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SACK-0′-WOES- The Paranoids are coming 12″EP (Looprekords, Holland, 2009)

SackowoesFinally a new promo record that’s worth reviewing (and finally a new post, so you might say)! It’s the first 12″er, after a few 7″ers, by Holland’s SACK-‘O-WOES. While I’m not particularly fond of Retro Punk and this indeed sounds like modern Dirty Punk ‘n’ Roll, I must say that at least to me, it makes a huge difference when this kind of music comes from Punk veterans. Not that it makes the music itself better or worse, it just adds the dignity every band worth mentioning should have.

SACK-‘O-WOES consists of ex-members from bands such as GEPOPEL, INDIREKT or ANTIDOTE (the dutch, that is, of course) but as mentioned before -  you better don’t think they’re just rehashing their past musical work. You can’t call me an expert in the fields of Retro Punk so I can’t really compare this band with others of their genre, but they sure do deliver the goods on this EP. The opener “Prodigal Scum” is probably my fave track here as it bursts out with enough power to make me dance around spastically in my living room. The remaining songs are basically made out of the same formula – tight, guitar driven Dirt Rock smashing the sack right in your fucking face! A great power pill for the days when you are, like I am, hung over from last nights excesses and need a serious kick in the butt.

Find out more on SACK-‘O-WOES here and on the band’s myspace site. If you like these two tracks here, do yourself a favour and buy the EP from the directly. It’s a beautifully made one-sided picture disc produced with the same technique as the legendary “Yes L.A.” compilation.

PS: I hope you don’t mind, Niels, but I just had to scan your letter:

Prodigal Scum.mp3
Midwife Crisis.mp3