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Strange Attractor – Good Boy Bad Boy [IMPORT] – New LP
Drunken Sailor Records

Strange Attractor – Good Boy Bad Boy [IMPORT] – New LP

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wrothy grothy PUNK ROCK growth of garage rock with roots planted from the Seeds of Chuck Berry Tiny Bradshaw Rufus Thomas walkin and rollin shakin all over at the drive-in theater turned into a junkyard yanked out of the ground by the Johnny Kidd limbs with globs of roots full of dirt the past tense cracked, crunched and mangled into something almost unrecognizable under the growls and yowls and jabs of broken bottles, debarked and chucked into the rust belt PUNK ROCK chipper and spitting out the other side to fill the abandoned lots of your rundown town and fertilize the junkyards of your mind.  -- winch


"You can file this one in your mental record bin next to VOM, the Angry Samoans, the Reatards, the Chats (their singer makes an appearance here.), and the Gizmos (my 70s teen band). Y’know, punk-rock with garage guffaws wrapped up in the mix real good. You will find neither grim hardcore nor retro fashion show here.  The title track “Good Boy, Bad Boy” reminds me of the Panics, the Bloomington, Indiana punk band after the Gizmos in the early 80s.It’s the aggressive nasal sneer that’s been a mainstay of punktitude since at least Question Mark and Sky Saxon circa 1966. But it’s the opening track “I Wanna Be You” that sounds like the single to me—snarling power-poppy punk with an inverted ironic warning against envy. “Nature Man” is another winner. Is it a modern answer song to the Eden Ahbez/Nat King Cole standard “Nature Boy”? To me, it is! Is there a big Spanish-speaking community in Sudbury? Coz there’s also a song called “Destruye Todo” that takes a mere 24 seconds to “destroy everything.” “Don’t Waste My Time” sounds like a good follow-up to should-be-a-hit-single “I Wanna Be You,” another catchy punker that could be an anthem if anybody was singing along. How about you? Maybe this one? The Chats singer shows up on “Warm Piss.” Yep, you can hear his beer-sodden Oz vocal trading barbs with Jeff’s nasal whine. And there’s more! 18 tracks total! Yay!  I got very burned out on punk and garage rockisms in the late 80s. Jazz, noise, and improv turned me on. Hip hop became rock. But my post-2014 Gizmos comeback years perfectly dovetailed with a new generation of punkers who somehow don’t sound tired or full of crap. Who woulda thunk it could NOT suck in this third stupid decade of the 21st Century? Cheers! —Heavy Eddie FlowersBloomington, 2023

Co- Released with Celluloid Lunch (CAN) and Discos De Muerte (MEX)

released January 13, 2023

Written, performed and recorded by Jeff Houle
guest vocals by Eamon Sandwith on Warm Piss
Mastered by Tim Warren

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