Castle Face announces a loogie-shined re-release of Coachwhips’ Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine on CD and vinyl!
The tracks have been re-tweaked to taste (a pinch of capsicum) and what a picture emerges—the scuzz and squall cracking ever so slightlyand revealing a coffee-can full of earworms underneath.The zombie-shuffle come-on of the title track is worth the price of admission alone, but there’s adrenalized bludgeoners here as well: “1000 Years,” “UFO, Please TakeHer Home” and “Yes, I’m Down” all capture the band attheir sweat-soaked best.
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Crap Coachwhips anecdote - my old band Brown Owl once played a show/gig with Coachwhips at the Fenton in Leeds (once home to the most hilarious John Peel tribute mural I've ever seen). This guy promoting the show/gig turns up with a case of 24 cans of Carling for the band. I think to myself "24 cans of Carling for a premium garage rock act such as Coachwhips? Seems a bit tight. Surely they deserve a better tipple for their evenings performance, right?". This thought drifts from my mind until later in the evening when Dwyer and the gang take to the stage, case of Carling in hand. Next thing I know riffs are getting slayed, synths are getting shredded, people are loosing their shit and look, there's Coachwhips keyboard player Mary Ann McNamara literally showering the crowd in budget lager booze in what I can only describe as a 18+ tribute to the Insane Clown Posse's Fago freakouts! Definitely the stickiest show/gig I've ever seen.
Coachwhips were fucking great. We all know this so there's little point in going into the itty bitty details regarding second album reissue 'Get Your Body Next Ta Mine'. What I will tell you is that the remaster is pretty lively and that these tunes sound every bit as lairy and fun as recall them first time round. I think it's fair to describe Coachwhips as a pre-cursor to the music he ended up making with Thee Oh Sees as a band so you'll find plenty of similarities, even if the arrangements, melodies and delivery are much rougher round the edges. Production wise is also pretty damn scrappy but that only adds to the inherent charm of the groups beefed up americanised take on the career of Mr. Wild Billy Childish. Packed with class tunes and even classier riffs, this is a must own release for any self respecting punk rock fan.
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