Genital Hospital - Eyes Full Of Terror - LP
"Drum roll and curtains up for another great band from Montreal that is made up of the psyched out minds that brought you DEMON'S CLAWS, PRIMITIVE HANDS, SCAT RAG BOOSTERS, ROYAL ROUTES, SMASH UP DERBY, B-SIDES, THE CONFUSERS and who the hell knows how many more bands and project they have born and buried in the time I'm writing this .How is that possible that there is not a single lame project of anybody ever played in that band
GENITAL HOSPITAL just put out one great LP, that makes sense as an LP because it is good from beginning to end. Every one of the short 12 songs is a hit! No weak parts or psychedelic feedback indulgence here. This one goes all the way up-tempo and will soon be mentioned with the twisted Garage-Punk of the BLACK LIPS and the DEMON'S CLAWS minus the weirdness. Just one great piece of music in a relaxed rocking and swinging onward drive.
The guitars are just trashy enough without being overloaded on distortion, pumping an ongoing beat that made me swing my hand in playing along (just because Im such a great air guitar player other people might like to swing their hips and dance or something).
The whole things got this fresh and dirty sound, that made me think of Belgian KIDS or very early the DAMNED (New Rose, Neat Neat Neat) or that thing the CARBONAS hit on their beloved Goner Album. Its not so much a swamp Blues or weird Country thing but rather real Punk. Also think of The ORIGINAL THREE and the SINKS in their best moments. So this is one quick and lively LP (one of the very best this year to me!) you can easily listen to and enjoy the non-spooky 12 songs. A bit of a harmonica here and there where it fits setting little highlights to the perfect minimalistic recording, done by SCAT RAG BOOSTERS' Martin Dupras, who happens to be a part of this band, too.
GENITAL HOSPITAL will climb rapidly to the psych-country-garage-punk throne next to The BLACK LIPS and DEMON'S CLAWS!" - P Trash Records