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Bad Vibrations

Bad Vibrations

The Improbables
Genre: Garage Rock Punk
Label: Hidden Volume Records
Released: 2014

I think Hidden Volume Records is quickly becoming my favorite label because it seems what ever they release is gold. The Improbables new 45 single “Bad Vibrations/Giving you a Key” is no exception to this golden rule. I’m enjoying every aspect about this release; from the artwork to the sound. Let’s start there, shall we?

The sound.

Damn good. Like the mid years of garage punk rock came right around and smacked these guys in the face and told them to play it right, and they do. “Bad Vibrations” just sets the tone right from the beginning with the thick kick drum, tambourine, the slight Elvis-ish (Elvish?) vibrato and other such vocal inflections. They pick it right up in the second verse with Beatles like harmonies and rocking vocals. They jump right to a blues infected intro riff to “Give you a Key” and again, vibrato on the vox, which is great by the way. The guitar hook re-vist in the chorus is a nice throwback to the beginning of rock-n-roll music; the screaming, drawn out notes in the solo, nothing fancy or flashy here folks save the attitude. By the way, that attitude? Yeah, that attitude is rock-n-roll baby, dig it.

You can find the Improbables single on Blue 45rpm vinyl at Hidden Volume Records.

Go buy it and get movin’

Sound Quality:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Track Layout:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Musicianship:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Artwork:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Lyrics:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Average:5 Stars (5 / 5)