PEARLENE: Murder Blues And Prayer: CD

May 20, 2008

Combine garage rockers like the Count Five with the Rolling Stones and update it through the Cramps and the Crypt catalog and you’d get… well, pretty much everything like this and the White Stripes and all these other fucking bands that attempt some recidivist, reductionist version of two-chord neo-trash rawk. This was tired when the Oblivians and Guitar Wolf and the rest of the Crypt and Estrus catalogs did it. After this album, it’s so exhausted that it’s practically (and hopefully) dead on its feet. 

 –scott (Dim Mak)