NAILS - LET'S WRECK: THE GRAVEST HITS
Coffin Nails are one of the longest-lived - and indeed few surviving
- Psychobilly bands to emerge from the Klub Foot scene in the
1980's, with their last 'proper' album appearing as recently as
2003. This retrospective compilation gathers together a mix of
live and studio recordings from the past, and serves as a solid
introduction to the band for any curious beginners.
With an ever-changing line-up fronted by singer Humungus, the
band's music drifts from classic psychobilly to bluesy rock, and
as with any compilation spanning several years, it's of variable
quality. Some of the songs display a grubby sense of humour, as
titles like She's a Moose and STD
might suggest - but don't think this is simply crass comedy punk
- the band surprisingly have a knack for good tunes and much of
the humour is dark and twisted.
Quality stuff and worthy of a listen.
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