Genres: garage punk, garage rock
Ex-members of the Del-Gators and
Sexareenos complete this Montreal garage-punk quartet, and
unsurprisingly they're in it for the fun. Gloss and production values
take a backseat on the Milky Ways' self-titled debut and that's
just why I like it. Keys, drums, bass, guitar, and vocals... somehow
these folks convince us that's all music was ever made of. And okay,
the point is made on the first track and not much else is discovered
thereafter, but that doesn't mean we can't lap it all up.
Sounding straight out of the late sixties (lo-fi
recording and all), The Milky Ways kick us in the face right
away with mission statement "Shattered"; tinny electric guitar,
impassioned vocals, and Farfisa lead the way without apology or
permission. Song titles like "Where's My Baby", "Wanna Be With You"
and "Pretty Baby" (and those three are all in a row!) hint at the
lyrical depth here but that ain't the point. Hell, musical talent
ain't the point either, this shit's only purpose is good old fashioned
fun. And in that, the Milky Ways succeed.
mp3s (from alivenergy.com):
got my mojo back,
Fun Fact: Two of the
Milky Ways' band members used to play in a band called the
[Vitals: 12 tracks, 30:46,