Monday, October 18, 2010

The Bags - Rock Starve (1987, Restless)

I made the foolish mistake of selling the CD incarnation of this album several years ago on Ebay (drawing a nice profit though), and have wished to this day that I hadn't, however finding a nice, clean LP copy of this in a dollar bin recently was fair compensation.  The Bags were distilled in Boston back in the '80s, blending riff-heavy punk with garagey, blue collar ethos. Their debut, Rock Starve tends to wax frivolous at times, with Crispin Wood and Jon Hardy's vocals a bit too gruff for their own collective good, but the sixteen tracks within are downright durable, punchy and fun.  I'd be remiss if I failed to mentioned that this trio's steady stream of power chords are as fat and plump as the food adorning the album jacket. 

01. Spread it Around
02. Pioneer
03. Warm Words
04. What Do You Want?
05. She's Beautiful
06. Out of My Mind
07. Try It
08. Tailbone
09. Joy Ride
10. Flying Low
11. Trapped
12. Love Sick Diane
13. Nothing to Say to You
14. Lick My Wounds
15. Egg
16. Big Wig

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3 comments:

brainstormrecords said...

I still have this on cassette somewhere. Great stuff that presages the upcoming grunge rock takeover.

brainstormrecords said...

I still have this on cassette somewhere. Great stuff that presages the upcoming grunge rock takeover.

brainstormrecords said...

I still have this on cassette somewhere. Great stuff that presages the upcoming grunge rock takeover.