Cassettes - The Cowboy / Brainwashed California / The Roobydocks / Meat Dreams
THE COWBOY (CLE) ****NEW!!!!!*****
"What do you get when you add 2/3 of Homostupids to 1/2 of Pleasure Leftists? You get Cleveland's most explosive new act, THE COWBOY! Do the math, it checks out. These three gringos are confident enough in their chops to make the bold move of having their debut not just be twelve inches long but also twelve tracks long. Only seasoned veterans such as the gentlemen of THE COWBOY could pull off such a daring feat. Every one of these dozen songs is Grade A rock guitar beef Americano style, with that homegrown flavor Clev-O is so famous for. Grab your knife and fork a dig in for two sides of prime cuts. Now that the title of America's Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band seems to be up for grabs again, these fellas are throwing their hats in the ring and it's certainly not their first rodeo. So saddle up, Sally, and LET'S GO!"
- Richie K/Terminal Boredom
THE ROOBYDOCKS (CLE) sound like Australian murder punk. They recently released a 7" off My Minds Eye Records, so get a copy of that if haven't already! Members of BULSCH, PERVERTS AGAIN, CRUELSTER and some other new gen Clevo-core bands. One of the wilder bands playing the Cleveland punk scene today.
BRAINWASHED CALIFORNIA (CLE) sounds like Reagan-era snotty dumb punk. It's a Cleveland mutant cult family band trying to get you to join their all encompassing love of everything completely stupid. It's Paul (BRAINWASHED YOUTH) meets Terry (MR CALIFORNIA) plus the lovely Meggie, and although 2/3 of the members err on the older side of the punk scene, there's never been a more childish band to dance to that side of the lake.
The MEAT DREAMS (Western Mass) release is a reissue of their amazing demo cassette from last year. It sounds like a crazier and angrier UROCHROMES but give it a listen for yourself - it's all up on the BLOW BLOOD BANDCAMP