Thursday, January 3, 2013

Woofing Cookies "In the City" 7'' (1986, Midnight)

So far as I can see, the most recent mentions of New York's Woofing Cookies have largely been limited to Ebay auctions.  That being said, there's minimal info to be had on them, though a fan-based Myspace page has a scan of their biography taken from a press kit of some sort.  "In the City" isn't the Jam classic, or even the Eagles tune of the same name.  Instead, it's a W/C original that stands at the nexus of power pop, garage, and warm, raw indie rock.  The flipside to this Peter Buck-produced wax, "VB Side," offers some mild dynamic tangents, but strikes me as a bit underwritten by comparison.  I'm also tacking on an additional cut, "Such a Mistake," from a preceding single.  Rough-hewn, strummy goodness abounds.  The Cookies also have a full length to their credit that I hope to get my mitts on soon.

A. In the City
B. VB Side

http://netkups.com/?d=09dba20915c1b

9 comments:

Tone and Wave said...

...aw, damn...the link isn't working.

The full length is called "Horse Gum Tortilla Shoes"

Get it while the gettin's good:

http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/32907615/file.html

spavid said...

Thanks. The W/C link isn't working, or were you referring to yours? Can't check since I'm at work.

joseph kyle said...

Am I the only one who thinks that this sleeve looks like Dinosaur Jr art?

spavid said...

It kinda does now that you mention it.

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

Got to at least say thanks for the bonus track it does rock ala early outnumbered etc. always dug these folk and my sister and I had an ongoing joke about woofing stuff ha ha

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Len said...

Hey -- This is Len, guitar player from the Wooking Cookies. Thanks for posting this! I love it that anyone actually remembers us and/or still listens to the music. Tell me where I can contact you, and I'll burn you a CD of Horse Gum Tortilla Shoes.

Also, I have a YA novel coming out next winter called The Scar Boys (published by Egmont USA), the backdrop of which was inspired by the years with the Cookies.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068954-the-scar-boys

Len said...

Hey -- This is Len, guitar player from the Wooking Cookies. Thanks for posting this! I love it that anyone actually remembers us and/or still listens to the music. Tell me where I can contact you, and I'll burn you a CD of Horse Gum Tortilla Shoes.

Also, I have a YA novel coming out next winter called The Scar Boys (published by Egmont USA), the backdrop of which was inspired by the years with the Cookies.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068954-the-scar-boys

sagesolar said...

let me know if you are still looking for a copy of the vinyl "Horse Gum Tortilla Shoes" LP -- I can get one to you for a fair price or trade....