BLACKS, THE: Self-titled: 7” EP

NOTE: All my 7” reviews were done with the lights out this issue. WHAT I THOUGHT IN THE DARK: Song #1: This is the worst Bo Diddley i’ve ever heard in my life. If i ever emit a Bo Diddley this bad, shoot me. Actually, even if i’m merely WATCHING a band emitting a Bo Diddley this bad, and i don’t kill THEM, kill ME, for being a passive enabler. Song #2: Sounds like the second song on an old one-sided Rip Off Records 45. Not bad. Song #3: Hmm, i’m not sure if i can count this as a Bo Diddley or not, but if i could, the first one wouldn’t really be all that bad. Song #4: Pretty common “He’s Waiting” type chords, drummer occasionally does a neat little Mitch Mitchell kinda thing. Eh. WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN THE LIGHTS CAME ON: Hey! Martin Savage! From the Locomotions and the Tokyo Knives! Geez, don’t quit your day job, dude (said day job, i assume, being to play “Sigma Attack” non-stop for six or seven hours at a time to small groups of invalids and shut-ins)! BEST SONG: “You Don’t Love Me” BEST SONG TITLE: “Mojo Bean” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I have number 66 of 500, and the only professional athlete in any sport i can think of who wore #66 was Ray Nitschke of the Green Bay Packers.

 –norb (Zaxxon Virile Action)