Raw Sewage Roq
Label: In The Red
Led by Timmy Vulgar of Clone Defects infamy, this Detroit trio does its damnedest to carry on the Midwest's antisocial rock legacy. Screeds like "Bouncing Boobies" and "Mind Over Matter" manage to ape the Stooges' James Williamson era without entirely embarrassing themselves, and "Take the Castle" does even better by Rocket From The Tombs. Add apparent nods to Death Of Samantha, Pagans, Electric Eels and Necros, and you've got one chaotic concept, with Vulgar's guitar exploding free-jazzish surf sludge as his mouth spews junk-culture poetry like an overturned garbage can bloodying your nose.