Saturday, August 6, 2011

Whores - Ruiner

Label: Bandcamp
Year: 2011

When I was in a functioning band, we played a few shows with Whores, and I just thought they were the bee's knees. Complete annihilation every song, never throttling back to let you catch your breath, the band just bulldozed through a set of vintage noise rock like a baseball bat to your neck.
The drummer in a live situation can take a little getting used to, as he sets up his kit front and center, but orients it sideways just to make sure you get a good look at him, then proceeds to showboat beyond Tommy Lee styled theatrics, throwing sticks, climbing over the drums, shooting the audience the bird, yelling, spitting, whatever. I hated that at first as I thought it distracted from the music, but over time I got used to it, and a friend of a friend who recorded these songs informed me that he just plays like that, even in practice or during recording, it's just the way he plays. Fair enough.
Anycrap, if you like straight ahead rocking destructo-thud, then this one is for you. Hammerhead meets La Gritona! The link below takes you to their Bandcamp site, and you can listen to the record for free, but download the fucker for $5, it's well worth it. Hail Atlanta Noise Rock!



James Joyce said...

It is also important to note that the drummer in question has been filling in on bass for Zoroaster, and takes the same approach to his bass playing as he does to his drumming.

Employee said...

first digital only album I have bought in ages. thanks for the scoop.

Anonymous said...

Crushes. This is the best thing I've heard in a long time. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

i have seen this band a bunch and yes they do rock but it is funny to watch the drummer he gets down for sure but looks like an idiot doing it

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