Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Supersnazz - Superstupid

Blasting out like a garage-y-er Ramones, with buzzsaw guitars, driving drums, solid bass, and group vocals, Supersnazz were among the first all-female Japanese punk bands to come up on American radar and they knocked everyone for a loop who heard them! Catchy, fun songs sung by cute Japanese girls - how could they go wrong?! This record was even produced by Kurt Bloch and put out by Sub Pop!

Yes, there are plenty of Ramones steals (check out "Sometimes"), but they change things up and don't try to simply copy them. They do cool covers like Linke Wray's "Comanche", "Leaving Here", "Papa Oom Mow Mow" and others, and add bits like harmonica in "Playing My Guitar", as well as cool, simple guitar riffs, such as the one in "Hardcore". They also have truly catchy melodies, even if you can't always understand what they're saying!

Again, these girls (and they were girls at the time) brought fun back to punk rock, which was the idea in the first place, wasn't it?!