THE TWEEZERS Already! cd 1997
Get That Girl / Walking With The Radio On / T.V. Romance / I'm The One / The Glory Girls / Someday / Dance The Night Away / Saturday Night / She Said / Teen Machinery / Pretty Boy / Next Time Around / Bad Time / Prove It.
Produced by The Tweezers.
The Tweezers: Kogi: guitar & vocals / Fifi: guitar & vocals / Tomoko: bass & vocals / Uganda: drums.
"...BG: Fifi, while Teengenerate was going on you started the Tweezers. Why did you decide to go for such a change in sound?
Fifi: Because you know the music called power pop? I have been really into power pop for many years. Stuff like the Raspberries and Cheap Trick… Actually, in Japan there was no music called power pop. In Japan people called Generation X and the Jam power pop. But since we were teenagers we have been into the Raspberries. When we saw the Devil Dogs they covered the Raspberries songs and we where really surprised because we have been loving them for so long.
Fink: Actually, Andy from the Devil Dogs is younger than us, so I was surprised that such a young American played the Raspberries. I thought nobody knew about them.
Fifi: Nobody cared. I used to have an American girlfriend, she was kind of a student, she was from Cleveland, Ohio. And I asked her, “do you know the Raspberries,” and she just laughed. Just laughed and asked me, “ How come you know a band like the Raspberries? They are really not popular now.” I tried to ask her about the song “I Wanna Be With You” and she just laughed. She thought it was boring. “Why don’t you listen to Elvis Costello instead,” she insisted. “Elvis Costello is much cooler than the Raspberries.” And I just hated her opinion… Because she came from Cleveland… I just wanted information about the Raspberries from her. When we were doing Teengenerate we went to Cleveland and tried to find traces of the Raspberries…nobody cared! Nobody cared. And I thought it was a shame, really a shame, because we still really loved the Raspberries. Why such a great band and no one cared. But when we met New Bomb Turks they all loved the Raspberries. They were really big fans.
BG: Americans usually have pretty bad taste.
Fifi: Currently. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know. Have you ever seen the picture from Bomp Magazine with Jimmy Zero from the Dead Boys holding a Raspberries album? The Dead Boys were really influenced by the Raspberries. They ripped off the Raspberries’ songs.
BG: Really? Which songs?
Fifi: Do you know the song called “ All This And More?” It was ripped off from the Raspberries. And Stiv Bators first solo album… He confessed that he ripped off songs from the Raspberries. Do you know the song called “Tonight” by the Raspberries? They ripped it off, but in a good way.
BG: They changed it?
Fifi: Yeah, changed it. That’s important. Because they really loved the Raspberries songs.
Fink: Do you know the song called “Its Cold Outside?” It’s ripped off from the Raspberries too.
Fifi: Here is Jimmy Zero holding the Raspberries. (Shows Steve the picture from an old issue of Bomp!)
BG: And that record is on the cover of the Tweezers album. That, the Nerves, and I don’t remember what else…
Fifi: Actually, I brought many records for the sleeve. That picture was taken in the park.
Fink: Anyway, he started the Tweezers, and I think something changed, because all the punk kids started to care about pop music like that. Steve Baise heard the Tweezers album in my room. He came to join a Japanese band for a while and he stayed at my apartment. So I played the Tweezers single for him.
BG: There’s a Tweezers single? I didn’t know that!
Fink: Yeah. Very expensive.
Fifi: I only have one. It’s boring.
Fink: I think Steve Baise got an idea. Basically, he had it before, but after the Devil Dogs he didn’t know what he wanted to play and I think he got an idea from the Tweezers.
BG: Fifi, why do you think that the Tweezers were so boring?
Fifi: I don’t know but…just boring. When we did shows it was really boring because the Tweezers were much less rock n roll than Teengenerate. I just want rock n roll even if I am playing power pop. Power pop is good melody with a real wild rock n roll heart. To me power pop is rock n roll. Now I think the Tweezers aren’t so rock n roll.
