With all the fuzzy out-of-tune charm that this garage rawwwk thing is supposed to be about, The Von Bondies are Rolling Stones to The Strokes’ Beatles, less cross-generational appeal and more energetic punk bite.
Oh and ‘It Came From Japan’ has a super-ace chorus, so why the hell shouldn’t they sing it half a dozen times inside two minutes? Detroit, here at least, rocks and rolls without a sniff of incest or colour coordinated clothes. Result.
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