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WHITE BOY & THE AVERAGE RAT BAND - s/t

Reish of heavy & fuzzed out Acid Archive proto metal jammer that will satisfy Heshers & Rockers alike. Word has always been this masterpiece is the work of a lone duder from Virginia yet cover has 4 bad asses spoiling for a rager. Sure sounds like a one man frenzy, but who knows for sure? Kenneth Higney gets some Schenker chops & becomes a fixture at Lamour where he functions as gangbang meat for Meanstreak. Yeah! How could you not be fucking stoked? - Roach.\r\n

\r\n"This is stretching the limits of the Archives here -- its a 1980s and sounds much closer to the kind of post-punk hard rock that got college airplay in the late 80s than it does like anything else reviewed on this website. That said, its speedy not-quite-metal hard rock with a pulverizing distortion sound (to call it fuzz guitar is to understate it by a mile). One song is acoustic, but mostly this is just in-your-face blitzkrieg, and its really great." - Aaron Milenski, Acid Archives. \r\n

\r\n"My eyes did a double take when I see this record perched in my mail trap (theys aint got no word here for box nears I can tell). Good lord I was happy, only cause Id been lookin for a copy since Robin Yount was a five figure Brewer. The writeup that Roach Records put togther kindve says it all, cept I aint got a damn clue whats Lamour is (or was) ors this Meanstreak theys reference. I guess Ill have to get to investigatinem! Wouldnt wanna miss out.\r\nSome nimble-toed piker once tried to tell me this was the same band as Mr. Ott & Jake Whip had but Id knowed that was a sack of shit n told him about it.He made a mess in his drawers what stunk up the bar to high heaven, but at least hes still around to deny it. The real word is the band aint but one feller & he hired them others on the front to look all tough. It sorta works. Takes me back to some dumbshits what tried to tangle w/yours truly in Parkersburg, WV in the early 80s. None ofem even seen the blade theys surrendered to, let alone feel it. Ah, youth, to be wasted so young. Feel free to quote me on that. So White Boy & The Average Rat Band.....hard to say exactly where theys (or he) was comin from but know this; when it wants to, this lp is as wild as a peach orchard hog. Theres also some screwy ballads goin on (Oriental Doctors, wow! Too bad Tommy Bolin aint around to here THAT one) + an outta nowhere acoustic number too. Locked into some current thats more metal than punk, it aint no joke, as funny as it may seem at times. In other words, Nig Heist it is not. Im hip to the Kenneth Higney reference too, and Michael Schenker. It woulda been cool if Kennyd aped Scorpions more than Cat Stevens, but he didnt & behold wes got both Attic Demonstration AND this here White Boy lp. Hows are any of us worse off for that? The best of both. Now if only that Higney lp would get rereleased...." - Roland Woodbe, Siltblog. Not related to White Boy on Doodley Squat. Highly recommended!
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