STIFF RICHARDS - State of Mind LP

  • STIFF RICHARDS - State of Mind LP
  • Label: Drunken Sailor
  • Catalog Number: Drunkensailor134
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 17.00€


European pressing on Drunken Sailor.

First things first - you don’t need me to tell you about the significance of Australia in the history of punk. I mean, what am I, Jon Savage? Google it yourself, FFS. Instead, let’s just agree that the speedy, feral racket thrown together by the likes of The Saints, Radio Birdman and The Scientists in the mid-late ‘70s is AT LEAST as deliriously entertaining as anything concocted by their UK/US counterparts, sowing the seeds for seemingly endless garage-inflected noisemakers in the land down under.

No one likes using words like ‘tradition’ or ‘heritage’ here - the punk rock clusterbomb is far too messy for any of that business - but also emerging from Australian rock’s primordial soup is the addictive sneer of Stiff Richards. Like their predecessors, the band are a gleefully wracked mess of full throttle energy and barrelling power chords, with songs like ‘Kids Out On The Grass’ and ‘Point of You’ proving at least the equal of ‘(I’m) Stranded’ or ‘Aloha Steve And Danno’. Nine tracks in less than 30 minutes, all winners and all determined to leave you flipping over couches and smashing your TV set. And let’s face it, you may as well; there’s nothing good on.

It all builds towards frantic closer ‘Fill In The Blanks’, which rattles around your speakers like the UK Subs trying to play Ed Kuepper riffs at the centre of an earthquake, before grinding to a halt as a voice says, “That’s the one.” Does it sound self-satisfied? Hey, it’s got good reason to - this is the best no-frills garage rock party since Gino & The Goons’ ‘Do The Get Around’, and the only appropriate response is to declare yourself betrothed to Stiff Richards because you can’t imagine your life without ‘em. Don’t believe me? Sort out your ears and get ‘State Of Mind’ in ‘em. Rock’n’roll as it’s supposed to be played.
Will Fitzpatrick.



Related Products

WARM BODIES - s/t LP

WARM BODIES - s/t LP

The much-anticipated full length from Kansas City freaks Warm Bodies is here, following their debu..

16.00€

DENIZ TEK - Mean Old Twister LP

DENIZ TEK - Mean Old Twister LP

Deniz Tek is best known as a founding member of the influential Australian 70's independent rock ban..

10.00€

SUEVES, THE - Change Your Life LP

SUEVES, THE - Change Your Life LP

The Sueves blast forth with a blizzard of treble-soaked noise, and once Joe's spidery guitar, ..

14.00€

ABORTED TORTOISE - An Beach LP

ABORTED TORTOISE - An Beach LP

ABORTED TORTOISE’s debut album, An Beach, is just about everything you’d hope for from a Wester..

14.00€

ISS - s/t LP

ISS - s/t LP

Nothing’s original. Everything’s up for grabs. Nothing is dead and everything is popular and we’re s..

16.00€

SLUMB PARTY - Happy Now LP

SLUMB PARTY - Happy Now LP

Debut LP from the Nottingham, funked up post punkers after their debut 7" on Erste Theke Tontrager.K..

15.00€

SLUMB PARTY - Spending Money LP

SLUMB PARTY - Spending Money LP

Everyone’s favourite herky-jerky Nottingham noiseniks Slumb Party return to blow minds once more. ..

15.00€

STIFF RICHARDS - DIG LP

STIFF RICHARDS - DIG LP

STIFF RICHARDS are 5 blokes from Melbourne playing tunes "straight from the shed straight to your ..

15.00€

CEMENT SHOES - A Love Story Of Drugs & Rock & Roll & Drugs 7"

CEMENT SHOES - A Love Story Of Drugs & Rock & Roll & Drugs 7"

"There’s a parallel universe out there somewhere, one where Poison Idea’s ‘Pick Your King’, Gang G..

6.90€

CHAIN WHIP - 14 Lashes LP

CHAIN WHIP - 14 Lashes LP

European release on Drunken Sailor Records, originally released on Chain Whip Records . "Right..

17.00€

Tags: STIFF RICHARDS - State of Mind LP