"Pure Rubbish" (Divine/Priority; 2001)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

This eponymous 4 track EP from Houston's Pure Rubbish is appropriately titled. Not because the music hereon is junk, but rather because it's raw, pure rock'n'roll with all the rough edges and raw sounds that real rock is supposed to have.

The first three songs are originals and sound like the bastard child of the Ramones and Guns n'Roses with a little bit of Cinderella thrown in for good measure. Lots of boogie licks and attitude. Turned up to 10, these songs will shake the walls of your house. Dust will fall from your ceiling. Windows will rattle in their frames.

The fourth song is an exceptionally well-done cover of AC/DC's classic, "Let There Be Rock." It never varies much from the original and it carries a forceful wallop. 

Unfortunately, the band's full-length CD, "Glamorous Years," originally due in 2002, seems to have fallen between the cracks when the labels the band was signed folded. The CD is reportedly to still be released, although perhaps under a different title. Let's hope it happens soon. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Pure Rubbish.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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