CLOROX GIRLS: Demos, Rarities & Early 7”s: Cassette

I had to take some large steps back when these guys first came out. I remember buying their first LP amid all the hype that was heaped upon them by some starved folks supposedly in the know. It was okay, but nothing earth shattering. The hype put them at a dangerously high level they had no way of actually living up to. Some years later, I get this for review and after the dust has settled, I can fully appreciate the Clorox Girls, and sort of understand the initial hype. I can’t tell you which early 7”s are on here, or what’s rare, but I can tell you this stuff is pretty damn good. Punk rock with a great rough recording that gives the songs some serious bite. They can be tough and dirty with songs like “Hitman” then suddenly blow you away with some power pop, like “Eva Braun”, and “In My Mouth.” The songs on the second side have a bit more refined quality about them, but still retain the teeth of the early material featured on side one. I’ll hang on to this tape forever, perhaps. I kind of wish I would have kept that first album…

 –M.Avrg (Burger, burgerrecords.com)