This punk junk and new wave raw power rock ‘n’ roll LP dropped through my letterbox, with a letter of recommendation from Beat-Man Zeller himself.
Originally from Switzerland, The Come N’ Go sprang to life in 2001, and this is their 4th release on Voodoo Rhythm Records. As the members of the band are now located in Romania, Zurich and La Chaux des Fonds, there has been an 8 year gap between recordings. This new offering follows their 2008 LP Something's Got To Give.
Produced by Markus Staehli from Roy And The Devil’s Motorcycle, It’s a downright bizarre collection of songs; with some really good tracks interspersed. However it doesn’t sit easily, but I think that’s the point. I’m truly out of my comfort zone with this one. If you’re looking for unorthodox, fuzzed-out guitars / feedback / reverb / delay / distortion / acid / psych / stomp / blues / trash and “one out of his head out of control singer and a crazy go go dancing Marina on Drums doing a totally insane Beat”... girls and boys, you’ve come to the right place.
These 10 tracks take us on a journey from the sublime to the ridiculous. Opening track 'Chateau Phoqu' gets us off to a flying start. It’s a good time rock 'n' roll number full of energy, reminiscent of The Stooges / New York Dolls. It continues in this vein with the full-on trashy fuzzed out 'Today Sometimes'. Moving onto space rock with 'Yona’s Blues', 'I’ll Sing You A Song' and 'What Is It?'. The bizarre 'Borderland' is pretty un-listenable (sorry…) All this, and it includes a cover of Bad Brains' ‘Attitude’.
In the words of Beat-Man “Get this one today and ruin any party tonight!”