Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stretchheads -- Five Fingers, Four Thingers, a Thumb, a Facelift and a New Identity

Scottish punk band from the late '80s and early '90s that fit it around here rather well, although they're fairly new to me. Falls somewhere between Deep Turtle and Arab on Radar -- abrasive, fast, a tad whiny at times, but mostly top notch. I bet they were amazing live. Perhaps they're even good enough to let the rest of the world forgive Scotland for that I would walk 500 miles song by The Proclaimers.

Some of these guys are currently in a band called Desalvo, whose debut album will probably be up here before long, so stay tuned.

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Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah! I've been looking for this for a while. Part of the same Glasgow scene as Dawson and Badgewearer -- x-ray barbecue posted some Dawson a while back which is worth checking out if you haven't yet.

melonfarmer said...

Will head over there now, thanks.

Their new band, Desalvo, is excellent as well. Haven't heard of Badgewearer, and I only know of Dawson through their split with Ruins. Will be looking into this scene more shortly.

Anonymous said...

There's a Dawson/Ruins split??? This I gotta hear.

Badgewearer aren't great, IMO -- they're less spazzy and more straightforward than Dawson. There's a rip of their first 7" floating around the web -- if you can't find a copy I'll re-up if you want.

melonfarmer said... for the Ruins/Dawson split. I'll check around for the Badgewearer 7" -- thanks.