TEENAGE STRANGE: “Eerie Energy” b/w “Zeitgeist”: 7”

Nowhere near as Teenagers-From-Mars-y as one’d expect from the band name and glow-in-the-dark vinyl, the Strange trade in outsider metally riff-rock, kind of like if Zeke slowed down, turned up the distortion, and made a song out of that one riff from “Therapy” off the Damned’s Black Album. If i correctly remember what Chrome sounded like the last time i heard them ((which was about twenty-five years ago)), this might sound like that. The b-side is 5:52 long and proportionately less titillating. Hey, i’ll have what the five-eyed monster on the cover is having! BEST SONG: “Eerie Energy.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Eerie Energy.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Cover sticker trumpets the use of “GLOW ‘N THE DARK VINYL,” but i can’t find any of this dark vinyl they mention.

 –norb (Gloryhole, gloryholerecords.com)