ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS: Rocket Redux: CD

Considering there’s precious little info here, I have no idea when this was recorded, although my guess would be sometime during their recent spate of reunion gigs. No matter, as it’s just peachy to finally have a clear, coherent document of these guys finally available, and to hear David Thomas’ inimitable warble on classics like “Sonic Reducer,” “What Love Is,” “Ain’t It Fun,” “30 Seconds Over Tokyo,” and “Final Solution” is more than worth the price of admission. What may be lacking in rawness and youthful energy they more than make up for with hard swagger, as evidenced in a seriously rockin’ “Never Gonna Kill Myself Again.” Put more succinctly, I’m fuggin’ stoked I own a copy of this.

 –jimmy (www.smogveil.com)