The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Song of the Day - March 29, 2006

Wow! I can't get enough of The Grates debut EP The Ouch, The Touch. This Australian trio creates a raw blend of music integrating various influences from the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Slits, X, Germs, Elvis, The Flying Lizards, and The Cramps. That is quite a musical cocktail which just leaves me thirsty for more musical refreshment. The EP is short, but there is not a bad song in the bunch. I love the spastic garage rock of the opening track "Message." "Sukkafish" starts out with sweet country influences, only to alternate back and forth between a much rawer guitar. "Wash Me" is a cataclysmic song that just builds and builds from its simple riff to distorted guitars and utter chaos. However, my favorite song is "Trampoline" with its rockabilly rhythms, Elvis like growls, naive sound alla Flying Lizards, and the lyrics. Click here to listen.


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