THRILLS: N.A.F.I.T.C.: CD

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent many a sleepless night, tossing and turning, wondering what sort of band would GG Allin’s brother Merle be involved in back before his face was old enough to grow a Hitler mustache. Well, give your Ambien supply away to the little kids on your block, because you need wonder no more: Back in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, before that menacing little mudflap sprouted beneath Merle’s nose, he played bass in a catchy, jangly new wave outfit called the Thrills who sounded a tiny bit like a slightly edgier, garagey Blondie. Who’da thunk it? But now you know. And so now it is, in the immortal words of the great Tor Johnson, “time for go to bed.”

 –aphid (Dionysus)