Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Final blues-blazing bow by CPC Gangbangs

Artist: CPC Gangbangs
Title: Kill Yourself For Rock and Roll 7"
Label: Dusty Medical Records
Release date: Late 2009

This release was apparently the last hurrah for CPC Gangbangs. If that's true, this rowdy group of Canadian garage standouts left us with guns blazing.

The opener, "Kill Yourself For Rock and Roll", starts off sounding like a mix between electric blues and early 80's California punk. After an instrumental opening that clocks in at over 1:20, two vocalists who sound like they are singing at each other from different rooms chime in and the song kicks into high gear.

"Big City Blues" lives up to its name, as it makes the band sound like a charmingly shitty version of Z.Z. Top. I bet Shitty Z.Z. Top is not taken as a band name, even if Shitty Beach Boys is.

I surprisingly have not heard any other CPC Gangbangs releases, not even their Die Slaughterhaus single, so I can't really compare it to their early offerings. I can say this is an interesting single that displays a band combining tried and true influences to make music that sounds refreshingly original.

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