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The Blackout Club
Priscilla Ford – The Blackout Club
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 15:46
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Named after a schizophrenic mass murderer that ran over six people and injured 23 more in Reno on Thanksgiving Day back in 1980, Nevada’s Priscilla Ford race equally fast through the ten songs on their debut album, “The Blackout Club”. Comprised of former members of Screeching Weasel and The Zoinks, these guys have no time to waste and get right down to the nasty on opening track “Comedown”, a punk ‘n roll song that’s reminiscent of The Bronx with howling vocals courtesy of Todd McNulty, drums that are pummeling everything in sight and some downright nasty riffing. The band then gains speed, warranting maximum impact with “Don’t Come Around” and “Shoot The Rent” before slowing down to Ramones-like speed on the slightly more mellow “Boring In Black”.

The songs do tend to blend together as the band blasts its way through the second half of the album but these guys are definitely onto something here. If they spice things up a little more next time around, they could very well end up with an album that surprises even more than the bleating goats that pop up at the end of closing track “Complaint”.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.