It has been said that once a scene has a name, the scene is over. The same people would tend to whine ‘I was a punk before they woz punks’.
Get over yourself!
Just because something is popular doesn’t mean its not good anymore.
Whilst its probably true that every band with a hint of a geetar is currently being marketed as ‘garage rock’ there are some great garage rock bands who are just emerging, and radical thought did it ever occur to you that maybe an emerging garage band isn’t jumping the supposed bandwagon, but actually nobody paid them any attention before?
And so we come to the Black Madonnas. They are from East London. They are friends with The Beatings you know. They play Garage rock…yawn… but, hang on! This is actually a great record. With a great chugging rock behemoth riff and some classic posturing, mixed up with, could it be, a sense of humour? So stop being so cynical and moaning about how the scene was better when fantastic bands like this were playing to 3 goths and a dog down the Camden Falcon and go out and buy it! If we all did it may even make it into the hit parade…maybe one day the Top Ten will be made up entirely of ‘alternative’ bands, and that my friends would be a real music revolution and a beautiful day.