BLACK MONDAY/KINGS ROCK: Split: CD

Black Monday has been spewing their barrio brand of greaser punk rock and roll for years, and they just keep getting better and better at it. Jorge’s vocals are gritty and melodic, and unlike so many other “singers” in the rock and psychobilly scenes, he can actually carry a tune that makes the ladies swoon. Rusty and Herman (the latter from Los Creepers) hammer out the rhythms. And Dave’s frenetic fretwork is as lively to listen to as it is to watch. If this is any indication of what’s to come, Black Monday’s upcoming split with Speed Buggy is sure to make a splash.

 –jim (Split Seven)