Fink: I think during the Tweezers years Fifi tried to assimilate the power pop style.
Fifi: I just tried to imitate good seventies American power pop for fun. I wasn’t so serious..."
Interview by Steven Strange on Terminal Boredom
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GUN CRAZY Dropping Like Flies CD 2003
Edge Of Town / Hotel Room / Talk To Jane / Factory Line / Red China Queen / Cannonball / Waitin' For A Ride° / Private Affair / Twenty Dollar Man* / Third Time Down.
Produced by Mike Mariconda.
Gun Crazy: Gary Rhodes: drums / Jimmy Sanchez: guitar & vocals / Clint Shay: lead guitar / Greg Putman: bass + Mike Mariconda: 1st guitar solo on */ Alan Nelson (The Materialistics): backing vocals on °
"On their debut album, produced by Mike Mariconda (Devil Dogs, New Bomb Turks), Houston's Gun Crazy come off like an amped-up combination of Bloodbrothers-era Dictators, the Saints, and Lazy Cowgirls."
" Ten punk ravers loaded with buzzsaw guitars, sneering attitude, and ragged but right singing. Some rippin’ punk rock’n’roll from Austin, struttin’, swaggerin’ and slangin’ its charm like a high-end call girl in the midst of a ship full of horny sailors. I’ve been a bit burned out on this genre for a while now, but when something this cool comes along, you can’t help but pay attention, and this is worthy of frequent listens."
"What do you consider to be your primary musical influences?
Jimmy Sanchez (guitar, vocals): That’s always a hard question. As far the band goes, we’re influenced by anything from the obvious punk rock stuff like the Saints, X, the Weirdos, the Real Kids…to earlier bands like the New York Dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, and Dr. Feelgood to 60s bands like the Yardbirds, Pretty Things and the Small Faces…to even older stuff like Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, and Eddie Cochran. I mean, we definitely don’t sound like any of these bands…we just kind of get inspiration from them. It’s not really a secret or anything new, we’re just taking rootsy rock and roll and playing it faster and louder."
You can read the complete interview HERE.
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Self Conscious Over You / Clinical Love / One Day / Love Is For Sops / You're A Disease / Love You For Never / The Princess Grew Up A Frog / Cyborg / School Teacher / Spiteful Sue / The Cops Are Coming / Just Another Teenage Rebel.
Produced by The Outcasts.
The Outcasts: Colin Cowan: drums / Martin Cowan: rhythm guitar & vocals / Greg Cowan: lead vocals & bass / Getty: lead guitar.
The band formed in early 1977, with an initial line up of Blair Hamilton (vocals), Greg Cowan (bass), Colin "Getty" Getgood (lead guitar), and Greg's brothers Colin Cowan (drums), and Martin Cowan (rhythm guitar). According to Greg Cowan, their name derived from the fact that they were banned from five clubs in one week. Hamilton left the band within a month of its formation, with Greg Cowan taking over vocals.
The band played their first gig in May 1977, playing a mixture of their own songs and cover versions of songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and The Ramones. After building a strong local following, they were picked up by the local It record label, who released the band's debut single, "Frustration", in May 1978. They were then signed to Terri Hooley's Good Vibrations label, who released "Justa Nother Teenage Rebel" in November 1978, which saw the band receiving airplay on national radio from John Peel.
A further single and the band's debut album, "Self Conscious Over You" followed in 1979. Shortly before the album was released, Greg Cowan was involved in a serious car crash that left him in traction for fourteen weeks and unable to play bass, so Gordy Blair (of another Belfast band, Rudi) joined, with Raymond Falls also joining on drums, because, according to Cowan, "Colin was such a bad drummer".Trouble followed the band around, and this led to them being sacked from Good Vibrations, so their next release was on their own GBH label in 1981, the "Magnum Force" single. This was followed by the band's first Peel Session for BBC Radio 1. GBH became Outcasts Only, and their next releases was the Programme Love EP in 1981. In 1982 they released a cover of The Glitter Band's "Angel Face", which spent over two months in the UK Indie Chart, peaking at number 21. The band were struck a massive blow when Colin Cowan was killed in a car crash. Colin was described by his brother Greg as "the core of the band. He started The Outcasts, he even gave the band its name".
