COMBOMATIX: Chinese Songs for Bad Boys: LP

Aug 25, 2016

So, the band is from France and the lyrics are in English, but the songs are allegedly Chinese and for bad boys… Probably best not to overthink that one. Anyhow, Combomatix is a two-person, three-instrument (four, including vocals) combo… sorry. Regardless, these two folks use guitar, drums, and a keyboard (and vocals) to create some pretty good but straightforward garage punk. No blowing down barriers or genre redefining here, but that’s quite all right. They packed ten tracks, which includes a bizarre intro that doesn’t let on what follows it, onto two sides of a 12” that spins at 45 RPM. If you’re looking for a new garage punk record to whet your whistle, maybe this will suffice. –Vincent (