Monday, January 18, 2016

The Psyclocks "Don't Think, Feeeel!!!!!!!!"

(Killjoy Records 2015)

Radioactive Baby
Everybody Stomping
Zombie Walk
That's Alright

Tokyo's Psyclocks are back to titillate us with their latest slab of black vinyl (the colour ones are sold out) on Germany's Killjoy Records. When I first stuck this platter on my turntable I thought "Fuck me, Junichi sounds like Sparky on helium" but then I realised this particular 45rpm 7" should be set to 33rpm. I've said plenty of times in the past that I am NOT a fan of bands that deploy that sore throat vocal style (with the exception of DAG) but with that said I've now gone back to listen to Everybody Stomping for 4 times in a row. It's classic psychobilly at its best. No frills. The production values give it a kind of underground "sounds of the street" vibe. I love that kind of vibe. A soundtrack to our chosen subculture if you will. Sonically the record epitomises what psychobilly is in my head. Next time someone asks me what psychobilly is I'll just play em this record.

The O'Prez

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