Friday, May 08, 2009

BO-WEEVILS: A FORGOTTEN CLASSIC OF 1980S GARAGE

(This is a re-post from 2007)

THE GORIES claimed this particular song as a big influence, and it's not hard to understand why. Total stripped-down primitivism, but with a simple, well-played melody in the background that adds some romping bounce where The Gories subtracted chords, structure and skill. These Australians continued for many years beyond this 1986 classic, but to the best of my knowledge this was the single example where they really and truly nailed it.

Play The Bo-Weevils, "That Girl"


Download THE BO-WEEVILS – “That Girl” (A-side of 45)

2 comments:

jasego said...

Oh yeah I've been playing this one ever since you first posted it. This is such a great blog.

Dan said...

Far.Fucking.Out. I used to drink with a couple of these lads in the tombs of underground Melbourne town in the late 80's early 90's after their gigs.
Melbourne, being the centre of all things music then had a big thing for trashy, feedback and fuzz laden stuff back then.
How weird. And how cool that you write such a groovin' r/v of such a great piece of vinyl