About This: "Garage rock is alive and well in 2019. It lives in the alleys of East Vancouver, born and bred in the traditions of the Pacific Northwest and raised on Pebbles and Nuggets. Armed with a Fender Telecaster, an Acetone organ, and a soulful frontman whose harmonica work might send Little Walter to AA, it finds many new converts and takes no prisoners. It is THE BAD BEATS. Following on the success of 2016's 'His Vengeful Hand', incendiary local shows and a handful of recent tour dates on the other side of the Atlantic, THE BAD BEATS serve up a dozen high-octane blasts on their second SOUNDFLAT-release, mixed in mono for your lo-fi pleasure. Eight blistering originals complement the four covers on 'Off The Hook', including THE ROLLING STONES' title track and a haunting version of the TOWNES VAN ZANDT ballad 'Waiting Around To Die'. The lone instrumental, 'Gooseback Machine' is a straight-up driving blues jam featuring a guest appearance by Canadian ex-pat Spencer Evoy (MFC CHICKEN) on sax. The album fills out with a sonic barrage of three-minute garage shock morsels guaranteed to keep your head bobbing and knee jerking. Hey Hey, My My, Garage Rock Will Never Die. Or is it, My My, Hey Hey, Garage Rock is Here to Stay? Either way, long live the BAD BEATS!
A: 1. What You Trying To Say 2. Ain't No Friend Of Mine 3. Don't Mean Nothin' 4. Too Bad 5. The Way It Is 6. Inside Looking Out B: 7. Off The Hook 8. Friday Night 9. Come Back Home 10. Gooseback Machine 11. Can't Understand 12. Waiting Around To Die