Thursday, July 25, 2013

royal trux - cats and dogs

label: drag city
released: 1993

i was going to post this myself after the mention of it down yonder in the girls against boys post...but it turns out that grAy had already posted it a few years back

but after the great mediafiring...the link was laid to waste it is again...with words by grAy:

This record has been described as "the missing link between the Stones' 'Exile On Main Street' and Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation'". That's pretty good. It's Royal Trux's 4th lp, and maybe their most polished, so a good place to start for the uninitiated. Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema were rocking the power duo long before it was de rigeur, and making lo-fi, drug addled, gutter rock that married the nihilistic NYC aesthetic of the Velvet Underground with the rave ups of Pussy Galore (of whom Hagerty was a former member). Not so much post punk, as it was pre retro. Make sense?
After Royal Trux, the duo split and turned up as The Howling Hex (Hagerty) and RTX (Herrema)

DL: cats and dogs


Nacho said...

"accelerator" is better album

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Drag City didn't get on your case for this one. It's still in print, and the band actually gets a cut, so I would say buy this one if you have the bucks.

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