Crocodiles - Neon Jesus (7" on Hell Yes!)
God Damn you Hell Yes!
It's bad enough you only use 1 side of a seven inch! I could go on about how it literally takes nothing for the pressing plant to throw a metal master on the other side and press some grooves into that vinyl! Then you ask me to covert dollars to euros and pay for overseas shipping...oh but you say I don't have to get these singles, no one is twisting my arm. Actually yes you are, no one forced you to press Gary War, The Fresh and Onlys or the Crocodiles! That's definitely your fault.
The only things I've randomly caught from the Crocodiles have been on that Art Fag 4 way or the DiTG 3 way, so I could use a proper EP or at least double sided release from these guys....ok I'll leave it alone...it's hard to get over. That doesn't mean I don't have the Gary War one already...I just think, 'Oh there could have been another song there.' I bet Gary wrote more songs, I bet Gary would be happy to lend another one to hell yes.
Oh well, the Crocodiles at times sound like Jesus and Mary Chain, really cheap thin beats, tons of reverb, the sort of massive over the top poseur vocals, they're really overdoing it on tracks like 'Neon Jesus', I think this is some kind of a put on side project..sometimes I'm in on the joke, and I can see the black and white grainy video with sunglasses and leather jackets in the desert, sometimes I wonder if they know it's 2010. 'Refuse Angels' from the DiTG single was out of place, they feel like an indie movie band based from the early 90's. Of course I'm into the myspace track, 'I wanna Kill' with it's weirdo phasered guitar, the vocals seem more melodic and not so spoken word affected tough guy...the jury's still out on these guys for me, it might be too poppy at times but they keep popping up in good company and I'll give them a chance.
After all that I'm still saying get it from Hell Yes...and did I mention there's a Fresh and Only's one sided in the store too? Of course there is. You wouldn't want the post office to just lose one single would you?
Repress of their 1st 7" that came out in 2008 on Zoo Music in only 500 copies.
300 on green wax, white silkscreened cover on thick paper in a resealable polypropylene bag.
Chuck Rowell's face on the cover.
Did I mention how much I hate those resealable bags? Like I have time to be pulling things stuck apart and ripping the side out, I just want to play a record. I'm ADD enough as it is to be getting this glue crap stuck to the sleeve under it, Die resealable bags...I hate you!
I'm all worked up.