LOS RAW GOSPELS/THE PLUTONES: Split: 7”

At first I got that vibe of–is this on the right speed? Yep, in full 45 glory, two great scummy, twangy guitar bands. The Gospels may or may not be a side band of art fuzz Black Time–either way they share that band’s knack for quirky cool riffs and forceful enthusiasm over precision. But the Gospels are more B-movie than art film. The sludgy start is just a five second intro, and then they are off to the dirt track jumps. The Plutones come from the universe of The Fatals and Kung Fu Escalator but are more of a medium pace twang. Also kickass swamp rock. Melt this single down and you’ll get moonshine.  –mike (P. Trash )