Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Recently I've accepted a job in a retail store thus beginning my first delve into the wide world of retail. What is it about people with money who feel they have permission to treat other people like shit? My frustration with these kinds of people stemmed today's post.

Here's two sides from classic Texas garage/proto-punk outfit Kit and The Outlaws. I'm posting both sides because each is equally killer and I couldn't really decide. The A-side is the W. Pickett cover and although singer Jerry Colwell is not even close to duplicating Pickett's vocals they instill a different kind of urgency into an already urgent song. The guitar track is drenched in some classic 60's fuzz and the song is played in youthful zest, probably because it was performed by a group of youths. The B-side, written by Kit, is positively a angst-ridden youth anthem of the highest caliber. Although it's no Cro-Mag's "Don't Tread on Me" it's still a ripper especially considering it was written in the 60's. Instead of giving a history lesson that I don't know too much about I'll just direct you to an extensive well-written one done at Enjoy the tunes buds.

"Midnight Hour"

"Don't Tread On Me"


  1. One of my prized garage punk 45s! 'Don't Tread On Me' is absolute, snotty, angry, fuzzed out perfection.

  2. Seriously, the song is so agressive sounding. Such a great tune. I wonder what it was about Texas in the 60s that spawned so many out of control bands.

  3. joe i really like what youre presenting over here. definitely cool man.