woensdag 5 augustus 2015

Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics – How Do I Taste?


Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics – How Do I Taste?
Self released – 2015
Rock, Hard, Sleaze, Punk
Rated: ***

You pull up to the Crocodile, a grimy bar just besides the off-ramp. The bike’s roar slowly dies down. Inside you hear loud guitars and pounding drums. As you enter the smoke filled drinking hole you duck for the occasional bottle flying across the room and notice nobody is watching the band on stage, playing their ass off protected by chicken wire. The bald bartender just grunts at you when you order your bourbon and in the open drawer beneath the register you notice sharpened screwdrivers and knives. The baseball bat in the cover offers more clues to what kind of bar this is. You lean back and into the music, Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics are playing their How Do I Taste EP on repeat. The same six hardrock punk tracks over and over, as sleazy as you could imagine and as offending to the squares as they come. You’re enjoying yourself, slowly grinning when you notice the lyrics about women on their knees and dirty inquisitive sentences. And it’s only after an hour or two when the bar becomes even more rowdy and all the bikers, outlaws and leather clad women start brawling and shouting that you notice that one song is just a different version, but you’re still not bored with them. So, you turn around, order another beer and a shot of bourbon as you imagine Hank III playing behind your back. And you realize, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this place and this music, when Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics are on stage, everything is right in the world…

(Written by JK)


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