THE MALAKAS - Too good to be true

THE MALAKAS Too good to be true cd 2000 I-94 Recordings 320 kbps
Wendy / All I want for x-mas / Met a girl at N.A. / Born to lose / Suicide or alcohol / 20 Flight rock / Fuck you Lorraine / Can't find the lord / I want to go home / Satan song .
Produced by the Malakas & R. Livoni.
The Malakas : Cranford Nix : vocals , guitar / Dan Holman : bass / Greg Crampton : drums.
Now, while their hometown of San Diego may not be all that foreign, The Malakas are definitely rude in that wild garage rock and roll kind of way. "Too Good to be True" contains such delicate ditties as "Fuck You Lorraine", "Suicide or Alcohol" and "Met a Girl at NA" in which singer Cranford Nix recounts the time he met a suicidal teenage prostitute in a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. "She had scars on her wrist and I showed her mine and she gave me a kiss/ We said the serenity prayer and then went and got drunk".
In the spirit of Johnny Thunders or a boozed up Replacements, substance abuse of one kind of another features heavily on "Too Good to Be True". "Fuck You Lorraine" sounds like some of the Supersuckers more country moments, while their version of Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock" reminds you that rock and roll can still be dangerous. Tim Scott
" ... Just prior to deadline, I got the sad news that Malakas frontman and all around rock and roll motherfucker Cranford Nix died from that most rock of bitter ends, a heroin overdose. (...)
Although it wasn't completely unexpected- his demise was predicted as often as Johnny Thunders- that doesn't make it any less tragic. Cranford was one of the greatest rock and roll songwriters in America. Put on any of the Malakas albums and see for yourself. After you finish choking on the bitter sarcasm of his lyrics, you'll find hooks worthy of the Replacements in their prime, or John Easdale at his best. But he liked the drinking, and he liked the drugs, and he loved the notoriety that both brought him. I interviewed him last year, and it was such a blast, we agreed to do another interview later, for a chapter in my upcoming book on the perils of rock and roll decadence. We never got to do the second interview. I called him late in the year, and he was in good spirits, had just gotten out of jail, in fact, having served 6 months for the crime he describes in detail in our initial conversation. We agreed to talk again a week later, and I just never got around to it. Now ! I never will. It is a dubious honor indeed to present you with the final Cranford Nix interview, but I've got pay some kind of tribute to him. I've kept my original introduction intact, because, well, Cranford wasn't dead when we did the interview. He was alive as motherfucker, even sneering at the bony fingers of death pointing his way. Personally, I don't think that Cranford would've cared one way or the other about how you remember him, but I know I want to remember him as a loose lipped, grave cheating son of a bitch that was always five minutes ahead of everybody else. Wherever you are Cranford, I hope all the drinks are free." Sleazegrinder

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THE MALAKAS Too good to be true 320kbps + covers

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You can download the two Malakas lp's for free on their website !

Gyro1966 a dit…

The Malakas means The Masturbators in Greek.

Agneta Nilson a dit…

Trop soulant avec les Inmates,entre réecouter tout ça SANS CRAQUEMENTS, et tout ce que je ne connaissais pas... Merci. Happy'n'Dirty New Recession Year, BabyBoy.

Agneta Nilson.

Anonyme a dit…

From http://malakas.org/malakas.html:

The word malakas derives from the ancient Greek word "malthakos", which means "spoilt, well-used to luxuries of life".

In modern Greek, the word malakas is used metaphorically in everyday speech to define the individual that uses no common sense, who instead repeats the same mistakes many times over, while maintaining an attitude of self-righteousness.

Servo a dit…

Thanks. Liking the sound of The Malakas.

Did you ever post up a Saints Tribute album??


No Saints tribute posted but I will post "Neurotically yours" one day or another & I'm always searchin' for a good version with complete covers of "Eternally ours" on the excellent 1+2 label.

Anonyme a dit…

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Cranford rules a dit…

Could you please, please, please re-upload it? The link is dead. They were amazing. RIP Cranford NIx.