Sunday, December 9, 2012
From the Shelf: Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons - Exercise Your Demons (2010)
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons
Exercise Your Demons
Not free-based smack; nor crystal meth have the additive properties of the crunchy guitar hooks of “Trouble With the Devil,” the opening track off Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons’ debut LP Exercise Your Demons. Pairing aggressive guitar frenzied rock’n’roll with playful lyrics and a ball busting seductiveness Pussycat and the boys have created a viciously fun punk rock album.
The boldly tight energy of this album is unrelenting. With sultry rhythms that chug toward swilling madness only to pull back with one limb over the edge. The tracks of this CD are like musical orgasms that threaten to driver the listener insane. At the center of this storm, like a punk rock mistress, Pussycat’s dominating assault of lyrics drips with sex even through digitalized translation. If she can get you hot and bothered off a rotating piece of plastic I can only wonder what damage she dose live.
In addition, I'd be a fool not to mention the rest of the band and the animal like aggression of their playing. Without them Pussycat would just be a girl in a cat suit. Executing a guitar style that is complexly assertive without the pointless fill of lesser players Jake gives these songs their lively environs. While the energy and foundation is provided by the dynamic duo of Antz and Mike on drums and bass. Together they play a music both gritty and bold. Like all the best punk rock, this is music you NEED to play loud.
If you love punk rock or just enjoy great music you must pick up this album.