Uranium Club – All Of Them Naturals (2016)


Very funny concept band with a story about working for a chemical corporation. A lot of working-class sentiment and humor, bizarrely recalling early 80’s UK punk, and Woody Allen self-deprecation. Great hi-fi sound, with great solos, choruses, changes, and all that subtle musicianship.

Highly satirical, but of what? Spinal Tap as if directed by The Coen Brothers.

 

 

Midnite Snaxxx – Chew On This LP (2016)


Amazing powerpop album with two very good straight-punk rippers. I usually fall on the hardcore side of music, but the songwriting here is phenomenal, more NYC Dolls than dull. A lot of people point to powerpop as the beginning of punk, but it takes serious perception to gracefully achieve both. Midnite Snaxx is all pizzazz, Hollywood, Oakland budget-trash, John Waters musical, and Burger Boogaloo, all rolled into one. For purists, Chris of 90’s Chicano punk misfits, Loli & The Chones, on second guitar.

Trivia: Tina Luchessi of Trashwomen, Bobbyteens, Cyclops, used to be in Midnite Snaxx.

 

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