Dishin' The Dirt b/w I Don't Want You
April 7th 2014
DWC1068, Dirty Water Records
The return of the fabulous Thanes! Two brand new recordings in a beautiful gatefold sleeve plus a free download of the mp3s.
- Dishin' The Dirt
- I Don't Want You
One thing the world can use is more Thanes records and, thanks to Dirty Water Records, this 45 shows why that's true. Lenny and the guys have a way of writing songs that sound like long lost classics.... They are THAT good!
Formed in 1980 using the name The Green Telescope, the idea was of playing the ’60s sounds that they were then discovering every day. They switched names to The Thanes (of Cawdor) in 1986, because says Lenny Helsing (lead guitar/vocals), “We wanted something with less of a psychedelic vibe, a name that would more accurately fit in with our sixties American teen-punk garage infatuation.”
And finally, the return of the veterans The Thanes with a vibrant single (ref DWC1068) with the own composition Dishin' The Dirt in the face To, primoroso garage example 60s (zigzagueante organ, sharpened guitars, tambourine, challenging and aggressive voice) and its version of I Don't Want You in the expensive B, original of 1966 of the Anteeks, a classic subterranean of beat in transit towards frekbeat that losThanes they insufflate of good doses of energy in his reverential reading of the original one.
So, the garage punk legends have a release on the equally legendary Dirty Water Records - what a combo to savour. First formed in 1980 the band went under the name of The Green Telescope until making the change to The Thanes in 1987 the reason being they wanted a title with a less psychedelic vibe and something that more accurately fit in with our sixties American teen-punk garage infatuation.
Lenny Helsing's legendary Scottish outfit return with a snarling, super-fuzzed Farfisa-pumping tune that will force you to dust down your Seeds records all over again. No escape, indeed.
We always have a healthy appetite for raw and fuzz bred sounds here and they do not come any more appealing than Dishin’ The Dirt, the new single from Scottish garage rock pioneers The Thanes. Consisting of two tracks which simply snarl at and rile up against the senses whilst treating them to a tasty blend of sonic acidity and melodic rapaciousness, the single is an infection soaked romp which ignites passions and commands feet.