Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Sticks "The Sticks"

Released this year on Upset the Rhythm, this is a raw semi-garage rock compilation. Pretty good, although after hearing it too many times seems to start fading away. It's that kind of record you must hear only once in a while [and you recognize it then how good it is].
This info about the band is on Upset the Rhythm's official website:

THE STICKS are a stripped down garage party band from Brighton. They bash drums, sway on the bass and claw at guitar - often swapping over instruments between songs live - and yelp with melodic abandon and delight. The Sticks were recently dubbed as 'semi-amateur', this may be true. With cheap, unreliable equipment they manage to tease out a cacophony of crashing drums and raucous guitar melodies.

The key elements of the trio's sound are undoubtedly drawn from the rudimentary ideas found in the more inept efforts of mid-sixties teen bands such as The Chimney Sweeps and The Keggs, as well as their modern day equivalents The Black Lips, The Coachwhips or The Hospitals, say.

So, let's talk about the album. It excells in garage tunes, instrumental parts and has over 20 tracks.
The track list is the following:
01 - On The Run
02 - Don't Sit On The Porch
03 - Radio Song
04 - On The Sea
05 - Bored!
06 - Pongs
07 - One & The Same
08 - Interim
09 - Earshot
10 - Nothing Song
11 - I'm Wrong
12 - Messing Around
13 - Slam Party
14 - Honkey Time
15 - Got Me
16 - Regal Like
17 - Live In A Town
18 - Night Of Pleasure
19 - Morning-King
20 - Giant Strides

Read more about the band on their myspace or you can start by this interview on the Fader.

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