My favorite recording from Gino and the Goons. There's a proto-punk vibe going on here - kind of what like The Stooges would sound like with minimal production (and lots of stimulants).
Favorite track: Hard Way.
It's budget, it's punk and it rocks. Gino and the Goooooooons are back.
Led by Gino Bambino, the Goons play rowdy punk rock that holds up it’s pint to the Ramones, Chuck Berry, Willie Nelson, Nervous Eaters, and Motorhead. It sounds like being in the middle of a really tense house party. Ten songs to dance, drink, fight and breakdown to.
With records on Slovenly, Total Punk, Red Lounge etc, Drunken Sailor is proud to release their 4th (5th??!!) long player.
"Another lo-fi garage-punk maverick, you say? Sure thing! In fact, throw away yr Ty Segall records, smash yr Oblivians 45s into dust and sand down the grooves on yr Gories LPs – you ain’t gonna need ‘em any more. OK, yes, you could also stick ‘em on eBay, sell to the highest bidder and live out the rest of yr days in the lap of luxury (sorta), but c’mon now, that really wouldn’t be in keeping with the spirit of beer-soaked, fuzz-fuelled mayhem. Much better to trash ‘em and live drunkenly in squalor. Who’s with me?
Point is, Gino And The Goons are here to claim their crown as the new kings of trash. Led by the primal howl of Gino Bambino – it’s not just a clever name – the Florida band drop their fourth album on us with scant regard for subtlety, maturity or basically anything that isn’t a rowdy, hip-shaking groove or a gnarly guitar sound. Do The Get Around features ten barnstormers composed entirely of snot, snarl and serious sass. Opener ‘Hard Way’ introduces the band in the best way possible – a riff lifted straight from the raucous end of Nuggets and Pebbles, a gravel-throated sense of swagger and a guitar crunch that’ll make you gasp in wonder at the heroic dumbness of it all.
They’ve got plenty of other tricks up their sleeve. ‘Do The Get Around’ sees ‘em messing with toe-tappingly abrasive soloing, ‘I’m Your Man’ throws stink bombs at The Beach Boys’ ‘Surfin’ USA’ before sealing it in an unventilated room, and ‘Monkey Love’ takes an uncomplicated sentiment and crunches it underfoot with Stooges-styled sludge. Does this sound like the sort of thing you’d be interested in? Of fkn course it does, unless you’re dead. The best soundtrack to out letting all the air from yr boss’ tyres, and then some."
Drunken Sailor Records started in 2010.
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The Magnificent - 1981 7" DS003
Unfun - Shallow Graves 7" DS004
Crow Bait 7"
Noise By Numbers/ The Magnificent 7"
Exit Condition 3 Album Series.
The Magnificent - Bad Lucky 7"
Discharge/ Off With Their Heads 7"
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supported by 47 fans who also own “Do The Get Around LP”
This record hit me up for beer money outside the bodega. It's loud, it's fast, it's sloppy-- and so are they. Drunk, angry, horny, and kinda stupid may be no way to go through life, but they're not done trying it. This is fun music, and if you're not having fun within thirty seconds of the the needle drop, check and make sure you've got it set to 45 and not 33.3 RPM. marxalot