Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's Go!

This next album deserved a simple introduction and so I used what is probably the most recognizable cut on the 1984 album of the same name, "Let's Go" by the Connecticut band, The Reducers. "Let's Go", the very first cut on the album really kicks things off with a lot of energy and fun, and for the most part, I think the rest of the album follows suit. These guys often remind me of a slightly simpler version of the Revillos/Rezillos but at times there are quite a few other influences noted that generally seem indicative of the times back in 1984. Some Ramones, even ZZ Top, but most of all it's a rockin' collection of well played, fairly down to basics good music that captures that early eighties "New Wave/Post Punk" feel. I can see where they get their name...reducing things to the best of elements. From a post office box in New London, Connecticut, I give you...The Reducers!

Let's Go

The Reducers - Let's Go! - 1984
Rave On Records TCP-1001

Let's Go
Bums (I Used To Know)
Fashion of the Times
Your Mother
Hippy Hippy Shake

Closing Time
Maximum Depression
Take It Away
(That'll Be) Just Fine
Big Man

The Reducers:
Hugh Birdsall - guitar/vocals
Peter Detmold - guitar/vocals
Steve Kaika - bass/vocals
Tom Trombley - drums/vocals

All songs written by Birdsall/Detmold/Kaika/Trombley except "Hippy Hippy Shake"

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