-and-sneer attacks on the devastating Brexit catastrophe.
Want more clues about Street‘s state of mind. Check these song titles: False Idols / The Psychotic Tory Preservation Society / Pollitricks / Jesus & The Slave Chain / The Spaghetti Northwestern.
And the music? No, not some quickly cobbled-together protest noise going nowhere,
not at all. The 12 songs here, at play all stand tall, loud and proud. A mix of garage psycho-billy (False Idols / Timex / Comfort), some – yes – catchy pop tunes (You Can’t See Me, the title track with co-vocals by Tramp‘s North-Irish front Amazon, with utterly cool name Siânna Ní Laithbheartaigh) and several gloom-and-doom musings with a melancholic where have all the good times gone tone. Spot-on top stuff!
Buy this spellbinding record, it’ll be a great
companion for the depressing days to come.
Here via Bandcamp.
To make the fun complete The Barbs have a ‘deluxe’
Westmonster Bonus Edition of the album out.
THE BARBS: Facebook
6 August 2022
Artist: THE BARBITURATES
Who: Take a deep breath… a grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act from Derry city
Ireland THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY RIOT GUYRL BAND.
The Barbiturates is actually the one-warrior-band of Geoff Street
who produces a multifarious mix of all things post-punk and post
prog-rock and who looks like a bankrobber.
Last February he came up with his Selection Box #1. A 60-minute long mishmash of
retro blues, post-prog-rock mania, paranoid psychedelia, big bang Kraftwerk disco,
psych-o-billy cramps, garage havoc, symphonic synth surprises, amplified ambient ambiance, sonic hallucinations and everything that can boggle your mind.
If you are not happy with just 60 minutes of his sonic brain twists you can lose
yourself now in Selection Box #2, it’s even longer with its 90 minutes.
Geoff Street “It’s a sneaky peak at a humble collection of early live performances,
alternative mixes of lo-fi tracks, semi-acoustic DEMOS of songs and experimental
music that will be coming in there true full glory in the near future.”.
TUTV: Box #2 is also a mishmash of Street‘s non-stop appetite for music. It’s
an amazeballs concatenation of corking stuff. It’s a series of good to great tracks.
Trust me, it’s an AUTHENTIC WORK by an AUTHENTIC music junk, you can listen
to in full or in parts. One more thing. For all Catholics out there, there’s hope as
Street found out that JESUS never died. Although he’s a BANKROBBER who lives
Press play and go into a trance.
THE BARBITURATES: Facebook