The large attendance at Colin's funeral prompted the band to play a thankyou gig at the Harp Bar, and the positive reaction convinced the band that they should carry on. They recorded a second Peel session and released the "Blood and Thunder" album on Abstract Records, which reached number 20 in the indie album chart. A few more singles and the "Seven Deadly Sins" mini-album followed, but the band split up in early 1985. Greg Cowan, Martin and Getty started a new band, Time To Pray, but this only lasted until 1986. Ray Falls joined the army. Greg Cowan returned in 2003 with an "Irish punk supergroup" along with members of Rudi and Stalag 17, performing at the book launch of It Makes You Want to Spit!, which is still going as Shame Academy. In August 2011 The Outcasts played on Rebellion festival in Blackpool. Source
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LATEX NOVELTIES A Girl's Best Friend CD 2007
Teenage Idol / Surf Bandits / High Cost Of Lovin' / Nervous Wreck / Kiss And Make Up / I Don't Wanna Look Like No Ramone / I Do I Own Thing / Tangerine Hair / Just Meat / Retaliation / We Don't Wanna Go Home / Born To Destroy / Falling Down / The Solution / We Don't Wanna Go Home (live 1979).
Formed in Indianapolis, in the summer of 1978, Latex Novelties came as a shock to some, but a welcome relief to Midwest music fans hungering for more than radio rock and over-produced record company darlings. Latex Novelties provided a ray of hope, proving that fans didn’t have to take the ponderous, pretentious, acts that had become more corporation than musicians.
The Novelties could, and did, bring the new punk sound from New York and the UK to Indianapolis for the very first time. They immediately became the “must-see” band for every person seeking an escape from the endless string of cover bands that ruled the Indiana music scene.
Their attraction to bands such as the Ramones, the Dolls, the Sex Pistols, the Vibrators, and the Damned, influenced the Novelties to create some of the most original songs of the time. The Novelties have always had strong and uncompromising ideas about their live shows and their outrageous and often extreme act awakened a sleepy Midwestern town like a boot to the head. The door was opened and a vibrant and active punk scene exists in Indianapolis that none had ever thought possible. The Novelties have earned their position in the history of punk rock and this release proves why! Source
Formed in 1978, Latex Novelties were the first punk band in in Indianapolis! Influenced by glam greats (NY Dolls/Bowie) and early british punk bands such Vibrators and Sex Pistols, they became immediately "the must-see" band for every person seeking an escape from the terrible musical scene in town during those days.
Dedicated to Pat Grindstaff & Pelado Records!
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Ramblin' Rose / Get Some.
"...K. Shimamoto: Was Mick (Farren) involved in that single of "Ramblin' Rose" you did in England around '78?
Wayne Kramer: Yeah. While I was in the penitentiary, he wrote me at one point that all the bands over there were outraged that I had to go to prison and a couple of labels had gotten together -- Stiff Records and Chiswick Records -- and they were gonna put out two of those tracks as a benefit for me, and they were gonna give me all the money when I got out of prison, which was really a brotherly thing for them to do, considering that most people come out of prison with what they have when they go into prison, which is nothing, and that's generally the reason they wind up going back to prison. But when I came out, I had like 2000 dollars as a cushion to help me adjust to life back on the street. It really, really made the difference for me...not that I would have gone back to dealing drugs or selling stolen TVs or guns or whatever, but it really did...a couple grand, y'know, straightens you out. Takes the pressure off..."
Source: Working To A Plan: Brother Wayne Kramer
Interview by Ken Shimamoto October 16, 1999 in I-94 Bar
Stiffwick was the fruit of a brief liason between the Stiff and Chiswick companies, two of the premier independents of the Punk / New Wave era. Its only release was 'Ramblin' Rose', by Wayne Kramer, founder of the MC 5. The single's catalogue number was DEA/SUK-1; it came out in October 1977, and was distributed by Lightning. Source
(That's Why I Always) Dress In Black / Generic NYC Woman.
