SCRAMS, THE: “Zodak” b/w “Eat the Beat”: 7”

May 27, 2011

I decided to try this thing called the Internet out, see if the fuss was warranted. The Scrams play ‘60s-inspired garage rock with a Farfisa. Think Budget Rock, Mummies, ? And The Mysterians, and you’re tuned into the right frequency. Nice. I came up with that part by myself by listening to the record. So, I’ve been hearing that cops, law enforcement officials, and border-enforcers will track bands by their names, and here’s what I came up with for The Scrams (This method is especially effective for low population states like New Mexico). Joe Cardillo, vocals: Clinical psychologist, Albuquerque. Nate Daly, drums: Supervising editor and freelance copy editor. He’s written for Pottery Barn. Former drummer of Giant Haystacks. Dan Eiland, organ: has/had a roll bar for a ‘66 Sunbeam Tiger for sale (they swapped a Sunbeam in for Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when the car goes over the edge of the house). Juan Carlos Rodriquez, guitar: Albuquerque Journal staff writer covering the social services. He went to undergrad about three miles away from Razorcake HQ. Occidental. Where Barack Obama matriculated for a bit, too… Is this progress, knowing all this maybe-correct information within two minutes? Makes me feel naked and vulnerable, but that’s probably just me. Good record. It claims to be an EP, but I always thought that meant more than two songs…

 –todd (Dirt Cult)