A-BONES: Ears Wide Shut: CD

Norton Records’ house band (the label’s two owners are members) are bit rougher sonic-wise than I remember their earlier work sounding—no doubt due to the fact that it was recorded in their rehearsal room—but they nonetheless turn in another fine slab of mostly garage rock’n’roll covers. Honking sax, rolling keyboard lines, and sludgy fuzz aplenty, they keep the rock rolling in ways that’ll please discerning trash rock fans. Been a helluva long time since I heard anything by ‘em, and it’s nice to find they haven’t lost any of their gumption or charm. 

 –jimmy (Norton)