before THEE OH SEES, john dwyer was knocking peoples socks off with COACHWHIPS ... a band of noisy cavestompin' in-yer-face garage punks that nearly burned down many a loft spaces with their frantic, ear splitting rock n roll chaos....... think the GORIES being covered by LIGHTNING BOLT, or CRYPT and LOAD RECORDS having a ADD addled bastard child....... YES THAT CRAZY LOUD AND KILLER!!!! COACHWHIPS WERE UNHINGED DESTRUCTIVE BLUES-CAKED, MISANTHROPIC, WILD FEEDBACK PUNK AT ITS BEST!!!!!!
their first album, HANDS ON THE CONTROLS, came out in 2002 and never got pressed to wax, so after all these years, CASTLE FACE decided to rectify that situation by reissuing the album with some never before heard bonus material...... and thank god they did, cuz HANDS ON THE CONTROLS gets filed in the MOTHER FUCKING CLASSICS section of my record collection......right near the OBLIVIANS, FIREWORKS and THE CRAMPS....... too bad they broke up after only four lps (plus an oddities collection), but then again we wouldn't have thee oh sees now?
do yerself a favor and introduce yerself to the COACHWHIPS !!!!!
seriously i've been waiting for this one on wax since the day it came out!!!!!!
LISTEN TO A COUPLE TRACKS OFF HANDS ON THE CONTROLS BELOW -
and grab yer copy from castle face records now!!!!!!
BONUS LIVE FOOTAGE OF COACHWHIPS HERE -
yep they were awesome to experience live and in person....