Produced by Johnny Angel.
The Blackjacks: Johnny Angel: vocals & guitars / Jeffrey Erna: drums / Whitey: bass & backing vocals / Rafael Mabry: guitar & backing vocals.
''By 1983, hard rock in Boston was a dead issue. The metal scene that began making waves in LA early in the decade hadn't really reached New England yet, the punk scene was dead, and the hardcore movement had begun to devolve into art-metal and noise. The notion of aggressive yet sexy music was deceased, and for all intents and purposes, there were three distinct camps in Boston: The would-be Angloid synth-pop, foo-foo haired sons and daughters of Boy George, the pseudo roots types who sucked Buds and wore flannel and claimed Hank Williams as god (but were really just collegiate simps trying to glom onto Americana and trailer-park culture, but as such were scruffier beatnik-y versions of their true role models, Britain's Teddy Boys), and dull bar bands. 'Til Tuesday were the big hype, as were the Del Fuegos, both fine groups, but hardly the spiritual heirs of Chuck Berry, the Stones and all the nitty-gritty societal bilge that tends to make the angriest and most heartfelt noise.
In June of 1983, Johnny Angel had returned to Boston a broken and beaten dude. His prior group, Thrills, had relocated to Manhattan with wide-eyed dreams of a new life in the Apple, only to find New York even less receptive to the straight-ahead charge than Boston. Besides, in B-Town, he could chill in a cushy job in the family business. His last bit of employ in New York was hauling boxes in a stinking Broadway warehouse, where he'd had a vision that the only time he'd ever ride down the magic boulevard in a limo would be in his own coffin, so it was NYC toodaloo!
Horrified at the total de-evolution of rock and roll at home, he hooked up with Whitey, ex-bassist with the Outlets, who was similarly bored and angered by Boston's local music scene. Whitey knew a former Outlets fan named Jeffrey Erna who was reputed to be a great drummer, and the three hooked up, bashing out Outlets songs at their first rehearsal, August, 1983.
Combining Angel's love of primal 60's psych and 70's punk with White's basic approach and Erna's speedy, rushed rhythms, the Blackjacks begun gigging a month later. Angel's year and change in exile in New York had provided wads of inspiration for new songs. "Generic New York City Woman" was a hate screed aimed at art-gallery inhabiting Manhattanite know-it-alls. "Junk Train" was a thinly veiled swipe at former Thrills singer Barb Kitson, who'd become seriously strung out on dope in New York. "Dreaming Of Saturday Again," was written about the horror of warehouse life. The latter song had been written with the intent of being a new Thrills single before that band broke up in 1983, and was to be produced by Tommy Erdelyi, but Thrills called it quits first! ..." Source
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I Will Follow / Tell Me A Story / Talking 'Bout A Feeling / Knee Deep In Sky High / Too Far Gone / Too Much Ain't Enough / Spanish Harlem / My Mistake / Heart Of The Matter / Make Believe.
Produced by Andy McCoy.
Andy McCoy: guitar & vocal / Tane Railo: bass / Keimo Hirvonen: drums / Jone Takamäki: sax / Maarit Hurmerinta: backing vocals.
As the guitarist of Hanoi Rocks, Andy McCoy was responsible for penning the lion's share of the band's material during their classic period of 1981 through 1984. So it would only make sense that McCoy would launch a solo career of his own after the group announced their initial split in 1985, right? Well...yes and no. McCoy would opt to collaborate with others in a variety of projects, and would also find the time to issue sporadic solo releases. With mainstream rock music still in a "grungy" state of mind around this time, it's admirable that McCoy would stick to his stylistic guns and continue on the same Rolling Stones/New York Dolls path that he'd favored from the beginning. Source
Andy recorded his debut solo album, "Too Much Ain't Enough", together with some Finnish studio musicians. One of the guests on the album was female jazz/soul singer Maarit Hurmerinta, who did a duet "My Mistake" with Andy. Later the same year, Andy became lead guitarist on Iggy Pop's Instinct world tour. This tour is well documented in Alvin Gibbs’s (the bass player on the Instinct tour and also a UK Subs member) book "Neighbourhood Threat". Source
Antti Hulkko (born 11 October 1962 in Pelkosenniemi, Finland), better known as Andy McCoy, is a Finnish musician. He is most famous for his role as the lead guitarist and main songwriter of Hanoi Rocks. Artistically McCoy's works cover a wide range of music forms, including rock 'n' roll, punk rock, flamenco, glam punk, glam rock, blues rock and hard rock.
