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Thursday, 24 May 2012
Record Review – Apache Dropout
Family Vineyard Records
Now get this. MOJO magazine say: "[the best] re-scoring of the garage-rock aesthetic in the 21st century." Christ!
Shindig! says: Blimey! When people like The Higher State and Jacco Gardner are happily making music as amazing as the old stuff that inspires them with so much spark and brilliance that it sounds new, the sloppy Apache Dropout and their lo-fi monotonous racket are put to shame. Why re-score? The Dwarves' Horror Stories did that back in the ’80s and it worked, and if after snotty teen garage buy a few vols of the originators on BFTG. Apache Dropout want to be clever and cool, but aren't. They aren't the Elevators, the VU, The Fugs, Jonathan Richman or anyone else who toyed with conventions. They aren't garage!
Jon 'Mojo' Mills
Posted by Jon at 14:07