GOLDEN PELICANS: “The Earls” b/w “Chained to This Dumpster”: 7"

Nov 13, 2013

The records on this label always have such a mean sound. I guess they must all be pissed about having to use red ink and a rubber stamp on the covers. Nifty guitar and bass parts on two punk snarlers of indeterminate influences ((‘60s? ‘90s? Am I even close?)), with some bellicose nut yelling so loudly and out-of-tunely over the top as to be noteworthy in a field where yelling loudly and out-of-tunely is the longstanding norm. I wonder whom the guy thinks he’s singing like? David Johansen? I’m not seduced, but I am intrigued by their pelicanly charms. Quick, show us all how you suck blood from your own breast to feed your offspring!!! BEST SONG: “Chained to This Dumpster” BEST SONG TITLE: “Chained to This Dumpster.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: “Golden Pelicans” is the name of the rival gang in the Rats’ 1965 garage punk classic “The Rat’s Revenge.”

 –norb (Total Punk)