Watch and listen:
Almir Phelgev- Bass, vocals
Tobio - Rhythm guitar
Arthur Grys - Drums
Manu - Harmonica, maracas
Romeo Romeo Kizmiaz- Guitar, vocals
Whoa ! Is there any other word to effectively describe this assault on the ears ? It’s the sound of suburban frustration taken out on unsuspecting punters at the local dancehall circa ’65, but served up on black was today for everyone to marvel at .
The debut single from The Stones-aping quintet from Montpellier, France is « Only » a pair of covers but that just adds to the R&B authenticity, doesn’t it ? The Masters Apprentices get done over on the A-Side, with everything turned up into the red . The unintelligible slurring vocal is the only thing stopping in from being world-beating . Meanwhile their other cover, of the Jimmy Hughes ( via The Spectres ) classic, is brazen : they speed things up, completely alter the lyrics just for fun, and basically spin it into Back From The Grave – worthy garage – punk gold . A provocative and unhinged beginning . Based on this evidence, our world is theirs for the taking.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...Grys-Grys are comically shit hot...everyone that's seen them live knows that...but let's go to Boston for confirmation:
"They are monsters!!" JJ Rassler - DMZ