Also making a comeback is SST Records - all the way from POB 1 in Lawndale, California - haven't heard from these guys since all those punk bands on vinyl back in the '80s. Once again, what year is it? Label founder Greg Ginn has a new one - it's Greg Ginn and the Royal We - the album is "We Are Amused" and you should have guessed the label by now. It's industrial strength, propulsive instrumental rock, projecting power - sort of like the soundtrack for an M1 Abrams tank rolling through some Third World village - yeah, that or it's a solid three a.m. speed freak soundtrack, just so right for scrubbing the bathroom tiles most frantically with a tired toothbrush.
Rock 'n' Roll: Greg Ginn and the Royal We - We Are Amused
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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