When I say I’m in love, you best believe I’m in love, L-U-V.
I’ve certainly fallen deep in L-U-V today, with a brand new (to me) band from London called Bad Guys, and their new LP, Bad Guynaecology. As well as being the best titled album I’ve bought for years I have to report, ladies and gentlemen that this little beauty ROCKS with a righteous mix of hardcore-informed metal and a slightly unhealthy tinge of backwoods strangeism – you know those drooling hick cannibal moonshine-addicted murdering types you get in US horror movies? well they learned instruments.
Released on the ever-reliable Riot Season Records back in March this year Bad Guynaecology is an absolute belter. From songs about stealing a Tonka truck from Toys-R-Us (sample lyric: You should have bought me the truck, you fuck!‘), ladies of the night getting jiggy on your front lawn, space doom and owning a motorhome – this basically covers all the weighty issues of the day that I want and expect my recording artistes to grapple with. And how could I possibly resist an LP that describes its’ origins, thus:
Odin! Who could possibly resist an LP smelted by an irritable dwarf in an ancient forge, in space? Not me.
You want a taster? well check out the video to ‘Prostitutes’ below. Warning: not for the faint-hearted, contains:
- Man butt.
- Twin-necked guitar rampage.
- A number of simulated sex acts.
- Man sick.
- A Cat lapping at said man sick (hopefully this was done via CGI, but I rather fear not).
- Harrowing scenes of the lead singer wearing a novelty apron in his kitchen.
- A band member squashing a sandwich in his hand (oh yes! We’re taking this to the very edge!)
Over all this is a perfect taster, funny, a bit gross in places and if you read the lyrics, intelligent and a little sad. This could have been made just for me, except it wasn’t and it is my solemn sworn duty to tell you all about it too. Limited to 500 copies on vinyl, grab one because you need these guys in your life.
This album is an absolute blast, a real shot of grimy, scabrous joy. Bad Guys make me think of the unholy pleasures of Poison Idea, Red Fang and my old faves, Ten Benson*, whilst remaining very much their own dudes. In space.
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*anyone remember them? Danger Of Deaf was a great album.