Gasoline – “Take It to the People ” – [Estrus Records]
Full bore fuzzed-out ass-kicking maximum trash rock from Japan. Out-of-control guitar/bass/drums trio with amazingly raw vocals. With few exceptions, every track here is nitro-fueled amp-frying R&B mayhem. Track 7 adds an organist and slows down the pace for six minutes. Tracks 1 and 8 are short Bo Diddley-ish harmonica workouts, complete with tom toms and maracas. I think those two tracks serve as intro/outro bookends on the 10″ vinyl version of this record. Here we get an additional four CD-only bonus tracks (# 9-12). Lucky us.