HUSSY, THE: Cement Tomb Mind Control: LP

In many reviews I’ve written, I’ve complained that albums don’t capture the power—the essence of a band—and that the live performance is often much stronger. If you’ve seen The Hussy, you know how much of a madman guitarist/vocalist Bobby is and probably think there’s no way that energy can be captured on record. Not so with Cement Tomb Mind Control. This record not only sounds like the band live but grabs you by the hips and makes you swing. Lo-fi and blown out but staying just to the right side of complete chaos. The drums sound great considering how noisy Heather plays (lots of ride and crash). “Sexi Lady” and “Oh No” are my two favorites.

 –Sal Lucci (Slow Fizz, slowfizzrecords.com)