Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Drips - Fountains


 I think it's fair to describe Los Angeles' The Drips as being somewhat of a punk rock supergroup. Amidst their ranks they could boast members of The Bronx (Matt Caughthran and Joby J. Ford), The Distillers (Tony Bevilaqua), Suicidal Tendancies (David Hidalgo Jr.) and Bullet Treatment (Vincent Hidalgo). They got together in 2000 but due to the commitments of their other bands it took them 5 years before they got round to releasing their debut, self titled, album. This was preceded by 3 singles (Mexico, Broken, 16,6,6) but it wasn't until earlier this year that a 4th single saw the light of day. Featuring a couple of tracks (Fountains/Destroy The Chemistry) from the band's 2002 Tower 13 session, they show why they were hailed as "muscular and melodic....a thrilling blur". If you've seen the Darby Crash movie, What We Do Is Secret, you may have noticed The Drips playing the part of 1980 era Black Flag.
  This is the album version of Fountains......



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