Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The Prozacs - Bottlerocket/Crashing
It's a year since the tragic passing of Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle. He was found unresponsive by his roommate on 3rd November 2015 and despite the prayers of family, friends and fans his death was announced on Nov 7th. The outpourings of grief were testament to the high esteem in which he was held by fans worldwide, he's greatly missed but his music will live on forever.
There's been many tribute cover versions of Teenage Bottlerocket songs recorded over the last year. There'll even be what is promising to be an awesome compilation of Teenage Bottlerocket covers released soon by Ramone To The Bone Records (I highly recommend you watch out for it). Possibly the best of the covers I've heard so far though was released yesterday (7th Nov) and you'll find the video for it below.
The Prozacs are celebrating 15 years of rocking the punk in Western Massachusetts. J Prozac has been turning out consistently high quality pop punk gems backed by a number of different line ups but if this cover and the recent A Little Something ep are anything to go by, this incarnation is as strong as any they've had. As well as vocalist/guitarist Jay there's Matty Prozac (drums/backing vocals), Paul Basile (bass) and Nic Cross (guitar/backing vocals). https://theprozacs.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheProzacs/
Anyway, enough chat, just turn up the volume, click on the video and enjoy this totally radical cover. In fact enjoy both these covers. Bottlerocket/Crashing......