Saturday, September 02, 2006

If 1 a.m. Had A Sound

Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde) was once quoted as saying "if 3 a.m. had a sound, it would be the sound of Iggy (Pop)'s voice." Not many would agrue with me when I say that Iggy, the godfather of punk, has a sound that is unique and unparalleled. That being said, I think I might have just discovered the sound of 1 a.m., in the form of the band Mink. Frontman Neal Carlson was a finalist in the television competition 'Rockstar: INXS,' and even though I don't watch t.v. (and thus had no idea what 'Rockstar' was about), I'm quite glad that he lost out. This band is by far too good to be connected in any way with shotty reality television. Mink has all the New York punk swagger and gritty 70's rock sounds that ought to make fans scream and jeans cream. Their sound recalls the glory days of The Stooges and the New York Dolls, and throws in some Rolling Stones-esque guitar riffs for good measure. Forget all the power-pop-punk-wannabes and garage rock posers; Mink is the dirty N.Y. rock and roll band we've been waiting on.

Mink's Myspace
Mink - In The Halls
Mink - Madame Chung

1 comment:

jeremiah vohn said...

no not quite!! it sounds like sunday morning after brushing your teeth.. but hey, im listening to it right now (let me have a time check..shit its 2:59 am).