SHE WOLVES


"Enjoy Damnation" (Poptown Records; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

The sounds that used to resonate from the walls of venues like Max's Kansas City and The Ritz are resurrected courtesy of grizzled Gotham City rockers She Wolves, whose three-song affair, "Enjoy Damnation," portrays the NYC rock underground the way it used to be as a gutter slugfest full of wailing guitars and brazen rock'n'roll attitude. 

No frills and all balls to the wall, songs like "Keep Your God" work as the perfect backdrop for the seedy strip clubs which used to be lined up across 42nd Street, while the deep groove pounded into your skull from "Sycophant" brings it dirty, loud, and raw. 

Denouncing the gentrification of the Big Apple with an all guns blazing rock'n'roll offering, this three-song excursion maintains the fact that real rock still lives and breathes in the city that never sleeps. 

For more information, check out www.shewolves.com


"Mach One: The Early Days" (Poptown Records; 2007)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

This collection of twelve hard'n'heavy punk tunes is as gritty and as raw as they come, with sludgy guitars, snarling vocals and songs with titles like "Razor Clam," "Highway 69" and "Chainsaw."

Featuring ex-members of bands such as Cycle Slut From Hell, Mongrel Bitch and Electric Monster, you know this is gonna sound like it was written and recorded in a garage or on the street somewhere ... and it does ... but it's all part of its unique charm. Those who are tired of all the shiny pop punk out there can take solace in the gravelly realness of the She Wolves.

She Wolves: Paul Ena Kostabi; Gyda Gash; Laura Sativa; Tony Wolfmann; Donna She Wolf. Also appearing are Sylvain Sylvain, Jayne County and Deb O'Nair.

For more information, check out www.shewolves.com


"Mach One: The Early Days" (Poptown Records; 2007)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Chicks singing punk music is so sexy and when Donna She Wolf sings it sends my blood pressure up a notch. 

Part of this CD's name is "Mach One," and, as I listened to it, I thought my pulse was racing at least twice that speed. This CD is punk rock in its purest form: simple, direct, in-your-face and loud! Right from the opening chord you know whether you'll like this or hate it and I found my head bobbin’ with no conscious effort. Females singing punk ... works for me!

She Wolves: Paul Ena Kostabi; Gyda Gash; Laura Sativa; Tony Wolfmann; Donna She Wolf. Also appearing are Sylvain Sylvain, Jayne County and Deb O'Nair.

For more information, check out www.shewolves.com


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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