Coffin Lids - 'Round Midnight + Rock'N'Roll
Coffin Lids - 'Round Midnight
Bomp! Records 2005 CD
02. Teenage Shakedown
03. Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
04. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
05. Losin' My Mind
06. Mad Party
07. I'm Going To Have My Way (with The 5,6,7,8's)
09. Kick Out Of You
11. She's The Bomb
12. Creepy Crawl
13. Slave Girl
14. Tonight You're Going To Die (In My Garage)
15. Ghost Track
Skinny Mike (vocals, guitar), Coffin Jaye (bass), Missy Lid (organ, vocals), Matt "Bongo" Burns (drums)
Album Review on Blogcritics
Thirteen new fuzzed out tracks from Boston's kings-o-trash! This is the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut album, Rock & Roll, released on Bomp! Records. This crazeee garage release includes the much requested, "I'm Going To Have My Way (with The 5,6,7,8's)", as well as The Lids own rendition of the Lime Spiders' punk classic, "Slave Girl."
"Unbelievable! COFFIN LIDS are a great mutation between SONICS and MUMMIES." - No Brains.
"Righteous!" - AMP Magazine.
"Rough, distorted Rock N Roll that will bruise you!" - NFT.
"Pure, distilled rock'n'roll, no filler." - No Wave.
"Rocks like a swing set in a tornado." - Nothing To Do
Wow … this one’s on fire … the kitties are shaking their furry little butts around and using the ottoman as an occasional launch pad while the super new release from the Coffin Lids blasts out. Round Midnight is a beautiful meld of garageabillypunk with great song titles, tight cool playing and 100% fun. From the electric current drive cry of “Frankenstein” this band swings hard for your heart with a left, while grabbing your throat with the right. A quick slam into the second track “Teenage Shakedown” is delivered with dirt perfect fuzz vocals and truly stunning guitar playing. More killer tracks follow – “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” and “ Losing My Mind”. Gotta pay attention as they just keep coming fast and furiously catchy. The secret weapon Farfisa work of Zack Brines found on 6 of the tracks is never used in overkill. The Coffin Lids pummel on with “ Mad Party”. The bass and drums are over the top in the pocket and then you get blindsided by a blister-damaged guitar solo. Little Steven better be playing this on his show every day. “I’m Going to Have My Way (With the 5678’s)” may have invented a new genre – Stalker Surf. The cover of the Lime Spiders “Slave Girl” possibly rocks harder than the original, if not it’s too close to call. Take notice all you pretenders and wannabe garage rockers, The Coffin Lids are here to burn up your town, fuck your girlfriends, and drink your booze, all while you smile stupid at how damn far ahead of the curve they are. The Coffin Lids should walk tall as this record is going to be a timeless classic. (Ron Kirsh @ Left Hip)
Plus de trois mois se sont écoulés depuis le dernier post alors on reprend le flambeau rock garage avec les Coffin Lids de Boston, des couvercles de cercueil qui refermeront bien celui de l'année passée tout en nous préservant de ses relents nauséabonds, et 'dieu' sait s'ils sont nombreux, s'pas?
Death Bürger a déménagé, le gérant a dû se trouver un vrai boulot et tout ça fait que le bloug en a méchamment pâti. Pati-pata-pata, mais fais-donc pas c'te tête là! L'essentiel est d'être toujours en vie et je vous souhaite à tous de survivre à cette année encore, quoique à certains plus qu'à d'autres, mais passons...
Si 'Round Midnight est posté avant son prédécesseur, c'est simplement parce que je le préfère, et de loin. Rock'N'Roll m'aurait sans doute plu davantage si le son des instruments comme du chant n'était constamment saturé, on peut apprécier le low-fi sans pour autant avoir l'impression de se trouver la tête dans les amplis un soir de concert mal sonorisé! Bref, faites vous votre propre opinion. En tout cas, Coffin Lids mérite le détour, un groupe qui fait revivre les morts (Frankenstein) et danser les jeunes (Teenage Shakedown) en te faisant tourner la tête et en foutant le feu au garage. Excellent et bienvenu en ce mois de janvier où j'ai envie de crier: "Debout les morts!"
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Coffin Lids - Rock'N'Roll
Bomp! Records 2004 CD
01. Coffin Lids Rock 'N' Roll
02. One Foot In The Grave
03. None Come Close
04. Nite Of The Zombies
05. On The Loose
07. Be My Girl
08. Beer & Rock 'N' Roll
10. Vampire Girl
11. Eye On You
13. She Lied
14. Smokin' Monkey
A record as obtusely titled as Rock'n'Roll better be as close to that concept as it can be, and to their credit Coffin Lids deliver on this feedback drenched gem. The Boston based garage rock band is clearly drawing from deeper roots than most of those bands following the current garage movement. All the press I've read regarding this album compares them to 60s garage pioneers The Sonics and "budget rock" kings The Mummies, but such namedropping really is appropriate in this case. Coffin Lids are purposely keeping their sound as basic as possible and churning some classic (read: pure) sounding rock songs as a result. Buried under all the low-fi feedback is some really competent song writing and (despite the band's talk about sounding primitive), some of the more satisfying guitar soloing I've heard this year, particularly on the album closing "Smokin' Monkey." For the most part there's nothing deep about songs like "Nite Of The Zombies" or "Beer & Rock'n'Roll," but in this style it's neither needed or wanted. Coffin Lids have included a few covers as well: The Chantays surf standard "Pipeline" (which bands must be required by law to cover) and The Mummies' "She Lied." Of course when the focus is on fuzzed out rock and roll the volume level and tempo of the record are anything but dynamic, so it's not hard to see some finding this a bit tedious so sit through in it's entirely. Coffin Lids succeed because their distorted "recorded in a tin can with a cheap tape recorder" sound doesn't come off like a gimmick. It's more an aspect of the style and tradition they're continuing and for that reason it's used without a shed of irony. (Adam @ Punknews)
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