MOTARDS: Stardom: CD

I was so excited about this CD that I could barely rip open the plastic to play it. I’m a huge Motards fan, but, when a band breaks up something like eight years ago and they only have two albums, you start to venture into territory where you can only listen to the same two albums so many times, despite their greatness. So, now that it’s eight years after the demise of one of punk’s greatest trashy rock’n’roll bands, Mortville has given us this collection of outtakes and songs from long-out-of-print seven inches. Stardom covers some early Motards ground, when they weren’t afraid to slow things down a wee bit, and it thrusts through their later work, all the way up to beautifully fucked up covers of the Dwarves and of Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation.” In between, it’s pure Motards. A little empty spot in my life has now been filled. I’m so happy to have new Motards songs to put into regular rotation.

 –sean (Mortville)