TUNNEL OF LOVE: Rockin’ Rollin Bitches: CD

Really, really, really lo-fi garage rock that was recorded on a 4-track at the band’s practice space, “before it burned down.” Musically, this is okay enough garage rock which doesn’t actually move me in either direction to say it’s bad or good. If anything I’d say it’s kinda bland. The problem with this CD is that this sounds like a rehearsal tape of a garage band’s jam session that didn’t really warrant release into the larger public. Bands I’ve been in have recorded stuff into two microphones on one track that sounded more listenable than this. I appreciate raw recordings but this is just a step above recording onto a cassette memo machine (the big difference being that the memo machine only records to the left channel). This is just too pre-emptive of a release of material that’s not really that amazing to begin with.

 –Adrian (Big Neck)