Sunday, February 22, 2009

Classic Carbonas from the vault

Artist: Carbonas
Title: Frothing at the Mouth
Label: Douchemaster Records

On this, Douchemaster Records' launch title, The Carbonas put out a single that almost rivals the quality of Blackout (Waiting to Happen).

"Frothing At The Mouth" captures the band at their loudest and fastest, as it mixes the energy of "Blackout (Waiting to Happen)" with the catchiness of "(Your Love Is) Inside Out." This track fit in nicely with The Carbonas' earlier material, yet it is good enough that it did not sound out of place when the band played it at their last show along with more polished cuts from their Goner LP.

The flipside, "Sick Satisfaction," is a brief ditty featuring a chantalong chorus, and not the oi type of chantalong chorus. Some copies (represses, I would assume) are titled Sick Satisfaction and feature a different cover image.

The final track is a cover of Paul Collins' Beat's "Walking Out on Love." Who would have thought in 2002 when this was recorded that drummer Dave Rahn and future Carbonas bassist Jesse Smith would someday tour as The Beat?

Track this one down, or, at the very least, download the title track off the Douchemaster web site.

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