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Deep Throats - Good Bad Pretty

by Brian Lange. Rating:7 Release Date:2016-03-22

Get your mind out of the gutter. Then again, this trio might be in the gutter already. Google attempts NSFW.

Right away, you get a little bit of a surf-rock/electro-punk vibe. Think Dick Dale mixed with Robots in Disguise, though for the purposes of easy categorization, 'punk' will do. It’s likely that Deep Throats, (Tracy Eliscu, aka Tracy Lordes on guitar & vocals, Chris Johanson, aka Ron Draino on the bass, and Sugar Magnolia Edwards, aka Sugar Fixx on drums (they look exactly like their names imply)) grew up not only watching pornography and reading pulp novels, but probably took a cue from Sonic Youth as well. You know, that style of 'bad' playing that ends up sounding pretty good? 

Not exactly finely crafted music, but it is digestible and actually somewhat entertaining.  It sounds like it was recorded in a wood paneled 70s basement with empty cans of lite beer and empty (or not empty) pizza boxes on top of the amplifiers.  There is somehow something appealing about this music.  It is hard to imagine a scenario in which this band leaves their little bubble of friends, likely playing a lot of local shows in dingy clubs throughout the Bay Area.  Some bands are never meant to leave that scene, and Deep Throats fits the mold perfectly.

According to the bands’ Facebook, they have been together since 1996, which is odd considering this seems to be only their second record in that amount of time.  Hailing from San Francisco, they are at keeping it real with local independent label, Effeminate Records.

“Hey kids, come together.  We can learn to love each other.  Hey kids, come.”

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