BLACKTOP: I Got A Baaad Feelin’ About This: CD

Jun 10, 2008

Subtitled “The Complete Recordings”, it appears to be the complete recordings of a twangy garageswamp combo fronted by hoarse ex-Gorie Mick Collins. Twenty-six tracks bust out a Cramps-meet-Birthday Party skid row-meander thudverb party that gets under your skin like a dirty needle and makes a little infected area that throbs for a few days and grows a little crusty scab that’s irresistible to pick at. A little more reigned-in than some In The Red product, but fully fleshed-out in it’s own particular suit and tie. Oh, and, “Your Pretty Face (Is Goin to Waukeegan)”!

 –doug (In The Red)