Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nerve Button: the debut album!

It has been, what, 42 days since I last reviewed a punk band from Canada? You had to know that I had a little something up my sleeve! Hailing from Moncton, New Brunswick, Nerve Button is the latest in a seemingly endless succession of dynamite punk groups from Up North. The band just released its self-titled debut LP on Germany's Wanda Records, and it's pure trashy fun in the Canuck tradition of Teenage Head and the Forgotten Rebels. Essentially Nerve Button takes Johnny Thunders inspired '77 style punk rock n' roll and mixes in a touch of junkshop glam along with tongue-in-cheek lyrics of often questionable taste. The result is "maritime sham glam" - a pioneering musical genre that will have you chuckling all day long and bobbing your head until it snaps. I think we can all agree that there's not nearly enough sleaze or bad attitude in today's punk music. Nerve Button feels our pain and has decided to take matters into its own hands. Politically incorrect punk rock is an art form worth preserving, and we just might have met its new kings. 



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The second song is called "Out on the Rigs"
Great review. Thx.