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July 17, 2006 | by  | in Music | [ssba]

Awesome Color

The new Sonic Youth is a wonderful throwback to the 90s. A longing for alternative music and one boring decade! Grunge bought the dying breath of punk, capped off with a shotgun blast. Then everything got retro, unashamedly so. The nostalgia cycles started to speed up (as Frank Zappa prophesised in 1986) and in these last five years of backwards-looking soulless hipster bands we’ve managed to sell through the entire history of rockn- fucking-roll. But I can forgive Thurston Moore (even for guesting on the Gilmour Girls) because he releases quality stuff when he generic cialis isn’t toiling in the SY factory and runs a wicked label in Ecstatic Peace, and now he’s signed a distribution deal with Universal and is actually releasing proper music though it.

Awesome Color pic. Awesome Color are like the Stooges. Which is cool because we only got two real Stooges albums and one fake Bowietainted one. They are derivative, but this power trio perform their Detriot-soaked hard rock with true grit. Singer/Guitarist Derek Stanton does a mean James Osterberg and solos with the skewed passion of the Holy Trinity of one-note serial guitar abusers: Asheton, Kramer and Ginn. Drummer Allison Busch kicks out the jams and the

whole record burns with the malevolent energy of teenage boredom and lust. At times it slows down into a Blue Cheer/ Sabbath groove and when the occasional buddy throws in some harmonica or sax it’s a regular Funhouse.

This could have been released any time after 1969 and it would have ruled just as hard, ‘Hat Energy’ could sell a million pairs of Levis, but it’s content to skate the neighbourhood looking for kicks. This kind of music will never go out of style. No one has to save rock and roll, because rock and roll came here to save us. Fuck you, Jesus.


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