Genres: garage rock, rock n roll
PO Box 7112
Burbank CA 91510
Oct 25 - 31 2004
YES. Decades down the line and the tremendous Bomp! label is
still putting out best garage rock you'll ever find.
It's crazy stuff like this that just makes you feel glad to be
alive. Coffin Lids play
explosive, no-holds-barred rawk (Farfisa Organ and all) that will
pummel your Strokes-lovin' ass to a bloody pulp. This has
a definite sixties influence, but the charged energy will make it
accessible enough for dwellers of this millennium. One of the
most successful decisions the band made was using intentionally lo-fi
production values; this gives Rock'n'roll a distinct roughness,
and really makes the guitars and vocals come out at you.
Rock'n'roll's most important attribute is that none of
its songs wear out their welcome. These are, for the most part,
short blasts of energy - only a few songs surpass the three minute
mark. "One Foot in the Grave," for example, is an
intense, under-two-minute romp that has something of a Sonics
mentality. Other songs, like the Organ-drenched "On The
Loose" and "Vampire Girl", would fit at a psychedelic
Halloween party. Covers of instrumental classic "Pipeline"
and Mummies rocker "She Lied" round out the disc.
Rock'n'roll may not be as good as the band's live show, but
it's still a worthy investment. If energy-packed, explosively
lo-fi garage rawk'n'roll is your thing, hunt this album down and make Coffin
Lids your new favourite band. You can thank me later.
14 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]