GOLDEN PELICANS, THE: “Burn Everything” b/w “Hell’s Bucket”: 7”

May 20, 2014

“Burn Everything” is a pounding garage stomper that sounds like a condensed, nuclear powered, and slightly brain damaged Rolling Stones during the verses and like something else during choruses. You’ll want to dig out the tiny scrap of a lyric sheet in order to decipher verbal emissions of the following caliber lodged amidst the scowling howling: “When I went up to your party / Watched you burn everything you own / You said your life has a sad soundtrack / Of some dumb Replacements song.” That’s heavy shit for a pelican. The B-side sounds similar, but without any discernable Replacements records. This record smokes cigarettes in metal sheds which house fifty-five gallon drums of dangerous and flammable solvents! Flee whilst you can, little ones! BEST SONG: “Burn Everything.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Burn Everything.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: This is the first record I own where “BACKED WITH” is larger than any of the song titles. 

 –norb (Pelican Pow Wow)