The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #14 – Bazooka

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason of another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Bazooka

WHAT: Bazooka

WHEN: May 2013

WHERE: Slovenly

WHY: From Greece comes Bazooka, tempestuous garage rockers who know how to tear shit up with the best of them (and who have a song about, what else, a mythical goat). This band blindsided me, they really did. The first time I listened to their self-titled record I was absolutely bowled over by the sheer power of what they’ve created. It’s an album full of wanton, absolutely compelling noise, gritty and grimy and pure rock. Surely, this is what parents feared for their little darling princesses back in the day: this is lusty, lewd, unabashed rock and roll. Bazooka is a record to be played loud and played often.

MY JAMS: “Zed The Mythical Goat” “Ravening Trip” “Bye Bye Girl” “Penny” “Summer Song” “Shame Take My Brain” “Mr. George” “Church” “War Parade”

[posted 3.18.14]


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