Friday, August 26, 2011
REVIEW: Forty Winks - Bow Wow
Here's "Beneath Your Feet":
In places it reminds me of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, which I suppose is a way to say it sounds a bit like the Smithereens with a bit more of an edge. Honestly, they sound like they could go either way: they're a real good punk band - the evidence isn't hard to find on YouTube - but they could definitely garner a large mainstream audience if they wanted to play it that way. Me, I like the punk...
Here they are playing "Way Out" at a club in Bologna:
Going back a little ways, here's a video that somebody posted on YouTube five years ago, and it's real punk:
Kind of like "garage rock from Japan", there's something about "punk rock from Italy" that makes you look twice, and this record grabbed my attention with really well-executed and hard-rocking songs from front to back.
... if it just wasn't for that cover art... What's Italian for "Wot's wrong with bein' sexy?"
Forty Winks Website
Forty Winks on Pure Volume