Punk Retrospective


While mainstream music mags and documentaries consider the mid-90's to be the period when Guns N' Roses handed music off to Nirvana, there was actually a great resurgence of punk happening at the time. Bands like Screeching Weasel, Teengenerate and Propagandhi were infusing new life into the scene that never died. This was also the era of Electric Frankenstein's "The Time is Now", the Rip Offs' "Got a Record" and our own "Squatters' Inc.". Not to be left behind, San Francisco's Loudmouths released their self-titled debut at the end of 1995/ beginning of '96, with a ferocity unheard since 1993's "!!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!" by the New Bomb Turks.

Enough 90's name dropping...this recording rocks! The raw, primitive, garage punk energy of the Loudmouths is enough to change any mood. Dulcinea has an intensity rivaling "Damaged" era Henry Rollins, and her vocals, combined with chainsaw guitars, flattering bass lines, and driving percussion make this overlooked and exciting gem a must have. At three buck each, I'd buy a bunch for my friends, too.

Even though they're all in new bands now, check out the Loudmouths official website and Beth Loudmouth's MySpace page and that of her new band, the Meat Sluts (MySpace) or the more useful Facebook page.

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16850984/Misc./01%20Saki%20to%20Me.mp3] Loudmouths - Saki to Me Link source

[play-button:http://www.tenbulls.com/gotobed/HandsUp!.mp3] Loudmouths - Hands Up! Link source

[play-button:http://www.tenbulls.com/gotobed/NoGuts.mp3] Loudmouths - No Guts Link source

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16850984/Misc./17%20Creature.mp3] Loudmouths - Creature Link source

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