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Thrills

Thrills: N.A.F.I.T.C.N.A.F.I.T.C. (2004)
Dionysus/Bacchus Archives

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Saddle up folks, and get ready for another trip down memory lane with another Bacchus Archives release. No this isn't that country/pop act that's breakin' up the airwaves, but rather a '77-'81 rip-off punk outfit from Boston. This band's connection to fame would be that Kevin "GG" Allin had a shor.
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Saddle up folks, and get ready for another trip down memory lane with another Bacchus Archives release. No this isn't that country/pop act that's breakin' up the airwaves, but rather a '77-'81 rip-off punk outfit from Boston. This band's connection to fame would be that Kevin "GG" Allin had a short lived stint as the drummer. As always with Bacchus, this release is collection of songs spanning the groups short career, some recorded live, some from a studio.

Rather than being compared to The Ramones or fellow female fronted group, Blondie, the Thrills sound a lot more like the grungy side of The Pretenders coming out it full force, something that I always wanted from The Pretenders. Barb Kitson's vocals are gorgeously rich clear, even in the dirtiest live recordings. While the influence of The Ramones is a lot more clear in their earlier material(I mean, c'mon, everything was recorded from late '77-early '79), song structures are more characterized by walking bass lines and loose-high hat drumming with intelligent, fills as the band matured.

This CD offers a good mix of songs. Fast burners like "Drano Enema" or "David Berkowitz Blues" blaze through four chords faster than most bands could even imagine at that time, while "Hey" and "I'll Be the Heartbreaker" have much more of a 50s-60s throwback sound, complete with undistorted guitar. "Nothin' But a Two Bit Whore" stands out as a poppy rocker with raw energy.

Overall, it's a solid release of lo-fi recorded material. Recommended for fans of the '77 punk scene, or The Pretenders.

 

 
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Crookedsuperhero (September 11, 2004)

These people are called Thrills, while the band your talking about are called The Thrills.

Anonymous (September 10, 2004)

Actually, that song is by the Stills, not the Thrills.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

I love that song "Still in Love" ...you'll be serving lemonade to the overpaid. and I'm still in love, and I'm still in love again.

Ohh. this is the Thrills nevermind then.

Sara(no h)

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

Not every band from 77 needs a retrospective. This is one of them that does not.

Very mediocre.

-BSD

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

fao the guy below
the thrills sound nothing like the beach boys

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

wait. what about that band The Thrills. The one that sounds kinda like the beach boys? They have an album "So Much For The City". How can there be two?

-benz

tahoejeff (September 7, 2004)

Saddle up folks, and get ready for another trip down memory lane with another Bacchus Archives release. No this isn't that country/pop act that's breakin' up the airwaves, but rather a '77-'81 rip-off punk outfit from Boston. This band's connection to fame would be that Kevin "GG" Allin had a short lived stint as the drummer. As always with Bacchus, this release is collection of songs spanning the groups short career, some recorded live, some from a studio.

I guess it was such a good paragraph it just had to be included twice!!!

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

score's for the haircut

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