Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Teenage Bottlerocket: Joy Division 7" (2012)
Now this comes as a bit of a surprise. Wyoming's favourite Ramonesophiles, Teenage Bottlerocket (more HERE), have self-released a strictly-limited edition 7" of Joy Division covers. So, while plundering new source material, means some trickier guitar lines, some martial drumming and a certain seriousness, it's still recognizably TB. Joy Division may have been moody, atmospheric, blah, blah, blah but they were capable of writing such drop-dead perfect choruses that it made Ian Curtis' suicide that much more gut-wrenching. In tribute to Joy Division's depth, Teenage Bottlerocket stayed away from the most obvious choices, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "She's Lost Control" et al and instead rip through ferocious versions of "Ice Age" and "Walked In Line".