GUANA BATZ: Loan Sharks: CD

Jul 24, 2008

Long has it been since I last heard this album, so it was nice to revisit it again with fresh ears. This is one of the more celebrated ‘80s English psychobilly bands and this album deftly illustrates why: by keeping the “psycho” a bit more restrained than some of their contemporaries, they managed to come up with tunes that were catchy enough to sing along to yet were delivered with enough swing to make a floor move. While this is yet another genre that’s being beaten into the ground by countless bands with nary a whit of originality, it’s nice to hear what made it so special once.

 –jimmy (www.cherryred.co.uk)

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