ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT: Return to Monkey Island: 7”

I may have given up hope that this day would actually come, but here we are. For the first time since 2002, Rocket From The Crypt have released new, original songs. Having been a rabid fan of the band for a quarter century now, I have often dreamed of the day and what it would sound like. Well, it sounds like RFTC of course! Heavy, full-sounding riff rock with a punk edge and pop sensibilities hiding just below the rough exterior. All hail the Rocket Men! The record itself is a nice picture disc, and as with most RFTC singles, is already impossible to get your hands on. Now if only they’d stop releasing U.K.-only tour records and get down to business on a new LP, then all would be right in the world. Do you hear me, Speedo? This shit world needs something to dance to! –Ty Stranglehold (Rocket From The Crypt, rftc.com)