Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mooney Suzuki - People Get Ready - 2000

The starting track on Mooney Suzuki's first album on Estrus perfectly encapsulates their sound: there is a definite MC5/Stooges sound, thumping bass and drums with organ and fuzzy guitars coming in to take you away. These guys are out of New York, so a New York Dolls influence is evident. Plenty of garagey, proto-punk rock. Much like the Hellacopters' early releases, this also brings to mind Sonic's Rendezvous Band, with vocals eerily similar to Scott Morgan. This is an album that, no matter how retro the band might sound, still can make one excited that music like this is still extant in the world. -AMG


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Anonymous said...

I saw Mooney Suzuki ten years ago. They played to about 15 of us in the audience. The entire set was about 18 minutes long, and then they kicked over the drums and walked off, no encore. It was amazing.


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