COACHWHIPS: Peanut Butter and Jelly Live at the Ginger Minge: CD

The Scared of Chaka van, sans muffler, pre-Shins, yet full of cocaine and quasi-legal fireworks, leaves Albuquerque at 3:00 PM, MST travelling at an estimated 73 MPH, West on I-40. The Sonics van, circa when they were all alive, leaves the Northwest, and travels South on I-5 at 55 MPH. At what point do they crash into one another, because neither van has good brakes? Never, but the Coachwhips give their best musical interpretation of the event, down to the keyboards flying out the window and getting run over by a passing semi. And some underrated blues musician who never got his due and is known by neither you or I is killed in the wreckage (you can hear his guitar get smashed over and over again). It’s a mess that somehow works like a beautiful accident. (Recorded by former FM Knives badsnacks, Chris Woodhouse.)

 –todd (Narnack)