Datsuns, John Schooley, Rachel Goldstar, and the Nasties
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Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., July 7, 2006
Wasn't easy unmelting the creamy, white-vinyl Datsuns' 10-inch off my turntable, but with Austin's John Schooley grinding through his own quartet of tunes on 7 coal-black inches of Live on Australian Radio (Hook or Crook), the Kiwis took five. Schooley's no less redline, his burp blues slidin' 'n' stompin' into "Aberdeen Mississippi" like a race record 78 with a punctured lung. Local two-tone axe gal Rachel Goldstar is clear on her vinyl stance, the Experimental Aircraft flyer's see-through 45 ringing up a trio of tunes for ATX's Rollerderby Records. "Untitled Instrumental" is L.A. snowdrift on "Christmas Day," itself a hypno-dirge smeared with guitar and vox that reaches full sunburst on the flip side, "Fourteen Hours." The Nasties throw down buckle and pump on a gorgeous marble slab of petroleum product, pink streaked through the pastel gray swirl, Teenagers Bored, for Red River sponsors Mortville Records. Lady Latex, Miss Chain, and Suicide Alice have the power drop on quartet making Italian countryman Ghira Admira, their nasally English B-side "Nasty Girls" matching bang companion "Rock N Roll Night" with Runaways aplomb. That puts us right back to the Datsuns' garage-mauling Stuck Here for Days EP, going fast at 1k pressed, the Delta beating of the title track and the ice-pick attack of "Sky Is Falling" as punk as B-17s over Dresden.