BRATS, THE: Be a Man: 7”

May 20, 2014

HoZac dusts off another oldie and gives it a proper second spin, in this case a 1974 single by a band formed by guitarist Ricky Rivets after leaving the band which soon after became the New York Dolls. His association with that band is in full evidence via the up-tempo title track, which drips with the same swagger and attitude the Dolls utilized with devastating effect, and was also put to good use later by Rip Off Records house band The Infections on their Kill album. The flip, “Quaalude Queen,” is a bit slower, but still has its tail feathers wagging. Definitely worth picking up. 

 –jimmy (HoZac,