Philly Punk – now that is unique: I can not really recall many bands from there – „Flag of Democrazy“ and „Ink&Dagger“ are two i have on record, but else? But, that does not count, as Thorazine are a heavy hitting slab of Punk fucking Rock – they are from Philly so Philly has something! They actualy spend only a short life, 2 Records and a couple of tours but this record summs it all up neatly!
1977 – indeed, this is Punk Rock with a captial R!
published by a cool lable – Hell Yeah, part of the Dionysus Empire – sure thing!
found in a cool shop – Drugstore!
catching sound – without any fucking doubt – driving, good hooks, great stops/breaks and cool female vocals – i do not need more!
The lyrics – Truth or dare i’d say, fucking cool, fucking unpunk!.
„Thorazine is a Nazi punk’s most confusing nightmare. Fronted by a woman and backed by a Jewish bass player, Thorazine’s brand of melodic early hardcore leans toward a harder, faster Ramones with frenetic hints of Motorhead. Their hyper-kinetic punk is a tribute to the stripped-down, furious, two-minute anthems. Not unlike the anti-psychotic drug that is their namesake, the result is therapy for the angst-ridden.“ (Geeta Dalal in Philadelphia City Paper 07/97)
„We’re not „the beautiful people“ from Melrose Place“ or something. You’re looking at real, everyday people when you stare into these faces. Most adults 25 years and up look at us and remember when bands looked like us all the time. We were „the look.“ Now that everybody looks like non-threatening skinny wimps still wet behind the ears, WE SCARE THE SHIT outta most kids that show expecting another band that looks like Offspring. We were called „greasy, sleazy, sweaty people who play nasty music“ in one article. This is generally how kids see us. We must be threatening in some way, shape or form, because we’ve never been stiffed on our money. Even in clubs notorious for it. There was one night here in Philly where the management had to tell us that we generated no cash and when I was being filled in, they called the bouncer over. He was shuffling his feet and rubbing the back of his neck nervously instead of me!“ (Dallas, the drummer, in an interview)
Why the quotes? Because beauty and real gems speak for themselves!
My favorite songs has it all and has a simple message with respect to being happy:
Work at my job do what I do A little chore makin money it'S not such a bad life now payin my dues no time to bitch no time to whine countin' my dough biding my time Soon I'll have a day off To do what i want Chrous: I'm happy Got a good life No complaints Get out of my face Got a big old house live with the band rehearsin at home don't have it too bad Shakin t' walls playin tunes In pajamas Like where i live Roomates too Dog is runin around sinks got dishes too gonna kik back Sunday Afternoon order take out food Chorus I love my man always by my side we like to laught we try to spend time when we det down ohhh myy he's real fine when we get some time we like to go online surfin' around playin some games trade picture of porn queens it's quite a time Chorus I got me a bike Speeding along Got me some friends Where do we go care less, got a tank full of gas Havin a ball Warm wether Seems so far away When spring strikes I'll be on my bike wish all days were sunny and nice I'd ride all the time Chorus (c) 1998 Way Cool Music BMI
Now listen up – this is live in 1997 in North Carolina:
And a „professional video“ done by Hell Yeah for the record:
So, what happened to them? At least the 2 are a happy married couple and you can read @punkymama.com about them! Realy dig them mate!