Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ladies & Germs, Mr. Punky Meadows





I suspect some of you will jump the Burning Wood ship over this, but hear me out.

In a mere 3:33, this band managed to suck me in, no less than five times.

1.) The incredible drum sound

2.) Those monster power chords

3.) The falsetto harmonies on the chorus

4.) The silly, but infectious synthesizer solo on the bridge.

5.) The riding tambourine on the last chorus.

Yes, I know it's going to be a battle to convince all of you that the androgynous, Breck Boys of heavy metal, Angel, has any worth, but I really love this single.

15 comments:

Shriner said...

(insert obligatory "Punky's Whips" comment here...)

FD13NYC said...

No convincing here. Angel were a decent band with some nice tunes, and they looked like a rock band, yeah and the hair and a name like Punky. Had the albums way back when, so we knew. Good memory digger Sal.

soundsource said...

what's not to like, especially the spinning baseball cards of the boys......
grack (today's word verification)

Rushbo said...

I have two sins to confess...not only do I really like Angel, I have a particular fondness for their double live album.
Yes,I too was a little fond of chiffon in a wrist array...

Sammy said...

I see where this is going............no I don't

Anonymous said...

Never listened to 'em, but I am indebted to them for inspiring the "Creem" column "Punky Meadows' Lip Farm." - bill buckner

Ken D said...

I'm going to have to vote no on this one.
But "jump ship"? No way. One big value of BW is the willingness to try almost everything. If you're willing to play you gotta expect to win some and lose some.

steve simels said...

I'll give you the drum sound (awesome) and the hookiness of the chorus.

That said, I am profoundly uncomfortable even thinking about enjoying this.
:-)

Anything Should Happen said...

What Rushbo Said.


We'd never leave you Sal, it's just sometimes that we think you are a bit under the weather.

Generally Paul Weller times.

Then again you could have spent the evening communicating electronically with a leader of a reformed power pop band that had a storming debut and a dreadful second album.

I'm not sure if I can remember how english goes now, it's all dude dudes etc etc.

OldRockr1 said...

I am deeply ashamed to have really liked the "On Earth as it is in Heaven" album back in '77. I played it again a few years back when I was working a local indie store...what in the hell was I thinking?

Gene Oberto said...

I hardly know where to begin.

I congratulate you on keeping your focus on the music, because the video break into Candyland was absolutely unexpected-yet completely apropos-Rock Candy, anyone? Of course, they HAD to be on Casablance. I know my teeth still hurt from that confection.

To be positive, I particularly liked the stretched bass string at around 1:08. It helped to overcome the gratuitous nipple shot of Frank's pose.

Hey, can 11,226 YouTube fans be wrong?

Dayn McBee said...

Sal, thanks for bringing back a great high school memory. Loved these guys back in the 70's.

Eric said...

i thought i was onto something when i bought this cassette, this song was the shyt for about a month...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_YKCstQTP8

Grey said...

I'm not too proud to say I still love "Winter Song."

Anonymous said...

you've lost your mind (and probably hearing).....i remember shoplifting their album AND RETURNING IT!!!!
Thanks for the memories?
GMB