The Chainsaw Men - Electric Juju

The Chainsaw Men - Electric Juju
Release Date:
1999
Genre:
Duration:
57:21
Album:
Electric Juju

It's no stupefaction that Steve Gardner's collaboration with like-minded Vanilla Chainsaws frontman Simon Drew from down under would blast right off the CD player, even bettering Gardner's Gamma Men. Anyone who admires the Detroit/Stooges/MC5 seed as honed by the early Saints, Radio Birdman, Celibate Rifles, Jam, Chords, Clash, and Sex Pistols (plus at least 500 fine Aussie bands those titans inspired) the way these two do is bound to let 'er rip -- thick, quick, harsh, powerful, and thrilling. This is what punk was so naturally: heavy, wild, and big-riffed, with strong vocals, nonstop energy, edgy-hot production, Thunders/Kramer guitar leads that stab (kudos, Richard Livoni), and plain old non-stop, burning rock & roll attitude. Again, most punk outfits now are worthless throwbacks, but that doesn't mean the genre has expired. It's up to the people making it to put their own stamp on it, to make it relevant, rather than mimic a staple. And songs such as the well-titled "Meltdown," "Took My Love," and the devilishly catchy "Start of the End" here are all over it. Electric Juju will have you reaching for the Saints' (I'm) Stranded to hear "The Story of Love" and "Demolition Girl," and that's no idle recommendation. (P.O. Box 60369, San Diego, CA 92166; [email protected]; www.nkvdrecords.com)

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Angry ManThe Chainsaw Men2:42
Frank LittleThe Chainsaw Men2:59
Bad TimingThe Chainsaw Men4:57
MeltdownThe Chainsaw Men2:25
Took My LoveThe Chainsaw Men3:25
Start of the EndThe Chainsaw Men3:24
Take You DownThe Chainsaw Men3:42
You Used to Matter to MeThe Chainsaw Men2:41
100 Hundred Miles AwayThe Chainsaw Men3:18
Red ScareThe Chainsaw Men3:50
JoyrideThe Chainsaw Men6:34
Break Those ChainsThe Chainsaw Men17:24

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