Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Sleaze-aholics

Ran into Alien Rock (Allen Clark) - ex of the Lazy Cowgirls, Crawlspace, Hot Damn, currently still with Fearless Leader - at the Gizmos reunion shows over the past weekend and he hipped me to this new project that he's doing with his wife Zaida (Zebra Stripes) and guitarist/lead vocalist Rick Shaul. As with any of his combos - and apropos of the name - the band is indeed sleazy, with songs like "Sleaze Dog", "I Don't Wanna Fight, I Wanna Fuck" and "Crack Ho on Arrow". Musically, they kinda remind me of a noisier version of Nashville Pussy (Rick has a voice similar to Blaine's), with some wild punk'n'roll lead guitar lines nearly overwhelming (in a good way) the songs.

Allen and Zaida's son, Allen, Jr., who has been playing drums with his parents in clubs since he was three years old, sits in on "Meth Lab Across the Street". They slow down things slightly for a sex-beat in their theme song "It Ain't Easy Being Sleazy", and then burn it out for "Girl" and "Hot and Heavy".

Not for the faint of heart or the easily offended, but if you dig noisy, offensive punk'n'roll, check 'em out! (And male fans will certainly not mind Zaida's choice of attire in the photos!)