Monday, January 26, 2009

Skunks - 1982 - The Skunks LP (Republic) (US)

Skunks - 1982 - The Skunks LP (Republic) (US)
This Texas trio (not the British band of the same name) was led by bassist/singer Jesse Sublett, whose previous group included future Go-Go Kathy Valentine. An earlier incarnation of the Skunks stuck a couple of neat tracks on an Austin compilation LP; the band on The Skunks includes a pair of brothers who were previously two-thirds of that city's Terminal Mind. But enough history.
Produced by Earle Mankey, The Skunks is better-than-average melodic rock that draws on Southwestern musical traditions to give it special character, but isn't ethnic enough to be confused with the more colorful outpourings of Tex-Mex. The trio shares songwriting duties with consistently solid results; a novel reworking of the Yardbirds' "For Your Love" suggests an adventurous streak as well.
In recent times, Sublett has turned to fiction writing, publishing a 1989 crime novel set in Austin's rock scene.
by Ira Robbins (link)


topper said...

thank you again for the records, liked the skunks

Anonymous said...

please,have you this single? ,here is short mp3