MONOSHOCK: Runnin’ Ape-Like from the Backwards Superman 1989-1995: CD

Jul 11, 2007

Gawd, here’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Contemporaries of Supercharger and the Mummies, these guys mined the same “budget rock” recording quality as those bands, but their music was more rooted in the weird wasteland between psychedelia, the Velvet Underground, and the Stooges. I heard maybe a grand total of one of their singles back then, but judging from what’s on this disc here, it sounds like they remained pretty consistent in the quality of their output during their six-year run. If you like it loud and steeped in the coolest bands the ‘60s/‘70s had to offer. You can’t go wrong with this.

 –jimmy (S-S)