FUCKING BUCKAROOS, THE / LOS HELLDANDYS: Split: 7”

May 27, 2011

I consider myself a TFB fan because if I saw a flyer for a show of theirs, I’d go. I saw them live once years ago at Revolver Café here in Tijuana and thought they ruled. This feeling led me to walk over, compliment them on their set, and purchase their self-titled compact disk. When I got home and played it, it just wasn’t as great as what I’d seen. The two songs on this split leave me feeling the same way. It’s banjo-driven rockabilly music about drinking. Los Helldandys I didn’t own anything by, but have seen a few times. They opened for TFB at the show I referenced, are from TJ, and have Oscar (Bumbklaatt, Thunder Cats, Magnum 757) on guitar, which is what really does it for me. They’re a pretty cookie cutter rockabilly band, and that’s what the first track serves up. The second track is more of a rocker and has female vocals, which makes it stand out a bit more.

 –Rene Navarro (Fort Faxon, thefuckingbuckaroos.com)

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