Friday, February 22, 2008

The Catheters - Hoowwwlllling...It Grows and Grows

These guys were/are awesome. Straight outta one of the rock capitals of the world, Seattle, they really bring the dirty rock'n'roll tunes. Howling would be a great adjective for the vocals, I would say. The album title and artwork are a perfect match for the sound, this is probably their most cohesive garage punk though their album before this was definitely harder and edgier, this is more palatable. They don't really push the limits of the genre, they usually go for volume and riffs over melody or hooks but this is something for anyone who likes the sounds of yesteryear and the attitude of greats like MC5, Iggy and the Stooges or most bands out of Detroit around the same time. The obvious influences are there from grunge to proto-punk, meshed together for a good air guitar or roll down the windows and cruise record. It's a shame they broke up only 3 albums into their career but I hear some of the members formed a new band but have yet to find out what that is yet. Anyways, this is raunchy, blistering, rock'n'roll. The end.
For Fans Of: MC5, Mudhoney, Iggy & The Stooges, Young Heart Attack


1 comment:

rat said...

Haha that's awesome, I just heard about these guys and Burning Brides off the Aquarius Records site and decided I'd scour the net for them but figured I'd never find em. Well, here's the Catheters and you've got a Burning Brides track... Any chance you can upload the whole Hang Love album?