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Johnny Quid: Vocals
Ricky C: Drums
Hermano J: Guitar
Rory Seminal: Bass
Formed early 2008 by various lowlife has beens and never weres from The Parkinsons, Shakin’ Nasties, Urban Shocks, Jackoffs and Menace, Johnny Throttle play real rock’n’roll the way it was meant to be – snotty, moronic and straight to the point. These urban mariachis (pretentious, moi!?) areJohnny Quid (vocals, amateur dramatics), Phlegm Gibson (guitar), Uncle J Khomeni (bass) and Ricky C (bongos). They bang out a furious 20-minute (smoking ban-friendly) set of short and catchy Modern Lovers meet Slaughter and the Dogs meet the Electric Eels inspired mini-operas with the kind of incompetent teenage enthusiasm which only the borderline middle-aged can truly muster.
I have come to expect good music from the good folks at Dirty Water Records (two Dirty Water releases made my favorite 12 albums of 2011). Enter Johnny Throttle. Mind you, this is a little different from previous Dirty Water releases I've received. Typically, they are fuzz-heavy garage rock albums. This is straight punk.
After I´ve already celebrated THE GAGGERS to the max comes another british Punkrock-Splinterbomb raining down on the mainland slashing and burning the lower limbs of all these smoochy bands who abused the title Punkrock for their shitty music in the past years.
This is the long awaited debut (and if you didn´t wait for it, you know shit) of JOHNNY THROTTLE.
As well as possessing a name that evokes the spirit of '77, Johnny Throttle's sound has its roots firmly planted in the British punk explosion. So if we throw in names like The Buzzcocks, Slaughter & The Dogs and The Damned then you'll begin to build a picture of where they're coming from.
Another one of those bands lurking in the dark alleyways of London’s toilet circuit, Johhny Throttle are best described as an illusive spectacle – sporadically spotted, but when they do turn up unexpectedly on an inappropriate support bill, they make themselves known.
The vanguard of new punk rock bands from the UK brings us another high-class representatives, JOHNNY THROTTLE, who after giving us after two thrilling singles finally explode a full-length cluster bomb, which is stuffed with all sorts of outstanding traditional punk rock offerings.
Infectiously nostalgic, energetically unbridled, and irrepressibly excitable the self titled album from UK punks Johnny Throttle is the perfect album. Yes if you analysed it there are edges and elements that could be ‘improved’ but the point of music is to exhilarate, inspire, and give a good time and Johnny Throttle do this in abundance.