Monday, May 18, 2009
Sneaky Pinks rerelease 1st single on 1,2,3,4 Go
No idea what this single sleeve looks like as it hasn't been released yet, the one above was the first press...and you can't get much better than that. This is a pre-order from 1,2,3,4 go records from the Sneaky Pinks. This is the guy from NoBunny? Now I'm getting it. Are there only like 50 good bands out there? They just swap members and change their names?
There's something really endearing about their drum machine garage punk...like on the two tracks that should be on this repress...especially if you can make fun of yourself and the whole scene. I appreciate not being taken seriously.
The A-Side, Loner with a Boner, has this great beat track programmed by a monkey, minimal kick and snare, fucked up by something. Guitars run right into the 4-Track, flat distortion, sounds too clean. Vocals that fade in and out sung by everyone, leaning over, back to back, very Ramones stylized. That almost 50's inspired Elvis snarl.
Like the Fresh and Onlys, they have that I don't give a fuck attitude down, the songs are hilarious. It's almost a parody of macho punk.
The B-Side 'We're the Punkles' is confirming they have to be skewering this kind of bubblegum pop punk. This is a song the fictional band the Punkles would write. Crap drum machine, crap production, lyrics like 'we're punk punk punk punking around'.
I think they're trying to say the categorization 'punk' is lazy.
Is punk still cool? Not the leather jackets and spikes at the head shop in the mall, but is the idea of something being punk important in any band? Well....would any decent band refer to themselves as punk? Or is it something you say to someone's parents to describe your music.
Punk is so punk it can't be co-opted by shit bands. Even someone like Green Day has to think they are ridiculous to even mention it. It's a little bit sacred still...in a good way. At least I think you can still use it and mean it.
The Sneaky Pinks want you to think otherwise maybe, but they are punk....go DIY something. It's stupid and anti-punk to dissect it.
It's a seriously good first single. I missed out the first time, so I'm looking into this.
From 1,2,3,4 go:
I've got some sudden news about a record that's suddenly coming out! It's a re-release of the first Sneaky Pinks 7". Something this retarded needs the strength of two labels to keep it in print so Rubber Vomit and 1-2-3-4 Go! are tag teaming this thing and re-releasing it in late may. Fans of Nobunny, The Spits, Ramones and other retard lo-fi punk will definitely want to check this out if you haven't heard of it before. Four songs of idiot savant cretin punk fronted by the man behind the mask of Nobunny! This was self released in a few small batches a few years back but we're helping keep this thing around for awhile. You can actually check out a few songs at their myspace over here http://www.myspace.com/sneakypinks.
We're doing 200 blue vinyl copies for mail order purposes and black vinyl for stores and what nots. Since this is so close to being done I'm including the maaaassssive mail order update with it as well. So if you want to order the Sneaky Pinks and some other stuff I'll take your money and hold on to the other stuff until the 7" is ready to go. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and your address and we'll get back to you with a total. If you just want to order the 7" and leave it at that here's the info.
$8 ppd in the US and Canada
$11 ppd tot he rest of the world
If you want additional copies add $5
Payable to store(at)1234gorecords.com