CHAZ HALO: Amazing Graceless (Demos 2002-2003): CD

Chaz Halo’s old band, The Dimestore Haloes, are one of the most under-appreciated bands in punk rock history. Classic late ‘70s rock and roll sound crossed with depression and loss and lots of Bukowski. I love ‘em! This CD is full of newer Chaz Halo songs, heard here backed by – ack! – a drum machine! Bad technology notwithstanding, there are some amazing songs in here, like “Baby Comes Undone,” but they all point to one obvious fact: This man needs a band! As punk rockers, it is our duty to patronize the arts, and so, if you’re living on the East Coast, and you play an instrument, for the love of all things punk, give this man a call! If this were a cereal, it’d be the test demo for a new breed of Corn Pops. Yum!

 –maddy (Black Nipple)