Before Hanoi Rocks, McCoy had become well known in his home country, Finland, due to his work in the punk rock band Pelle Miljoona Oy. During this time McCoy was talking with Matti Fagerholm (better known as Michael Monroe) to start a band of their own, but because McCoy was currently in Pelle Miljoona Oy, he told Monroe to start the band without him in 1979. After McCoy left Pelle Miljoona Oy, he joined Monroe in Hanoi Rocks, with another former-Pelle Miljoona Oy member, Sam Yaffa.
Hanoi Rocks released their first album in 1981 titled "Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes", Hanoi Rocks, with 8 out of 10 tracks written by McCoy. The album was produced by Andy McCoy and Michael Monroe who were known as "The Muddy Twins". In 1982 Hanoi Rocks recorded and released their second studio album "Oriental Beat" in London. The original cover's back side featured Andy McCoy's then girlfriend Anna's naked breasts painted blue and red with "Hanoi Roxx" written across it. After the albums release the band moved to London the same year and fired drummer Gyp Casino and hired drummer and Hanoi Rocks fan Nicholas Dingley better known as Razzle. When Razzle joined the band, that line-up is considered the classic and definitive Hanoi Rocks line-up. Later that year the band released "Self Destruction Blues", which had Razzle on the cover, but he didn't play on the album, because it was actually a compilation of old singles. The tour for the album took the band to Asia for the first time. The next year 1983, the band released "Back to Mystery City" and after that, in 1984, the band and got together with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, and released Two Steps from the Move. Before this, McCoy had written most of the song's by himself, but for this album Bob Ezrin helped McCoy with the writing, along with Monroe. He also got some help with the lyrics from legendary Ian Hunter (of Mott The Hoople). After the Razzle's tragic death, Sam Yaffa left the band due to personal differences with McCoy (amongst other reasons he was now engaged to Anna, McCoy's former girlfiend known from the "Oriental Beat" cover). The band tried-out new members (amongst them The Clash ex-drummer Terry Chimes and bassist René Berg), but things didn't work-out so the band disbanded in 1985.
In 2001 McCoy and Michael Monroe started working together again and decided to reform Hanoi Rocks with two new members on guitar and bass, with Michael Monroe's solo career drummer, Lacu. They released "Twelve Shots on the Rocks" that same year. In 2005 they released "Another Hostile Takeover" with new members Andy Christell on bass and Conny Bloom on guitar (both formerly of the Electric Boys). In 2007 the band released the album "Street Poetry". In 2008 Andy McCoy and Michael Monroe stated that they had taken the band as far as they could and so they decided to end the band. Hanoi Rocks played 8 sold out farewell gigs in 6 days at Tavastia Club, Helsinki. The original guitarist Nasty Suicide appeared as a special guest on 3 of the last gigs.
After Hanoi Rocks' break-up in 1985, McCoy continued with his next project "The Cherry Bombz" which featured the last Hanoi line-up (except Michael Monroe), which consisted of Nasty Suicide, drummer Terry Chimes, bass player Timo Kaltio and vocalist Anita Chellemah of Toto Coelo fame (previously scoring a hit with "I Eat Cannibals"). The band was perceived as being the next stage of Hanoi Rocks. The music of The Cherry Bombz was actually very similar to that of Hanoi Rocks'. The band carried out a world tour and released numerous singles and an EP, but never a full-length album. In 1986, Timo Kaltio was replaced by bassist Dave Tregunna (Sham 69, Lords of the New Church), but the group broke up the next year.
