Sunday, July 5, 2015

External Menace / Droogettes split 7" review

External Menace / The Droogettes
Split 7"
Rebel Sound Records
Released: June 12, 2015

External Menace started in Scotland in 1979. These two tracks are classic punk. Think 999, UK Subs and Rezillos. Rocking with professional ease and energy to please. Thankful they have decided to grace us with some more vintage punk rock.

The Droogettes are a Philadelphia punk band that most definitely set out with a specific mission statement in 2013. Simplistic and minimalist oi (think early Blitz and Infa Riot), performed by all females, dressed in the Clockwork-droog uniform, complete with sugary pop sweetness and tongue in cheek ultra-violence. I say tongue in cheek as their song "Girls at the Milk Bar" has obvious Clockwork Orange roots, which should have readied these young ladies as it did in the movie: "The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultraviolence." But I have yet to witness the Droogettes waltzing--left two three, right two three--and carve left cheeky and right cheeky, so that like two curtains of blood seemed to pour out at the same time, one on either side of his fat filthy oily snout in the winter starlight. Down this blood poured in like red curtains. Yeah I hope they haven't done that.

I always enjoy the Droogettes live and love the roots approach on these two tracks. 

Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit? You can witness the Droogettes twice in the next week. July 10 at the Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia and Saturday along with FOD at Siren Records in Doylestown.

Pressing Info:
100x Purple Vinyl (External Menace Exclusive)
100x Halloween Orange Vinyl (Droogettes Exclusive)
100x Kelly Green Vinyl
100x Orange Vinyl with Heavy Black Splatter (Rebel Sound Exclusive)

200x Black Vinyl

Frank FOE

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