Oh, right, punk rock: we'd almost forgot it existed. Not
like this’ll change the world, but Spitzz are really good at it: guitars that slop but also
roar like airplane engines, the way the Pistols and Sham 69 did; frazzled Johnny
Thunders' leads; shock-treatment sneers. Their new album was co-produced by revered Ohio garage-punks the New Bomb Turks -- and in the ultimate thumbs-up, the Turks are coming out of
retirement (and all the way from Ohio)
to play Spitzz' CD-release party at the Abbey Lounge on August 19. [Details]. Since we seemed to remember hearing something about the Spitzz/Turks connection a while back, we emailed Turks dude Eric Davidson to explain what exactly it means to have an album "produced" by an entire band. "Well, all us Turks hunkered down with those goofs about 2 summers ago, and we suggested a few knob twiddles and guitar sounds, and brough along only the cheapest Columbus beer for lube purposes. Probably brought a Chris Elliot book and some pretzels too. Anyway, I guess they've combined a few of those tunes with some more recently recorded ones for this new slab." This was all a couple weeks ago, so we hadn't heard the record yet. "I haven't heard it yet either," Davidson admitted, "but we love their stuff, and the stuff that was done in Columbus was tres cool, so here's hoping." Actually, you don't have to hope anymore. We got one, it rips. Pix and full report from tonight's show coming tomorrow.