FRANKIE THE DAMAGE: Payback Time: CD

Apparently someone bought some Cocknoose albums in Finland, because this sounds more like that legendary Confederacy of Scum band than any other band I’ve heard. It’s very tough, with anti-fashion lyrics about ass kicking. The growled vocals and fuzzy, heavy guitars are well produced, and the inflammatory verses are clearly intended to be tongue-in-cheek. Interesting that this sort of bar band exists in Europe because the influences are clearly very, very centered on a very specific, very bearded American style subset. There are even firearm images on the sleeve. The drums are tinny and the pace is fast. I’m eating it up.

 –Art Ettinger (Psychedelica)