Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Come Ons - S/T ( Sympathy For The Record Industry 2000)
Quality Detroit Neo-Garage Pop & Soul Shake On This Deput From The Come Ons. Excellent Vocals From The Outstanding Deanne Iovan.
The Come Ons emerged in 1999 featuring ex-Gore Gore GirlDeanne Iovan on bass, vocals, and vintage organ, guitarist Jim Johnson, and Dirtbombs drummer Patrick Pntano doing double duty behind the Come Ons' kit. While their dance-y, soul-inspired grooves were an immediate sensation in Detroit, the band didn't debut on wax immediately. First there was 2000's "Watcha Got?" 7" for Sympathy for the Record Industry, followed soon after by an eponymous full-length for the label. A year later, the trio contributed to Jack White's famous (and famously lo-fi) Sympathetic Sound Of Detroit comp, and followed that up with the Hip Check!LP. The group's popularity in Detroit wasn't surprising; after all, the Come Ons drew liberally from the classic D-Town style guide of punk, girl group, and rave-up revivalist R&B. The group continued to tear things up in 2002 and 2003, releasing the "Don't Tell Me" 7" for the U.K.'s Sweet Nothing imprint, and recording their third full-length at Jim Diamond's Ghetto Recorders.
Additional text: Johnny Loftus
The Come Ons provide the Cliff’s Notes for your Detroit rock history class with Motown pop songcraft, swing-your-hips ’60s girl-group lyrics tied together by the instro-punk machismo of Ann Arbor in the late ’60s and early ’70s. In the ’00s, the band sweats the soul of a hard-working, industrial city — staining the armpits of dress-up stage wear, adding grime to fancy new stadiums and casinos until they match the grit and strength lining starched blue collars. Not only do they look to past greats, the band members themselves have been in a few lineups of the Dirtbombs, one of Detroit’s garage favorites. And like a few of its contemporaries from the area, the band has released excellent material on Sympathy For The Record Industry.
Additional Text: Mellisa Giannini