Hunx And His Punx / Street Punk
Album: Street Punk   Collection:General
Artist:Hunx And His Punx   Added:Jul 2013
Label:Hardly Art  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-28 Pull Date: 2013-09-29
Week Ending: Sep 29 Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 1 Aug 25 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 3 3 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 06, 2021: Down in the Basement (rebroadcast from Dec 2, 2021)
Rat Bag, Born Blonde
4. Feb 25, 2014: late night dryer
Mud In Your Eyes
2. Dec 02, 2021: Down in the Basement
Rat Bag, Born Blonde
5. Oct 02, 2013: Fried Egg
Mud In Your Eyes
3. Aug 10, 2014: Stringless Balloon
Mud In Your Eyes
6. Sep 27, 2013: late nite dryer
Don't Call Me Fabulous

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-07-24
Hunx & His Punx shed some of the doowop tones of their previous work for a punky, punky vibe on this one, paying homage to punks spanning the mid 70s to mid 80s. Shannon of Shannon and the Clams is now a frontwoman and, in part because of that, this album features gritty, aggressive, yearning vox all over the never-too-serious songs that make up this album. Catchy, energetic, tracks are all over the place, and basically everything is a winner. Tons of gems here.

RIYL: Nobunny, Shannon and the Clams, Warm Soda, Sonny and the Sunsets, Ramones, Bad Brains

1 (1:25) FCC FUCK, what pop-punk coulda been, searing guitars, angry poppy vox, Bad Brainsy
2 (0:32) FCC PUSSY, FUCK, short ripping tune
**3 (1:35) Shannon vox, gritty, pissed off, perfect example of girl group meets punk formula
*4 (2:03) Gritty, nasty, sneering, grooving, poppy, sexy, puts other throwback bands to shame
*5 (1:45) Heavy, thumping, slamdancing, punk-pop perfection
***6 (1:56) Raspy Shannon kills this one, 50s lead/backing vox warped and fucked up; killer rhythm section and jarring, complemental guitar
7 (1:33) FCC FUCK SHIT, rocking, themes of alienation, anger, poppy, teenage, desperate
8 (0:27) Brief angry "don't call me fabulous" x 4
9 (1:56) 50s touch on the vox, alternates between hard-rock/punk; tons of crunch, whirring post-punky poppy bits
*10 (1:27) Riffy, great bassline, unintelligible vox, early Beastie Boys cover, why not play it
11 (1:52) Drums and solos control this one, well-balanced between art, classic rock, punk
12 (3:47) 50s teenage pop ballad meets post-punk dirge "it's not easy bein' me"

Track Listing
1. Bad Skin   7. Street Punk
2. Everyone's A Pussy   8. Don't Call Me Fabulous
3. You Think You're Tough   9. Rat Bag
4. Born Blonde   10. Egg Raid On Mojo
5. I'm Coming Back   11. Kill Elaine
6. Mud In Your Eyes   12. It's Not Easy