Not only does this record not spin at 45 RPM (it's a 7" 33) but it ain't even an original copy (it's a counterfeit of the rare 1978 original). Doesn't matter though; what's contained within the grooves is some of the most white-hot rock n roll that was cut to tape in the 1970's. Turn it up LOUD.
It's with a heavy heart that I write this post; as I was The Stooges touring guitar tech for a few years, I was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time with the late, great Scott Asheton (aka Rock Action). Not only was the man a force of nature behind the drum kit, but he was a generous, kind soul and a remarkable human being.
Teamed up with former MC5 guitarist Fred Smith, Rationals vocalist Scott Morgan and bass player Gary Rasmussen from The Up, Sonic's was a Detroit rock n roll supergroup that ran on high octane fuel and burned at 400 horsepower and then some thanks in no small part to the talents of the four members, but GOD DAMN does Scott drive this track into a whole other dimension with his drumming. Sadly, the group never released an LP during their lifetime. One thing I'll share with you that Scott said to me once was that he felt as a drummer that 'the music played him'. He was practically a poet in how he bashed out the beats.
Another TV Neats track I found on YouTube, this one is written and sung by Ric Orlando (then known as Ricky Rondo) who is now a pretty well-known chef and restauranteur near Woodstock, NY. He also won on that show "Chopped" a couple times. Buy TV Neats musics on CD Baby.
This is pretty cool. Someone made a fan video for a song I wrote and sang with the band TV Neats back in 1980 or thereabouts. This has been cited as one of the earliest examples of use of an English accent by a US born Punk Rocker. TV Neats @ CDBaby
It is far and few that I strongly recommend a Pop record achievement from my own country but, here is one of those rare instances when I strongly do; it is nothing short of a mini-masterpiece, the one time collaboration between famous Tarantino "Death Proof" movie soundtrack recording star, April March (in her world known cover of Swingin' Mademoiselle Ye Ye queen France Gall's Serge Gainsbourg-penned "Laisse Tomber les Filles" : "Chick Habit" that was even used later for a national Renault French car advertising campaign)... and French Indie Avant-rock band, Aquaserge, from the southern provincial town of Toulouse, up to here an excellent Robert Wyatt-era Soft Machine influenced combo. Excellent... which in itself is a rare instance among the French indie rock and pop scene enough to mention!