Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tight Bro's From Way Back When "Lend You A Hand" (2001)

The shit weather this past week in Vancouver has had me dwelling in the basement and blogging dark drone records. Now that there is a spot or two of sunshine, I can't help but want to put on some tight-ass pants and kick out the jams. I came across this unheralded gem earlier in the week while sorting through some CDs and couldn't resist doing a quick post/upload on it. If you didn't know, TBFWBW have put out 2 records on Kill Rock Stars (this is their second, new one coming soon), reside in Olympia and work better than crystal meth for house cleaning. Yes, this is rock. Yes, this is hard. And no, this ain't hard rock. AC/DC and the MC5 are pretty obvious touchstones fer these fellas, but TBFWBW take these precious strains of rock and amp them up for the 21st century. Anyone at all interested in early Rye Coalition (there has to be at least a few of you) ought to check these mutha's out.

Awesome cover of Joe Tex's Show Me (but most likely influenced by The Foundations' rockin' verision of it):


Read Julian Cope's review of their debut here.


Saelan said...

you have tight pants?

Mark E. Rich said...

figuratively speaking, yes. they don't come any tighter.

you should see my pants when i listen to hip-hop. they're fuckin' parachutes.

C O said...


C O said...

Haven't listened to this one in a while. Their other album is full kill.

Mark E. Rich said...

The second record doesn't get enough props. First one is better though.

Love yr blog, by the way.

Prine said...

Love Karp, actually, and think Big Business is pretty good, but this record absolutely floored me. This is the best thing to come out of Detroit since MC5, Seger Sound System and The Stooges. Oh...wait...they aren't from Detroit, are they?
But, in all honesty, this record is even better than the aforementioned trio, and that is saying everything.
Dude, now that you've got me completely addicted, can you provide me with a link to their first CD? I would really appreciate it.