Yeah Yeah Yeah - Wrong Turn (Cobra Snake Neck-Tie Records)
Hello I-94 Bar abusers and users. Well, it's Friday afternoon and the Farmhouse has been rocking to the new EP by Melbourne band Wrong Turn. This rockabilly-garage rock three-piece have just released their wonderful record on Cobra Snake Neck-Tie Records.
Kicking off this mini masterpiece is the title track, a rolling, stomping, rocker that, well, just fucking rocks. Ian Wettenhall (guitar and vocals_ sounds like he is having one hell of a good time. Myles Gallagher pounds those skins (he’s one hard hitter) while Pipon (aka Duane Pipe) on bass keeps the tempo with coolness to burn. Great opening track.
Track two is my personal favorite; “Gimme More” is where Myles’s drumming really stands out. Thumping bass with a stand-out guitar riff. It don't get any better. Oh, and it features an awesome lead break. “Gimme More”? Yes please, gentlemen.
“Green Potatoes/Burnout” is a guitar slashing two minutes of mayhem. A hard ‘n’ fast punk-garage song that’s a perfect intro to track four, a cover of Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers’ “I Wanna Be Loved”. It’s mostly true to the original arrangement but with just a touch of Wrong Turn’s own sound to keep it interesting and fresh. Four tracks ain’t nearly enough but I have it on good authority that there is new album being recorded.
In the meantime, they are having a Launching Party this weekend (November 17-18) in Adelaide at the Hotel Metro, with special guests Molting Vultures on the Saturday and Wild Rocket joining them for Sunday's nights gig. For the Melbourne’s elite, on Saturday, November 24 you can see the band for free at See The Sound (147 Victoria Street, Melbourne.) You can also get the last single and this EP on Bandcamp.
Check them out folks, first-class band but more importantly, first-class people. Thanks for reading the scribbles, I-94 Bar abusers. Until the next time, drink up.