McCoy also worked with Nasty Suicide under the moniker "The Suicide Twins" and released the album "Silver Missiles And Nightingales" (which was the original working tile for "Two Steps from the Move") in 1986, which also featured a guest appearance by René Berg. "The Suicide Twins" project disbanded in 1987
.McCoy spent the rest of 1987 not doing much, except releasing his memoir titled "Andy McCoy – From Hanoi to Eternity", but nothing else. In 1988 McCoy released his first solo-album titled" Too Much Ain't Enough".
For the rest of 1988 McCoy did some acoustic gigs in Finland, moved to London and then to Los Angeles. Next McCoy struck a record deal with BMG. McCoy also became the first Finnish artist to have a gold record in the US, when Samantha Fox recorded a cover of The Suicide Twins' song "The Best Is Yet to Come". The rest of 1988 and some of 1989 McCoy spent touring as the guitarist for Iggy Pop. He played guitar on Iggy Pop Live At The Channel Boston 1In 1989 McCoy appeared on the U.K. Subs' album Killing Time.
In the beginning of the 90's, McCoy lived in L.A. with his son and new girlfriend, Johnny Thunders' cousin Angela Nicoletti (former girlfriend of Izzy Stradlin). McCoy formed the band Shooting Gallery and married Angela in October 1991. Shooting Gallery toured as an opening act for Kiss during a U.S. tour and also released an album in 1992, before breaking-up that same year. Shooting Gallery shortly came back and toured in Finland with Gyp Casino on drums in 1994, but again disbanded that same year.
In 1995 McCoy's second solo-album "Building On Tradition" was released and, aside from Hanoi Rocks, it became McCoy's biggest success. The album's biggest hit "Strung Out" was originally meant for Shooting Gallery, but it was not recorded until the second solo-album. For the tour for "Building On Tradition", McCoy assembled the band Live Ammo, which featured McCoy (guitar, vocals), Angela McCoy (vocals), Dan Lagerstedt (guitar, vocals), Andy Christell (bass), Gyp Casino (drums) and Christian André (keyboards). Christell had to soon leave the band for family reasons, so Lagerstedt started to play bass. André was also fired from the band, and they soon disbanded.
Also in 1995, McCoy appeared on The 69 Eyes' songs "Vietnamese Baby" and the song "Wild Talk" from the album "Savage Garden". Next McCoy returned to his childhood passion: painting (which he still does).
In '96, McCoy and Pete Malmi reformed their old band Briard after 20 years. The new Briard (which also included Angela McCoy) released a new album simply titled Briard. That same year filmmaker Pekka Lehto started the filming for the movie The Real McCoy, a half-real, half-fictional bio-pic on McCoy. The film was released in 1999.
After Hanoi officially ended in 2009, Andy McCoy formed a band called "The Real McCoy Band", but this band broke-up after just three shows, when guitarist Chris Shiflett returned to the US when his son got ill with swine flu.
Andy McCoy's autobiography Sheriff McCoy: Outlaw Legend of Hanoi Rocks was published in English translation on 17 September 2009. (Buy It HERE!)
After 2009, McCoy was recruited as lead guitarist for Grease Helmet, a new Helsinki-based band. The first, self-titled, album of the band was released in September 2012. Source
Besides music, Andy McCoy is an avid painter and he also makes a lot of his own and his wife's clothes, along with designing jewelry, scarfs and other accessories. Andy McCoy held his first Art Exhibition last May 2010 at The Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland titled `McCoy Hits Canvas´.
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Ruby Gloom / Recipe For Disaster / Where Is Wendy* / Detox Jukebox* / Nightmare Years*.
Produced by The Saviors.
The Saviors: Brent Keneagy: bass / Kevin Keneagy: guitar / Brian Morgan: guitar, vocals / Dimitri Monroe: vocals / Zach Schriner: drums.
