TEENAGE WHORE MOANS: Moan All Nite Long: 7”

The Teenage Whore Moans seem like a concept band that writes satirical social commentary songs about high school hi-jinks. These guys bust out striped-down garage rock. Garage rock in the sense the guitar sounds like it has a bit more reverb than distortion and the fact these seven songs sound like they were recorded in a garage with about four microphones. The chords don’t really slam exactly down on beat and I’m sure all the tongue-in-cheekisms are intentional. For example, they typed on their jacket sleeve that this album was not produced by Jay Reatard. Production wise, all the sounds bleed together and it’s difficult to catch the verses’ lyrics, but the pummeling four to the floor beats kept my head shaking and the simple, catchy chorus made me want to sing. The tune “Sadie Hawkins Dance” is one fine example where the chorus (“I want to shake it all night long”) not only won’t leave my head but, by the end of the song, I’m singing along. The guys close the song with lyrics, “I want to go down on you. Will you go down on me?” This only solidifies their concept.  –N.L. Dewart (Eaglebauer Enterprises)