Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Bomb Turks - Scared Straight (1996)

Four guys holding English degrees from Ohio State University, the New Bomb Turks have been declared as leaders in the punk rock revolution by spiked-haired, hardcore punkers everywhere. They are not pop-punk, but ferociously aggressive and fast, borrowing from the Pagans, Dead Boys, and so on. The band's name comes from Robert Wuhl's character in an early-'80s B movie, The Hollywood Nights, which also marked the film debuts of Tony Danza and Michelle Pfeiffer.
With Scared Straight, the New Bomb Turks don't deviate from their sleazy, fuel-injected interpretation of the Stooges' patented thrash-and-grind, but for most fans, that's a plus, not a minus. The Turks' revivalism would be tiring if it wasn't for their amateurish enthusiasm and their goofy, off-the-wall sense of humor. Scared Straight might not be as incendiary as their previous albums but the fact that it is their first for Epitaph makes it their biggest release to date. And, with the slight extra production gloss, it is also among their most accessible efforts.

1. Hammerless Nail
2. Bachelor's High
3. Professional Againster
4. Cultural Elite Sign-Up Sheet
5. Jukebox Lean
6. Jeers Of A Clown
7. Look Alive Jive
8. Starting Down The Gift Horse
9. Shoot The Offshoot
10. Drop What You're Doin'
11. Telephone Numbrrr
12. Wrest Your Hands

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  1. Cheers, mate!
    I had the original CD once
    The whole album is such a bullet