CONTROL FREAKS “Mindless Entertainment” – Album Of The Week

I have been following the music of Greg Lowery (AKA Greg Ripoff) for years now. He started one of my all time favorite bands Supercharger (not to be confused with the shitty Denmark band of the same name) and numerous other trashy, lo fi, punk bands like The Infections, The Rip Offs and The Zodiac Killers. He also founded the Independent punk garage label Rip Off Records in 1993 with some of the best garage punk of the 1990’s on his label. His newest project is named “Control Freaks” from the San Francisco Bay Area and it encapsulates everything I love about Greg’s music.

(from Bandcamp)
After years of clenching our fists and throwing tantrums like they were hand grenades, Greg Lowery of The Rip Offs, Supercharger and some other jerky combos finally granted us our wish and slapped us silly with this LP from his latest no-count crew CONTROL FREAKS. Be careful what you wish for, indeed! This is snot-caked Bay Area slime by abusive maniacs with the teen-beat on lockdown, and they will C.O.N.T.R.O.L. your last remaining brain cells! “Mindless Entertainment” got all the obnoxious pop you can handle: “Hollywood” is classic G-Lo retardation, and guitarist Natalie Sweet is making us itch sharing vocal doodies all over the album in her best Edith Bunker impression. Keep punk stupid, stupid!

Released May 19, 2017 from Slovenly Recordings

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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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