MACHINE GUN PETE AND THE AMMUNITION: The Rawness of Truth: 7″

These guys make Billy Childish’s output sound like a 48-track studio, but the absolute crudeness works, somehow, and it’s got me scratching my belly in slight wonder. Underneath the tin cans acting as cymbals, the bass lines falling out, and the spittle-strewn, cancer polyp screaming there are some undeniable hooks. Kinda the aural equivalent a weaving drunk who was a golden gloves boxer decades before. It’s deviant trashcan rock by people you’d probably never invite inside but enjoy on the street corner for at least four songs. Forget garage rock, here’s curb rock in league with the Crypt Kickers and Hasil Adkins.

 –todd (Dylaramma)