Monday, January 15, 2007

The Maggots - This Condition Is Incurable ( Bad Afro 2002 )

Explosive Garage Punk from The Original Land Of Fuzz, Sweden. Dirty And Wild Incurable Rock n Roll!!!

The Maggots out of Stockholm is easily the most explosive garage punk band in Sweden right now. Mixing up 60's freak beat and snotty punk anno 1977 The Maggots manage to create a fresh sound of their own full of fuck you attitude and fuzz galore. People who claim that rock is dead might wanna reconsider that opinion because The Maggots have power and vitality to spare. The Maggots are no newcomers to the garage scene. Måns P. Månsson (guitar/vocals) was part of the first Scandinavian garage wave in the mid 80's and things probably went wrong when he bought his first Sonics album in 1982 at 16. He has a past in Wylde Mammoths (one of the first bands to record for Crypt Records), Crimson Shadows and Friends. Steffen Hellström (bass) was also in Wylde Mammoths and Friends and Jonas Lundberg (drums) has a past in Slammer and A-Bombs. Both Steffen and Jonas joined The Maggots before they recorded their brilliant debut album "Get Hooked" released in early 2001 on Sweden's best rock'n'roll label Low Impact Records. Before that Måns and another rhythm section released 5 singles on various labels like Screaming Apple, Beluga and Bad Afro under the moniker The Maggots.And now The Maggots return to Bad Afro. And they mean business! "This Condition is Incurable" contains 9 songs (CD version has 3 bonus cuts taken from the "Gonna Make You Pay" 7" on Bad Afro) that goes from the violent punk attack of "Boy From Nowhere" (DMZ) over the more tuneful "Leave Me Alone" with pop hooks to total twin guitar freak out between Måns and Tommy Ferdi Andersson from The Turpentines in "Heading For The Texas Border" (Flamin' Groovies cover). All done with honesty, dedication and love for the bands that stood out in the rock'n'roll history. And yet they sound like no one else and very now! ( Additional Text: Bad Afro records)

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