"Through his earlier incarnations with The Pale Imitations and The Naked Flames, Dimitri Monroe has maintained his allegiance to gritty, authentic and impassioned rock‘n’roll. So, it’s no surprise that on his latest single-backed by his current band The Saviors-Monroe continues this fierce commitment to the ideals of what rock‘n’roll can and should be. Monroe has a fine, hard-edged vocal style that recalls great garage punks such as D-Generation era Jesse Malin or The Real Kid’s John Felice. But he has undeniable songwriting prowess that is all his own. Both “Ruby Gloom” and “Recipe For Disaster” combine catchy melodic hooks with Monroe’s searing brand of punked-out hard rock. Grab a copy of this one now, kids. It looks like Dimitri Monroe is just about the last of the real rock‘n’rollers, and rock‘n’roll needs a shot in the arm now more than ever." D-Filed Magazine
"Led by glam madman Dimitri Monroe, The Saviors are a rock‘n’roll machine fueled with old records of Deadboys and Hanoi Rocks! A-side “Ruby Gloom” would get the Mic Monroe and Andy Mc Coy approval, and if Steve Bator could listen to the B-side “Receipe for disater” he’d probably love to sing along the chorus. This is the real stuff and the only let down about this piece of plastic is that two songs are not enuff for me!" More RAWK pleeze..." Leatherboyz RocknRoll Ezine
"The Saviors are the glam/trash stuporgroup starring semi-legendary rock writer Dimitri Monroe and his old partner-in-crime Brian Morgan. Not content to merely offer you around-the-clock coverage of the band’s highly-impressive demo, we tireless Now Wavers are proud to reveal the details of the band’s fruitful union with the formidable Rapid Pulse Records juggernaut. RPR---America’s favorite rock n’ roll record label---has pressed two of the Saviors’ very finest rock anthems onto one slab of snazzy 7" wax. And the song selection is exquisite, for it shows off both sides of The Saviors’ high-powered punk/hard rock experience. A-side cut “Ruby Gloom” is a melodic, mid-tempo gem chock full of infectiously bleeding lead guitar action. It’s kinda power poppy in a solo Stiv Bators sort of way, and it reveals the late-night-heartbreak, boozed-up-sensitive-poet side of The Saviors. Nice. Flip the record over, though, and you’ll get blasted with “Recipe for Disaster”, a vicious, scorching, guitars-out-the-ass glam-metal screamer that’s all swagger, strut, and earsplitting volume. This is the BAD-ASS ROCK N’ ROLL side of The Saviors, and it kicks old-fashioned butt a la early D Generation or even Guns N’ Roses. So there’s something here for everybody: the anthemic pop song for candy-chewing fags like me, and the steamrolling rawk teeth-kicker for all you hard-assed tattooed motherfuckers who drive your motorcycles too fast and drink your whiskey straight. All in all, another fantastic single from a label that never misses!" Now Wave Zine
"Kinda hard to be objective, since the Saviors are led by none other than long time Sleazegrinder ally and perpetual rock and roll motherfucker Dimitri J Monroe, but even if I hated the cat, I’d still give this one high marks, because it’s a classic. The Saviors sound more like Hanoi Rocks than even Andy and Mike do these days, and the two songs here are constructed with the same ear for classic rock n’ roll hooks as American Heartbreak. Do you dig what I’m saying? This thing just rocks like crazy- especially the glammy “Ruby Gloom”, and if you think Dimitri can’t sing, well, neither could Mike Monroe. The execution is still flawless, and the band is white-hot, and I know it’s probably 15 years too late, but “Saviors” is exactly the right name for this band. I only wish it were true." Sleazegrinder
"Yawn. Lame, lame, rocka rolla garbage. We’re talking black nail polish, track marks, empty fifths of Rebel Yell, cigarette burns, chlamydia... the whole deal. I bet that seeing ‘em live might be even more boring than listening to this record. I hate both of these fucking songs. If they ever show up in your town, sneak into the show, and throw stuff at ‘em. That’s my advice."Horizontal Action #11 (Frankie Dynamite).
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