Bella Wreck – s/t LP + CD
This album plays like a stack of killer lost Australian garage-punk 45’s from the 80’s. Sydney-to-Berlin transplant Dave Thomas and his German comrades combine Radio Birdman riffs and New York Dolls swagger with power-pop hooks and a jolt of Detroit high-energy, yielding hot, sweaty and fun rock & roll the way the gods meant it to be. The songs are consistently high-quality: catchy adrenalized odes to dimly lit Kreuzberg dives and bad girls who steal your heart then your car. Lead-off track “Can’t You See” could be one of the best tracks Hüsker Dü never recorded. “Untold Fury”, “Fun” and “Vienna” drive like Mad Max, propelled by the Thomas-Freudenberg dual-piston riff machine. And if the Thundersesque “Trash” doesn’t get your ass shakin’, call an ambulance. This album gets our HIGHEST recommendation – get on it!
These are the last remaining copies of the original first vinyl pressing on Mirabella Wreckords and comes with the original insert as well as our CD reissue as a bonus. The CD features two previously unreleased bonus tracks that absolutely kill: “Easy” and “Hunter”.