Coachwhips - Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine LP
Reissue, includes mp3 download of album.
Castle Face Records
Coachwhips' Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine is a perfect example of an album that gets its inspiration from different eras. Singer/guitarist John Dwyer's blues-based riffs have been heavily influenced by '60s garage rock; he's obviously well aware of the Kinks. But his distorted vocals and the band's overall recklessness owe more to the punk and alternative rock of the '80s and '90s. Put all of those things together, and you have a very raw, basic, and primal CD -- one that is the total opposite of polished and thrives on punk's stripped-down aesthetic. Actually, Dwyer's vocals are a little too distorted and are placed too far down in the mix; much of the time, it's difficult to make out the lyrics that he is singing. But in terms of ambiance -- not to mention sheer infectiousness -- Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine is a success. Coachwhips provides a consistently rockin' atmosphere, and the grooves are usually catchy; Dwyer definitely has a way with a riff. In fact, anyone would who holds garage rock and punk in equally high regard would have a hard time not appreciating the band's overall energy.