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Classic Album Review: Trashmonkeys | Clubtown

These Anglo-German pranksters weld ’60s pop songcraft to ’70s punk snarl.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Imagine, if you can, a world in which Ray Davies of The Kinks joined U.K. punks The Stranglers and turned them into a garage-rock band.

Oh wait, never mind. You don’t have to try to conjure it up — you can just buy this debut full-length from Trashmonkeys. This Anglo-German band of pranksters carve a place for themselves among the indie-garage ranks with their unique hybrid sound, which welds the classic pop songcraft of the ’60s to the punk snarl of the ’70s, with plenty of pumping organ and foot-stomping guitar-rock thrown in just for the hell of it. A couple of spins through instantly addictive tracks like Sundays, Got You Now and Nobody Else and you’ll feel right at home in Clubtown.


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